About Us

Save Your Berkhamsted is a Residents Association which was set up in August 2009 as a result of the issues raised by Dacorum Borough Council’s Emerging Core Strategy. The broad aim of the Association is to represent residents’ interest in development initiatives with a view to preserving the character and “feel” of this historic market town and surrounding countryside. Given the fundamental nature of the housing development proposals outlined in The Emerging Core Strategy and other East of England initiatives, our current activities are concentrated on galvanizing opposition to the scale and nature of these plans.

We recognize an ongoing need for new homes within Berkhamsted but strongly argue that such development should be in line with existing housing density and of a type which preserves the town’s character. We believe that Berkhamsted is a wonderful place in which to live and as such we all have an obligation to preserve this quality for future generations.

Current officers of Save Your Berkhamsted Residents Association are …

Grahame Partridge (Chairman)
Contact by phone: 01442 862266
Alan O’Neill (Secretary)
Contact by email: membership@saveyourberkhamsted.co.uk
Contact by phone: 01442 872770
David Tossell (Treasurer)
Contact by phone: 01442 866723
Stephen Proudfoot (Membership Secretary)
Contact by email:
Contact by phone: 07852 758945

Postal enquiries to:-

Save Your Berkhamsted Residents Association
Mr A O’Neill
St. Michael’s Croft
Woodcock Hill
Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire
HP4 3TR

Constitution of the Save Your Berkhamsted Residents Association

The aims of the Association shall be to represent the interests of residents of Berkhamsted and neighbouring areas with regard to current and future housing developments. In particular the Association will encourage and coordinate responses to the Emerging Core Strategy and other East of England initiatives with the intent of preserving the character of this historic market town and its surrounding countryside.

Mode of Working will be:
a) to collect and provide information to members and other interested individuals and groups through a website, leaflets, and occasional newsletters.
b) to gain support by working closely with other individuals, groups and organisations

Membership
Membership shall be open to all residents of Berkhamsted and neighbouring towns and and villages

Honorary Officers
Members shall elect such officers as it may from time to time determine, but always including Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

The Committee
The policy and general management of the affairs of the Association shall be directed by a Committee which shall consist of up to seven members of the Association. The committee shall include the three Honorary Officers (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer) and up to four ordinary members of the Association. The Committee shall have the power to co-opt not more than three other persons. The Chairman shall hold office for three years. All other members shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for re-election. Elections may be held by postal ballot. Once each year in January the Committee shall present to members an Annual Report of the Committee and an Annual Statement of Accounts as reviewed by an independent, appropriately qualified accountant.

Other Committees
The Committee shall have the power to appoint such sub committees as it shall from time to time determine.

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting shall be held in November. At least 21 days’ notice shall be given to all members by the secretary. The election of the committee shall take place at the Annual General Meeting. Nominations for officers and committee members must be submitted at least five days before the Annual General Meeting. Individuals nominated must have agreed to stand.

Special General Meeting
The Secretary shall, within 14 days of receiving a written request to do so by not less than 10 members, call a Special General Meeting of the Association. The agenda of any Special General Meeting shall be circulated to members not less than 14 days before the date of the meeting.

Subscriptions
The individual members shall pay such subscriptions as the Committee from time to time recommends. Subscriptions shall be due on 1 January each calendar year and payable to the Treasurer of the Association. On the recommendation of the Treasurer, the Committee shall have the authority to vary any individual subscription for new members joining after the start of the year.