Minutes of Meeting held Tuesday 21st June 2011

 Friends of Rectory Park

Minutes of Meeting held Tuesday 21st June 2011


Peter Gay    David Pears   Jack Jennings   Jean Duncan   Pauline Manfield     Beverley Chew   Rachel Chew   Annie Hepburn   John Potter

Apologies:  Clare Goodwin   Peter Turner   Lyn Freeman   Peter Bell                 Linda Lord   Christine Jennings


 Jack Jennings welcomed members to the June meeting and thanked Sutton United Football Club for their hospitality and use of their facilities.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 20th April 2011:

Jean Duncan proposed and Beverley Chew seconded acceptance of the Minutes of that meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

The Secretary reported that all invoices received thus far had been completed and that a further £750 was awaited from the Community Chest Fund. The current bank balance stood at £1,739.11.  Further Letters had been sent to Sutton Coldfield businesses with little response in support of the Group.

Matters Arising:

Site Facility for Older Children: Ongoing.  Conversations with a group of local youths suggested that a five a side and basketball facilities would be welcome.   There would seem to be an opportunity to liaise with Fairfax School in connection with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.   Jack Jennings would investigate further.


Contractors Funding: Two litterbins are awaited.  The CPM is obtaining these.


Additional Benches & Picnic Tables:

Goodwin builders have undertaken construction and installation of the benches and picnic tables with several comments made from members of the public upon the quality replicating the style of the bench seats previously installed.


Any Other Business


  1. The website is continually updated and improved and members are encouraged to send photographs of interest to Rachel Chew who will install them.
  2. The Flower Meadow containing an abundance of Yellow Rattle and Buttercups will be due for cutting in late July/August.
  3. The hedge boundary on the cricket field requires attention and is the subject of a possible project.


The meeting closed at 8.20pm.


Date of Next Meeting: 7pm Wednesday 21st September 2011 at SUFC.