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THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSULTATION IS:
together with certain related assets
from "the Churchwardens of the Parish Church of Monken Hadley in the County of Middlesex"
(“the Churchwardens” which, as a statutory corporation, holds the Common in trust)
The consultation was carried out by the Management Committee of the Common, on behalf of, and with the full agreement of the Churchwardens.
A Bill to transfer the ownership of the Common to a new charity was deposited in Parliament on 26 November 2019 and was allocated to the House Of Commons. The Examiners have certified that the necessary procedural steps have been taken and the first and second readings took place on the 21st and 28th January 2020 respectively without any opposition being expressed by an MP, although objectors can lodge objections up to 30 January 2020. The Bill will now be referred to the Unopposed Bills Committee and a hearing should take place before Easter, which will be attended by one or both of the Churchwardens and their Clerk.
No objections were lodged and the Bill was listed for a hearing on 4th March before the Unopposed Bills Committee. However, shortly before the hearing date, the Charity Commission raised some queries which related primarily to the constitution of the proposed CIO but could require changes to the draft Bill. We accordingly requested an adjournment which was granted. We then replied to the Charity Commission queries, which are relatively minor, but are still awaiting a response which has presumably been delayed by the shutdown. When these issues have been resolved, we will ask for a new date for the committee hearing, but it is inevitable this will not be until the summer at the earliest.
Any correspondence in relation to this matter should be sent to
Mr. W O Boyes, Clerk to the Churchwardens of Monken Hadley, 45 Clifford Road, BARNET, EN5 5PD
or by by email to email@example.com
Set out below are links to various supporting documents which are referred to in the consultation document itself; more information on Monken Hadley Common can be found elsewhere on this web site.