Currie Sharon Thorpe Alison Sharpe Christine
Boulby Bob Smailes Lorna Budge
Eddie Crithlow Steve Thorpe Barbara King Pam
Minutes of last Meeting:
Read and agreed. Copy signed by Bob and placed
Polling station booking has been confirmed.
thanks for microwave still in hand.
confirmed that the new sound system has been
selected; however purchase is pending until
there is somewhere appropriate to store it.
Priority to be
given to tidying up the backroom store
cupboard this will provide much needed
storage space. Bob reported that Eddie has
provided him details of sheds measuring 8ft
x 6ft , after some discussion it was decided
that there would be nowhere suitable to put
a larger shed. The base will need to be
prepared, and it was agreed in principal to
purchase a shed once this is complete.
she was waiting for the end of year accounts
to be agreed.
completed a provisional fire and risk
assessment .This has been e- mailed to
Eddie, for his consideration.
As a condition
of the Hall Insurance an electrical check of
all fixed equipment should take place by an
electrician and a certificate issued every 5
ask Bruce to complete this as it is now due.
the Hall is still to be altered as still not
user friendly for wheelchairs.
Heating is on an annual service contract.
Alison will book appointment for this.
stop is required for holding open the door
into the Guyzance room when required. Fire
extinguisher should not be used as it will
damage its mechanism.
Fire exit from
Guyzance room to the outside is locked and
blinds pulled across it. Violet asked Neil
sometime ago if he could replace the lock to
ensure access in case of fire. Violet to
ask again. Blinds should also be pulled
back to ensure easy access.
Bob has been unable to receive e- mails and as a
result has not been able to access the
electronic accounts that Eddie has sent him.
However, he was able to provide
the following information:
Savers Account: £4891.83
Community Account £ 861.00
Expenditure: Insurance by BACS
Direct Debit : Gas, water and
electric. Alison to e-
mail meter readings for gas and electricity to
Alison reported that Dr Fishburn had booked the
Hall for sessions in January and February. There
are 2 private parties booked before Christmas.
Cricket club booked every Sunday morning until
Christmas. School has booked Hall for their
Christmas production. They will also be using
the Hall for gym sessions up until March.
Violet has carried out one wash , rain is
doing the rest.
and circuit in Guyzance room. Violet to
speak to Bruce.
window in back store room. Violet to
mention to Neil Davison.
purchased paint for Kitchen walls. Geoff
Wade has said he will paint walls in
insulation has not yet been looked into. C/F
Door to be put
back on gentís toilet. C/F
storage . C/F
in main Hall C/F
room door needs finishing. Violet has spoken
to Alistair who has board and will complete
when he has the time.
excluders. Violet will ask Mathew to look
Alison to obtain estimates.
Soil has been
supplied by Mr Clippingdale for the bank at
the side of the Hall, some will need to be
barrowed to the side of the Hall. Violet and
Christine suggested creating a rockery
further away from perimeter fence to enable
grass cutting all around its perimeter.
Membrane should be put down first to prevent
weeds coming through.
will be needed for this.
Alison suggested monitoring situation before
we purchase another waste bin.
Paving slabs .
Violet has them for collection
on wall outside Guyzance room have been
pushed off. Alistair has suggested putting
up 2- 3 posts supporting a chain link across
the top. This should stop people standing on
the wall and weakening the cement. This was
spoken to the school travel coordinator
about the car park she will look into the
possibility of providing some funding
towards resurfacing as toddler group use the
Hall and this comes under her remit.
Bob gets new tubes from the electrical store
in Amble. Lorna to ask Garry if he will
replace the tubes needed in Hall. Will need
to borrow scaffolding or await purchase of
new step ladders before this can be done.
Steve has been
researching price of new ladders. Aluminium
ladder 10ft £80. Fibre glass £152. It was
agreed it would make sense to purchase the
tallest ladder we can fit into the cupboard.
Agreed that Steve would check this and e-
mail Committee for approval to purchase.
Mexican Night raised £90. It was a very
enjoyable evening thanks Alison , Violet and
Tessa for a great evening.
Alison has written confirmation of cleaners PAYE
to give to Linda .
Transfer custodianship to
Parish Council : C/F
Sports Club: Snooker table will
fit onto the stage. Alison to check whether
anyone using the stage before Christmas. Sports
club will try and move the table out of the
cupboard and place on stage as soon as
convenient. This will be for a trial period.
Coffee afternoons have ceased as there was not
enough support to sustain it.
Sharon reported that she has put up signs in the
Hall relating to locality of first aid boxes
Christine said that fewer tables in the main
hall were suitable for art group as the screws
on the legs were coming loose. Lorna said she
would ask Garry to look at tables and rectify
meeting Garry has placed washers on tables and
Bob expressed concerns about the chairs in the
Hall being stacked on each other and becoming
damaged. There are too many chairs for around
the hall, excess to be stacked on the stage
until appropriate storage is available. Sharon
asked whether we could get a carpenter to open
up under the stage area enabling storage of
tables, chairs could then be stacked in
cupboard. Violet to obtain quotes.
Date of Next Meeting