Minutes of Meeting held Wednesday 19th October 2011

Friends of Rectory Park

Minutes of Meeting held Wednesday 19th October 2011


Peter Gay   Jack Jennings    Jean Duncan    Pauline Manfield    Rachael Chew            John Potter   Peter Bell   Mary Cashmore   Lyn Freeman


 Claire Goodwin   Peter Turner   Christine Jennings   David Pears   Beverley Chew

Colin Madge   Linda Southall   Andrew Jennings


 Jack Jennings welcomed members to the October meeting and thanked Sutton United Football Club for their continued hospitality.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 21st September 2011:

Peter Bell proposed and John Potter seconded acceptance of the Minutes of that meeting.

Matters Arising:

Site Facility for Older Children: Ongoing.  The Chairman reported upon an existing site he had seen whilst in Scotland which represented our own ideas.   It is now time to gather information on prospective grant providers.  These could possibly include Health Trusts as they do support the link to exercise and healthy lifestyle.

Contractors Funding: Two litterbins are awaited.  The CPM is obtaining these as one previously installed bin had been stolen and a crime number 20B7/200491K/11 allocated by West Midlands Police.

Flower Meadow:

Children from Hollyfield School had carried out the flower seeding of Meadow 1. The children were divided into teams of four and each given a prepared plot to measure and calculate seed requirement.  This will give them a further interest next year in seeing the results of their efforts.  Community Chest awarded £150, helping toward seed costs.  Further tidying work is required in this area before winter.  Meadow 2 will be sown with yellow rattle to improve grass quality and also provide a good display for next year. Any questions concerning the meadows should be referred directly to Peter Bell, Project Lead, who will continue to update members as the project proceeds.

Entrance Signing:  Ongoing.

Pond Project:

Ongoing.  Involvement from Duke of Edinburgh Scheme aspirants at Fairfax School could assist with winter work and would be welcomed.

Press & Website:

Webmaster Rachael Chew reported upon the classified sponsor listing and also the inclusion of press cuttings.  Rachael encouraged members to take Autumn and Winter photographs and forward them to her through the coming seasons, to enable a montage to be created reflecting the year round look of the park.

Peter Bell advised upon the good press coverage we had with our recent activities.

Community Chest:  £5K had been allocated and spent on repairs and thermo plastic road marking upgrades together with speed humps on the Rectory Road entrance to the car park.

It was agreed that we should apply for further funding for the proposed children’s playground and fitness project, perhaps as part of any monies available in celebration of H.M.The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The meeting closed at 8.35pm.

Date of Next Meeting:  Annual General Meeting

Committee Meeting at 6.30p.m.

Wednesday 16th November 2011, SUFC 7pm.