Our Core Group

COCA is managed by a voluntary “Core Group” of members – between 6 and 10 elected members, and at least one farmer/grower – which meets once a month to direct and plans the day-to-day work carried out by the different working groups on behalf of all members.

All Core Group meetings are open to members and observers, though please let us know (via chair@coca-csa.org) if you’d like to attend so we can make sure we have enough space to accommodate everyone. If you would like to attend, our next meeting will be:

  • on 17th September 2015
  • at Gill Lewis’s house (contact chair@coca-csa.org for directions!)
  • starting at 7pm

Minutes of previous meetings are available to view on the ‘Core group minutes‘ page.

Our current Core Group

The current Core Group consists of:

Stuart Johnson – Chairman

Gill Lewis – Secretary

Anthony Bullock – Treasurer

Gerald Miles – Farmer
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Caz Miles – Farmer

Dave Thomas – General Member

Gabrielle Sloane – General Member

Anne Curran – General Member

Nathan Walton – General Member

Joining the Core Group

Any member of COCA may stand for election to the Core Group if proposed and seconded by two other COCA members.

Each year a third of the elected Core Group will stand down, starting with the longest serving. This doesn’t preclude others standing down as well. No one person can remain a Core Group member for more than 3 years without standing down. In exceptional circumstances this term can be extended by 12 months if there is a need as determined by the Core Group. Anyone who stands down will be able to stand for re-election after 12 months.

The AGM can elect the Core Group if at least 20% of members are present. Alternatively a postal ballot can be arranged.

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