AGM 2005 - Minutes of meeting 16-02-05Last updated 08-12-07
Location : Knowle Village Hall
The Chairman, Andy Finch, opened the meeting and welcomed those present He introduced the committee and presented his annual report, copies of which were circulated to all.
2. Finance & Membership.
The finance report was given and copies circulated. This included the number of members and any extra resources secured to date.
3. Update of park plans
The plan to install a new path alongside Purnell's Brook was discussed, together with ways to fund this, as it was not part of the Councils planned expenditure. It was decided to try and obtain firm prices from the Local Authority for a new path and extras such as markings, fitness equipment and further seating alongside Purnell's Brook.
It was agreed that FoKP would spend the year concentrating on and fundraising for the total amount necessary for path and fitness equipment.
4. Public Forum
The meeting was opened up to members for questions and answers/comments. A number of very positive suggestions were made and agreed to be considered by all. These included:
A 'slam' wall - for kicking a ball against, for a trial period.
A tennis wall - separate to Slam wall, with a basket hoop on reverse.
Lighting around the path's circuit.
Bridges over Purnell's brook.
Seating around the shrub beds
Some concerns about the park were
raised by the members for FoKP to raise with the council on their regular
Amount of litter in park- a solution was suggested that interested people could get a 'litter-picker' free from council and help keep it tidy.
'Grey water' still being pumped into the brook, it was noted that this was the responsibility of Severn Trent WA and agreed that FoKP inform them of this.
Concern was also expressed about the amount of broken glass to be found in the long grass and the suggestion that it be mown short to prevent or highlight this.
There was also concern raised about the two new football pitches and the wear and tear on the grass, but it was felt that the enjoyment had by so many children far outweighed this concern. The grass would quickly regrow, but it was agreed to ask the Rangers to re-site the posts more regularly.
Different ways of fundraising methods were suggested and it was agreed to consider these. One member offered to provide stands for stalls if needed by FoKP - this offer was gratefully accepted. 5. Future Meetings It was again agreed that future meetings would be held as necessary 6. Any Other Business None Meeting closed