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ALDINGBOURNE COMMUNITY SPORTS CENTRE


Registered Charity No. 276055


Minutes of the Trustees Meeting


Sunday 7th November 2010


 


Those Present

 

Jon Leahy (JL), Jon Vinsome (JV), Mike Burton (MB), Linda Fromant (LF), Bill Warwick (BW). Jenny Hamilton (JH) Dennis Lennard (DL) and Alan Johnson (AJ)

Meeting started at 18:40pm

MB advised the meeting of a conflict of interest with Item 11 on the Agenda (Compound Fencing)

 

1        APOLOGIES – Helen Franklin (HF), Philip Pilcher (PP), Alex Gladman

Not in attendance – Chris Blows (CB)

 

2        MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 10th October 2010.

 

The minutes were accepted as correct. Proposed DL, seconded JV.

 

3         MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 10TH October 2010

2.2 The matter of obtaining a quote for cupboards in the committee room – Ongoing

Both JL and AJ stated they would approach people for quotes.

 

ACTION POINT MB/JL/AJ to obtain quotes for next meeting

 

2.8 Contact made with the Rifle Club and the new Licence Agreement had now been signed

 

7 MB explained he had been in contact with the Environmental Agency who had referred him to a web site regarding becoming part of the scheme to create a pond. In essence this was an involved project which would need input from local people including schools. It was far too much work to take on at the moment but should anyone wish to push it forward he had all the information required.

 

Front of Stage Hall curtains now installed

 

8 Bookings  Item deferred to Item 9 of the Agenda

 

10 Kitchen Refurbishment JV explained due to the work involved with renewing the floor and other matters this had not been progressed. Progression was also awaiting a reply from the Directors of Lidsey Landfill with regards to the re-allocation of the £5.000 granted previously given to the new building project.

 

MB stated he had written to the Manager at Lidsey and was still awaiting a reply

 

11 Business Plan  MB stated that the version of this, drafted in May 2010, was now hopelessly out of date. He suggested a further draft should be made ready in time to coincide with the end of the Financial year. This was agreed by all those present

 

13 Tree Cutting  MB stated he had received a quote from Mike Kennedy an as a result had entered a grant request to the Parish Council at their last meeting. The PC had requested a further quote which he was now attempting to obtain.

 

15 Benches   Installed. The cost of installation was £350.

 

4        PUBLIC SESSION

 

          Roger Ayling, Chairman of the Aldingbourne & District Target Shooting Club, presented a letter

and plan (Correspondence Item 36) to the club proposing an extension to the Rifle Clubhouse to provide toilet facilities.

Following discussions it was agreed that the Trustees had no objection to the proposed extension.

 

ACTION POINT MB to seek the approval of the Landlord – Aldingbourne Parish Council

 

5           CORRESPONDENCE

 

Item 23    Letter to the Directors of Lidsey Landfill 12/10/2010

Item 24    E-mail to Environment Agency requesting info’ on Million Pond Project

Item 25    E-mail to Sarah Manning, Irish Dancing, re hall flooring

Item 26    Letter to ASC re use of lounge by Hopscotch

Item 27    Copy grant app to PC re £1500 for security fencing

Item 28    Letter from BLF re application for grant

Item 29    Friday Night Snooker Club fixture list current to 10/12/2010

Item 30    Thank You letter to Chair of JDAC re £1500 award towards Security Fencing

Item 31    Letter from JDAC confirming award of £1500 towards security fencing

Item 32    Copy grant app to PC Re £500 for tree surgery

Item 33    Letter from Scottish Power rejecting application Re New Building/Hopscotch

Item 34    Letter from BLF rejecting application Re New Building/ Hopscotch

Item 35    Cert from ICO Re Data Protection Act

Item 36    Letter and Plan from Aldingbourne & District Target Shooting Club dated 5/11/10

 

 

6       CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

 

No Report

 

  7        TREASURER’S REPORT

 

JV stated that moneys owed at the end of last month had now been received and as a result we were in surplus.

That the account were accepted was proposed by AJ, seconded DL

 

JV proposed opening a 5 Year Bond with Barclays Bank into which the £10,000, we were obliged to retain, should be deposited. Currently the £10,000 attracted an interest rate of 0.025% whereas the Bond would attract 4%.

Proposed JV seconded MB Agreed by all those present.

 

JV outlined that he had spoken with a curtain supplier regarding the hall window curtains. The quote was in the region of £3000, due to the cost of installing suitable tracking. As a result it had been decided to apply for a grant to cover this expense

MB stated three quotes would be required by any funding body and to this end he had already contacted a number of local companies who would be attending the centre over the next two weeks

Concern was expressed that this purchase should not be allowed to ‘drag on’.

AJ and JH with MB volunteered to attend when these contractors arrived on site.

 

JV advised following negotiations with Covers he had obtained a 40% discount on the purchase of wooden laminate doors to replace those in the centre. The total cost was just over £660.

MB stated it had been the intention to seek a separate grant for this project but as the cost was so reasonable he proposed that the money should be allocated immediately and the doors purchased and stored pending their fitting

Proposed MB, seconded DL. Agreed by all those present

 

ACTION POINT AJ/JL to obtain quotes for fitting

 

JV asked for volunteers to redecorated the hall, lower walls and woodwork, in the coming week

 

ACTION POINT JV to let everyone know the date and time re decoration of the Hall

 

JV thanked BW for his help and support with regards to the leaking radiator in the hall last week.

 

JV explained that following discussions with the Rifle Club concerning building insurance it appeared that the insurance agents had ‘jumped the gun’ and gone ahead and organised building insurance cover for the Rifle Club under the present ACSC policy. JV had since requested that the new addition should be made easily identifiable, under a separate sub-heading within the policy, for the allocation of costs etc.

Roger Ayling apologised that this had occurred and assured the Trustees that the premium had been paid by the Rifle Club. He also thanked the Trustees in that with the ‘joining’ of the insurance the Rifle Club had saved over £250 on their previous best quote.

 

Following discussions it was suggested that all user groups with separate buildings, Bowls, Tennis, BRMRC and Signal Box should be advised of the potential savings in joining under one policy.

 

ACTION POINT JV to write to all User Groups

 

 

8        SECRETARY’S REPORT

 

MB thanked JV, BW DL and LF for their help with the setting-up and taking-down for Hopscotch whilst they used the lounge area due to the hall floor repairs. He also thanked the ASC for their cooperation and the initial idea of using the lounge.

MB informed everyone that he had written an article for the Parish Magazine making all aware of the new benches and notifying readers they could sponsor a bench if they wished. He also commented about the work of the Charity including a request for further Trustees.

MB stated he had attended the PC meeting to support two grant applications, £1500 for the security fencing around the Barn and Signal Box which was granted and £500 towards the cost of tree management where the PC requested further quotes.

The matter of asking the PC about the legal side of controlling dogs/dog owners with respect to dog fouling did not arise

 

ACTION POINT MB to raise the issue of dog fouling controls at the next PC meeting

 

With regards to the Hall window curtains appointments to obtain quotes had been arranged as follows

Tuesday 9th November 9:30 Curtain Calls

Wednesday 10th November Curtains by Carole

Saturday 20th November C&H Curtains

(AJ, JH and JV aware)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9        HALL BOOKINGS

 

JV and MB explained that HF had resigned, due to pressure of work as the Booking Secretary, she would continue as a Trustee until the AGM.

In order to simplify the whole system it had been agreed that those involved would control the process via the office. Potential hirers would be invited to attend the centre on a Thursday evening, between 7-8pm whereupon they could be shown the facilities and could complete all the necessary forms. New paperwork had been created which hopefully would encompass all eventualities including liaison with the ACS for use of the bar, this would include a dedicated diary and wall calendars. There would also be a dedicated mobile phone for hirers to contact during an event which the ‘on-call’ Trustee would carry

JV stated that BLS were at the centre on the 20th Nov, Harry’s CDs on the 27th

The only booking requiring supervision was an 80th Birthday on Saturday 4th December JV/JL to see in and out.

 

JV confirmed the availability of 4 tables for the use of the Bowls Club

 

DL requested clarification over the £5.00 hire charge of the Committee Room where the proposed meeting exceeded numbers and therefore transferred to the Hall. He stated this had happened on one occasion to the Barnham Trojans whereupon HF as the Booking Secretary had still only charged £5.00, The matter was discussed and it was agreed in such circumstances such a meeting should only attract a charge equivalent of 1hr hall charge, £10:40p.

 

JV stated that interest in using the hall by new user groups had occurred in the last few weeks including the Line Dancing, which had just moved away to a hall in Chichester wishing to return for a new fixture.

JV stated a new Street Dancing group would now occupy Tuesday Evenings with the exception of the first Tuesday of the month when the PC were in the hall. Irish dancing were increasing their hours by starting earlier and the Line Dancing Groups request would, on this occasion have to be refused.

JV informed the meeting that BLS were impressed with the new floor and had sent a letter expressing their thanks. Both BLS and Harry’s CDs had already notified JV of their bookings for the forthcoming year.

 

Hopscotch having accepted that a new building was would not be readily available due to lack of funds wished to explore the possibility of increasing their hours to cater for Breakfast and After School Clubs. They were contemplating these might begin in the New Year.

 

Storage was still a problem at the centre. JV suggested that enquiries be made to see if two or possibly three temporary garage type buildings could be erected out the back of the hall to replace the caravan

 

ACTION POINT JV/MB to explore the costs of erecting two/three temporary buildings.

 

!0    COMPOUND FENCING

 

MB explained the history behind the project to fence in the Signal Box and Barn as part of the planning application for the former and that as the project involving the Signal Box had evolved so the potential for an outside storage area had arisen and has thus been ‘taken-over’ bt the ACSC as of beneficial use to them and user groups. To this end he explained he had since obtained two £1500 grants, form JDAC and the PC, to erect the security fencing. He was now requesting that the ACSC raise the remaining £700 required to enable this project to go forward.

 

Following discussion the granting of £700 for the erection of security fencing was proposed by BW, seconded by AJ. The matter was agreed by everyone  (MB and DL refrained from voting)

 

 

 

 

11     KITCHEN REFURBISHMENT

 

Previously discussed. JV to pursue once a reply from the Directors of Lidsey Landfill has been received giving permission to use the £5,000 previously given for the new building/Hopscotch project

 

12     BUSINESS PLAN

 

Previously discussed. New plan to be readied for discussion at end of financial year

 

13   BRMRC   - No one in attendance

 

14   TREE CUTTING – Previously discussed MB to obtain further quotes

 

15   DATE OF NEXT MEETING  -  12th December 2010.

 

16   AOB

 

  1. DL  reported that the veneer on the doors in the changing rooms were peeling off


 

ACTION POINT MB to contact THS Services

 

  1. JH complained of foxes causing a nuisance in the area of the Bowls Club


MB requested Roger Ayling to contact Alex Gladman  to exercise his to deal with this and the problem of rabbits in the area who were again inflicting serious damage on the fields

 

ACTION POINT MB to issue and Authority to Alex

 

  1. JV informed everyone that the Christmas Tree would be arriving next week. Volunteers were


required to lift it into place and decorate it.  DL, MB.AJ to assist.

 

  1. AJ thanked everyone, on behalf of his wife, for the flowers upon her return home from


Hospital.

 

  1. BW enquired if the over ride key for the snooker room had been returned.


 

ACTION POINT MB to make enquiries

 

  1. DF asked if the timer to the street lights could be reset for just past midnight.


 

ACTION POINT AJ to adjust timer device

 

  1. AJ asked about the Key register if this were in operation yet


MB replied that it had been started but was still a work in progress.

 

  1. JV proposed that when Trustees substituting for the cleaner when away should be paid.


Proposed JV, seconded DF Agreed by all present

 

  1. LF enquired if the Trustees should not take advantage of the upcoming Olympics to arrange fund raising activities on behalf of the charity


MB stated he believed the Trustees should be looking to run one fund raising night a quarter

and suggested a quiz, racing nigh of gambling night

JL suggested this be discussed in greater depth at the next meeting with a view to selecting

an Entertainments Sub-Committee

 

 

 

Meeting ended at 20:05hrs


 




ALDINGBOURNE COMMUNITY SPORTS CENTRE


Registered Charity No. 276055


Minutes of the Trustees Meeting


Sunday 7th November 2010


 


Those Present


 


Jon Leahy (JL), Jon Vinsome (JV), Mike Burton (MB), Linda Fromant (LF), Bill Warwick (BW). Jenny Hamilton (JH) Dennis Lennard (DL) and Alan Johnson (AJ)


Meeting started at 18:40pm


         


          MB advised the meeting of a conflict of interest with Item 11 on the Agenda (Compound Fencing)



1        APOLOGIES – Helen Franklin (HF), Philip Pilcher (PP), Alex Gladman


                           Not in attendance – Chris Blows (CB)


 


2        MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 10th October 2010.


 


The minutes were accepted as correct. Proposed DL, seconded JV.


 


3         MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 10TH October 2010


                                                                                        


2.2 The matter of obtaining a quote for cupboards in the committee room – Ongoing


Both JL and AJ stated they would approach people for quotes.


 


ACTION POINT MB/JL/AJ to obtain quotes for next meeting


 


2.8 Contact made with the Rifle Club and the new Licence Agreement had now been signed


 


7 MB explained he had been in contact with the Environmental Agency who had referred him to a web site regarding becoming part of the scheme to create a pond. In essence this was an involved project which would need input from local people including schools. It was far too much work to take on at the moment but should anyone wish to push it forward he had all the information required.


 


Front of Stage Hall curtains now installed


 


8 Bookings  Item deferred to Item 9 of the Agenda


 


10 Kitchen Refurbishment JV explained due to the work involved with renewing the floor and other matters this had not been progressed. Progression was also awaiting a reply from the Directors of Lidsey Landfill with regards to the re-allocation of the £5.000 granted previously given to the new building project.


 


MB stated he had written to the Manager at Lidsey and was still awaiting a reply


 


11 Business Plan  MB stated that the version of this, drafted in May 2010, was now hopelessly out of date. He suggested a further draft should be made ready in time to coincide with the end of the Financial year. This was agreed by all those present


 


13 Tree Cutting  MB stated he had received a quote from Mike Kennedy an as a result had entered a grant request to the Parish Council at their last meeting. The PC had requested a further quote which he was now attempting to obtain.


 


15 Benches   Installed. The cost of installation was £350.


 


4        PUBLIC SESSION


 


          Roger Ayling, Chairman of the Aldingbourne & District Target Shooting Club, presented a letter


and plan (Correspondence Item 36) to the club proposing an extension to the Rifle Clubhouse to provide toilet facilities.


Following discussions it was agreed that the Trustees had no objection to the proposed extension.


 


ACTION POINT MB to seek the approval of the Landlord – Aldingbourne Parish Council


 


5           CORRESPONDENCE


 


Item 23    Letter to the Directors of Lidsey Landfill 12/10/2010


Item 24    E-mail to Environment Agency requesting info’ on Million Pond Project


Item 25    E-mail to Sarah Manning, Irish Dancing, re hall flooring


Item 26    Letter to ASC re use of lounge by Hopscotch


Item 27    Copy grant app to PC re £1500 for security fencing


Item 28    Letter from BLF re application for grant


Item 29    Friday Night Snooker Club fixture list current to 10/12/2010


Item 30    Thank You letter to Chair of JDAC re £1500 award towards Security Fencing


Item 31    Letter from JDAC confirming award of £1500 towards security fencing


Item 32    Copy grant app to PC Re £500 for tree surgery


Item 33    Letter from Scottish Power rejecting application Re New Building/Hopscotch


Item 34    Letter from BLF rejecting application Re New Building/ Hopscotch


Item 35    Cert from ICO Re Data Protection Act


Item 36    Letter and Plan from Aldingbourne & District Target Shooting Club dated 5/11/10


 


 


6       CHAIRMAN’S REPORT


 


No Report


 


  7        TREASURER’S REPORT


 


JV stated that moneys owed at the end of last month had now been received and as a result we were in surplus.


That the account were accepted was proposed by AJ, seconded DL


 


JV proposed opening a 5 Year Bond with Barclays Bank into which the £10,000, we were obliged to retain, should be deposited. Currently the £10,000 attracted an interest rate of 0.025% whereas the Bond would attract 4%.


Proposed JV seconded MB Agreed by all those present.


 


JV outlined that he had spoken with a curtain supplier regarding the hall window curtains. The quote was in the region of £3000, due to the cost of installing suitable tracking. As a result it had been decided to apply for a grant to cover this expense


MB stated three quotes would be required by any funding body and to this end he had already contacted a number of local companies who would be attending the centre over the next two weeks


Concern was expressed that this purchase should not be allowed to ‘drag on’.


AJ and JH with MB volunteered to attend when these contractors arrived on site.


 


JV advised following negotiations with Covers he had obtained a 40% discount on the purchase of wooden laminate doors to replace those in the centre. The total cost was just over £660.


MB stated it had been the intention to seek a separate grant for this project but as the cost was so reasonable he proposed that the money should be allocated immediately and the doors purchased and stored pending their fitting


Proposed MB, seconded DL. Agreed by all those present


 


ACTION POINT AJ/JL to obtain quotes for fitting


 


JV asked for volunteers to redecorated the hall, lower walls and woodwork, in the coming week


 


ACTION POINT JV to let everyone know the date and time re decoration of the Hall


 


JV thanked BW for his help and support with regards to the leaking radiator in the hall last week.


 


JV explained that following discussions with the Rifle Club concerning building insurance it appeared that the insurance agents had ‘jumped the gun’ and gone ahead and organised building insurance cover for the Rifle Club under the present ACSC policy. JV had since requested that the new addition should be made easily identifiable, under a separate sub-heading within the policy, for the allocation of costs etc.


Roger Ayling apologised that this had occurred and assured the Trustees that the premium had been paid by the Rifle Club. He also thanked the Trustees in that with the ‘joining’ of the insurance the Rifle Club had saved over £250 on their previous best quote.


 


Following discussions it was suggested that all user groups with separate buildings, Bowls, Tennis, BRMRC and Signal Box should be advised of the potential savings in joining under one policy.


 


ACTION POINT JV to write to all User Groups


 


 


8        SECRETARY’S REPORT


 


MB thanked JV, BW DL and LF for their help with the setting-up and taking-down for Hopscotch whilst they used the lounge area due to the hall floor repairs. He also thanked the ASC for their cooperation and the initial idea of using the lounge.


MB informed everyone that he had written an article for the Parish Magazine making all aware of the new benches and notifying readers they could sponsor a bench if they wished. He also commented about the work of the Charity including a request for further Trustees.


MB stated he had attended the PC meeting to support two grant applications, £1500 for the security fencing around the Barn and Signal Box which was granted and £500 towards the cost of tree management where the PC requested further quotes.


The matter of asking the PC about the legal side of controlling dogs/dog owners with respect to dog fouling did not arise


 


ACTION POINT MB to raise the issue of dog fouling controls at the next PC meeting


 


With regards to the Hall window curtains appointments to obtain quotes had been arranged as follows


Tuesday 9th November 9:30 Curtain Calls


Wednesday 10th November Curtains by Carole


Saturday 20th November C&H Curtains


(AJ, JH and JV aware)


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


9        HALL BOOKINGS


 


             JV and MB explained that HF had resigned, due to pressure of work as the Booking Secretary, she would continue as a Trustee until the AGM.


             In order to simplify the whole system it had been agreed that those involved would control the process via the office. Potential hirers would be invited to attend the centre on a Thursday evening, between 7-8pm whereupon they could be shown the facilities and could complete all the necessary forms. New paperwork had been created which hopefully would encompass all eventualities including liaison with the ACS for use of the bar, this would include a dedicated diary and wall calendars. There would also be a dedicated mobile phone for hirers to contact during an event which the ‘on-call’ Trustee would carry


             JV stated that BLS were at the centre on the 20th Nov, Harry’s CDs on the 27th


             The only booking requiring supervision was an 80th Birthday on Saturday 4th December JV/JL to see in and out.


 


             JV confirmed the availability of 4 tables for the use of the Bowls Club


 


             DL requested clarification over the £5.00 hire charge of the Committee Room where the proposed meeting exceeded numbers and therefore transferred to the Hall. He stated this had happened on one occasion to the Barnham Trojans whereupon HF as the Booking Secretary had still only charged £5.00, The matter was discussed and it was agreed in such circumstances such a meeting should only attract a charge equivalent of 1hr hall charge, £10:40p.


 


             JV stated that interest in using the hall by new user groups had occurred in the last few weeks including the Line Dancing, which had just moved away to a hall in Chichester wishing to return for a new fixture.


             JV stated a new Street Dancing group would now occupy Tuesday Evenings with the exception of the first Tuesday of the month when the PC were in the hall. Irish dancing were increasing their hours by starting earlier and the Line Dancing Groups request would, on this occasion have to be refused.


             JV informed the meeting that BLS were impressed with the new floor and had sent a letter expressing their thanks. Both BLS and Harry’s CDs had already notified JV of their bookings for the forthcoming year.


 


             Hopscotch having accepted that a new building was would not be readily available due to lack of funds wished to explore the possibility of increasing their hours to cater for Breakfast and After School Clubs. They were contemplating these might begin in the New Year.


 


             Storage was still a problem at the centre. JV suggested that enquiries be made to see if two or possibly three temporary garage type buildings could be erected out the back of the hall to replace the caravan


 


             ACTION POINT JV/MB to explore the costs of erecting two/three temporary buildings.


 


!0    COMPOUND FENCING


 


MB explained the history behind the project to fence in the Signal Box and Barn as part of the planning application for the former and that as the project involving the Signal Box had evolved so the potential for an outside storage area had arisen and has thus been ‘taken-over’ bt the ACSC as of beneficial use to them and user groups. To this end he explained he had since obtained two £1500 grants, form JDAC and the PC, to erect the security fencing. He was now requesting that the ACSC raise the remaining £700 required to enable this project to go forward.


 


Following discussion the granting of £700 for the erection of security fencing was proposed by BW, seconded by AJ. The matter was agreed by everyone  (MB and DL refrained from voting)


 


 


 


 


11     KITCHEN REFURBISHMENT


 


Previously discussed. JV to pursue once a reply from the Directors of Lidsey Landfill has been received giving permission to use the £5,000 previously given for the new building/Hopscotch project


 


12     BUSINESS PLAN


 


Previously discussed. New plan to be readied for discussion at end of financial year


 


13   BRMRC   - No one in attendance


 


14   TREE CUTTING – Previously discussed MB to obtain further quotes


 


15   DATE OF NEXT MEETING  -  12th December 2010.


 


16   AOB


 


1.     DL  reported that the veneer on the doors in the changing rooms were peeling off


 


ACTION POINT MB to contact THS Services


 


2.     JH complained of foxes causing a nuisance in the area of the Bowls Club


MB requested Roger Ayling to contact Alex Gladman  to exercise his to deal with this and the problem of rabbits in the area who were again inflicting serious damage on the fields


 


ACTION POINT MB to issue and Authority to Alex


 


3.     JV informed everyone that the Christmas Tree would be arriving next week. Volunteers were    


      required to lift it into place and decorate it.  DL, MB.AJ to assist.


 


4.     AJ thanked everyone, on behalf of his wife, for the flowers upon her return home from


Hospital.


 


5.     BW enquired if the over ride key for the snooker room had been returned.


 


ACTION POINT MB to make enquiries


 


6.     DF asked if the timer to the street lights could be reset for just past midnight.


 


ACTION POINT AJ to adjust timer device


 


7.     AJ asked about the Key register if this were in operation yet


MB replied that it had been started but was still a work in progress.


 


8.     JV proposed that when Trustees substituting for the cleaner when away should be paid.


      Proposed JV, seconded DF Agreed by all present


 


9.     LF enquired if the Trustees should not take advantage of the upcoming Olympics to arrange fund raising activities on behalf of the charity


      MB stated he believed the Trustees should be looking to run one fund raising night a quarter  


      and suggested a quiz, racing nigh of gambling night


      JL suggested this be discussed in greater depth at the next meeting with a view to selecting


                   an Entertainments Sub-Committee


 


 


 


Meeting ended at 20:05hrs



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