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re- the threat to St.Andrews Botanic Garden.


18 months ago Northants 50+ network closed because of funding loss. Today I received their new Summer Newsletter/Brochure – they are back on the job.
Seems a special general meeting was held on April 8th, and as a result the network has achieved charitable
status and has been entered on the Register of Charities with a Registered Charity Number.

They now are going upmarket and planning to distribute their Newsletter published in full colour. How did they obtain the funding to re-employ all staff, run an office, offer prizes, plus the cost of increased postal charges ?

Is this not a good case for all Botanic Gardens to apply for Registered Charity Status ?

I am not familiar with the technical detail of this funding
process. Maybe there is a Goyer out there who can help the people who care about St.Andrews Botanic Garden, and other Botanic Gardens throughout the UK ?

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Hi Diane, I agree, all botanical gardens should be protected from the vagaries of political expediency, once something is gone it is gone forever, it shouldn't make any difference whether we are in "boom" or "bust, they cannot be replaced as easily as a government, Derek.

12 Jun, 2013


Hope this helps. Seems it has to be requested by members at a special meeting. Thats all I know.
Amazing how they got the funding to print up the
programmes for the county and post out to 200

13 Jun, 2013

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