20 Sep 2015

CLEAR To Become A Company Limited By Guarantee Following Members’ Referendum

Over the course of the first two weeks in September, CLEAR members have been voting online on CLEAR's future legal status. CLEAR was a single-issue political party until 2014, when the Executive Committee decided not to renew its registration with the Electoral Commission. It was felt that the idea of a single-issue party standing for Parliament was out of date and ineffective. In recent years we have seen significant disadvantages to being a political party. Some...

27 Aug 2015

CLEAR Executive Meeting 17th – 19th July 2015

MINUTES Attendees Peter Reynolds (PR) Derek Williams (DW) Roland Gyallay-Pap (RGP)Dan Ford (DF) George Hutchings (GH) Observer Dean Price (DP) Opening of meeting PR handed in his written resignation as leader. RGP was nominated acting leader pending a leadership election to be held in due course. Minutes of the previous meeting It was proposed to the committee that the following minute "PR raised the issue that cannabis in herbal...

23 Feb 2015

CLEAR Executive Meeting 24th – 25th January 2015

Cromer, Norfolk Attendees: Peter Reynolds (PR) Derek Williams (DW) Roland Gyallay-Pap (RGP) Richard Tong (RT) Doug Fraser (DF) - observer Website Design and functionality issues of the new CLEAR website were discussed and agreed. Financial & Performance Overview 2014 The committee reviewed the financial and performance overview, noting that targets for income had largely been met. Expenditure came in slightly...

21 Feb 2015

CLEAR Statement of Accounts 2014

CLEAR relies on donations, merchandise sales and membership fees to sustain its campaign. It is our duty to supporters to be transparent in how we spend these funds, which is why we publish our accounts. All in all, we've done very well last year, doubling our income, running two campaigns, upgrading our website and introducing new merchandise. Membership income was up 41% on last year, and donations increased by 131%. We raised funds from private donors and...

11 Jan 2015

CLEAR Executive Meeting 21st – 22nd August 2014

Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth 21st – 22nd August 2014 CLEAR Exec members Roland Gyallay-Pap, Derek Williams and Dan Ford. Photo by Peter Reynolds MINUTES Attendees: Peter Reynolds (PR) Derek Williams (DW) Roland Gyallay-Pap (RGP) Dan Ford (DF) 1) Review of last meeting's minutes It was noted that DF had attended one day of the meeting in February (omitted from Attendees in last meeting's minutes). PR praised that despite being a small team with a very limited budget, CLEAR...

18 Mar 2014

CLEAR Executive Committee Meeting, February 2014

Alan Thorburn, Roland Gyallay-Pap, Peter Reynolds, Derek Williams The CLEAR executive committee met in February. In attendance were Dan Ford, Roland Gyallay-Pap (treasurer), Peter Reynolds (president and leader), Alan Thorburn (Daily News editor), Egons Upitis, Derek Williams (website editor). Apologies were received from Mark Palmer and Vicky Hodgson. The meeting approved the 2013 accounts and considered financial projections for the coming year. A comprehensive review of strategy and current campaigns was...

12 Mar 2014

CLEAR Statement of Accounts 2013

In 2011, the membership of the Legalise Cannabis Alliance agreed to change its name to CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform and adopt a new constitution with revised aims and objectives. Since then, we've been changing the way we carry out our operations and despite very limited resources we have achieved a lot, with great thanks to our members. We want to be open and transparent about what happens with your donations and membership fees, which is why we are...

28 Feb 2013

Minutes Of CLEAR Executive Committee Meeting Held 16th/17th February 2013

Cannabis Law ReformApproved minutes of Executive Committee meeting 16/17-02-13Peter Reynolds 28-02-13 Attendees: Committee members JD Joel DalaisMP Mark PalmerPR Peter ReynoldsDW Derek Williams Guests DF Doug Fraser 1. PR took the chair. 2. Apologies were received from Janice Wells and Graham Smith. 3. Janice Wells' resignation was accepted. The committee passed a unanimous vote of thanks for her work and contribution to the party. She has undertaken to complete the accounts and...