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Greenham and Crookham Commons Act 2002

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7Establishment of Greenham and Crookham Common Commission

(1)On the appointed day there shall be constituted a Commission to be called “the Greenham and Crookham Common Commission” for the purpose of exercising the functions assigned to it by this Act.

(2)The Commission shall consist of 20 members of whom—

(a)three shall be appointed by the Council;

(b)one shall be appointed by Greenham Parish Council;

(c)one shall be appointed by Thatcham Town Council;

(d)one shall be appointed by Newbury Town Council;

(e)one shall be appointed by English Nature;

(f)one shall be appointed by Greenham Common Community Trust Ltd, a company limited by guarantee and registered under that name;

(g)two shall be appointed by the Central Council of Physical Recreation; and

(h)ten shall be elected by the commoners in the manner provided by Part 2 of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 to this Act.

(3)One of the persons appointed by the Council under paragraph (a) of subsection (2) above shall be a person nominated by the Association known as the Greenham and Crookham Conservation Volunteers or, if that Association ceases to exist, such other association or body as appears to the Council to have purposes similar to those of that Association.

(4)Each person appointed under paragraphs (a) to (g) of subsection (2) above shall be a person who appears to the body appointing that person to have special knowledge, experience or ability appropriate to the effective and efficient discharge by the Commission of its functions.

(5)The appointing bodies shall consult together with a view to securing, so far as reasonably practicable, that persons appointed by them will, between them, have special knowledge, experience and ability in a broad and complementary range of matters relevant to the effective and efficient discharge by them of their functions.

(6)Where—

(a)following an election held under paragraph 6 or 12 of Part 2 of Schedule 1, less than ten Commissioners are elected; or

(b)following an election held under paragraph 19 of that Part of that Schedule, a casual vacancy has not been filled,

the Commission may make up any deficiency in the number of the elected Commissioners by co-opting as Commissioners one or more commoners who were eligible for nomination at the election.

(7)The provisions of Schedule 1 (Appointment and election of Commissioners), Schedule 2 (Rules applicable to election of Commissioners) and Schedule 3 (Incidental provisions with respect to Commission) to this Act shall have effect.

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