ACT MINUTES -
27th February 2014
Acklington Community Team
Minutes - 27 February 2014
Present: Alison Sharpe Violet Currie
George Walton Chris Sayers Bill Rowntree and
Apologies: Tessa Sayers Sylvie McClure
Minutes of previous meeting read and
Matters Arising: Bill passed thanks on
from toddler group in respect of offer of
financial assistance towards cost of renting
hall in January and February. It was agreed ACT
would pay £105 in total. Bill also reported that
numbers attending group had risen slightly.
Treasurers Report: Violet reported that
she was in receipt of £400. In respect of Burns
Violet reported that the total expenditure was
£273.70 making a profit for ACT of £126.30. All
expenses have been paid in cash. The feedback
has proved very favourable and thanks received
from many who attended.
Agreed to look at a seating plan and a
vegetarian option next year.
Sports Club: Still being well attended.
Spring Clean: 5th April @10am. Alison
will ring council and ask them to deliver all
relevant equipment. This has been advertised in
the Pelican. Chris agreed to design and print a
couple of posters to go on Village notice
May Day Sale: 24 May @ 10am. After some
discussion it was decided to carry on with a
sale in the Village Hall. ACT will hold the Cake
stall, refreshments, plant stall, book stall,
and raffle. It was agreed to invite the other
stall holders from last year to attend free as a
gesture of goodwill as they had a disappointing
sale last year. Entrance charge £1.00 to
include a drink.
Secretary will write to HMP Northumberland and
ask if they would be willing to provide any
plants for the plant stall and new planters in
ACT members to ask if anyone else would be
willing to grow some plants for stall.
Jazz Concert: 13th July .Tessa sent an
e-mail to explain that there would be no funding
available for this years event so it would need
to be financially self sustaining. The following
~ Ask band if concert can be in two halves, and
interval long enough to serve refreshments.
~ Band will produce and help sell tickets.
Ticket money will pay their expenses.
~ Band to pay for main Hall (approx 3 hrs £30.)
~ ACT will pay rent for back room to serve
refreshments. ACT to keep profit from these.
~ Band will need to price tickets in accordance
with what the local community will pay for them.
discuss this with Tessa.
~ Entertainment and BBQS in the garden after the
concert was also discussed , and agreed upon.
Any Other Business
Commemoration of the start of the first world
war was discussed. However it was decided that
as other events were being organised in the
County, ACT would not proceed with this.
It was agreed to hold a collectors fair later in
George asked about the planters in the Village.
Alison explained that the Parish Council had
been provided with new coal tubs for around the
Village . These have been provided by HMPrison
service engineering workshops. The Parish
Council will be placing these in the village in
the next few weeks.
There was a unanimous vote on the purchase of an
industrial coffee making machine for the use of
Village Hall hirers. Violet and Alison to
Bank account signatories to be changed in next
It was also agreed that an ACT booklet
advertising the litter pick, table top sale and
Jazz concert to be delivered to households in
village would be advantageous. Lorna will ask
John Davison if he would be able to help ACT
Date of Next Meeting: Thursday 10th April