Mission Statement

Constitution of Sovereign Harbour Trust (SHT)

SHT is a company limited by guarantee, registered at the Companies Registry for England &Wales (no: 4125834 ). Its registered office is c/o its solicitors, Cripps Harries Hall, Tunbridge Wells, and Cripps Secretaries Ltd is the Company Secretary.

As an incorporated charity the directors for the time being are regarded and described as trustees.

None of the assets of the company may be applied other than for the defined objects of the company as described in the Memorandum of Association:

The objects for which the Charity are established are:

  1. the promotion of any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in the United Kingdom as the Trustees shall think fit and in particular
  2. the maintenance of the environment in the area known as Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, East Sussex;
  3. the preservation for the benefit of the public of those natural features of the land within the area of benefit (including land covered by water) which are of ecological and educational value
  4. the provision maintenance or improvement of recreational facilities and amenities or structures available for the benefit of the community in the area of benefit

In particular trustees may not be remunerated, though may recover expenses legitimately incurred by them in consequence of their trusteeship.

As an incorporated body the company must lodge an Annual Return with the Companies Registry.

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