Monday, 2 June 2014

Shakespeare Residents' Association & BUG exec meeting, 12 March 2014

Present
Maggie, Tora, Annie, Ken, Christophe, Diane, Rachel, Claire

Apologies
Bron, Pat, Phil

Minutes
The February Minutes were approved.

BUG update
Niki’s email update about works done in the playground and MUGA was read out to the meeting. Tora reported that Niki will be moving to a different position within the council and a new park officer will replace her. It was decided that Tora would reach out to the new officer and invite her to the next meeting. Maggie reported on the Management Plan. The colour coding of issues completed/pending is helpful and we would agree with the red coded items. However, we were uncertain if some of the items which were marked as green had really been successfully completed. In general, we have found this year that the council has been slow to respond to problems reported.

Film Night Planning
Following Film Night meeting on the 5th (key points reported to the meeting) it was decided that we would show The Jungle Book. Andy and Bron will look into getting some musicians lined up, and we still need suggestions for a short (cartoon, animal themed?) that could be shown before the main film. Ken volunteered to help set up, along with Tora and Claire and Andy. We’ll start this at around 2.30, with stewards arriving from 6.30. Rachel is responsible for stewards. Tora is responsible for refreshments and will coordinate urns, paper cups etc. Claire will fill out the council forms and submit and Christophe is doing the license. Maggie and Phil will drop off the gazebos at Bron’s. Tora to email Richard about using the toilets in the pub.

Finances
Christophe is sending a copy of his ID to the bank which should be the last thing required to change the signatories. Christophe to update the group once complete.

AOB
  • Bron would be interested in doing a first aid course, which would be useful for film nights and other events in the park. Christophe to look into prices and report back.
  • Maggie reported that Janet and John Taylor are moving away from the area. She suggested organizing a joint SRA and BUG good bye at Bron’s following gardening on the 13th of April. Maggie to coordinate this.
  • Annie reported back on her meeting with the East London Business Association: there are still a number of forms to fill in, but we could potentially get a group of volunteers in May. They will provide materials.
  • Ken reported on seeing that Britain In Bloom is providing funding for peat-free community planting projects. Annie and Maggie to look into this.
  • Sainsbury’s: Rachel updated the meeting on the latest developments: The calling has been refused. There is an attempt now to get a second judicial review.
  • Dalston Curve Garden is due to close down as developers are now looking to redevelop the area. Planning reviews are ongoing. More to come on this.
  • Russell will do a Tree Walk in Butterfield Green on the 5th of April. Annie to send out an email and update the website.

Dates for Diaries
·         13th April – Community Gardening
·         26th April – Film night
·         11th May – Community Gardening
·         14th May – SRA/BUG Meeting

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