Eddie Critchlow, Bob Smailes, Sharon Thorpe,
Alison Sharpe, Barbara Cock, Barbara King,
Violet Currie, Lorna Budge, Steve Thorpe and
Minutes of last meeting: Read and
Matters arising not covered
elsewhere on agenda: None
Update on back room:
from the Building Inspector has taken place and
everything was fine. No comment was made on the
railings beside the ramp. The Building
Certificate has been received and is held with
the funding application. Discussion was held on
the safe storage of documents but no agreement
from Leaders has taken place and all was
approved so final 10% is being released.
A plaque was
received showing that we had received funding
from Coast and Lowland Leader Fund which is to
be displayed in the hall.
restarts in 2015 to include energy saving and
Roof velux blinds
can only be manually operated. (Alistair to
chase up supplier.)
The hot water
boiler is working but as it was purchased before
the kitchen area was installed and designed for
the use of hand washing in the toilet it will
only heat up to 40°.
No outside painting
The soffit boards
are still to be replaced.
£762.50(excl VAT) circulated 15/5/13 for
bricking up the alcove of the old door with a
new window above. New quote requested to exclude
(Received and circulated 7/6/13
for £437.50 excl VAT).
Cracks in the old
mortar above the old door to be repaired as
The named bricks
are unlikely to be ready for the naming ceremony
as still to be ordered.
Opening Ceremony 29th June:
A sub-committee comprising Bob,
Lorna, Vi and Alison proposed the following:
Event starts 11.00
12noon. Sir Anthony and Robert Parker were both
unable to attend but passed on their
congratulations and delight at the naming of the
Guyzance Room. Invitations to be sent out to
benefactors but open to everyone. Jeff Watson
will open the hall and Alison suggested that he
could be helped by 3 young girls in the village
who had raised funds by baking cakes. Eddie to
make a short speech. Hot dogs and snacks to be
provided. Donations invited and a raffle. Finish
Sports Club asked
if they would provide equipment if children
wanted to stay on to play outside.
photographs to be sent to the Gazette after the
event to include all of the relevant details.
starts 7/7.30 until 11.00. Pooled supper, disco
arranged by Alison, bring your own drinks.
Bob has contacted
JCSC as there are some teachers who are starting
a jazz band who may like to perform (cost to be
To be funded from
the community account.
This was to be discussed at a
later meeting apart from:-
off the existing sports club cupboard with a
plywood wall (door may be included). Corridor
ceiling lowered and walls relined. Bob can
obtain a special price for the materials and it
was agreed he should proceed.
The back rooms need
cleared ASAP. Trolley costing £40 to be
purchased. To store bowls boards, wooden trestle
tables, voting booth and screens under the
Entrance hall to be
replaced /renewed. Estimate of £2100 from Kitson.
Window Paramedics quoted £2750 to include the
kitchen window. Neil Davidson advised that if we
had a new UPVC door the frames may need widening
so it would be worth considering refurbishing
the existing door. Submitting a quote.
An estimate of
£1,350 plus VAT was circulated before the
meeting for the building of a retaining wall.
The alternative solution was for the area to
simply be made good by filling the gap with
earth. Sharon asked if we had the funds
available. Steve asked if we needed the advice
of a structural engineer to cover ourselves for
insurance purposes. Barbara C reminded that
there had been an issue some years ago as the
adjoining drive had collapsed due to the
neighbour’s contention that the village hall had
removed earth from the adjoining bank.
NNVHC PAT testing
to be arranged when kitchen sorted - Sharon
still to be sorted – Vi.
The right hand
heater is working again.
cracked 2 weeks ago - to be sorted.
When the back room is complete
and the funds available are known the jobs can
be prioritised and fundraising discussed.
£2,712.57 currently held on the
community account. £9,211.30(less £350)
currently held on the Saver account. Final 10%
retained grant to come. Refund due from NPower.
The insurance company reminded to make sure that
we are covered for the rebuilding costs of the
backroom. Bob to ask NNVHC.
User Group Reports:
ACT are holding a jazz afternoon on 14th July.
Sports Club finished at half-term. WI expressed
concerns over the adequacy of the exterior
lighting to access the backroom (which is in
hand) and also for access by wheelchairs through
the gate if cars park too close to it (Bob will
arrange for a barrier to alleviate this).Nothing
to report from the Parish Council or Bowls Club.
No Church, School or Art Group representative.
3-2-1-0 is due to start on Tuesday.
A wedding has been booked for 14th June 2014.
Waiting to hear further from Felton Beavers.
Cramlington Village School plan to stop for 2
nights in the main hall (18/6 and 20/6) with 3
adults and 12 children.
Any other Business:
Thursday 11th July 2013 at 7.30pm in the back