Tuesday 7th April
Present: Margaret Ormonde,
Diana Hartrup, Barry Prior, Kate Manton, Jill Verran, Bill Harper,
Bob Cruikshank (25th Anniversary and AGM), Carol Gibson.
1. Apologies Cathi Edwards, Vera Bodman,Tara Taylor.
2. Minutes of the last meeting (Tuesday 3rd February 2009) were
3. Matters arising:
25th Anniversary celebrations
BP gave update.
We should be able to set up Friday evening after 4pm, with half the
hall available Sat am and the rest after 1pm.
Borrowing chairs from
the Church – hopefully these can be transferred Fri evening
(BC offered help).
Agreed we need 2 12” x 12” cakes (approx cost £80
+ gift for maker), cater for 150 for sparkling wine. BP to approach
Budgens for assistance with catering.
School has display panels and tables which we can borrow.
JV to let MO have list of non-members on email list to invite to
the event, MO to send out invitations in the post (BP/CG volunteered
to help if required).
PLI and temporary event licence now in place. St John’s Ambulance
Stands: CADRA, Friends of Clayfield Copse, WADRA, police and maybe
one or two more.
Programme: Mayor arrives 2.00, 2.30 jazz band, 3.00 children’s
dance, 3.30 jazz band, 4.00 children’s entertainer, 4.30 free
to circulate and look at displays.
Help will be needed with: Moving chairs from church (BC to help);
put display boards up, cutting and serving cakes, serving other refreshments
(BC in charge of catering), manning displays, clearing up afterwards.
MO will ask for volunteers at AGM.
KM to draft press release for Reading papers and Henley Standard.
BC catering for 40, glasses and wine are ordered, will buy nibbles.
BC/BH to put up posters to advertise AGM. Committee to arrive for
Maintenance of signs and seats
BP/BH to do when weather warmer.
Emmer Green School safety
no response to ad for school crossing post, will be followed up after
the Easter holidays.
www.egra.co.uk has been purchased and secured.
The webmaster would like to set up an independent site and is investigating
host. In the meantime original site is still functioning.
Timetables operate from 20th April. Direct route No.2. New
No.28 - 4 x per day to include Marchwood Avenue loop.
Tennis Clubhouse given
Emails sent re minor planning applications have not been
planning strategy – generally
impact is north of Henley, 2 possible areas of concern nearer to Emmer
Green are Chambers Copse and end of Highdown Avenue, where landowners
have suggested land for development.
Recycling Plant Visit
Successful. MO may arrange an evening
visit. Also suggested Mansion House, London as another possible venue
for future outing.
come forward, MO to appeal at AGM.
New auditor found (thanks to DH). JV queried if subs will cover additional
annual cost of insurance. BH will provide information for next meeting,
agreed no need to increase subs at present.
JV handed out list of non-payers for subs and asked
committee to chase those they could, or let her know when people
5. Feedback from Committees
NAG (Neighbourhood Action Group) Meeting
MO attended last meeting. No further meetings until current chair
has resolved various issues such as a venue, attendance, funding
Safer Caversham Forum
No-one available to attend, next meeting: Monday 13th July (VB)
TT attended but not present to give feedback.
6. Any other business
7. Date and venue of next meeting
Wednesday 3rd June 2009 at BP
house, 35 Kiln Road at 7.30 pm.