The Edward Carpenter Community
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Autumn Gathering 2017

Unstone Grange, Derbyshire

27th – 29th October 2017

View of Unstone Grange Coffee break at AG

The annual Autumn Gathering (AG) is the weekend event where ECC reviews its activities, and plans for the coming year. It is our chance to reflect on the year past, to celebrate the rich experiences of community that have taken place, and to plan the events for the coming year. We also hold the formal Annual General Meeting of Edward Carpenter Community Ltd.

This is a working weekend, but with also plenty of time for walks and socialising. Come and enjoy community together during the mellow days of autumn, and help to shape another fruitful year for ECC in 2018.

There are some vacant ECC posts to fill, and the teams of organisers for next year’s events to form. Please contact the MG if you are interested to help or to learn more. Even if you can’t be with us at the AG, don’t let that stop you offering to contribute in some way.

Unstone Grange, in the village of Unstone near Sheffield, has hosted many ECC events over the years. The resident community will be welcoming us back for our AG. We will have exclusive use of the roomy, relaxed main house, set in its 5 acres of organic gardens, and with pleasant local walks within easy reach. Millthorpe, the village where Edward Carpenter lived for 40 years, is also only a few miles away.
unstonegrange.co.uk

It would be particularly good to welcome newcomers to the AG, or those who have not been for a while. So book now – and let’s bring together our enthusiasm, our positive energy, and the desire to see our community thrive and develop!

Also, if you are a current taskholder, or were an organiser for an event this year, please do remember to submit your report to the ECC Secretary, David Wray (at the email address below), in good time, so that he can collate these ahead of the AG.

The 2017 Autumn Gathering and Annual General Meeting of the Edward Carpenter Community will be held at:
Unstone Grange, Crow Lane, Unstone, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 4AL
From 27 to 29 October 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Edward Carpenter Community Ltd will take place at 10am on Sunday 29th October 2017, at Unstone Grange, Crow Lane, Unstone, Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 4AL. Any member wishing to put down a motion for discussion should forward the motion in writing so that it reaches the undersigned not later than 28 days before the date of the meeting.


David Wray, Secretary, Edward Carpenter Community Ltd, 29 Claverdon House, Hollybank Road, Birmingham B13 0QY.
Email: maintenance [at] edwardcarpentercommunity.org.uk

Call for Proposals / Bids for Events in 2018

The Autumn Gathering is also the opportunity to review and approve bids for events for 2018. New teams of organisers are needed to ensure that your favourite ECC events run again in 2018. Or maybe you’d like to propose an ECC weekend event in your area. During this continued interim period in the unavailability of Laurieston Hall, it would be particularly good to have proposals for ECC events in new venues.

Now is the time to get together with other ECC men to make a proposal for the event of your choice and submit it to the Maintenance Group before the end of September.

Get in touch with one of the Maintenance Group to find out more about what information you need to provide for your proposed event. Again, contact David, Jimmy or Jon at maintenance [at] edwardcarpentercommunity.org.uk.

How to book

Places available

You can book your place online here, or download a paper form to send to the booking person. You'll be asked to state how much you're going to pay for your place, and how much you'll pay now as a deposit. You can make your payment by cheque or bank transfer, and you should send it to us straight away to secure your place.

Payments for ECC events are on a sliding scale according to your income, and you're invited to pay as much or as little as you can afford. and the rates for different income levels are shown below. We also offer a limited number of bursaries to help people on very low incomes. If you don't feel you can afford the concessionary rate, we may be able to help. Please contact the booking person first to see if a bursary place is available.

Concessionary rate (for people living at benefit levels)£35.00
Normal rate (all income levels)£65.00

Please also refer to our booking terms and conditions

 
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