Leigh on Mendip Recreation Field Management Committee

Minutes of meeting held 13 June 2011


Present: Vicky Higgins, David Pattison, Rose Martin, Julian Back,

Apologies: Barry Gould, Trevor Wells

1.    The minutes of the meeting held on 9 May were agreed.


2.    Trees.  Cuttings have been burned.   2 more trees have been identified which will need felling in the future. 

3.    A plane tree on E side of the field needs 2 limbs removed to save the tree. 

4.    Decoration of Club house - Bar area still to be done, after the cricket season.                         

5.    Oiling of benches. DP, VH, & RM  have done for 2011, oil now with JB.Action JB & J&AR

6.    Playground

a.    Soft surface tiles – small swing to be done                                                  Action VH & FH

b.    VH will ask Matthew to keep the train in the same place.                                Action VH

c.    Simon Biddlecombe had painted the slide.  His list of jobs includes:

i.      Painting the swings and climbing frame                                                      

ii.    Painting the fence

iii.   Painting the goalposts

7.    Moles.  No activity.                                                                                                          

8.    The soil pile has dried out a bit.  Another trailer load had been spread.  The pitch looks almost OK now.

Football: Article had been sent off to Somerset Standard.

Cricket: Nil.

Bowls: Has restarted.  £9.50 in fees had been received.  It was agreed to give it to the CC to defray extra grass cutting costs.                                                                                                              Action VH


9.    The cash float held by DP now stands as follows:





Balance at last meeting

1 March 2011



Paid to Hall committee for hire of chairs/tables for whist

20 May 2011



Bonus Club June

7 June 2011




7 June 2011




10. A cheque for £60 was received from V&FH as a donation. 

11. BG to invoice CC for the season.                                                                               Action BG

12. BG to invoice CC for £125 + £55 as their share of the cost of the mole catching.                                                                                                                                                                          Action BG

13. BG to pay Bingo Takings into account.                                                                     Action BG

Bonus Club

14. Winners in June were Vicky & Frank Higgins and Maureen Chubb.


15. The rota was handed out by JB.

16. Rubbish bags will be needed.

17. There is a new layout.

18. We can use VH’s trailer if necessary.

Whist Drive

19. A great success!  Several people had asked for it to become a regular event.  It was agreed:

a.    To do them on the third Fridays of Sept (16th) , Oct (21st) and Nov (18th).

b.    To buy 5 more green plastic chairs (post meeting note: they are now £10 each) and 4 small folding tables eg camping tables, to avoid hire charges and having to carry stuff from the hall.                                                                                                                              Action DP

c.    To provide tea, biscuits and drinks

Health & Safety.

20. Nil. 

Regular Items

21. Weekly safety inspection:    VH did in May/June.                                                    Action: VH

22. Emergency lighting, smoke alarms, CO detector and accident book all checked.

23. Report for Parish Magazine- Bonus Club, whist drives;.                                        Action:DP

24. Check Monthly list of jobs: nil

Any Other Business

25. Two bookings have been received:

a.    Graham 22 Aug for a LOMCA picnic.  It was agreed to ask for a donation.

b.    The Loten family for a wedding marquee 14 April 2012.  It was agreed to charge £25.

26. It was agreed that “Childsafe” is not longer required, since Youth Club ceased.


Date of next meeting                  Mon 11 July                 7.30 at the Club House