Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Upcoming AGM

Jesus Green Association will hold its latest AGM today at Wesley Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

Among the issues under discussion will be the latest plans for tree landscaping on Jesus Green and Midsummer Common, repairs needed to paths which will deteriorate over the winter and issues that need addressing ahead of summer 2011.

While the association's committee is broadly supportive of the strategic plans for Jesus Green, we are worried about delivery of certain promised plans. Having agreed upgrades for the skateboard park, the children's play area and the tennis courts would be undertaken over the winter of 2010, ready in time for spring, there appears to be little action on these fronts.
Unless work begins soonish, then it is easy to see the delivery of these excellent projects delayed for another year.

After much consultation with various officers at the city council, the JGA are also broadly supportive of the amended plans for tree maintenance on the green. Instead of the 59 trees that could have been felled, only a few leylandii near the tennis courts will go, while the large leylandii hedge around the pool will be lowered substantially to make way for a hedge. This proposals, however, has attracted some concern among pool users concerned about a lack of screening while swimming.

There are also issues regarding the membership of JGA. Last year we agreed to impose a £2 subscription levy in an effort to a. establish a firmer membership list b. raise funds for our activities and c. cut dependence on the Grassroots Fund, which is bureaucratic and difficult to obtain funds from. However, our treasurer Richard Price has found collecting subscriptions difficult and unwieldly, with the game perhaps not worth the candle. With the axing of Grassroots funding by the Government, we might now consider switching to a form of voluntary funding from members, which bypasses the need to bureaucratic membership rules.

Peter Constable will also give an update on renovation plans for the Rouse Pavilion, on which the JGA is working up plans for a lottery funds bid.

Look forward to seeing all members there tonight.

OFFICIAL AGENDA

JESUS GREEN ASSCIATION-ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH-CHRIST’S PIECES DEC 3/2010. 7.30PM

1. WELCOME
2. APOLOGIES
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF AGM 3/12/09
4. MATTERS ARISING
5. TREASURERS REPORT AND APPROVAL OF INSPECTED ACCOUNTS.
6. THANKS TO VICTORIA ZEITLYN AND APPOINTMENT FOR 2011
7. CARE OF JESUS LOCK GARDENS, JESUS DITCH AND LITTER
8. SECRETARY’S REPORT
9. CHAIRMANS REPORT
10. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS.CHAIRMAN-PETER CONSTABLE.VICE CAIRMAN-MARTIN THOMPSON.TREASURER-RICHARD PRICE. SECRETARY-JACK GROVE. MEMBERS –ALEX BUXTON,JO MORRISON,JEREMY PURSGLOVE, SYLVIA DANNREUTHER
11. GENERAL DEBATE
12. MEETING TO CLOSE BY 9.30 PM.



CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

THANKS TO OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE WHO HAVE WORKED SO HARD DURING THE YEAR.

WE HAVE MET 5 TIMES AND COVERED TOPICS :
WEBSITE, PRIORITIES FOR WORKING GROUP, ITEMS COVERED IN LOTTERY BID,NEW PLANTING BY LOCK KEEEPERS COTTAGE,TREE PLANTING, DEMOLITION OF BOWLS PAVILION, CHILDRENS PLAYGROUND REFURBISHMENT,LITTER, JESUS DITCH.SKATEBOARD PARK,LITTER BINS ROUSSE PAVILION,DRAINAGE, PATHSETC.
HERITEGE LOTTERY FUND PRE APPLICATION FORM AND MEETING
HELD RECENTLY.

MEETINGS OF JESUS GREEN WORKING GROUP :
MAINLY CENTRED AROUND PRIORITISATION OF ABOVE PROJECTS.
PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF JOINT STRATEGY DOCUMENT
BY JGA AND FOMC. WORKING GROUP IN FUTURE TO BE JOINTLY
WITH FOMC.

TREE REPLANTING AND IMPROVEMENT SCHEME ON JESUS GREEN.


NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS
DONATIONS

PSC
1/12/10

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