(1) Primary Objects:
(a) To act as an advisory body
(b) To protect and promote the heritage of Longstanton and District
(c) To develop archival records in any appropriate format: recording the social; rural and military heritage of Longstanton and District.
(d) To use LDHS archival collections for Education and Exhibition purposes within Longstanton and District and to raise funds to meet the Objects of LDHS.
(2) Secondary Objects:
(a) To support with grants any charity working within Longstanton and District that is protecting; promoting or restoring the heritage of Longstanton and District.
(b) To support directly with funds All Saints’ church, Longstanton and St. Michael’s church Longstanton. (At this stage for tax purposes we are unable to change the wording of the Constitution – however funds have equally been, and will continue to be, raised to support St Andrew’s church, Oakington.) When LDHS qualifies for charitable status ( under the new rules brought in in May 2007) LDHS will revise the Constitution prior to submission so that St. Andrew’s church, Oakington is formerly included.)
(c) LDHS may fund directly projects which aim to protect, promote or restore the heritage of Longstanton and District for the benefit; education or enjoyment of the residents and visitors to Longstanton and District.
(d) To support with grants projects outside the area of Longstanton and District providing the projects aim to protect, promote or restore the heritage of the area and that the Trustees believe that the project has a benefit to the residents or visitors of Longstanton and District.
(3) Definitions used in Objects:
(a) Longstanton is defined as the village and parish land that remain outside the new town of Northstowe
(b) The District is defined as consisting of: the village of Oakington & Westwick; the site of former RAF Oakington (Oakington Barracks); and all land now or in the future that makes up the town of Northstowe.
(c) Heritage is defined as buildings; objects; landscape features; local art; archives; personal memories; memorabilia and artifacts and anything else that the Trustees may determine.
(d) Primary Objects are defined as those objects that receive priority by LDHS and require to be adequately funded before the Secondary Objects can be considered.
(e) Secondary Objects are defined as those objects that LDHS would wish to meet providing that sufficient funds are available and that their fulfilment does not jeopardise the Primary Objects of LDHS.
Currently LDHS funds are limited but the Trustees are determined to ensure that equal donations will be made annually to Friends of All Saints’ church, Longstanton; Churches Conservation Trust – (St. Michael’s church, Longstanton) and Oakington PCC Fabric Fund – (St. Andrew’s church, Oakington. ) The size of the donation may vary each year depending on our projected profit but the Trustees see these donations as a very important part of the work that we do. LDHS Trustees have total discretion in determining the allocation (if any) of funds to our Secondary Objects.
If you have any questions about our Objects and /or Definitions please do not hesitate to contact us.