Tuesday 26th February
Present: Margaret Ormonde,
Diana Hartrup, Bill Harper, Vera Bodman,
Kate Manton, Ben Cosh, Tara Taylor, Jill Verran
1. Apologies Bob Cruickshank, Barry Prior,
2. In light of recent developments the committee
agreed the following:
Email should be used for information only, policy matters should
be dealt with in committee meetings.
Website – agreed to leave as is for the time being
BH offered to produce a list of tasks and responsibilities that EGRA
needs to carry out, with a view to sharing them out more widely and
not necessarily just to members of the committee. This is to be discussed
at a future meeting.
3. Minutes of the last meeting (Tuesday 13th November 2007) were approved.
4. Matters arising:
St Barnabas Fund
£250 donation has been actioned and the name
EGRA will now appear on a brick.
Paul Gallagher has sent the list to RBC.
RBC team came before Christmas to clean up
private property. BCr is happy to continue with this work. MO to ask
can arrange with RBC to have more people trained.
Peppard Road Junction Works
Some concern over distance between
lights and roundabout, RBC will monitor. Council have been informed
of committee’s concern over removal of railings.
Agreed to defer any further discussion to after
50+ forum meeting
MO reported that the use of EGRA wireless speaker
had been successful.
Venue is booked. By end March Chairman’s report
and agenda is needed and also the accounts to be audited by then so
they can be with members a minimum of 2 weeks before the meeting. DH
to go with MO to RFTRA to see how printing is done. MO will talk to
BCr re refreshments; if he does not want to do this year, next committee
meeting will appoint a replacement. KM agreed to carry out health and
safety assessment for AGM venue and provide a written report.
KM presented results of sub-committee meeting
on 29th Jan. Agreed the following.
MO to book Emmer Green Primary School Hall and inquire about PLI through
KM to arrange to visit the hall to see what activities can be accommodated.
No bouncy castle but other activities approved, including jazz band,
dependent on above.
TT to contact children’s entertainer to ascertain fee and availability.
At AGM we should ask if residents have photos for last 25 years.
Agreed celebration would be open to all residents of Emmer Green.
VB suggested a raffle, approaching local businesses for prizes.
Committee approved that Budgens and other local businesses be approached
for help with refreshments.
No other actions required at this stage.
First book prize shortly to be awarded. VB
offered to present, dependent on her availability (away 15/3 for 6
Book award for the Hill’s new library
Agreed to leave for now
due to lack of response
Seats at shops
Agreed to leave for now due to lack
of response, also concerns over health and safety.
5. Treasurer’s Report
BH noted healthy subscriptions since the beginning of the year. Membership
now stood at 475 with 20 this year. The committee was pleased that
it had spent funds on items for the benefit of the community over the
6. Feedback from Committees
NAG (Neighbourhood Action Group) Meetings.
BP and VB had attended the
last two meetings. Main focus on traffic issues. VB to attend next
meeting on March 6th.
NRYP (North Reading Youth Project) Meetings.
BC and TT reported continued
healthy activity from the team.
Plans circulated of a proposal to develop 6 flats with space for 9
cars behind 9 Chalgrove Way, with access via St Benets Way. Many local
residents were concerned at the density and unsuitability. EGRA would
8. Any other business
Agreed that we would not give donations to individuals.
6 have been planted by Caversham Globe, and RBc's initiative
coming soon at precinct and in park etc.
Two new seats in the park.
Also the state of the two seats near the
village sign has been reported and continually chased up. Land ownership
9. Date and venue of next meeting.
Wednesday April 2nd at DH house,
39 Kiln Road at 8 pm.