Meeting 1st November 2016

Minutes of Meeting held on 01 November 2016 @ 7.00pm at The Life Centre. Romiley.

Present: - Tracey Adams*(Chair) Beryl & Alan Smith*, Terry Holmes*, Jean Bartlett*, Pam Reed*, Peter Birchenhough*, Debbie Barraclough* and John Ackers* Residents*.

Apologies: Jill Lince*

1. Minutes of the Meeting on 14 September 2016 were accepted as a correct record.

2. Treasurer's Report – JA presented the accounts for January/November 16. Payment of £90 to The Marple Website was approved leaving a balance of £2427.59. Monies received since the last meeting - £1850 from the Big Lottery.

3. Action Plan

TA reported that she and AS had met with both Ian Walmsley Head of Parks and Jacky Budd, Green Space Officer SMBC, on 5th October to discuss the outstanding matters. It had been a very constructive meeting with the following outcomes:-

A budget of £2000 to cover the cost of new signage at Carlton Ave and Compstall Rd plus a new signboard at the front entrance. JB will liase on design etc.
Bulbs – we will receive an allocation of spring bulbs,
SMBC will supply the plants for the bed adjoining the Opticians. AS has submitted details. An additional gardening day may be required on receipt of the plants.
New bins will be supplied as a part of a borough wide initiative. An additional bin to be requested at the Compstall Rd entrance as the convenience store has no bin but much litter. JB
The existing notice board to be removed.
Planters - Replanting was discussed and a mix of hebe and heucheras was agreed. TH to consider varieties and prepare an order.
Obtain picnic table for rear of the park – funding required.
Laurel hedge along rear of garage is to be reduced in width. Programme required SKS.
Nest boxes – TA will bring to next gardening day.

4. New Leaflet

Final draft agreed. DB to obtain details for printing.

5. Community Fun Day

AS informed that his application for grant funding to underwrite the costs of a Community Fun Day had been successful and a sum of £1850 received.
After lengthy discussion a date of June 24th 2017 was set and TA/DB/AS would meet to agree a framework for organising the event.

6. Publicity

TA tabled a November menu for Life Centre featuring Friends of Romiley Park on the front. Many thanks to

7. The AGM will be held at Life Centre, 7.00pm on 10th January 2017

TA expressed thanks to Life Centre for hosting our meetings and confirmed the dates in 2017.

Gardening: 26 November 10.00 till Noon.

Volunteers required. All welcome.