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Minutes of Core Group Meeting
8th July 2013

Present: Joan Clayton, Adrian Coltman, Paul Ellis.

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of the Meeting Held 26th June
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Correspondence
  5. Action Mornings
  6. Audrey's Meadow
  1. Benches in the Woods
  2. New Information Boards
  3. Lloyds Bank Volunteers 23 July 2013
  4. AOB
  5. Dates of Next Meetings

1. Apologies for Absence

Adam & Carol Bull.

2. Minutes of the Meeting Held 26th June

Agreed as a true record.

3. Matters Arising

  • Gledhow Valley Woods Management Plan
    The Group has e-mailed Justin Williamson with comments on the Leeds City Council Management Plan for Gledhow Valley Woods but has not yet received a response.
  • Steve Clavering's Leaving Party
    Joan and Mervyn Clayton, and Martin Calvert, attended Steve's leaving party with Elaine Hill on 28th May.
  • Skipton Building Society's Grassroots Giving Scheme
    Voting for the scheme starts on 31st July. Carol will provide details of how to vote.

4. Correspondence


5. Action Mornings

  • Sunday 14 July 2013
    Work on Hilda's will continue, linking up the steps from Gledhow Lane to the path constructed from the Brackenwood Drive end. Four tons of sandstone has been ordered. Please meet at the junction of Gledhow Lane and Gledhow Valley Road.

Future Action Mornings

Proposed dates and tasks (subject to change):

  • Sunday 18 August 2013
  • Saturday 21 September 2013
  • Sunday 20 October 2013
  • Sunday 17 November 2013
  • Sunday 15 December 2013

6. Audrey's Meadow

Martin Calvert has arranged meetings with two contractors and Elaine Hill on 22nd and 24th July to give specifications and estimates for the work to be done to create a meadow.

The meeting noted Audrey's death this morning at 5.30am.

7. Benches in the Woods

The Group would like to install Geoff and Ro's bench at the Ridgeway end of the woods and also re-install one of the meadow benches as it is too low.

8. New Information Boards

Two new information boards are on order from Border Signs. Information on the quality and treatment of existing signs has been passed on.

9. Lloyds Bank Volunteers 23 July 2013

Ten volunteers from Lloyds Bank Group will be spending a day working in Hilda's wood, working on the path and litter picking. Eight tons of sandstone to be ordered. Timber has already been ordered.

10. AOB

  • St Matthew's "Cream Tea" Event
    Adam and Carol attending St Matthew's "Cream Tea" event to sell merchandise on 13th July.
  • Swan Returns
    The female swan was returned to the lake on 4th July fully recuperated after the lead poisoning. The Group agreed to donate £50 to the Swan Rescue Centre Hospital at Barlby near Selby.
  • Missing Logs from Meadow Edge
    Martin to e-mail Elaine and Justin regarding the missing logs from the edge of the meadow.
  • FGVW Marquee
    The 6x6 marquee now resides in a container at Gledhow School.
    Thank you to Paul and Hazel for hosting the annual FGVW BBQ. A lovely event.
  • FGVW Christmas Cards
    There was a request to discuss Christmas cards and greeting cards at the next meeting. Martin to contact Leodis website re permission to use some of their photos.

11. Dates of Next Meetings

  • Core Group Meeting - Mon 12 Aug 2013 (Gledhow Sports & Social Club)
  • Action Morning - Sun 18 Aug 2013
  • Action Morning - Sat 21 Sep 2013
  • Action Morning - Sun 20 Oct 2013
  • Action Morning - Sun 17 Nov 2013
  • Action Morning - Sun 15 Dec 2013

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