Minutes of the meeting on 12 November 2012

1 Present:: Avril Allen, Charles Davies, Bernadette Blade, Linda Mathewsman, Richard Barran, Pam Johnson, Roger Morton, Shirley Anderson, Michael Green, David Sillitoe, Elizabeth Barber and Eric Thurston.

2 Apologies for absence: Elspeth Swain.

3 Minutes of last meeting : Accepted as correct.

4 Matters arising: Grit bin has been bought with grit at a cost of £217. It is situated in the forecourt of the Garibaldi and padlocked. Keys are with Roger, Richard Barran and the Garibaldi.

The Hare and Hounds are happy for the drinks on 15th January to be the rendezvous.

5 Finances: The funds remain at £560.

6 Neighbourhood Watch: Shirley attended the meeting, but there was nothing specific to us. She is now getting the emails etc.

7 Environment: The new wall at the top of Sopwell Lane is an eyesore at present. It is hoped that there will be further work on it.

The lights in Pageant Road are not now officially turned off until midnight.

7 Christmas dinner: The cost is £25 each. There is an alternative second course of salmon provided notification by 30th November. Payment to Roger Morton by 30th November. It will not be possible to accommodate anyone after this date.

8 Any other business: Newsletter, Michael suggested making to this in the form of a Christmas card
Elizabeth is unable to continue attending these meetings and is, therefore, resigning. She has been a stalwart member of SAPHRA for many years and her contribution will be much missed.

9 Next meeting 14 January 2013