While the Manorial Court for the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade is a legal statutory body it is not a corporate entity capable of holding land or property in the name of the Court. It is for this reason that the Court have set up and created a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) for the purpose of holding land in its name – Cricklade Court Leet Charity. The Charity was entered on the Register of Charities on 4th September 2018, registered charity number 1179807.
The trustees of the Charity are the officers of the Court and the objects of the Charity reflect the activities of the Court. There are only two objectives:
(1) To promote for the public benefit the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment and the biological diversity of the common lands in the parish of Cricklade.
(2) To promote such other charitable purposes under the laws of England and Wales for the benefit of the inhabitants of the parish of Cricklade as the trustees shall from time to time decide.
Everything that the Court does underpins one or both of the above and the Court, as is required of all CIOs, reports regularly to the Charity Commission on its activities. Such reports are in the public domain.