ADDINGHAM CIVIC SOCIETY
Venue: 9 Main Street, Addingham
Minutes of the meeting held on 21/06/17 at 4.30pm
Stuart Tomlinson (ST), Jan Hindle (JH), Gill Battarbee (GB), Rick Battarbee (RB), Daniel Ross (DR)
Apologies: Peter Miller (PM), Margaret Batley (MB), Jane Winter (JW), Jim Robinson (JR), Richard Walton (RW)
1. Minutes of the Meeting Held on 8 May 2017
The minutes were approved.
2. Matters Arising not covered elsewhere
ST had contacted Keith Mitchell (BMDC Grounds Team) and agreed the new mowing regime for the Skipton Road verges.
GB reported that Environment Day had broken even, and that there was unsold stock of cards
and walks booklets. AEG funds stand at £465. The Garden Friends had asked the Civic Society for a contribution towards the costs of display boards they had purchased for the Environment Day.
Agreed: contribution of £50 from AEG funds.
4. Environment Day
Feedback was discussed, all agreed had been a successful day which should be repeated.
GB to research dates for May/June 2018 and book the Mem Hall.
5. Neighbourhood Plan
JH reported that:
Bird data and tree survey data to be sent to DR for mapping.
DR to look at the housing sites and suggest ecological features for protection/mitigation.
JH to add the Old Station Way meadow to the Green Space Assessment list.
6. Wildflower Project
RB reported on recent discussions with the YDMT, Parish Church, Methodist Church and Golf Club
It was noted that the steering committee is now in place, and YDRT have convened the first meeting for Tuesday 28 June. RB and JH to attend.
Agreed that it would be useful to see if other people in the AEG supporter network would like to be involved/contribute ideas.
8. Local Wildlife Sites – Sea Moor Tarn
RB has arranged for Tim Squires (Assistant Scout Leader) to do a drone survey and RB has the agreement of the landowner to do field work.
9. Renewable Energy
ACTION: RB to talk to Richard and Lizzie re next steps/need to recruit more people to work on this theme.
10. AEG Website
Agreed making more progress on developing content is a priority over the summer. GB will ensure that documents such as minutes are uploaded.
11. Raising Awareness – Gala & Addingham Open Gardens
AEG will have a stall at both events.
Agreed a generic poster would be useful as the centre of a three-
ACTION: GB/RB to co-
Agreed assisting Golf Club with removing clippings was the priority task.
GB reported on two requests for AEG involvement in walks which she was organising:
Next meeting: date TBC.