MINUTES - 14th March 2013
Acklington Community Team Minutes - 14th March
2013 @ 7pm
Present: Tessa Sayers Violet Currie
Alison Sharpe and Lorna Budge.
Apologies: Bob Smailes Sharon Thorpe
Chris Sayers Sylvia McClure
Treasurer's Report: Violet expressed
thanks to Sharon for producing report. Violet
distributed copies to all present. There is
currently £1107.26 in ACT account. In addition
there is £71.56 held on account for Sports Club
Sports Club Report: Thanks extended to
Robyn in respect of pancake race held at sports
club on 15th February. It was well attended and
everyone enjoyed themselves.
Burns Night Supper: ACT have received
favourable comments from all who attended this
event. In particular well done to Sharon for her
address and Garry for his bagpipe playing.
Everyone involved contributed to a very
enjoyable meal and evening of entertainment.
Next year it was agreed we would advertise
earlier but tickets would have to be limited to
how many can be catered for.
Spring Clean: Alison will arrange this
with the council. Alison will also contact
Pelican to advertise event on 20th April between
May Day Sale 4th May 10-12am: Alison has
a list of tables that have been booked. It was
agreed that ACT would run Tombola, Cake stall
Plant stall combined with books, raffle and
refreshments. Bob is ordering some plants, other
ACT members are also hoping to provide plants
for the stall. Admission £1 to include coffee or
tea. Tables £5.00. Alison will of details, she
will also discuss producing a leaflet with
details of events and requests for donations in
respect of above stalls with John Davison. This
followed his offer of help in January with
regard to advertising events. All other details
will be discussed at our next meeting.
Scarecrow Weekend: 10th – 11th August:
Act providing teas on the afternoon of 11th
August. Details will be agreed nearer to the
Family Crafts Afternoon: Tessa suggested
having a craft event in the Hall where people
would have the opportunity to either demonstrate
a craft or learn a new skill. It was agreed to
hold this between 2-5pm on 2nd June. Alison will
ask the Art group whether they had any ideas for
Ceilidh to be held on 21st September:
Tessa will ask about a band for this.
Halloween Event on 2nd November:
Following our last successful Halloween night a
few years ago it was decided to hold another
one. Details to be discussed in future meetings.
Charity Fund-Raiser: Following a
request concerning raising funds for a charity
from Barbara King, members decided they would
schedule a coffee morning sometime this year.
Will be discussed at future meeting.
AOB: Violet asked whether ACT would
consider making a donation towards the
kitchenette that is to be fitted in the new back
room of the Village Hall. This facility will
benefit the whole community. Violet
suggested £500. However as there were only four
members present at the meeting we were unable to
make a decision on this. Deferred until next
Date next meeting: 25 April 2013 @ 7pm.