What is the aim of Bovey Futures and where does it work?
Bovey Futures is a community led organisation that aims to work with others to improve facilities and services in the Bovey Tracey parish. The area comprises Bovey Tracey, Brimley and Heathfield.
What kind of organisation is it?
Bovey Futures is a Co-operative Company with charitable objectives. This means that it can, if required, own and manage buildings, hire staff and deliver services. It is run by volunteers on behalf of, and for the benefit of, the local community. Bovey Futures is a membership organisation. Any resident or community group in Bovey Tracey parish can join, and all members (over the age of 16) can elect Directors and help decide what issues and projects Bovey Futures should focus on. Membership entitles you to one vote at general meetings, to put yourself forward as a member of the board, and to elect the board.
Who runs it?
Bovey Futures was set up by a group of local residents. It is run by volunteers who meet regularly. There are currently four Directors (who are volunteers) who run the organisation on a day to day basis. They are Jason Cole (chair); Nicola Huckerby; Tom Wilson and Jon Arnold.
The objects of the Co-operative are specifically restricted to carry on the business as a co-operative for the promotion, for the benefit of the public, of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation, and in particular in the parish of Bovey Tracey.
Bovey Futures is a community-based organisation that works to stimulate economic, social and environmental well-being for everyone in the Bovey Tracey parish. Bovey Futures's vision is for Bovey Tracey parish to be a resilient community that is able to respond to new challenges, and promotes the well-being of its people and environment, and the sustainability of its organisations. The objects of Bovey Futures are specifically restricted to carry on the business as a co-operative for the promotion, for the benefit of the public, of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation, and in particular in the parish of Bovey Tracey. A full list of our objects is here.
Our principles are the guidelines by which we put our values into practice. They are based on the Cooperative principles.
- Voluntary and open membership
- Democratic member control
- Member economic participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, training and information
- Co-operation among Co-operatives
- Concern for Community-based