Annual General Meeting of the Holme Valley Land Charity
The Annual General Meeting, will be held on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 at 7.30 pm, at Holmfirth Methodist Church, School Street, Holmfirth HD9 7EQ. The AGM will be a public meeting, to provide details of the Land Charity’s activities and achievements over the last year, and to display plans of those sites currently being considered as having development potential, as detailed on the Action Plan.
History of the Land Charity
For a number of years, Holme Valley Parish Council worked to regularise the legal position of a number of plots of land which used to be stone quarries but whose supply of stone had been exhausted during the 19th century. Having successfully completed voluntary land registration, efforts were turned to the creation, in discussion with the Charity Commission, of a new charitable scheme to manage and administer these sites.
The new charity was established on 6 January 2009 and the Parish Council is the sole corporate Trustee. A small committee was then set up to manage the Land Charity on a day-to-day basis, and the Management Committee makes recommendations to the Trustee, to authorise and approve actions.
In 2011 the name of the charity was changed from Holme Valley Parish Council (Graveship of Holme) Land Charity to the shorter name, Holme Valley Land Charity. The Land Charity’s registration number remains the same.
The Land Charity’s aim and purpose will be to promote such charitable purposes as the Trustee sees fit, for the general benefit of the residents of the Holme Valley.
The Management Committee’s task is to determine the future of these plots and what actions the Trustee needs to take to maximise benefits to the residents of the Valley.
Click on the link below to download the Land Charity’s Scheme (registration no. 700350):
Land Charity Scheme – 6_1_09
A list of the quarries is included on pages 4-6 of the above Scheme. For details of actions taken or proposed on the various sites, go to the Action Plan page for further information or click on this link: Action Plan updated 16_10_13
You can view the Land Registry document (Title Deed and Plan) for a particular quarry at the Land Charity’s office. You will find the contact details for the office by clicking on the Contact Us button on the Contact page. The Land Charity cannot supply copies of the Land Registry documents, as they are the copyright of the Land Registry. To purchase copies direct from the Land Registry, details can be found on the Links page.