Madeley Tidy Group minutes 13th. March 2017

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting held on Monday 13 th March 2017
Alan Woodhouse, Anne Shaw, Terry Edmunds, Phil Shaw, Chris Wright, Lynda Berrington.
Anne Nicholson, Roy Dutton, Helen Dutton
Minutes of the 13 th February meeting
Accepted as a true record;
Proposed by Chris Wright
Seconded by Phil Shaw
Matters Arising
No matters arising.
Future Plans
Replant the Long trough. Due to take place on the 10th April.
Tree planting in Heath Wood is scheduled for 20th March providing that the trees from the woodland
Trust arrive in time.
Spring bulbs to be planted in the Isaac Walton bed in the autumn.
It was decided to enter the “Its my Neighborhood” scheme.
Treasurer’s report;
There is a balance of £933.00
Outstanding cheque for £15.00 to the Auditor.
PR and Sponsorship report
Marley Eternit has kindly donated £100 which is gratefully received. Lynda will send a thank you letter.
Phil has begun composing an article for the Parish magazine.
Phil to look into the possibility of the Tidy Group having its own web site.
Phil is also going to take photographs of all the flower beds once a month so that a detailed record can be
Anne has ordered 175 geranium plugs from Groupon . She has also volunteered to pot these on and look
after them until planting out .
Please forward any gardening hours on to Anne.
The area around Holm Oak Drive and the New road bed has been tidied up . Thanks to all who took part.
Any Other Business.
Chris has emailed the Parish Council to highlight that the grass cutting was not up to last year’s high
There was a lot of damage caused when the hedge behind the Miners’ Wheel monument at Madeley
Heath was cut mechanically. This has always been cut by hand in the past. This damage included the total
destruction of a mature Acer tree that had been looked after for many years. The railway sleepers on the
flower bed were also disturbed but this has since been repaired. The grass verge now has deep tyre
grooves in it.
Litter Pick
Please send any litter picking hours to Anne.
Anne Shaw and Anne Nicholson have picked up 8 bags of rubbish from the area between the Old Swan
and Heighley Castle Way.
Meeting Dates
At the Madeley Centre (cafe area) 7.30
8th May
10th July
11th September
9th October
AGM 13th November
Gardening Dates
10th April 24th April
8thMay 22nd May
5th June 19th June
3rd July 17th July
7th August 21st August
4th September 18th September
2nd October 16th October

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