Minutes 27th February 2022

1. Present: Sean Whewell, Zena Aris-Sutton, John Reed, Jan Smith, &
Steve Wilson

2. Apologies: Emily Johnstone

3. Minutes of 30.1.22: The Minutes of the meeting of 30.1.22 were accepted as a true and correct record.

4. Matters Arising 

  • Bank complaint –ombudsman, no update.
  • Natwest bank now open, need to log on to Online banking – for everyone. SW – to check regarding adding Zena Arsis-Sutton, Jan Smith, Steve Wilson, John Reed to Cheque Signatures
  • Storage update – Will fund for 6 months at a time rolling, through New Mills Festival awaiting invoice.
  • 500 trees planted in Mousley Bottom. SW – Check where we could plant trees if wanted to do this year. – No update
  • AGM next meeting – Archies 30th March 7pm – Event & post FB
  • Co-op Local community fund – ideas
    • Can get funding for hanging baskets (omitting VAT) so this could help with difference.
    • Outdoor cinema, consider location, equipment and outsourcing.
    • Generators – for outdoor events – JS look into Cost/type
  • Art theatre got in touch asking how can we work better together –
    • Suggest a get together to discuss in more depth

5. Correspondence:

  • Unsuccessful grant application (hayfield sheepdog trials) 16.2.22
  • Payment easy funding £28.35 16.2.22

6. Finance Update:

The current bank balance is £6129.06 in credit.

The money raised from Quizits

  • Communality cinema £160
  • New mills primary PTA £148.05
  • Tiny tinkers £121
  • New Mills scouts £180
  • Visit New Mills – £153.65

7.Website Update:

Website page views 4321 sessions 2788 in 30 days

Facebook membership was 9747, Twitter membership 2194 and Instagram 2274

8. Date, time and place of next meeting: Archies Wednesday 30th March 7pm (AGM)

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