Constable Burton Reading Room committee
Minutes of meeting 13 May 2014
Apologies Gareth, John
Present Cathy, Dawn, Anna, Mike, Stewart and Hilda
Lawn mower – probable cost £400 to £500. Anna will ask Parish Council for grant application
Beck steps – have been cleared and some planting to support the bank. Some further support needed
Coffee morning on 12 April made a profit of £6
Afternoon Tea signs – Hilly has their repainting in hand
Plant pots – Jean Knights, Julia Cardy, Moira Bullen and Anna have planted pots which they will be responsible for
There had been excess expenditure over income this month. The completed mandate has been sent to the bank. There are now three signatories for the bank account, two of which are required on a cheque.
An estimate had been received from Belectrics to fit a power socket in the lobby and a sensor light – £125 – £70 labour and £55 parts.
It was decided, however, to reduce the cost by merely extending the cable to an existing power socket, and replace the standard bulb with a sensor bulb. Trevor will be asked to investigate and to provide an estimate for parts and labour. He will also be asked to plane the inner door, and fit a key code lock.
A profit of £43 was made on the 10 May. Many thanks to Dawn, Olivia and Ann
Coffee morning – June 14 – Hilly and Moira E in charge
Afternoon Tea – May 25 – Ann B, Cathy, Dawn, Moya, Alistair and Moira. Cathy has asked Margaret Topliss if she is available
Spring supper – Friday 20 June at 7.30pm. A “Bring your Own” event. People will be asked to tell either Hilly or Cathy if they are coming, with numbers.
Duck Race and Summer Fair – on Sunday 17 August. A change due to Hilly being unavailable on Bank holiday weekend
Afternoon Tea – June 29 – Dawn and Anna (to be confirmed)
Any other business
Ashfield Close will use the village lawn mower, making a contribution to petrol
Mike will consult with John on accessing an internet connection in the Reading Room
Becky Duff will borrow the chairs and crockery for a tea in aid of Cancer Research. It was decided that, in future, we will charge for hire for private parties but not for charities. Charges are to be decided.
A letter was received from Rita Terry thanking us for lending the crockery for the Tulip Festival.
Date of next meeting
Tuesday 10 June at 7pm