1. Apologies

…were received from Iris Clarke and Chris Riley

2. Constitution

The Draft text, as proposed by the Steering Committee, and previously circulated, was discussed in detail and some amendments made. Adoption of the revised text was proposed by Jack Bignell and seconded by Bob Smith and agreed unanimously.

3. Committee

The following were elected

Position Name
Chairman Walter Grauberg
Vice-Chairman Norman Clyde-Watson
Secretary Sheila Hardy
Treasurer Laurence Cooper
Member John Appleton
Member Eric Curtis
Member Geoff Fewkes
Member Geoff Ward
Co-Opted Geoff Smith

3. Subscriptions

It was agreed that the subscription for the year should be £2. Cheques should be signed by two people: The Treasurer and either the Chairman or the Vice Chairman

4. Programme

Monday meetings

  • 6 December – Social evening, with members bringing snacks to share
  • 3 January – No meeting
  • 7 February – Talk by John Appleton: “ Birds on the Ridge”

Possible speakers for March: Mr Lowe (from the former Lowes Nursery) or the previous owner of Bankfield Farm.

Work Projects

Geoff Fewkes circulated a Provisional Winter Work Programme on Sunday Mornings (Meet 10:30 at the top of Sandy Lane)

  • 5 December – National Tree Week
  • 16 January – New Year Tidy
  • 13 February – Footpath Maintenance
  • 26 March - Bramble Thinning

Priority for the future To secure funding for the establishment for a pathway

NB These notes are being delivered to all those who have shown an interest in the Friends: full distribution will continue until February 2000. We hope that many who are in sympathy with our aims and activities yet cannot take part in our meetings or work programme will wish to show their support by becoming members.

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