Friday, 20 May 2011

Meetings 2011

A meeting was held on 21st November

Present
John James, Jill Chatwin, Sue James, Malcolm Brewin, Ruth Webb, Andy Webb

Apologies

Jeanne Brewin, Ruth Roberts



Claypits
Gareth James (Glanrhyd Farm) will contact Malcolm about a date and time to install the double wooden gate (a 10 ft wide gate for vehicular access and a 4 ft wide gate for pedestrians). The gate should be slightly set in, with post and rail fencing on to the hedge. This will allow a vehicle to pull off the road while the gate is opened. John James will ask Amroth Community Council if they would consider donating £100 towards the cost of this.





Old School Garden

Our share of the cost for the information board, notice board cabinet and benches for the Old School Garden is £179.40. PLANED have asked for photographs of the garden before and after the installation of these for a press release and it was agreed that members of the Community Association would assemble at the Old School Garden at 2 pm on Saturday 3rd December to take some photographs. Some of the trees need to be thinned out and Malcolm, John James and Andy will liaise with each other to do this before the start of the next bird nesting season (1st March). Malcolm will investigate the possibility of replacing the current garden gate with a galvanised self-closing one.



Walk Leader Training Course

Jill will contact Paul Morris, who is involved with the Steps to Health project, about the possibility of running a course in February/March 2012 to train people to lead walks.



Guided Walk, Sunday 30th October, 2-4 pm
This was led by Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) and was well-attended. It was very much enjoyed by all and our thanks go to Kiri for a very interesting afternoon. John has given Ruth Roberts a report of the walk for the Tenby Observer and for the next Llanteg Newsletter
Forthcoming Events
Community Carol Service – Sunday 4th December, 3 pm.
Joyce Lewis has kindly agreed to play the organ and Kevin Phelps has kindly agreed to help with the service and to involve the children of Tavernspite School. The Reverend Sarah Geach has provided some prayers and John James will arrange the Order of Service. Hot drinks, squash, mince pies and biscuits will be provided.
Guided Walk, February 2012 (date to be arranged)
Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk from Bosherston. More details later.
Quiz and Bingo Evening (date to be arranged, probably after Easter 2012)
More details later.


NEXT MEETING: MONDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2012 AT 7.30 PM


A meeting was held in 3rd October
Present
John James, Jill Chatwin, Sue James, Malcolm Brewin, Jeanne Brewin, Ruth Webb, Andy Webb


Apologies

Ruth Roberts, John Lewis-Tunster



Claypits

Malcolm has obtained costings from Reynolds Fencing (Llandewi Velfrey) for a double wooden gate (a 10 ft wide gate for vehicular access and a 4 ft wide gate for pedestrians), plus posts, hinges and latches. We hope to put the gates up either this month or next and Malcolm will contact Gareth James (Glanrhyd Farm) to ask him for a date and time when he will be able to dig the holes for the gate posts. The total cost of purchasing and installing the gates will be within our estimated budget of £250.

The pond has now filled up well. This will be fenced off at a later date, probably using post and rail fencing, perhaps with additional stock proof wire fencing and Amroth Community Council, the owners of the land, will be informed about this.

The hedge alongside the Stony Road needs to be cut before the bird nesting season starts. We may need a bench at the Claypits at a later date (or possibly borrow one from the Old School Garden).



Old School Garden

The information board has now been installed and it outlines the history of the Old School Garden. Jill will contact PLANED because she has not yet received an invoice for our 10% share of the cost for this and for the benches for the garden.

Andy and Malcolm will strim the grass and will apply glyphosate to kill the weeds on the paths when the weather is suitable. They will also thin out the trees in due course. Jeanne and Ruth will weed the raised bed this week (weather permitting!)
Walk Leader Training Course

Paul Morris, who is involved with the Steps to Health project, will run a course to train people to lead walks. If some of us attended this, we would be able to lead walks ourselves and would be insured via Steps to Health. Several people had other commitments for the November dates that he suggested so Jill will ask him if he will suggest some dates (Saturday or Sunday afternoons) after Christmas.



Forthcoming Events

Guided Walk, Sunday 30th October, 2-4 pm – Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk (approximately 2 miles) from Blackpool Mill, Canaston Bridge. The walk will start from Blackpool Mill (parking in the Forestry Commission car park, just south of Blackpool Mill itself – first car park on the right after the Mill). All welcome.

Murder Mystery – Saturday 19th November, 7.30 pm, tickets £6 each (organised by Llanteg Village Hall Committee). A light buffet supper will be provided and please bring their own drinks.

Community Carol Service – (afternoon of Sunday 4th or 11th December, date to be confirmed). Joyce Lewis has kindly agreed to play the organ. John will ask Kevin Phelps if he would be able to help with the service and involve the children of Tavernspite School. Hot drinks, squash, mince pies and biscuits will be provided.

Guided Walk, February 2012 (date to be arranged) – Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk from Bosherston. More details later.

Quiz and Bingo Evening – Postponed from Saturday 17th September until next year (probably after Easter). More details later.

NEXT MEETING: MONDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2011 AT 7.30 PM




A meeting was held on 15th August
Present
John James, Jill Chatwin, Sue James, Malcolm Brewin, Ruth Webb, Andy Webb

Apologies

Ruth Roberts, Jeanne Brewin
Claypits

Driftwood (Pentlepoir) has quoted to make and install a double wooden gate consisting of a smaller section which would allow pedestrian access and a wider section to enable vehicles to access the site for maintenance. Driftwood will also quote for providing bird and bat boxes. Malcolm has obtained a quote for a similar gate from Reynolds Fencing (Llanddewi Velfrey). He will also ask Gareth James (Glanrhyd Farm) to quote for digging the holes for the gate posts. On this basis, it was estimated that the cost of buying and installing a double wooden gate (a 10 ft wide gate for vehicular access and a 4 ft wide gate for pedestrians) would be approximately £250. It was agreed that we should adopt the cheaper option and the intention is to install the gates in October or November of this year.

The pond is starting to fill now. This will be fenced off at a later date and Amroth Community Council, the owners of the land, will be informed about this.

The hedge alongside the Stony Road needs to be cut but this cannot be done before the end of September when the birds have finished nesting.

We may need a bench at the Claypits at a later date (the ones at the Old School Garden cost £110 from Driftwood).
Old School Garden

PLANED has given permission for us to use Signspeed (Cresselly) to produce the information board for the Old School Garden and Jill is still waiting for Signspeed to contact her about making the board. When the board is installed, Jill will contact Jessica Morgan (PLANED) about taking photographs of it.

Andy and Ruth will compile information and photographs of some of the plants, animals and birds that live in or near the garden and put this in the notice board cabinet for visitors to see.

Malcolm has strimmed round the seats but more maintenance work will need to be done in September, including thinning out the trees. Jeanne and Ruth will weed the flower bed again when time and the weather permit.
Forthcoming Events

Quiz and Bingo Evening, Saturday 17th September, Llanteg Village Hall, 7 pm – Held in conjunction with Llanteg Village Hall Committee and hosted by John Lewis-Tunster. Entry £5 per person to include a light supper. Bring your own drinks.

Jill will ask Ruth Roberts to do a poster for this. We will need prizes for each ‘full house’ and for the winning quiz team. The following people offered to provide food: John – salmon sandwiches; Jill – some sausage rolls and pizzas; Andy and Ruth – quiches; Malcolm and Jeanne – crisps and pizzas. Sue will ask Ruth Roberts if she will provide ‘bite sized’ cakes (├ęclairs etc.)

Guided Walk, Sunday October 30th, 2-4 pm – Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk from Blackpool Mill, Canaston Bridge.

Guided Walk, February 2012 (date to be arranged) – Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk from Bosherston. More details later.



Any Other Business

1) The idea of holding an informal Community Carol Service was discussed.

2) Paul Morris, who is involved with the Steps to Health project, wants to do a course to train people to lead walks. Jill will contact him about this because if some of us attended this course, we would be able to lead walks ourselves and would be insured via Steps to Health.

3) NEXT MEETING: MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2011 AT 7.30 PM




The Annual General Meeting was held on 20th June 2011.



Present
John James, Jill Chatwin, Sue James, Jeanne Brewin, Ruth Webb, Andy Webb


Apologies
Malcolm Brewin, Ruth Roberts, John Lewis-Tunster


Election of Officers
The following officers were elected:
Chairman: John James
Secretary/Treasurer: Jill Chatwin
Minutes Secretary: Ruth Webb

John agreed to chair the committee but emphasised that this was to be his last year in the post so we will have to consider someone else next year. Sue expressed the appreciation of the whole committee for the work that John has been doing as Chairman and said that since he took on this role, progress at the Old School Garden and the Claypits has been made in leaps and bounds under his leadership.


Claypits
Gareth James (Glanrhyd Farm, Tavernspite) has been paid £99.60 for his work there (see minutes of the meeting held on 9th May 2011).
Driftwood (Pentlepoir) has quoted £588 to make and install a double wooden gate consisting of a smaller section which would allow pedestrian access and a wider section to enable vehicles to access the site for maintenance. Driftwood will also quote for providing bird and bat boxes. No funding is available from PLANED for these items so we will need to contact other grant sources such as the National Lottery. If we cannot obtain a grant, we will need a cheaper gate. Malcolm and Jeanne will ask Reynolds Fencing (Llanddewi Velfrey) to quote for a similar gate.
The hedge alongside the Stony Road needs to be cut but this cannot be done before the end of September when the birds have finished nesting.


Old School Garden
PLANED has given permission for us to use Signspeed (Cresselly) to produce the information board for the Old School Garden at a cost of about £800 (of which we will pay 10%).This will mean that the appearance of all the information boards in the village will be consistent. Jill is in the process of contacting Jessica Morgan (PLANED) to ask her to sign the quote from Signspeed and to authorise payment to Driftwood for the notice board cabinet that has been installed in the garden. This cost £540, of which we will pay £54.
It was agreed that Andy and Ruth will compile information and photographs of some of the plants, animals and birds that live in or near the garden and put this in the notice board cabinet for visitors to see. Various species were suggested.
In May, Jeanne and Ruth spent £34 (funded by PLANED) on plants (mostly perennials) from Crofty Nurseries (Llanteg) and planted them in the raised flower bed. John thanked them for doing this. When the weather improves, they will weed the flower bed again and Malcolm, John and Andy will strim the overgrown areas.


Treasurer’s Report
We have £135.81 in our current account and £517.67 in our deposit account (total £653.48). We owe PLANED approximately £200 for items for the Old School Garden (£10 for the two-seater bench, (30 for the two picnic benches, £54 for the notice board cabinet, £80-£100 for the information board and £10 for repairing the willow sculpture).


Forthcoming Events
Quiz and Bingo Evening, Saturday 17th September, Llanteg Village Hall, 7 pm – Held in conjunction with Llanteg Village Hall Committee and hosted by John Lewis-Tunster. Entry £5 per person to include a light supper. Bring your own drinks.
Guided Walk, Sunday October 30th, 2-4 pm – Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk from Blackpool Mill, Canaston Bridge.
Guided Walk, February 2012 (date to be arranged) – Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk from Bosherston. More details later.


Any Other Business
1) Guided Walk, Saturday 4th June - Jill, Andy and Ruth thoroughly enjoyed Caz’s guided walk in Marros Woods and learned a great deal about the work of the Coed Marros Coop. Caz has kindly said that she would be willing to do another walk, possibly starting from a part of the woods which can be accessed by cars.
2) Visits to local community gardens:
  a) East Williamston, Saturday 25th June, 1 pm (weather permitting).
  b) Kilgetty. Any Tuesday morning will suit the volunteers there. Jill will suggest Tuesday 5th July, 10 am.



NEXT MEETING: MONDAY 15TH AUGUST 2011 AT 7.30 PM




A meeting was held on 9th May 2011
Present
John James, Jill Chatwin, Sue James, Malcolm Brewin, Jeanne Brewin, Ruth Webb, Andy Webb

Apologies
Ruth Roberts

Claypits
PLANED has recommended that we should approach the National Lottery for funding for this project. Gareth James (Glanrhyd Farm, Tavernspite) has dug a hole for a pond, cleared the undergrowth from around this area and has cut out some steps leading from the upper to the lower level of the site. Hopefully, the pond will now fill up with water because the water table there is high. If it does so, we may need to fence round it for safety reasons. No more clearing can be done this year until the end of the nesting season.
The grass seed that John James sowed on the upper section last autumn has taken well. It was suggested that benches for this area could be made from wooden planks attached to large sections of tree trunks.
Jill is waiting for Driftwood (Pentlepoir) to provide a quotation for building a double gate consisting of a smaller section which would allow pedestrian access and a wider section to enable vehicles to access the site for maintenance. Driftwood will also quote for providing bird and bat boxes.

Old School Garden
Fifteen people attended the Do-it-Yourself Family Barbeque on Easter Sunday (24th April). The weather was good (albeit rather chilly by the end) and it was enjoyed by all.
The cost of repairing the willow structure was £100, of which 90% has been paid for by PLANED and 10% by ourselves. Signspeed (Cresselly) has provided the information board for the Mountain Chapel and is in the process of preparing one in the same style for the Village Hall. Therefore, in the order to keep the appearance of all the information boards in the village consistent, Jill will ask PLANED if Signspeed can be asked to do the one for the Old School Garden, rather than having to obtain quotes from other companies as well.
John, Malcolm and Andy will strim the area to tidy it up and Jeanne and Ruth will buy some plants from Crofty Nurseries for the raised flower bed.

Treasurer’s Report
We have £85.41 in our current account and £467.62 in our deposit account (total £553.03).

Forthcoming Events
Guided Walk, Saturday 4th June, 11 am – Caz and Mike (Coed Marros Coop) have kindly agreed to lead a guided walk (about 2 hours) to Marros Woods where they work. Meet at the Old School Garden at 11 am and bring a picnic.
Quiz and Bingo Evening, Saturday 17th September, Llanteg Village Hall, 7 pm – Held in conjunction with Llanteg Village Hall Committee and hosted by John Lewis-Tunster. Entry £5 per person to include a light supper. Bring your own drinks.
Guided Walk, November 2011 (date to be arranged) – Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk from Blackpool Mill, Canaston Bridge. More details later.
Guided Walk, February 2012 (date to be arranged) – Kiri Howell (National Park Community Ranger) will lead a walk from Bosherston. More details later.

Any Other Business
1) Amroth Community Council had very kindly donated £200 to Llanteg Community Association and also to Llanteg Village Hall.
2) Jill will arrange dates for us to visit the community gardens in East ‘Williamston and Kilgetty.
3) A refurbished seat has been placed next to the bus stop, opposite the Captain’s Pond.

NEXT MEETING (AGM): MONDAY 20TH JUNE 2011 AT 7.30 PM