Information on the Council
and How to Become a Council Member

About the Council

The Council shall consist of twenty members of the Society.

Four members of the Council shall retire each year, but shall be eligible for immediate re-election at the Annual General Meeting without further nomination.

How to go about being nominated to the Council

Members shall not be eligible for election to the Council unless they have been Full Members of the Society for a period of at least five consecutive years.

Nominations for the Council shall be in writing. Nomination forms will be supplied by the Secretary on request. The form should be signed by two members and forwarded to the Secretary on or before 1 January preceding the Annual General Meeting. Please note: Nomination forms may change from year to year so please check with the FPS office before completing an old print form which may be rejected. Please apply in good time as the office is normally closed over the Christmas and New Year period.

Election to the Council shall be by a poll.

What we need from the Nominee

In addition to the nomination form, please send a head and shoulders photograph and a short statement from the nominee giving biographical details and experience / reasons for wishing to stand for election. The photograph and statement will be included in the Spring Newsletter.

What is required of Council Members

What is required of FPS Council Members

The Fell Pony Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee, and a Charity. Prospective candidates and current members are referred to the requirements of the Companies Act 1985 and 1989. Read Government guidance on "Running a Limited Company" i.e. being a director.

A Council member is a Charity trustee Read the advice on the role of Trustees on the Charity Commission web site and "The Essential trustee"

Last updated June 14, 2018