NP Forum – Terms of Reference


This document sets out the way the forum will be organised and run in line with the constitution.

The NPF must consist of no less than 21 members from a broad cross section of the population and must meet officially at least 4 times a year – see attached list. A record will be maintained containing contact details of forum members as well as their areas of interest. Should a member leave the forum then every effort will be made to find a replacement from someone who lives in the village and who has similar interests and skills as far as is possible. The NPF will have a chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer and a project manager. For ease of working, NPF will be subdivided into smaller groups, each having a team leader and each looking at specific identified areas. The team leaders will report back to the main quarterly forum meetings but will contact other group members as and when appropriate. Regular e mail contact will be made to show progress and identify areas where more work needs to be done. When major decisions are necessary, a 2/3 majority will be required within the forum with the chair having the casting vote. Should a conflict of interest arise then the secretary will obtain and record details and report to the chair and vice-chair. Every effort will be made to resolve the issue amicably.