Policies and Motions

The policies of the Woodcraft Folk are created by two mechanisms.

  1. Political policy and long term strategic direction is set by our Annual Gathering and Conference of group delegates (see blow) .
  2. Operational policy ( such as child protection, financial guidelines and staffing policies) is set by the General Council, the elected Trustees of the movement, if you want to see these policies click here.

On this page, you can see the archive of our policies and motions passed at the Annual Conference from 2002 onwards. We are slowly archiving older policies as we go through our paperwork and you can check back soon to see the whole set. If you want to look at policies before 1980 then you can check out our heritage website which has papers, policies and other exciting things from 1925 to the 1908s.

Policy by year passed


 

2012

  • Making a Branch Structure a legal reality

  • Safeguarding Review

  • Membership categories

  • Changes to Group Registration fees

  • Stronger relationship with unions

  • Publish election procedures and results

  • Project Koodoo: Co-operative Campsites

  • Support the Co-operative Group’s anti-fracking campaign

  • Visa Campaign

  • A Right to Meet Campaign

  • Childcare at events

  • Elfin & Pioneer-friendly large camps

  • Re-affirm non-use of 'How'

  • Emergency Motion: Enforcing suspension of Hamahanot Haolim from IFM-SEI

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2012

2011

  • Developing Volunteers

  • Enable 5 year membership for DFs

  • Group Registration fees

  • Venturer and District Fellow representation

  • Making a Branch Structure a legal reality

  • Campaign on visa regulations

  • Free Education for All

  • Consultation on support for campaigning

  • Remove requirement to send Convening Notice by post

  • Emergency Motion: Sexism

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2011

2010

  • Woodchips included in group registration fees

  • Change to District Fellows References

  • Access to minutes of meetings

  • Change to Voting Rights

  • Change to nomination rights

  • Changes to Aims, Principles & Programme

  • Group & District Finance

  • Increase in Group Registration Fees

  • Free membership for Venturers

  • Regional and National Funding Assistance

  • Co-operative Banking

  • Structure of Woodcraft Folk – Commission Recommendation

  • Review of General Council Composition

  • The Big Plan – Bigger & Better

  • Internationalism

  • UK-Wide Venturer Committee

  • Affiliate to Love Music Hate Racism

  • Transition Towns and Tar Sands

  • New Style for Constitutional Documents

  • Emergency Motion: Boycott Israeli goods

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2010

2009

  • Extension of Unwaged membership fee

  • Timing of Annual Gathering

  • Venturer Programme at future Annual Confrences

  • Easy membership guide from Venturers to DFs

  • Affiliation to Trade Justice Movement

  • Adequate resources for IC11

  • Initiate contact with Shministim

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2009

2008

  • Charity Commission in Scotland
  • Finance: Payment of Adult Membership
  • Management of Woodcraft Folk Staff
  • General Council Meetings
  • Woodcraft Folk Charter
  • Venturer Camp
  • Childcare During Events
  • National Woodcraft Folk Websites
  • Woodcraft Park Farm, Lurgashall
  • Amendment: Woodcraft Park Farm, Lurgashall
  • Folk Symbol
  • Fare Pool at National Events:
  • Strategic Review of Northern Region
  • Make Your Vote Count Campaign
  • Free Open-Source Software
  • Emergency Motion: Free Education

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2008

2007

  • Objects of Woodcraft Folk (I)

  • Objects of Woodcraft Folk (II)

  • Group Membership

  • General Council Elections – Single Transferable Voting

  • General Council – Co-Op Representation

  • Trusteeship of Woodcraft Folk Property

  • New Conference procedures

  • Folk Costume

  • Financial Regulations

  • Democracy Fair in 2008

  • Charitable Status of Branches

  • Quality Assurance

  • Access for All

  • Woodcraft World by e-mail

  • Emergency Motion: Charity in Scotland

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2007

2006

  • District Accounts

  • Elections Review

  • Motions Need Action Over and Above Support

  • Venturers at Annual Gathering

  • Health & Safety Policy

  • Youth Congress

  • Volunteer Policy

  • Policies on Web Site

  • Woodcraft Folk Brand

  • High Quality Food

  • High Energy Drinks

  • Union Flag

  • Air Travel

  • Woodcraft World on the Internet

  • Faslane 365 Campaign

  • McDonalds

  • Emergency Motion: Court Marshal of Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith

  • Emergency Motion: Belarus

  • Emergency Motion: Park Farm, Lurgashall

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2006

2005

  • Withdrawal of DFES funding

  • Raise the waged fee for members

  • Raise the under 18 membership fee

  • Delegate pays no more than a visitor.

  • Consolidation of District Fellow and Woodcraft Folk regions

  • Lockerbrook Management Committee (LMC) to reconsider their pricing policy

  • Raise the public profile of the Woodcraft Folk

  • Leaflets describing the benefits of joining

  • Condemn the war in Iraq

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2005

2004

  • Membership categories
  • Constitution G Affiliations
  • Constitution H (1) (g) : Co-operative Representative
  • Constitution H (1) (h) : General Council Vacancies                              
  • Constitution U (5) : DF Committee                           
  • A&P.7    One World
  • Prog.3 (vi) : Courses and Events for non-members
  • A&P.2 : Discrimination
  • Prog. 3 new (v) : IT
  • DEF.6 : Definition of groups
  • DEF.7 : Number in a group
  • DEF.7  : Age Groups
  • Const H (4) : Staff Committee
  • SOC 3 : "Motions to conference"
  • Standing Orders : Visitors speaking

  • Motions Review
  • New members welcome pack
  • Venues for Annual Gathering
  • Co-operative Schools
  • Gender of Leaders
  • War in Iraq

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2004

2003

  • Strategic Review Motion
  • Image Review
  • Conference procedures review
  • Centres Strategy
  • Financial Support for the Regions
  • Volunteers
  • Young Membership
  • Alternative Structures of Groups
  • Associate Membership
  • Support the movement against the War in Iraq
  • European Social Forum
  • International Development
  • Park Farm Management Committee
  • Ethical sourcing of Woodcraft Folk garments
  • Fair Trade at events
  • Recycling at Centres
  • Affiliate to the Trade Justice Movement

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2003

2002

  • International Camp
  • Sustainable Development Declaration
  • World Summit on Sustainable Development
  • Strategic Review
  • Poverty
  • Cotton Folk Shirts
  • Gender Balance
  • Clash with Glastonbury
  • Co-operative Union
  • Stop the War Coalition
  • Action and Education
  • Rainbow Network
  • Boycott Israeli Goods
  • Independence Youth Union Palestine.
  • Child Asylum Seekers : against Government’s  dispersal

Click Here to read the full text of motions that were passed in 2002