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3500+ Followers and Members – Friends of Wolves Lane!

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Friends of Wolves Lane had their very first meeting on April 18, 2015 –

and we have now grown to

3500+ Followers and Members of Friends of Wolves Lane!

If you haven’t already, please follow us on twitter – and  instagram and facebook!

And sign up to show your support as a Member – join our distribution list. It’s FREE!

Then please retweet this post to all your friends!

We do need all the support in numbers we can get to demonstrate to Haringay Council that this is a valued community resource that cannot be lost.

Thank you in advance for all your support in whatever form it may take and we hope to see you at one of our meetings soon!

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Do you have a photo of Fudge the cat?

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Do you have any pictures or stories about our beautiful cat Fudge?

Sadly, Fudge passed away unexpectedly on January 6th and we miss him very much.

We have added a memorial page to the site, and

would like to add any other pictures that the Wolves Lane community might have and like to share.

Please send photos or any short stories about your memories of Fudge

to wolveslanecentre (at) gmail.com or

post them on www.facebook.com/wolveslanecentre

Thanks!

Happy New Year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

FROM WOLVES LANE TO YOU,

BEST WISHES FOR 2017!

It’s Christmas at Wolves Lane!

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On Thursday, December 8th evening, another Wolves Lane Open House was held filled with Christmas cheer and friendly faces to greet all visitors!

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Wolves Lane Christmas elves hard at work in the kitchen mulling cider and handing out tasty mince pies to all!

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If you didn’t get a chance to join us for the Open House, do drop by to say hello soon – there are Christmas trees and poinsettias for sale too!

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Our Constitution – NEW!

Constitution morgueThe new Constitution of the Friends of Wolves Lane has been ratified by a quorum of the Friends of Wolves Lane.

We are working together to make this Friends Group the strongest and most effective group we can to ensure that Wolves Lane Garden Centre continues and thrives.

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FRIENDS OF WOLVES LANE

Constitution

  1. Our Aim   The aim of the Friends is to ensure that there should be a financially sustainable future for the Centre providing the current and a widened range of services to enable a thriving local community.
  2. Membership   Membership will be open to anybody with an interest in using the Centre, regardless of class, race, culture, gender, age or sexual orientation, as long as:
    1. they agree with the aims of the group
    2. they have given their name and address to be put on to the membership list.
  3. Annual General Meeting   Every year there will be an Annual General Meeting. The meeting will select one of the members to chair the meeting. At this meeting the members will:
  • Hear a report on the activities of the Friends for the previous year – (and if appropriate, on the group’s finances, prepared by the Treasurer).
  • Decide whether there will be a membership subscription for the forthcoming year
  • Identify and discuss matters of particular importance for the forthcoming year.
  • Make rules on the way the Friends group will operate e.g. by amending the Constitution.
  • Collect and record names of members who wish to be members of any working groups for the forthcoming year
  • Elect three members to be Secretary, Chair and Treasurer.
  • Conduct any other relevant business the meeting so decides

Everybody on the membership list will receive at least two weeks notice of the Annual General Meeting by a mailing to the addresses on the membership list and by putting up notices in the Centre. Members will also receive information on how to become active in the Friends’ activities and join any working groups.

  1. Other General Meetings   At least two other General Meetings for members and other centre users will be organised during the year. These meetings will be publicised in good time to members and users. At these meetings members of working groups will:
  • Keep members up to date with plans and decisions affecting the Centre
  • Collect the views of members and other centre users
  1. Procedure at All General Meetings   The General Meetings shall be the decision-making body of the group. All members will have a right to attend and to vote.

Decisions shall be by consensus where possible, or by a simple majority vote where necessary – except for amendments to the Constitution which require a two-thirds majority at the AGM. A quorum shall be 4 members except at the AGM where it will be 6. If there isn’t a quorum, any decisions made regarding policy must be ratified at the following meeting. General Meetings may decide to set up working groups, or to delegate any relevant tasks to individual members.

  1. The Work of the Friends   Members will be encouraged to get actively involved in the work of the Friends group. Anyone acting on behalf of the FOWL will be expected to act in an appropriate manner, and to follow the general policies agreed by the members at the General Meetings.   Working groups and officers can meet in between the general meetings in order to manage the affairs of the Friends.
  2. Finances   If relevant, a bank account will be set up in the name of the Friends of Wolves Lane. All money received in the form of donations, subscriptions or any other contributions will be put into the bank account and will be used to further the aims of the group. The signatures of two of the Treasurer, Chair and Secretary will be required on all cheques. The annual accounts shall be independently verified, and the books shall be made available for inspection on request at the AGM.
  3. Powers   The FOWL has the power to raise funds, to employ such staff as are necessary, and to enter into any transactions necessary to further its aims. It has the power to manage, licence, lease or buy property and to maintain and equip it for use. It has the power to appoint trustees, and to take out trustee liability insurance cover.
  4. Dissolution   If a General Meeting, or 10 members, wish at any time to dissolve the FOWL, they should give to all members at least 14 days notice of a Special General Meeting to discuss this. If such a decision is agreed at that meeting by a simple majority of those members present and voting, the assets will be disposed of to another voluntary organisation with compatible aims and principles, this group being agreed at the same meeting.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe FOWL Constitution was agreed at the FOWL meeting on August 20th, 2016.

Signed by

M. Hawting (Secretary)

and P. Chinn (Chair)

Pls Support – Make London a National Park City!

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A campaign group is trying to declare London the world’s first National Park City!

Please declare your support for this important project.

More information about their campaign can be found on their website.

The campaign has been widely publicised in TimeOut, the Guardian, and other major news outlets, and they are holding a major event at the Southbank Centre in September including inspiring and provocative talks.

Please share this event, The Making of a National Park City, around your networks.

And then be inspired at an evening of entertaining performances and provocative thinking! This landmark event explores what a National Park City is, what this means for London, and how our capital can soon become the world’s first.

Hosted by comedian Josie Long, speakers include designer Wayne Hemingway, campaigner Fiona Reynolds, firefighter Simon Jakeman, as well as the Bollywood Brass Band, artists and poets.

Come along and see how a simple idea can help transform one of the world’s greatest cities.

There are 25% discounts for ticket bookings if you quote the reference RIVERTHAMES in the checkout.

See you there!

 

Let’s Make London a National Park City!

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A campaign group is trying to declare London the world’s first National Park City!

More information about their campaign can be found on their website.

The campaign has been widely publicised in TimeOut, the Guardian, and other major news outlets, and they are holding a major event at the Southbank Centre in September including inspiring and provocative talks.

Please share this event, The Making of a National Park City, around your networks.

And then be inspired at an evening of entertaining performances and provocative thinking! This landmark event explores what a National Park City is, what this means for London, and how our capital can soon become the world’s first.

Hosted by comedian Josie Long, speakers include designer Wayne Hemingway, campaigner Fiona Reynolds, firefighter Simon Jakeman, as well as the Bollywood Brass Band, artists and poets.

Come along and see how a simple idea can help transform one of the world’s greatest cities.

There are 25% discounts for ticket bookings if you quote the reference RIVERTHAMES in the checkout.

See you there!

 

Wolves Lane – now on Instagram!!

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Join Wolves Lane at Instagram!

@wolveslane

Visit us to see what’s in bloom in the greenhouses!

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And don’t forget, we’re also on

Facebook

Twitter

Merry Christmas to all from Wolves Lane Garden Centre!

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Merry Christmas to all from Wolves Lane Garden Centre.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Still time to get your Christmas tree at Wolves Lane!

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Christmas trees now on sale at Wolves Lane Garden Centre.