Leigh on Mendip Recreation Field Management Committee

Minutes of meeting held 9 June 2014


Present: Vicky Higgins, Julian Back, Alan Dagger, Vanessa Barnes, Matt Bennett, David Pattison

Apologies: Vikki Batten,  Anthea Brooks, Trevor Wells,

1.    The minutes of the meetings held on 7 April and 19 May were agreed and signed.


2.    We still need another estimate.  DP would try.                                                         Action DP

3.    The Planning Permission had been turned down for various reasons, including drawings to wrong scale.  JR had agreed to help                                                                                      Action DP

4.    Awards for All and grant application – on hold 

5.    Ralph & Irma Sperring application still to be tackled.

6.    Find a replacement cricket shed  - on hold

7.    Materials.

a.    VH had an offer from Whatley – 40t 803 aggregate free 40t tarmac (2 varieties) for about £2k, all including delivery.

b.    VH had spoken to Hans Johnson re Wainwrights and the 800t of “dirt”.  Hans reported that it is a bad time to ask. 

c.    DP to check on the discrepancy in quantity of dirt required.                           Action DP


8.    The stripping of the paint in preparation for a new flooring for the showers had been completed.  There are technical difficulties with the drain, and the first quote for a sheet flooring was very expensive (£800).  It was agreed too investigate tiles (VB can get a discount).                         Action: VH

9.    Large ash needs thinning.                                                                                           VH FH

10. Playground

a.    Tiles around both swings cleaned.  Sealant when dry                                    Action ALL

11. Car park weed killer - done. 


12.  £90 paid up. Still want to play next year.  Last cricket is 30 Aug, according to league schedule.  TW to confirm no cup matches etc after that date please.                                                 Action TW


13. Need to pay the rent!                                                                                              Action V Batten

Cricket Club

14. Fees owing at the end of the 2013 season is £530. See AGM minutes.

15. Agreed to send the letter to Barry.  DP to redraft, saying we want some payment in June.                                                                                                                                        Action DP

Fund Raising 

16. Bonus Club.  May winners were: Nick House and David & Joan Pattison





20 June

18 July





17. Print scorecards if necessary.  Check booze.

18. Raffle prizes required. Set up 7.00 start 7.30.                                                           Action: All


19. The bar supplies had been either bought or ordered.  A price list was agreed.                                                                                                                                                            Action DP

20. It was agreed to bring the supplies to the rec on Friday pm.                           Action DP/JB

21. Draft rotas were reviewed.  It was agreed to suggest combining g the sale of programmes with the raffle tickets at the front gate, to reduce the number of rota spaces to fill.                       Action JB

22. Will need “bumbag” for parking money collected in the field.                               Action DP

23. Fair helpers’ free parking Post Its were handed out.

Health & Safety.

24. To get a contact for the people who do the hall fire extinguishers.                      Action AD

25. MB provided a brochure including fire extinguishers.  It may be cheaper to buy new ones.  Could time inspections to coincide with school/hall, to cut costs.                                    Action DP

Regular Items

26. Weekly safety inspection:    VH did in Apr & May.                                                   Action: VH

27. Emergency lighting, smoke alarms, CO detector and accident book checked.  All OK.                                                                                                                                              Action DP

28. Report for Parish Magazine-  Bonus Club, Whist Dates, fair

29. Check Monthly list of jobs:.   Bench oil with MB                                                      Action MB

Any Other Business


Date of next meeting  Mon 14 July at the rec

at 7.30