Eddie Critchlow, Christine Boulby, June Barras,
Sharon Thorpe, Bob Smailes, George Walton,
Alison Sharpe, Violet Currie, Lorna Budge.
Minutes of previous meeting:
Read agreed and signed by Chair.
The proposed dishwasher for the kitchen will
need specialist plumbing. The cost of a
dishwasher will be between £600-£800. Alison
will contact some plumbing firms for quotes and
information. Reservations were raised about the
positioning of the dishwasher as the only empty
under counter space is just inside the door and
could cause an obstruction.
Eddie suggested weighing the
stage curtains so that a suitable curtain rail
can be ordered for the stage.
Bank Account: £6,100
Savings Account: £5,000
Balance sheet needs to be
completed by 31/ 07/2016. Bob and Sharon will
meet to agree sheet.
Eddie has been looking into the
cost of improving the surface of the car park.
The cost of tarmac is prohibitive. Compressed
gravel seems to be the best alternative costing
between £7,000-£8,000. Eddie hopes to receive
some funding towards this and the Village Hall
will pay the balance. Compacted gravel would be
wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Vi expressed
concerns about its suitability and asked whether
the Committee could see an example before making
a decision, Eddie to arrange this. In principle
Committee is agreeable to putting money towards
Eddie has receipt for £56 in
respect of payment for garden waste bins.
Eddie said that nothing can be
changed in respect of electricity supplier as
Village Hall tied into current contract.
Pilates is moving
to Monday evening at the end of March. This is
whilst Bowls Club is taking its summer break.
Art group is
holding an exhibition on 8th May
Polling day for
local elections in May, and European elections
Church Fair June 14th.
ACT Village Spring
clean day 16th April.
WI. June asked
whether there was any clarification on charges
for the rental of the Hall. Sharon explained
that all details are on the Village Website.
Sports Club nothing
Church no issues.
Bowls club. George
reported that when arriving at the Hall door to
the toilet corridor had been left open resulting
in heat loss. Suggested that an automatic closer
hinge be put on door.
Art group are
holding an exhibition on 8th May.
Christine reported that they had difficulty
opening the main doors into the Hall in wet
weather. Bob said he would plane a bit off the
top of the door as it swells in the rain.
Parish Council to
move coal truck in the better weather.
that Bruce is not convinced that the speed
controllers on the fans in the Hall are working
as intended. He is going to look at an
alternative costing approximately £85. Committee
agreed to this.
Violet has been
unable to speak to her contact in respect of the
garden banks. However she will keep trying and
also ask about costs in respect of laying the
base for garden shed.
Bob and George will
take door off the meter cupboard, cut it length
ways, and re-hang them. This should make access
to the meters a lot easier.
having an automatic door closing mechanism put
onto door into toilet corridor.
nail sticking out, Bob will pull out nail and
screw floorboard down. Violet will try and
contact contractors who varnished the floor a
few years ago and ask them for a quote to do it
cooker to be printed from the internet,
laminated, and displayed in kitchen.
Next Village Hall consortium
meeting: Howick 2nd
Alison suggested holding an Italian supper and
quiz night. This was agreed for 21 May 2016.
Alison reported that she had phoned the Council
about obtaining an Alcohol license. She has
downloaded application form and someone from the
authority will come out and help complete it.
George asked what the policy on
stacking chairs in both halls was. They should
be stacked 2 high in main hall and 5 high in
Date Next Meeting:
14th April 2016 @ 7pm.