DATE: 10 Feb 2005††† ††††††††††† Commenced: 8.00pm†††††††††††

Present:††††††††††† Vicky Higgins†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Chair Elected

Dave Mears††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Elected

Caroline Peat††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Treasurer Elected

David Pattison††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Secretary Elected

Chris Cudmore††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Parish Council

Also present Kevin Garcia Ė member of the public


This was the first meeting after the AGM when Jan and Anne Robson stood down after 13 years as Chairman and Secretary.They have left the field in excellent shape and will be sorely missed.

1.00 Apologies for Absence: Steve Anderson was on holiday.

2.00 Previous Minutes: Minutes for meeting 6 Jan 05 were agreed and signed.

3.00 Football Club: Frome Town Boys and Jimís team were continuing to play.

4.00 Cricket Club: Nothing to report.

5.00 Cricket Social Club: Has electrical equipment been tested as requested by insurance? SW to ask Eddie††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION: SW

6.00 Jobs:

1)Grounds Maintenance:. Two broken tree branches to be dealt with. One at entrance by JR/AR and one on fence line by VH.†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION:JR/AR/VH

2)Spoil Heap: Rest of Heap to be dismantled.


Small swing seat top rail nuts to be covered, these had been ordered from Wicksteed & fitted by JR.

VH reported that the seat on the small swing was wearing.Inspection required.††††††††††† ACTION: DP

4) Electrics: Emergency lighting test procedure to be done at each meeting. Done.†† ACTION: ALL

5) Concrete ends to Benches: Still a few around the ground. If anyone going to Coleford tip, please take one with you.†† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION: ALL

6)Water heater: This is now repaired but in urgent need of renewal. JR had quotes for 2 options.Kevin Garcia (KG) offered to get a cheaper quote and to assist in fitting with Frank and Dags.. Final part of installation needs a Corgi installer.It was agreed to meet with JR as soon as he is better.††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION:JR

It was suggested that the Cricket Social Club should be contacted to discuss fitting a CH boiler. †† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION:JR

Jimís team notified about showers by JR.

7) Goalposts: Painted with Hammerite by VH.

8) Outside light didnít work. ††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION:DM

9) Trim HedgeRemind Gerald.If not, Alan Bristow could be asked.††††††††††† ACTION:JR

7.00 Financial Report :- See AGM minutes for full statement. Current status:

Building Society


Current Account




Parish Council will discuss paying a share of the Insurance Premium at their next meeting.††††††††††† The RFMC is responsible for 75% minus £50.25% is paid by the Cricket Social Club and £50 by the Fete.Last bill was about £900 pa. ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION:SA

8.00 Fund Raising:

The Bonus Club winners for Feb were Nicky & Simon Coe (at the first attempt!),Jan and Den Pattison and Dave Boden.

Burns Night††††††††††† 22nd January 2005

52 tickets were sold.A great night.Vicky, Frank and the other helpers were thanked.Profit £338.

Other Fund raising ideas:

Walking Treasure Hunt around the village, Car Boot Sales.

9.0    Fair††††††††† Due Saturday 18th June 2005.

JR will remain the rec representative.†† VH will not be on the fete committee.††††††††††† ACTION: JR

10.0    Any Other Business:

Safety Inspection & Report: VH doing weekly.††††††††††† ††††††††††† .††††††††††† .††††††††††† ACTION: VH

Alarm Testing: JR had written to LJH confirming their sponsorship of this in November 2005.

Smartwater: Valuables marked by JR/DP.

Disabled Discrimination Act (October 2004)/Asbestos Act (May 2004):

JR had provided Asbestos Register. Holes above ceiling tiles should be sealed. DP thought he could use his excess expanded foam.†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION: DP

Grants: Grant from Gloria Caywood of £350 towards the water heater had been applied for. There had been no acknowledgement.She had been overwhelmed.Try again next year?

CC passed on grateful thanks from the Parish Council to Jan and Anne for their

excellent work over 13 years running the field

Anne confirmed that Jan was still happy to do jobs and will deal with the footballers this season!

11.00 Date of next MEETING††††††††††† : 8.00pm Tuesday 8 March 2005


12.00 Distribution:††††††††††† Parish Council †††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Vicky Higgins (Chair)

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Caroline Peat (Treasurer/WI)†††††††††† ††††††††††† David Mears (Elected)

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Steve Willis (Cricket Social) ††††††††††† Steve Anderson (Parish Council)

††††††††††† ††††††††††† David Pattison (Secretary††††††† ††††††††††† Jan & Anne Robson (honorary helpers!)