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Newport Makerspace / Creudy Casnewydd Membership Guide
Becoming a Member
To become a member, you need to:
- Visit the Makerspace on a Tuesday open evening (Makers' Night) to have a look round our space meet some of our members.
- Fill in our application form with your details (name, address, email) and accept our Terms and Conditions.
- Set up a monthly standing order to our bank account for your membership fee (£10 p/m recommended)
- Return to the Makerspace on the next social evening, with a valid photo ID.
When you return, we will check your application form, your ID, and that your payments have arrived. If everything is in order, congratulations! You are a Makerspace member. We will then:
- Issue you the door keycode.
- Issue you with a membership card.
- Give you a General Induction.
Accessing the Makerspace
You can access the Makerspace whenever it is open. See the Building Rules for general opening times which correspond with the Reuse Shop Opening times. Some members are keyholders and can open the Makerspace out of hours providing it falls within the building usage hours.
If your membership payments fall into arrears, you will not be updated when the door codes are changed so your access will be revoked.
Your Membership Fee
Your membership is a rolling monthly subscription, paid by standing order or cash-in-hand paid to our treasurer. The standard fee is £10 per month. If you feel the Makerspace is worth more then you can make a higher contribution and this will help to ensure the Makerspace is operational in the future. Note that all members have the same level of membership.
Newport Makerspace / Creudy Casnewydd aims to be accessible to as many people as possible, including those with reduced or irregular incomes. If you need to discuss affordability, contact the Trustees.
We do not accept payment in services or by any means other than monthly direct bank transfers or cash-in-hand which must be paid to our treasurer.
Who Can Be a Member?
Anyone who is 18 or over can be a member of the Makerspace, unless they have previously been banned.
Memberships are issued for named individuals only, we do not offer corporate, shared, or family memberships.
You can bring your friends and family members as guests, please see our Guests and Children Guide.
Organisations wishing for membership should contact one of our trustees; We are happy to accept members whose memberships are paid by a sponsoring organisation, but these memberships are still solely for the use of the named individual.
Ending Your Membership
To end your membership, you need to:
- Inform the directors.
- Cancel your standing order.
- Return your membership card.
Your membership will expire exactly one month after your last payment was received. Please remember to take any project materials you have stored at Makerspace away with you.
Termination of Membership
The Trustees can terminate your membership if they decide your continued participation is harmful, or likely to be harmful, to the Makerspace. This may be made as a result of:
- An investigation into formal complaints made against you.
- You failing to respond to multiple requests to settle a significant debt to the Makerspace.
- Your membership payments having stopped.
- A resolution to terminate a membership must have the support of a strict majority of the trustees to pass.
Termination takes immediate effect, unless by the grace of the Trustees.
The Trustees will give at least 14 days notice of a meeting where sanctions such as terminating your membership is up for discussion. This is to allow you reasonable opportunity to make representations in advance. The Trustees may ask that you do not use the Makerspace until the decision has been made.
For more information about termination of membership, see our Complaints Procedure.
Members’ Rights and Liability
By becoming a member of Newport Makerspace / Creudy Casnewydd you become a voting member of Medrau Maindee Makers, the (incorporated) entity that governs the Makerspace. This gives you the legal right to vote at general meetings and other rights in accordance with our policies, for example putting forward or supporting purchase proposals.