Paul Huxley called the
meeting open at 6.35
The meeting started with
ITEM TWO on the Agenda, which was the presentation
of PCT Award Certificates, and then photographs were taken
of the recipients of the awards. The presentations were
made by Richard Sinclair and Vincent Walsh. Paul then thanked
everyone for attending the meeting, This is to be the last
meeting until the New Year.
ITEM ONE - APOLOGIES
Apologies were made on behalf
of Ingrid Gaskell and Colin Barson.
At this point Paul introduced
Vincent Walsh, who is the new Community Development Worker.
He will be based at the Youth Centre and can be contacted
on 980 0696 (answer phone available). He will be working
with the community, and assisting the groups who had won
financial awards from the PCT. A total of £10,000
was awarded to 11 groups:
· Christmas Dinner for pensioners - Joe Statham
· Broomwood Spotlights (for drama opportunities for
· PTA - for healthy cooking classes for parents -
· Paul Huxley - for a Website and printed directory
of groups and activities in the community
· Debbie Hancock - for the expansion of the toddler
· Dreamscheme - for sport and recreation activities
for young people
· Over 50's club - for café bar - Kath Warrington
· Gym - coaching and fitness training for young men
at the youth centre
· Bingo - expansion and improvement of community
bingo - Julie Warburton
· Blaze - dance and drama workshop
· Broomwood girls - self defence, aerobics, aromatherapy
at the youth centre.
ITEM THREE - MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Kath Warrington, seconded
by Joe Statham, agreed the minutes as a correct record.
ITEM FOUR - MATTERS ARISING
Booze busters has now closed,
and there is nowhere for residents to purchase electricity.
The Post Office does not sell it. A resident has approached
Spar and the assistant is going to mention it to the manager
when he is next in. Paul asked Vincent Walsh if he could
pursue this issue on behalf of the residents.
The Grass verge on Redbrook
Road - Joe Statham has requested that when the council come
to look at this could he be invited to meet them, Paul to
Fruit and Vegetables - a van
does come round selling potatoes and vegetables, but is
considered by residents to be expensive.
The bill for room hire - Sharon
Gleave confirmed that she has paid an invoice for room hire;
she will get together with Janette to sort this issue out.
The woods/Brooks Drive - Lindsey
Howard is off sick, she will look at this issue when she
returns to work - Paul to put this on the next agenda.
ITEM FIVE - THE PROPOSED
Contrary to what we have been
led to believe, it has now been reported that planning has
still not been sorted out. There is a problem with Section
106, between the legal dept of the council and IVHA. Veta
Gordon was here to represent IVHA, in the absence of Ingrid,
but only had limited information available to her. Janette
said that TMBC were unaware that planning had not been sorted,
which is why we were told the park would be started by now.
It has not yet gone to tender. Janette stated that the paperwork
was due to go back to IVHA and assuming they had no problem
with the amendments then it could go to tender soon. A resident
who is new to the estate reported that he had gone to the
park with his children, and saw blatant drug dealing, and
will not let his children play there now as it is dangerous.
The general feeling was that we had been misled all along,
and that we now need to take action as it has dragged on
for long enough. The question was raised as to how come
the new park on Aimson Road had been completed so quickly,
yet ours was dragging on for years. Ray Bowker explained
that it was because our park was linked to a whole package
of developments. It was felt that we should request that
a legal officer from the council attend the next meeting
to bring us up to date. It was asked whether the park was
being delayed until the council had decided what to do with
the old park area - Janette said this was not the case.
Ray Bowker asked Janette to
speak to Sonia Cubrillo, to request a meeting between the
legal department, IVHA, and local councillors, within 7
days. The Association requested that they could have a couple
of representatives from the steering group at this meeting,
and it was agreed that this could happen. Janette to contact
Paul with the date of this meeting. It was felt by residents
that if things were still not progressing then we should
consider contacting the media for publicity.
ITEM SIX - BROOMWOOD PARTNERSHIP
The minutes of the last meeting
had not yet been sent out, as it had been a busy time with
a lot of meetings.
ITEM SEVEN - DEVELOPMENT
AROUND THE SHOPS
Dave Cooper phoned Paul and
said he is still trying to sort this issue out. One problem
is that there are financial restrictions. He has taken into
account the comments made at the last meeting. The Brewery
have been contacted, they are not willing to sell the pub
but are prepared to sell the land behind it. Paul will set
up a meeting with Dave and those residents who expressed
an interest at the last meeting so that this issue is not
left until our next meeting in the New Year.
ITEM EIGHT - AREA HOUSING PANEL REPORT
Phil Weatherby spoke about
this meeting. The council are to crack down on Rent Arrears,
Unruly youths and problem neighbours.
Shure Maintenance have been
awarded the Gas Maintenance Contract.
ITEM NINE - TRAFFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD
Dave Nunns reported on this.
At present they are looking for funding for publicity. They
are going to set meeting dates for the next 6 months meetings,
and these dates will be issued to the Community Association
for our information.
ITEM TEN - ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Janette Pilkington was asked
if there was any progress on the Scout Hut, she replied
that this is still with the Executive.
Ray Bowker asked if there
was a room at the Youth Centre that we could use for meetings,
as we have to pay for the hire of the schoolroom and for
the caretaker to open and lock up the building - this will
be looked into.
Joe Statham spoke about the
OAP Christmas Dinner, which is being held on 15 December.
There are 50 places, on a first come first served basis.
There is going to be a Turkey dinner, bingo, and a christingle/carol
service. Vincent Walsh has asked Ring and Ride to send some
application forms for people to request transport. It costs
45p per person, and there is wheelchair access. We will
need to provide helpers to assist people with wheelchairs
on and off the bus.
The meeting was closed
at 7.55 p.m.
The date of the next meeting
will be advised.