UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
Library of key documents
This page is for Westmill Solar Co-operative's 1,500+ members, who all invested shares in the society. It provides up-to-date information from board meetings and also acts as a library of key documents.
We are pleased to invite you to the Westmill Solar Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 20th May and to provide you with your official 2017 AGM papers and accounts to the year ended 31 December 2016 (linked below).
Please RSVP by Tuesday 16 May as this helps us with planning the say such as making sure we have enough delicious locally sourced produce for lunch.
We’re very much looking forward to the day and seeing you there. We’ve lined up a fantastic range of speakers and exhibitors so it should be a great day.
You will get a chance to hear from Enercoop, a dynamic co-operative based on the other side of The Channel, with the vision of a society where everyone can have access to 100% renewable energy.
Throughout the day, you willl also get the chance to meet and hear from some really interesting organisations who are active in many of the areas that impact our lives such as ethical food, insurance, energy supply and the local credit union. We’ll also have our partner organisations there too for you to talk to, including Ethex and WeSET.
As well as this being an opportunity for a day of enlightening and engaging discussion, we would also like to re-emphasise how important this day is to Westmill Solar in terms of our being a genuinely democratic organisation. Westmill Solar Co-operative is proud to be owned and led by its members, a contrast to nearly every other form of organisation. This day is therefore very much about supporting your participation and ownership.
If you are not able to join us on Saturday, you can still vote on the resolutions and appointments or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf via the RSVP form. You will be automatically be presented with the appropriate questions once you have indicated that you can’t attend the AGM.
Governance & Share Offer Documents
The co-operative is governed in a very democratic way with each member having one vote, irrespective of the size of their shareholding. The majority of shareholders invested between £250 and £20,000 for A-shares under the public share offer. In order to comply with the law applicable at the time, those members who invested more than £20,000 were issued with a separate class of B-shares (which had slightly more limited rights than the A-shares) but following a change to the law in 2014, all the remaining B-shares were converted to A-shares in October 2015.