LEIGH ON MENDIP RECREATION FIELD MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 April 2016

 

Present:        

Committee

Vicky Higgins                                               Chair / Elected

Vanessa Barnes                                          Treasurer / Elected

Trevor Wells                                                  Cricket Club

Alan Dagger                                                 Elected

Vicki Trundle                                                Parish Council

David Pattison                                              Secretary / Elected

Apologies

Anthea Brooks                                             Parochial Church Council

Julian Back                                                   Bell Ringers

Public

David Hartshorn                                           Resident

1.    VH welcomed committee members and members of the public to the rec and thanked them for their interest.

2.    Apologies for absence had been received from Julian Back (Bell Ringers) and Anthea Brooks (Parish Council).  Anthea had indicated a willingness to stand again as PCC rep.  Julian wished to resign, and was warmly thanked in his absence for his many years’ valuable service to the committee, including publicity material, mulled wine and much else.  The bell ringers had not nominated an alternative.

3.    The minutes of the 2015 AGM were agreed and signed by VH.  Matters arising had all be completed.

4.    Chairman’s Report.  The report (attached) was given by VH and approved.

5.    Treasurer’s Report. 

6.    Election of Committee Members / Trustees.  The following nominations had been received:

Leigh on Mendip Parish Council                                      Vicki Trundle

PCC                                                                                       Anthea Brooks

Leigh on Mendip Cricket Club                                          Trevor Wells

Leigh on Mendip Memorial Hall Committee                    Nil

Leigh on Mendip School Governors                                Nil

Leigh on Mendip WI                                                                        Nil

Leigh on Mendip Bell Ringers                                          Nil

Elected members (max 5)                                                   Vicky Higgins

Alan Dagger

Vanessa Barnes

David Pattison

7.    All existing members except JB & AB were present.  All except JB were willing to remain on the committee.  The re-election of all the elected members was proposed by TW, seconded by VT and agreed unanimously. 

8.    Election of Officers:  The following were elected unopposed and unanimously.

Office

Nominee

Proposed by

Seconded by

Chair

Vicky Higgins

AD

DP

Treasurer

Vanessa Barnes

DP

TW

Secretary

David Pattison

VH

VB

 

9.    VH invited members of the public to raise issues as they saw fit.  DH queried the viability and safety of the proposed pump track.  Committee members explained:

a.    The pump track will be funded largely by grants, and will require little maintenance.

b.    The ROSPA website shows that pump tracks and skate parks improve safety by attracting riders away from the roads, where most serious accidents involving riders happen. 

10. There was discussion about children and road safety.  A child had recently been witnessed riding out in front of traffic.  It was proposed that children be encouraged to ride safely by:

a.    Signs at the field exits (eg get the school to run a competition to create posters)

b.    Facebook

c.    Parish Mag

11. It was agreed to take action at the next meeting of the committee.     ACTION DP

12. The meeting closed at 8pm, and the Chair thanked everyone for their attendance.