Doxey Community Association
Minutes of the meeting held on 09/09/2009 at 7.30pm at the William Sutton Centre.
Present: J. Smith, T. Strickland, I. Davies, M. Wright, M. Zaminzky;
D. Hughes, M Simpson, J. Wood, A. Bottomly, S. Hems,
J. Harvey, C. Franklin, J. Brough.
Apologies: G. Smith, D. Peel, J. Peel, M. Turner, E. Last. A. Sumner Smith.
Sally Hems has agreed to remain a trustee.
Anita has confirmed 3rd/4th October as the dates for the ‘Introduction to Felt Making’. John Smith will check the availability of the Sutton Centre and confirm this in the Doxey Times.
Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch
The date is now fixed for Saturday 12th December. It was agreed that the D.C.A. would help with the funding of the lunch, approximately eighty pounds with a ceiling of one hundred pounds. Joan Harvey proposed, Isabella Davies seconded the proposal. Volunteers will be needed to help with the preparations and the success of the lunch, D.C.A members were happy to volunteer. John Smith will ask the headmaster of the school if they would like to participate in the after lunch entertainment.
Skill Based Funding for Training
Peel has renewed the D.C.A. membership with the S.D.V.S.
The minutes for the meeting held on 08/07/09 were accepted as a true record, proposed D. Hughes, seconded by I. Davies.
Universal Bowling Club Project.
Heritage Lottery Funding - The preparation for the D.C.A. bid for funding for the Doxey History
Archive is progressing. John will put a request in the Doxey Times for photographs and memories of Doxey to be taken along to the Doxey
Reunion Day on 25th October. It was agreed that a computer and scanner be available to capture the photographs and memories to add to the archive.
Clear Out Day
John Smith will contact Mike Turner with a view to a date in early October.
Parish Council Report
David Hughes said that, after a meeting with the council, it was decided that the old play park would be unsuitable, due to the expense. The cost of the maintenance, £6000, would have to be paid by the Parish Council. They would also be expected to refurbish the play equipment in the park.
David said that the Parish Council were now concentrating on the area beside the football field which would be ideal for a skateboard park. They are negotiating with St. Cobaine for permission to erect a shelter which has been donated by the police.
David told the meeting that The Three Tuns public house was now sold and contracts had been signed for the building of 6 – 8 affordable homes. He also said that the public meeting with developers, Richard and Amy Dixon, for the change of use of the Doxey Arms into single dwellings had allayed the majority of local residents’ fears.
Next meeting of the Association will be on Wednesday 11th November ‘09 at 7.30pm
at the William Sutton Centre.