Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 19th October 2015
Present Chris Machin, Sue Machin, Alan Woodhouse, Andy Capewell , John Berrington, Helen Dutton, Roy Dutton, Phil Shaw, Maria Tomlinson.
Apologies: Anne Nicholson, Anne Shaw, Terry and Mary Edmunds, Chris Wright.
Minutes of last meeting on 20th July 2015 accepted as a true record; proposed by Alan Woodhouse
Seconded by Chris Machin.
It is with great sadness we report the passing of Ricki Williams. She was a co-founder of the Madeley Tidy Group and did an enormous amount of work over the years to improve the village of Madeley. She will be sadly missed.
Sue has ordered the daffodils from Newcastle council. Half will be planted around the small pool by New Road and half will be planted by John Caulkin at Madeley Heath.
A big thank you to Helen and Maria, who attended the RHS Britain in Bloom It’s Your Neighbourhood awards.
The accounts are with the auditor.
PR & SPONSORSHIP REPORT:
We continue to put Tidy Group matters and events on Facebook to try and spread the word and encourage more volunteers.
The key for the old Parish Notice board has been obtained and we will put on a Tidy Group display there in the near future.
Gardening hours up to date total 146 hours.
Thanks to Alan for donating plants from his garden which have been replanted in various beds around Madeley
Both stone troughs have been filled up with recycled compost and then replanted and are looking very colourful; thanks to Annie for planting them up.
We achieved Level Four ‘thriving’ in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ 2015 assessment, which is very pleasing, and is a credit to everybody’s hard work.
We will look at areas for development after the AGM.
Over the next few weeks we will be clearing up the flower beds and planters and cutting back shrubs in preparation for winter.
Madeley Heath will monitor the situation and contact us if they require any help or assistance.
If you see any litter build up, please report it to Street scene on 01782-742500 or Streetscene@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk
Next litter pick will be on the 24th October 2015.
Sue has spoken to Alan at the One Stop shop about the amount of litter blowing from the storage compound into the car park. Allan has said he will try to improve the situation.
There has been a noticeable increase in the amount of litter around the benches overlooking the pool.
There has been a total of 72 hours litter picking recorded.
Tetra packs are still recycled at Leycett Lane.
Ricki’s family has been contacted about a memorial tree at the village hall. They were pleased with the idea. The trustees will need to be contacted. CHRIS M TO ACTION. The family also suggested a large rock with a memorial plaque, not a bench as Ricki didn’t really like memorial benches. SUE M to contact Billy W as he has said and The Parish Council would like to do something in Ricki’s memory.
Bug Houses for the beds to be left on the agenda.
It was decided to go ahead with a repair to the long trough. SUE & CHRIS M to contact Pete from Apedale to look at a suitable date; will also need to contact Allan at The One Stop.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
The Christmas meal this year will be at the Old Swan, Madeley Heath on the 9th December. Please contact Phil Shaw for details or bookings ASAP.
The Tidy group insurance is due shortly and will show a small increase due to the increase in tax.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
The Tidy group A.G.M. will be the next meeting on the 16th November. Could the reports be forwarded to Alan by the 9th November please?
Present; Apologies; Minutes of Previous Meeting; Matters Arising; Treasurers Report; PR & Sponsorship Report; ; Gardening Report; Litter Picks; Recycling; Future Plans; AOB; Date of Next Meeting.