ACT MINUTES -
10th April 2014
Tessa Sayers, Alison Sharpe, Violet Currie, Bill
Rowntree ,Sylvia McClure, George Walton, Lorna
Apologies: Chris Sayers
Minutes of previous meeting:
Coffee machine still to be purchased. Lorna will
ask at the next Village Hall meeting whether we
can leave it at the Village Hall. If this is not
possible Tessa will store it when not in use.
Violet reported that £105 has been paid out in
respect of rent for toddler group, this was
agreed in previous meetings. Alison said the
school had extended their thanks for this help
over a difficult period. The toddler group
now has approximately 12 members.
Violet Tessa and Lorna need to arrange a
suitable date to change signatories in respect
of the ACT bank account.
The sports club will be finishing shortly for
the summer break. Date still to be fixed.
Very good turnout, approximately 30 adults and
children. In all 19 bags of rubbish were
collected. Thanks extended to John Davison who
produced leaflet and poster to advertise this
and future events.
May Day Sale: 24th May.
Alison reported that the following groups had
booked tables: Art Group, Avon, WI who are
providing savouries, and School.
Tombola - Violet
Refreshments - Lorna and Alison
Front of House and Raffle - Bill
Plant and Book Stall - George, Steve and Garry
Floats - Violet
Donations in respect of cakes , plants, books
raffle prizes and tombola needed.
Set up hall at 8pm on Friday 23 May or earlier
if sports club has finished for the summer.
Lorna will ask John if he can print a poster for
us including asking for donations.
Sylvia has placed an advertisement in the Ambler
and event has been advertised in the Pelican.
We will put signs up outside the Hall on morning
Tessa is having a meeting with the Jazz band on
the 29th April and will discuss the price of
tickets. She suggests they will probably be in
the region of £5.00 each. The ticket limit was
fixed at 100.
Jazz band will probably play between 5-8pm with
an interval in middle. It was suggested that we
provide cold drinks in interval as time would be
limited for anything else. However, it was
discussed that before event ACT could provide
tea coffee and finger foods as there will be
people arriving before the concert commences and
if weather is good they can sit in the garden.
Likewise, after the event we can provide some
refreshments in the garden and people could
bring their own drinks and barbeque their own
food. It is hoped their will also be some
buskers in the garden. This worked well last
year. Sylvia will place in the Ambler.
Any Other Business:
Sylvia reported back on the suggested trip to
RAF Boulmer. She has enquired about going but
the trips are now so popular that they have been
restricted making this unlikely to go ahead.
Alison has spoken to Angela Carter from Age UK
and asked if they would be interested in holding
information days in the Village Hall for local
people. This could include financial advice ,
living appliances etc. Alison will get back to
her and arrange a date for a coffee morning
where perhaps other organisations could also be
Bill also suggested holding coffee mornings
during the week for villagers to get together.
Violet said she thought afternoons might be a
Bill would also like to start a pool of
voluntary drivers who would be willing to give
lifts to people who needed to get to the local
hospitals. Could be people who do not drive and
public transport not accessible. Bill would be
happy to keep list of drivers and co-ordinate
Tessa will research coffee machines with a view
to purchasing one before the table top sale.
Date of next meeting: 19th June @7pm