Reading Room Minutes – 13th October 2015

Constable Burton Reading Room Committee

Minutes of meeting 13th October 2015

Present: Cathy Ayers, Stuart Ayers, Martina Miller, Mike Phillipson, Jonny Handley, Hilda Dobson and Gerry Hannah

Apologies: None

The committee welcomed Gerry Hannah to the meeting. Cathy Ayers proposed that Gerry join the committee, seconded by Hilda Dobson and agreed by all.

Matters arising from the previous meeting held on 8th September 2015.

Coffee Morning Saturday 12th September 2015 ‘Soupa Saturday’

Thank you to Hilly and Moira for running another successful and enjoyable event. The Book sale was also profitable.

Final Afternoon Tea for the year Sunday 27th September 2015

Thank you to Hilly and helpers for running our final Afternoon Tea for the year. It was a success. Following a discussion on events it was agreed that more help is needed from residents. To date, Hilly and family members have strived to ensure that our events take place regularly. It would be unfair to assume that this responsibility fall to the same people, all the time. Please offer your support. Afternoon Tea resumes in April 2016. Coffee mornings run every second Saturday monthly. Help is always needed to set up the Reading Room prior to any event along with serving and welcoming visitors to our Village Hall. A calendar of proposed dates will be added to the website shortly. We thank all our superb cake bakers and supporters of the Reading Room, your help and generosity is valued by all.

Village Signage and Safety

Following concerns raised by residents regarding motorists continuing to speed and drive carelessly through the Village it was agreed that safety signs be organised and erected at suitable locations in the Village to raise awareness.

Unfortunately, we have had reports of many incidents where residents and visitors have experienced motorists driving without due care, verbally abusing other motorists and walkers, damage to grass verges and private lawns and our village pots. This is not acceptable behaviour. Jonny agreed to contact the Local Police to obtain advice on this matter. Martina agreed to purchase suitable reflective signage and Stuart agreed to erect all signs/posts. This item to be raised at the Parish Council meeting. We will keep all residents informed.

Treasurers Report

September 2015

Money In

£78.75 Coffee Morning

£90.00 Room Hire

£116.72 Afternoon Tea

TOTAL IN = £285.47

Money Out

£28.96 Yorkshire Water Bill

£13.00 Coffee Morning Expenses

£30.02 Expenses

£49.20 HE Wooley fire safety check

£80.38 Npower Bill

£2.50 Rent

£10.30 R Gamble Plant expenses

TOTAL OUT = £214.36

TOTAL FOR THE MONTH = £71.11 profit

Bank Balance to be confirmed on next report.

Yoga Classes Half Term Break 20th Oct – 27th Oct. A further 10 weeks room hire has been booked.

4th November 6 p.m 9.30 p.m, The Reading Room has been booked for The Lower Wensleydale Partnership.

Any Other Business

Jane Tarlton has requested a key to the Reading Room to enable a friend to use the disabled facilities and this was agreed.

Internet is still unavailable in the Reading Room. Further investigation needed.

Chris Green (resident neighbour) has advised that he is interested in purchasing the room directly above the Reading Room kitchen. Gray’s Estate Agency are dealing with the enquiry.

Reading Room External Storage

Stuart advised that following an inspection of all external storage/sheds he confirmed that all roofing is now not waterproof. It was agreed that repairs would take place late spring. Gerry offered to donate his wooden shed to the Reading Room. To be discussed further.

Mr Wyvill’s property – Mill Lane

Stuart advised that refurbishment work continues with a view to completion within 12-18 months. The property will be renamed ‘Heron Corner’.

Village Halloween Event

The committee have organised a Halloween Event in the Reading Room.

Saturday 31st October 2015, Free Kids Party will be held 4.00 p.m – 5.30 p.m. Food provided and games including a Pumpkin Trail around the Village. Followed by Evening Bring and Share Supper 7.30 p.m onwards. A Halloween Quiz and Raffle. Please see Noticeboard for full details and website. All welcome.

Dates for Your Diary

Coffee Morning Saturday 14th November, 10 a.m – 12 noon. Helpers needed please to ensure this event takes place.

A Christmas/New Year event to be agreed, further details to follow soon.

The meeting closed at 8.30 p.m

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