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Minutes of Core Group Meeting
29th October 2012

Present: Joan Clayton (Acting Chair), Mervyn Clayton, Adam & Carol Bull, Trevor & Diane Kitto, Naomi Watts-Kitto.

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of the Meeting Held 1st October 2012
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Correspondence
  5. Action Mornings
  6. Grant Applications
  1. FunDay 2013
  2. Audrey's Donation
  3. Benches
  4. Christmas Fairs & Farmers Markets
  5. AOB
  6. Dates of Next Meetings

1. Apologies for Absence

Martin Calvert, Mike Betteridge.

2. Minutes of the Meeting Held 1st October 2012

Agreed as a true record.

3. Matters Arising

  • Possible Reed Bed
    Martin has contacted members of the Council regarding the possibility of creating a reed bed where the lake is silted up near the island, and is waiting for a response.
  • Leodis Image Copyright
    Martin has agreed to contact Leodis concerning copyright of a photo of the woods, which we hope to use in future FGVW merchandise.

4. Correspondence

We received a new Guest Book entry for the web site.

5. Action Mornings

  • Saturday 6 October 2012
    Approximately 20 volunteers attended the Action Morning. The meadow has been cut and raked. A lot of cutting back was completed along the carriageway and near the meadow. Also a lot of litter picking was done as there was a lot of household rubbish near little Switzerland.

Future Action Mornings

Proposed dates and tasks for the coming year (subject to change):

  • Saturday 10 November 201
    Work will continue from the last Action Morning and will include raking the meadow, tree thinning, and bulb planting. Volunteers to meet in the meadow at the end of the lake on Gledhow Valley Road.

6. Grant Applications

Nothing to report.

7. FunDay 2013

The date of the FunDay has been agreed as Saturday 8 June 2013.

8. Audrey's Donation

The Group are very grateful for a second donation from Audrey to go towards work in the woods and a new bench.

The Group has investigated buying a trailer and one has become available for £90-£100. It was agreed to store this with Martin in place of the trailer kindly loaned to the Group by Jim Mudd.

9. Benches

The Group has received enough money for 4 benches. The plots have been selected and include the bottom of the carriageway, the slope down to the jetty, the bottom end of the lake and in the beech wood near the Bath House. The Group suggested ordering the benches ready to put in during Spring.

10. Christmas Fairs & Farmers Markets

The Group will have stalls selling merchandise at the following events:

  • 17 Nov - Oakwood Farmers Market (9.00am to12.30pm)
    Trevor, Diane, Joan, Mervyn and Naomi to attend.
  • 24 Nov - St Matthew's Church Christmas Fair (10.30am to 12.30pm)
    Adam and Carol to attend.
  • 25 Nov - Three Hulats Farmers Market, Chapel Allerton (9.00am to 1.00pm)
    Trevor, Diane, Joan and Mervyn to attend.
  • 01 Dec - Roundhay School Christmas Fair (10.30am to 1.00pm)
    Trevor, Diane, Naomi, Carol and Adam to attend.

11. AOB

  • FGVW Christmas Cards
    Martin suggested a 3 for 2 offer on the remaining Christmas Cards. No decision was made.
  • FGVW Coasters
    Naomi has sold coasters worth £74. The Group had a discussion around how quickly more coasters could be produced if they sold well at the various Christmas fairs and markets. Naomi to keep check on the numbers sold and produce more if necessary. Coasters are selling for £2 each. Naomi also suggested other merchandise ideas including sponsorship from local businesses. The Group were asked to think of ideas for the first quarter next year.
  • Dangerous Dogs
    The Group has been made aware of an incident in the woods where 2 Staffordshire bull terriers viciously attacked a brown Labrador in an unprovoked attack. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning and the police were in attendance. It is rumoured that the terriers and their owners were hunting foxes. The Group are warning dog owners to be vigilant in the woods.

12. Dates of Next Meetings

  • Action Morning - Sat 10 Nov 2012 (previously advertised as Sun 4 Nov)
  • Core Group Meeting - Mon 10 Dec 2012 (Gledhow Sports & Social Club)
  • Action Morning - Sun 16 Dec 2012

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