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Tuesday 27 October, 7 â€“ 9.30pm
Trinity Arms, 45 Trinity Gardens, London SW9 8DR
1. Legal structure (7 – 8.30pm)
Discuss option of incorporating Remade in Brixton as a Community Interest Company (CIC), which is designed as a legal vehicle for those wishing to operate for the benefit of the community rather than for the benefit of the owners of the company. We will also discuss other potential company structures, and how Remade will relate to Transition Town Brixton as a whole.
If there is agreement that Remade should incorporated as a CIC there are several key questions:
- who will be the directors of the company (there must be at least 3)?
- which is more appropriate: a CIC limited by shares or by guarantee?
- who will be the members of the company (i.e. the people owning the shares or guarantee)?
Emily Unwin, a solicitor who works on environmental issues with a combination of charitable, commercial and social enterprise companies, will be present to advise us.
2. Projects update (8.30 – 9.30pm)
A catch-up on what weâ€™ve been doing and upcoming plans, including:
- Remade Enterprise workshops in schools (currently underway).
- Re-Directory (directory of local businesses and organisations involved in waste prevention, repair, reuse and recycling) â€“ to be incorporated into Lambethâ€™s Zero Waste Brixton Guide and as part of Brixton Community Map.
Engagement with Lambeth:
- Zero Waste Brixton funding bid (recently won by Lambeth) â€“ our contributions and how we will continue to work with Lambeth on Zero Waste vision and actions, e.g. Community Think Tank day, engagement on market, Reskilling workshops.
- Lambethâ€™s new Municipal Waste Management Strategy (MWMS) 2010-2030 which is currently in development â€“ how the first stage consultation went and whatâ€™s next?
- Reuse + Training Centre â€“ proposal in development, potential funding through Low Carbon Zone, space(s) available on Loughborough Estate.
- Low Carbon Communities Challenge â€“ funding for capital investment â€“ potential to fund waste reduction facilities e.g. Anaerobic Digestion plant, Reuse workshop machinery.
- Remade shopping bag â€“ possible use of empty market unit, link to Zero Waste Brixton programme.
- Recycled jewellery-making â€“ potential partnership with local courses.
- Community engagement events with Green Community Champions.