ACT MINUTES - 23rd May 2013
Acklington Community Team Minutes
23 May 2013
Present: Alison Sharpe, Violet Currie,
George Walton, Tessa Sayers, Chris Sayers, Bob
Smailes, Lorna Budge.
Apologies: Sharon Thorpe
Minutes of previous meeting: Read and
Treasures report: Read by Violet. Copy on
Sports Club: Finished for the summer.
May Day Sale: Violet reported £ 442
profit from the sale. Violet holds a detailed
account of monies collected. Although ACT stalls
did well other stall holders did not. It was
decided that the format of the sale needs to be
looked at before next year’s event. Bob said the
end of May would be a better date in respect of
the plant stall. The refreshment table got very
busy so extra help will be needed next year,
also portion sizes need to be standardised.
Sharon had raised her concerns about this with
Tessa, also the fact that a car selling from its
car boot obscured view of the sale. It was
agreed that better signage would help bring
people to the sale, a banner was suggested and
Alison will make enquiries about this.
Craft Afternoon: 2nd June 2-5 pm. Tessa
has some ideas for paper turning, jam jar tea
lights and friendship bracelets.
Violet banner making. Art group had expressed an
interest in getting involved. Hope to have some
cake decorating. Emphasise to be on fun and not
Meet at 1pm Sunday to set up.
Alison will ask John if he will produce a poster
Cakes needed for refreshments.
Jazz Afternoon 14 July 2013.
This was an idea Tessa had for a summer concert.
The date coincided with a Nationwide initiative
in respect of Our Big Gig . Tessa applied for -
through ACT - and received a grant for £400 for
The conditions for this:
Cannot charge people.
Must be at least 4 hours music.
Tessa suggested that the Jazz band would play
Tessa has also approached Flora Peden Smith from
Amble about a choir sing along which everyone
can participate in.
Northumberland pipers are also interested in
doing something less formal.
Open to other music if anyone shows an interest.
Bob suggested speaking to Middle and High
Schools in Amble about participation. Alison
Smailes at JCSC may be able to help with
Tessa has contract from the Nationwide and needs
to send them a comprehensive breakdown of what
the grant has been spent on. This includes
evaluation forms and photographs.
Nationwide will organise publicity material,
awaiting information about this.
Refreshment ideas included hot dogs and bring
your own BBQs and drinks.
Scarecrow Weekend: Tessa will invite
Church Social Committee along to our next
meeting to discuss arrangements.
Next Meeting: 27 June @ 7pm.