Madeley Tidy Group meeting 9th. Oct. 2017

Minutes of Committee Meeting held on Monday 9th October 2017
Anne Shaw, Phil Shaw, Roy Dutton, Chris Wright, Lynda Berrington.

Alan Woodhouse, Helen Dutton, Anne Nicholson, Liz Walklett
Minutes of 11th September 2017
Accepted as a true record;
Proposed by Phil Shaw
Seconded by Roy Dutton

Matters Arising
Anne Nicholson had contacted Street Scene about the litter on Bowsey Wood Road and Bar Hill but has not received any response.
Chris Wright has ordered daffodil bulbs from the Council and will need help to plant them
Lynda Berrington raised the issue of grass not being cut at the entrance to the village by Eternit and the Miners’ Wheel. The general untidy state of footpaths, road gutters and hedges was commented upon.

Treasurer’s report
The accounts show £836.98 however funds of approx. £140 have been reserved for plants and miscellaneous equipment.
PR and Sponsorship report
We have received a donation from the Premier shop which is gratefully accepted.
Offers have been made by other sponsors but this may be contingent upon notice of such sponsorship appearing in the relevant beds/planters. To be discussed further.
Photographs have been taken and included in an article for the forthcoming Parish magazine. Thanks to Phil for his efforts in publicising the work of the group.

There are 126.5 hours of gardening logged so far this year. Thanks to everyone. Please let Anne know the hours you are spending on gardening so that an accurate log can be kept.
It was very disappointing to note that some plants had been removed (stolen) from the Miners’ Wheel and Crewe Arms beds shortly after they had been planted. Lynda has replaced them at additional cost and effort.
Having taken on the bed outside the John Offley School this has had a radical pruning to try and establish what plants are there. Hopefully most of the shrubs will start to grow in the Spring. Those that do not will be replaced with more manageable planting. We received a request from a resident to remove a sycamore stump from the Isaak Walton bed. The same resident has planted two rhododendrens in the bed. 
Litter Pick
There have been 81 (correction) hours of litter picking logged.
Next litter pick is Saturday 28th October.

Other Business.  
We received a thank you card from Terry and Mary Edmond.
Helen Dutton has arranged the Christmas meal for the 8th December at the Old Swan, Madeley Heath.
Meeting Dates
The next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting and will be at the Madeley Centre (Bar area) starting at 7.00 pm. Please could all reports be submitted to the Chair by Monday 6th November.
Gardening Dates
30 th October 10.30 am at the Greyhound bed
Any residual gardening TBA

Meeting closed at 8.00 pm 
Post meeting note: The Isaak Walton bed will need a final tidy up before winter as will the Vicarage Lane once the bedding plants have died back.

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