Doxey Community Association

Minutes of the meeting held 8/10/08 7.30pm.


G. Smith, A. Sumner Smith, D. Hughes, T. Pennington, M. Turner,S. Hems, J. Smith, J. Essex, 
D. Peel, E. Last, P.Perks, J. Perks,I Simpson, S. Corcoran, J. Corcoran

Apologies: J. Peel P, Firman, N.Barnett, R. Belcher.

Minutes: The minutes were accepted.

Matters Arising: None

Trustees Report: No meeting held. A meeting will take place Monday 3rd. November, 7.30pm. at 103 Doxey.

Financial Report: A printed accounts sheet was provided by R. Belcher showing that the total funds stood at 2094.


Clearout Day:

A good day, except for the rain, which may have kept some people at home. All left over items went to charity shops or recycling. It was suggested that it might be a good idea to bring the event back to the Sutton Centre as the Church car park was a bit out of view. Thanks to all those who helped.


Fabulous production. Thanks to the Church for the co operation in allowing us to use the Church rather than the hall during the renovations.

The audience was about 50 strong. Our thanks go to the Three Tuns for allowing us to use a room for food afterwards.

Forthcoming Events

DCA Business Plan

Anita to meet with Steve Wilson next week to amalgamate ideas and produce a plan

Christmas party:

Saturday December 13th: Anita to sort a menu, Gill to make mince pies and apple pies, Denise to do shopping, David to collate the invitations and cook the meal (with assistance from a team of helpers on the day). Entertainment to be arranged, some of the young people would like to be involved and a student from Keele University will be approached.

Life Support:

This will go ahead with the senior youth club just before or just after Christmas.

Winter Litter Pick

The unpaid work unit are looking for a project in the next 2 weeks. A joint litter pick was suggested for Sunday 261h. October meeting at the Sutton Centre l pm.

Winter Trips

Although it is too late for Walsall Illuminations this year it was felt that a trip should be considered for next year and possibly an alternative trip this year.

Live & Local

21st March 2009 a group is coming to Doxey. During the afternoon there will be a workshop and during the evening there will be a performance by this group and a Ceilidh. Ticket prices will be based on an audience of 60. Ticket cost of 1/50 of total cost. Family ticket to be 3 times an individual ticket. Concessions 2 off. It was proposed by G. Smith and seconded by D. Peel that the DCA underwrite this venture. All in favour.

Doxey Welcome

This is to be a folder containing information for new residents to the Pack :area. The difficulties in targeting people was discussed. It was suggested that one person have overall responsibility and other people have an area for which to take responsibility. (Similar to Neighbourhood Watch)

DCA Website

lain needs to update the website but needs up to date information: agenda, minutes, Doxey Times, pictures etc.

Parish Council

Suggested date for Doxey Day 2009 is July 18th. In order to obtain Quality Status the Parish Council need to put out a Newsletter 4 times a year. A container has been donated by the Co-op to be placed on the field as storage. Delivery has yet to be arranged.

Doxey Times

Party invitations, plaque at Church, anyone with any information about a bomb landing behind The Drive during the war, general monthly dates.

Correspondence: Thank you letter from' PCSO Helen Walker on behalf of the senior youth club.

AOB: To be included on the November agenda. Proposed DCA Business Plan.

The meeting closed at 9.20 pm. Next meeting 12th November at 7.30 pm at the Sutton Centre.