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OCTOBER 2010 – STEEP PARISH COUNCIL

MEETING HELD ON 6TH SEPTEMBER 2010

Trustee Meeting .  The Chairman reported on the first Meeting of the Trustees of the “Allotment” land which took place on Thursday, 2nd September.  She said that it has been made clear that the Trustees have a legal obligation to make the best use of the land on behalf of the beneficiaries of the Trust and it has therefore been agreed that the Clerk should seek professional advice as to the value of the plots.  Concern had been expressed that the public would not make a distinction between the Council acting as a local authority and, separately, as Trustees of the Charity.  However, it was clear that their duties in the two capacities were different and that their first duty as Trustees was to the objects of the Charity and not to the general community interest.  It was concluded that, in view of the inherent possible conflict between the two duties, further thought should be given to arranging for a different trusteeship of the Charity.

It was agreed that the Minutes of the first Trustee Meeting should be made available via the website.