Eddie Critchlow, Bob Smailes, Sharon Thorpe,
Alison Sharpe, Violet Currie, George Walton, Pam
Pringle, Sylvia McClure.
Barbara King, Lorna Budge, Linda Gordon, Pat
Minutes of last meeting and
gas contract with CNG. He contacted the North
East energy consortium for the cheapest supplier
and CNG gave a quote 33.75% cheaper than our
previous contract .Eddie has completed paperwork
for new contract with CNG. Haven refused to
accept letter of authority because it was a
different person to the original contract. Eddie
brought a new version for Bob to sign.
Fire exit lock in
Guyzance room is still pending. Chasing N.
Davison to get the lock installed.
It was agreed to
accept the Plumbtec quote for the guttering even
though it wasn’t the cheapest quote as Plumbtec
are local and have completed work for us on
previous occasions to high standards.
Alison to get
quotes for window in the gent’s toilet. It was
agreed that for reasons of heat saving and
ventilation purposes it would be a good idea to
replace it, providing the cost was not too
Alison and Violet
thanked for painting kitchen walls. Bob to order
coving from screw fix approximately £30. In
total. Bob has spent £49.73 on new coving and 4
new tubes for the main hall lights. Coving has
now been completed.
Board for backroom
door has been supplied however Alistair unable
to fix it at the moment.
C/F. It was agreed to inspect the storage
cupboard with a view to seeing if new
walling/skirting was needed to banish drafts.
2.69 m agreed. Stepladders have been purchased.
Bob has details of
different sheds and prices. Bob to bring the
details to the next meeting. There was some
discussion as to whether we really needed a shed
and what would be stored in it. Revisit at the
next meeting. Eddie to get prices from Homebase.
Purchase of outside
mailbox for the Village Hall, Eddie brought
details of a postbox. It was agreed Eddie should
purchase that model of postbox.
offered to look at School equipment catalogues
to see if they had a collapsible base for sports
club pool table.
purchased resin to refit coping stones this also
needed a special gun to apply. Coping stones
refitted using resin. Vi is looking at obtaining
some posts with rope/chain to prevent people
setting on the coping stones.
Community Account -
£4,496 as of 23rd April 2015.
IAS - £4982.71 as
of 23rd April 2015.
£825 paid in since
Eddie has emailed
Bob an invoice for the paper towels. Eddie
suggested that we see if the school could order
us paper towels in the future as part of their
Pilates on a Monday
evening until September.
CAN have booked the
Hall on 28TH April. They will be
holding their Spring Conference, and are
expecting in the region of 80 invitees.
Toddler group doing
well – around 10 attendees now.
Could do with some
more bookings for the Guyzance room.
Place a special add
in the Pelican.
organisers visited to the Hall to begin planning
Bowls Club –
finished till September.
Sports Club – fine.
May Day sale on 23
Plants from the
Tea & cakes will be
Church – no
Alison to speak to
Linda about the Accident Books.
Alison to speak to
Linda & Steve about the mats.
Parish Council -no
Chairs in the
storage cupboard are causing an issue.
Could be resolved
if a new shed is purchased and chairs moved to
Vi has spoken to
Richard about ceiling fans and insulation.
Richard has suggested a solution used in
supermarkets and cathedrals. Vi has contacted
the firm in Devon and is sending a floor plan to
see how many recirculators the company would
recommend for a building of the Hall’s size.
Probably will need two at a cost of £450 each. A
letter of complaint about the heating system has
been received from the Bowls Club. Eddie to
respond detailing the proposed solution. Vi to
let Eddie know the details of the proposed
system to allow him to respond to the letter.
Work Party 9th
Advertised in the
Vi will organise
materials for the French drains to the east side
of the hall.
Sharon has done
some research into the problem of the threshold
of the front doors into the main Hall.
Wheelchair users are still finding it difficult
to get across. Sharon said we should have a
lower threshold with a tapered profile. She has
researched rubber threshold ramps but there are
several different sizes. Eddie suggested e-
mailing manufactures and ask whether they can
change sizes. Violet suggested a triangular
piece of wood might solve problem, she will see
if she can get find a suitable piece. Bob has a
piece of skirting that he will use to fix the
moving the photocopier to free up storage space.
Linda said the School could offer reasonable
photo copying rates, and it was agreed that this
would be raised at the next ACT meeting with a
view to removing photocopier altogether. No ACT
meeting as yet.
submitted the Charity Commission return.
Sharon will put the
paperwork in the Secretary’s suitcase.
Vi suggested a
reel/bracket to store the hosepipe:
Vi will have a look
for a wall mounted bracket.
Eddie will let Jeff
Newton know that the Parish Council can use the
Coal Truck in the village.
Fence to east of
planting 3 fruit trees to screen the fence.
Vi to liaise with
the Sports Club to see if this would interfere
with their use of the garden area.
session organised for Sunday 26th
Vi, Alison and June
will serve tea/coffee on the day.
Date of Next Meeting:
4th June 2015, 7pm,
Acklington Village Hall.