VRG Minutes 12/3/15


Minutes of meeting of 12/3/15

Present: Paul, Sam , Mary, Ali, Anna, Mike, Gordon, Sue, Liz, Sally, Iona.

Apologies: John, Manda, Barbara, Jean, Mireille, Jonathan.

1 Matters Arising: Sam is still looking into SESI; Liz is still working on the blog; It was agreed that we would circulate the password and generally promote it. Paul will check to make sure Bill is not cut off in the process. Sam reported that the neighbourhood Forum is still moving ahead: there is a meeting on Friday 20th March to hear from the Council on Diamond Place.

2 Quiz Night.

The event was well attended (60) and much liked. The winning team got a 72% score. There was much discussion about how to dissuade people from bringing their own drink with no clear conclusion.. The event took £559 making a profit of £287 giving us a current balance of £495. The group of Paul, Mick and Anna were thanked for their work and for producing an excellent event.

3 Green balloon Day

This will be held on Sunday May 10 from 11-1pm. Paul will prepare and print flyers (2) and pass them to Sam . Manda, Iona and Sam will distribute. First mailing w/c April 20; second w/c may 4th. Ali will purchase the balloons.

The location will be possibly NO 55: Paul will approach Cass and Andy. If not possible, then we will approach the Leighfields: both have a south facing drive.

There will be the usual mix of things with no strong theme.

Set up to be done by Paul and Sam and clear up by Paul and Jonathan

It was agreed to run a drumming circle on the day.

VRG will need volunteers on the day. Please contact Paul if you will be there and can help.

4 Garden Party

This is being held on Sunday July 12th at No 42, courtesy of Mary McKnight. Planning will take place at the next meeting.

5 Safari Supper

This is to be held On Saturday Oct 17th. There will be sufficient time to organise it after the summer.

6 Notice Board

Paul raised the possibility that we might have a second notice board nearer the east end of the street. It was discussed and thought to be a good idea. We would cast around for a second site. Mary will approach Alison and ask Peter if he could help making it. Paul also offered to repaint the existing notice board.

7 Film Nights

This had been raised two meetings ago but nothing had happened so far. Mike was enthusiastic as were others. Someone needs to take a lead. The publicity about a screening could be done on the blog or via the email list. It didn’t need to involve much hosting or food. And there are projectors available.

Paul promised to circulate instructions for use of the blog.

8 Future events

It was agreed that we would hold the next Media Madness event in late Jan 2016.

Christmas drinks will be held on Sunday Dec 13th at No 56.


There will be a Seven Roads Open Gardens event on weekend of 13/14 June followed by an open-air film.

There will be a climate and environment hustings meeting at the Town hall on April 28th, 7.30.

10 Date of Next meeting May 18th @ 46 at 8pm

Iona was thanked for hosting the meeting.


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