Participation at General Meetings and in Sub-groups
All members are contractually obliged to participate in the co-operative. All members control Hamwic democratically by participating at monthly General Meetings (about 1 hour / calendar month). And all members are actively involved in the running and management of the co-operative through Sub-groups (minimum 1 hour / calendar month. Some members do much more).
These two key obligations ensure the co-operative manages its housing stock effectively and that decisions reflect the general will of the membership. Without member participation the co-operative can not run effectively.
It is not acceptable to join the co-operative and do nothing. This is a breach of membership and will result in loss of membership. No person can be a tenant without being a member, and Hamwic can only house members. If a member loses their membership, they lose their housing.
Co-operative decisions are democratically taken at monthly General Meetings.
Applicants will be asked at interview which Sub-group/s they will join. If the applicant is ratified to membership they will contact the Group Officer/s to join the group/s.
Hamwic Sub-groups are: