At the AGM on the 27th October 2016, 103 members supported four motions which enable Trustees to apply to the Charity Commission for registration as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Below are the particulars of this change which were circulated to members in September 2016.

Your trustees are finalising the details of a proposal to change our charitable status from an Association to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). We will be putting this resolution to members at the AGM on 27th October 2016, and I urge as many of you as possible to attend the meeting. The changes we propose may raise questions and you may wish to find out more.
I encourage you to email the DEI Office, write directly to me care of the DEI or attend one of the weekly “surgeries” which we are organising during the month of October.
I hope the following may provide answers to some of the most likely questions.
John Manley-Tucker Chairman
Please find more details about this proposed change below along with the draft constitution.



In order to address any questions that members may have about the proposed changes to the constitution of the DEI, we shall be conducting a number of consultation sessions during October, at each of which two or more trustees will be available.

The dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday 4     10am-12 noon

Thursday 6      2-4pm

Tuesday 11   10am-12noon

Thursday 13    2-4pm

Tuesday 18   10am-12noon

Wednesday 19   2-4pm

Tuesday 25   10am-12noon

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please visit, email or phone the office to book a 15 minute appointment.

Each session will be in the Reading Room, apart from the one on Wednesday 19 which will probably be in the Courtenay Room.