Meeting Minutes on 12th October 2022

1.Present: Sean Whewell, Zena Aris-Sutton, Steve Wilson, David Aris-Sutton, John Reed

2.Apologies: Emely Johnstone, Jan Wootten

3.Minutes of 10.8.22: The Minutes of the meeting of 10.8.22 were accepted as a true and correct record

4.Matters Arising 

    • LSO funding from Anne Clarke – donation received last week.
    • Forward or OOO for visitnewmills.com email – outstanding
    • Refund PAL hire – portaloo – now received. Try different suppliers and order in advance for all of 2023 events.
    • 500 trees planted. SW – ask swizzel if they have looked into the query – SW
    • QF subscription is due it’s £72 a year – email 1/9/22 – Paid
    • SWI  -open air cinema arrange for summer 23 as the cricket club closes 30 September – will look to do next May/June 23, will ask cinema group preference next year.
    • SWI – LSO to contact MCFC for tour of the ground tickets £25 each on line. But they do give some for good causes? – Prepare standard letter and ask all FC clubs in 30 mile radius, look at other business such as theatre
    • VNM.tote update – Millers refiller now stocking 15 taken. High st books/cheese wheel.
    • SNS trees offered 14ft-16ft Xmas tree for free.
    • Gareth got in touch asking if anyone from VNM could help admin the community FB page as he wants to move away from it – noone from VNM can help – suggest add to New Mills Volunteers group
    • Rope race form details – John will add his details
    • Storage rate rent – agree to continue to pay
    • Remembrance attendance – we do Quizit for Hayfield British legion – David will attend.
    • Xmas LSO – 
      • SW to change address on premises – withdraw application for TENs. 
      • Bucket collection approved.
      • Sw to chase road closures 
      • Programme  – sw to chase swizzel – 2 articles
      • Meeting – whatapps – oak next week – golf club 

5. Correspondence:

  1. New mills Town Council – 30/8/22 – gate High lea park – No response
  2. NMTC –  access to Millennium Walkway feedback – No response

6. Finance Update: The current bank balance is £9251.18 in credit.

The money raised from Quizits

  • Citizens advice bureau £104
  • New mills Festival £126
  • NMDVC – £142
  • Womens group – £156
  • Samaritan £167
  • Repair Cafe – £141.10
  • St Georges Parish Hall – £127
  • New Mills Litter picker £138
  • Torrs Youth Festival £135

7.Media Update: Website page views 5311, sessions 3540 in 30 days

Facebook membership was 10,336, Twitter membership  2231 and Instagram 2334

8. Any Other Business:

Article – about VNM update

Sykes accommodation – add to site – 2 hayfield (add under sub heading Hayfield) – If any further queries willing to do 5 miles radius for a fee.

Ideas for VNM committee members.

VNM website updates

  • Added Under “things to do”: 
    • Torrs Riverside Park Accessibility
    • Spring bank arts
    • Torr vale Mills
  • Added Under “Places to stay”:
    • Overlea Barn – Sykes Holiday cottages
    • Overlea Cowshed  – Sykes Holiday cottages
    • Overlea Cottage – Sykes Holiday cottages
    • Bluebell Cottage – Sykes Holiday cottages
  • Added Under “Community groups”:
    • New Mills Army Cadets
    • Friends of New Mills stations
    • Kinders Ringers
    • Friends of Rowarth
    • New Mills Primary Toddler Group
  • Added Under “HOME”:
    • Useful Information
    • Credit Unions
    • Doctors, Dentists & Vets
    • Environment Agency
    • Finance and Debt Advice
    • Local Schools – Quick Contact List
    • Reporting faults to DDC
    • SCAMS
    • Venues for Hire

9. Date, time and place of next meeting: Tuesday 13th December 7pm – John’s house.

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