The Trust invites applications for ordinary membership from those who live, work or are interested in the Covent Garden Area.
The Trust is governed by a Council of not less than 12 and not more than 22 Trustees.
The Chairman is nominated by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, other places are taken by nominees of the following organisations:
- Royal Institute of British Architects
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Westminster City Council (2)
- Camden Council
- Covent Garden Community Association
- Royal Town Planning Institute
- Covent Garden Business Forum
- Institute for Historic Building Conservation
- Royal Opera House
In accordance with the Articles of Association, the remaining places on the Council are taken by ordinary Trustees who are elected by fellow members at the Annual General Meeting. They stand down after three years but can then offer themselves for re-election for a further three years. Ordinary Trustees, having served for the appropriate period, may only stand for election again after a period of not less than twelve months has elapsed.
The Trust has a duty to maintain a balance between resident and non-resident members. Applications for membership have to be submitted to the Council for approval and will be dealt with in the order in which they are received.
From time to time the Trust confers the title of Honorary Life Member on individuals who have served it in various ways. Currently there are five such members: David Bieda, Robert Harris, Roger Keyworth, Geoffrey Holland and Raymond Cooper.
To apply for membership click here to download the form (pdf format).