Acklington Community Team Meeting
17th December 2013
Sylvia McClure, Bill Rowntree, George
Walton, Tessa Sayers, Violet Currie, Alison
Sharpe, Chris Sayers, Lorna Budge.
Violet reported that she has paid out
approximately £200 since the last meeting. This
included £186. in respect of rent for the
Village Hall. The signatories on the ACT
bank account need to be changed and it was
agreed that Violet would explore changing ACT
bank account to Barclays Bank. We could then
change signatories and it would ease the banking
progress as Barclays have local branches, unlike
our current bank account. Violet will report
back at the next meeting.
Violet reported that she was awaiting a bank
statement to check whether the grant in respect
of Big gig weekend had been received. As a
result the Jazz Band have not been paid their
Lorna has been unable to attend recently,
Sharon and Steve have continued and it is still
being well attended.
This event was well attended however it was
agreed that in future it would be better to run
these events under ACT umbrella. The children
who attended enjoyed the nail painting and
It was agreed that we might hold a Halloween
event in 2015.
New Yearís Eve:
Pooled Supper / Bring own drinks / Music -
George Henderson / Times 20:30-01:00 Set up from
No Entry Charge / 2 black bins required
recycling / Posters 3 - Tessa to print / Bottle
whisky - Alison to purchase / Heads and Tails.
Limit to 50 / £10.00 a ticket / Times -
19:00 for 19:30 start / Bring own drinks /
Ceilidh music - CDs required / Tartan material
to dress tables required / Source soup plates /
Posters Chris & Tessa - put up after New Year /
Catering to organize after Christmas / Address
to Haggis Selkirk Grace Immortal Memory- Burns
and his life
Toast to lasses-men rude about women and then
say they canít live without them Response from
lasses- destroy men! / Alisonís telephone number
on posters to book tickets / All interspersed
with music alcohol and singing / Team to enquire
if anyone attending would like to speak any of
the addresses etc.
12 January 2014 / Times 11:00-15:00 / Free
Refreshments - team to decide on cakes and
savouries after Christmas / Chris posters /
Anticipated displays to include: boats,
airplanes, dolls houses, trains and Doctor Who
Discuss after AGM. Lorna asked everyone to
have a think about format for May day sale. This
has been a popular event in past years, but was
disappointing in 2013 year.
Any Other Business:
Violet asked whether ACT would be willing to
offer some financial assistance to the 3,2,1
toddler group. At the moment it is struggling
for numbers; however it is hoped that this
situation will improve.
Chris suggested paying the shortfall in the rent
for the next couple of months, team agreed with
Bill will speak to the School who run the group
and ask how financial assistance would be best
put to use.
AGM 16 January 2014 @ 19:00
General Meeting to follow AGM