This page is for Westmill Solar Co-operative's 1,648 members, who all bought shares in the society. It provides up-to-date information from board meetings and also acts as a library of key documents.
This year's AGM was on Saturday 29th June when almost 250 people came to the Solar Park including guest speaker, Peter Harper of the Centre for Alternative Technology. There were wide ranging discussions from how is the Solar Park performing to when will shareholders receive their first interest payment, and what do shareholders want from the co-operative in the future.
Photos of the day
Peter Harper's inspirational speech at the Westmill Solar AGM.
The most recent board meeting was on Thursday 18th July. This was the first meeting since the AGM and as such the board welcomed its new members: Sarah Gray, Tom Parkinson and Bob Pedley.
Minutes from the most recent board meetings are available here:
The co-operative is governed in a very democratic way with each member having one vote, irrespective of the size of their shareholding. The majority of shareholders have invested between £250 and £20,000 for A-shares under the public share offer. Around 80 people have invested between £10,000 and £75,000 under a private placement of B-shares which was only available to 'sophisticated investors' as defined in law. The B-shares are identical to the public offer A-shares in all respects, except that they are not withdrawable (as further described in Section 17 of the rules).