Yetton Together Open Forum – Tuesday 18th March, 2014 – Chair – Mike Firth
Present: Mike, Helen, Sheila, Sue, Bev, John, Eric , Keith
Apologies : Richard (+ Jan)
Attendees – 0
Mike welcomed and then drew 200 club:
1st prize £25 -: No 111 David Thorpe
2nd prize £15 – Number 57 Michael Whitehouse
3rd prize £10 – Number 79 Les Elston
Quiz Night – 95 tickets sold. Sheila agreed to be an extra server if needed. Bev is hoping for around £350 profit. Further raffle prizes would be welcome.
Good Neighbours – Helen has contacted the group already running in Hepworth and was given some very useful advice. They are linked to the (W)RVS, which helps schemes to get started. Helen will investigate this as a possibility for our scheme.
Road Safety – Mike is still trying to follow up the outcomes from the meeting with Peter McB et al.
Sarah C (PCSO) is due to come to the next forum.
Action: This will need publicising so that people can come with their questions ready. Buses – John has been in contact with Metro. Services will be looked at again towards the end of 2014, ready for the renewal of tenders in May 2015.
Environment- The application for the grant for the tubs has gone in. Poppy seeds are due to be arriving at some point, ready for planting.
Hanging basket brackets will need to be checked, and we will need to discuss the details of funding the additional hanging baskets again.
Litter pick – 4 people from McDonalds, 4 YT volunteers (including 3 from steering group) attended, but it was a very big task this time – worse than last time.
Over £270 was raised from the Examiner Wish campaign
There is a chance of a ‘Better Neighbourhood Grant’ from B and Q. This could be used for raised beds in the space behind Costcutter or perhaps decoration of the Community Centre.
The Kirkheaton sign is in the pipeline now – the land will be prepared for us, as there are a lot of other things on this patch and we don’t want to cause any problems.
Youth – The Urban Myths project (CHOL Theatre) started slow, due to low numbers, but picked up in the week. Up to 7 children came – with at least 4 each day. Unfortunately King James was open for exam classes and ‘Grease’ rehearsal, so this may have affected the take up. Also, it was felt that the age range might have been better billed as 10-13, but there were constraints on the age range we could advertise. There was excellent feedback from the children and parents. There was a good atmosphere and Rebecca Legg of CHOL was very energetic and enthusiastic. The event came in under budget. It now needs to be reviewed with the Kirklees Creative Economy rep – it was definitely a worthwhile event.
Open Forum Closed at 8.05
Next Open Forum meeting: 15th April 2014