Monthly Committee minutes

Minutes of Committee Meeting –13th February 2020
Present: Ken J, Peter M, Mike P, Carol R, Joyce B, Christopher E, Kathryn B, Maggie B, Steve H,
Apologies: None
1. Matters arising
It was agreed to make a donation of £100 to The Friends of Honley to support the purchase of tools for use in the burial ground. It was agreed that the coffee money raised at this evenings meeting will be donated to Holme Valley Mountain Rescue.
Whilst we have had an invitation to visit the Ahamadiyya Mosque in Huddersfield, it appears the Muslim group have accepted an invitation from Friends of Honley to a meeting at Southgate Theatre on the first Sunday in April. Civic Society Members are welcome to attend and the visit to the Mosque will be rearranged at a later date.
2. Finance –Jan 6th to Feb 6th
Opening Total January 6th £5863.38, Total in hand February 6th £5783.54of which Petty Cash £ 138.88, Bank account (A) £ 217.79, Bank account (B) £ 195.27, In YBS £5231.60
£39.60 was paid to Ann Marie Redmond for her books which are to be resold and £100 was donated to Friends of Honley for the purchase of tools.
It was agreed to reimburse Brendan Mowforth £97 for the cost of producing plants for the village flower bed. At this stage the Council’s plans for planting in the village are not known
3. Administration
Details of a talk given by Eileen Marchant at Brockholes Village Hall on Tuesday, 11th February was circulated to members.
Ken has attended a meeting in Holmfirth organised by Holme Valley Vision. The Community Land Trust was discussed. This is a not for profit organisation looking to acquire land and fund the building of affordable homes in the valley. The properties would be owned by the Holme Valley Community. Whilst there is no action for Honley Civic Society the financial arrangements do need clarification.
4. History
Peter has met Jenny Lockwood and run through her expectations for a booklet on the reinstatement of St Mary’s organ. Outline costs have been prepared.
Peter has had 50 more “Portrait of Honley” books printed after an order from Zebra.
A preliminary meeting has been held with Angela Marshall regarding her manuscript on Banks. Enterprise Print have supplied a quote for printing.
Peter met John Polley, a Graphic Design and Branding Specialist who wants help with village history for new branding of the Honley Business Association.
Caroline Page has been supplied with WW2 images for a forthcoming display the Library for the VE Day 75th anniversary in May.
5. Planning
Outline planning permission has been approved for a new access to Rodgers Plant Hire on Woodhead Road. Charles Grieve wanted access to a footpath along the river.
The Marsh Gardens development has been changed to 3 houses and has now been approved.
6. Activities
The February meeting will be held in the Parish Rooms at 7:30pm on Thursday 12th March when the speaker will be Helen Martin giving a talk “How secure and sustainable is our food?”
7. Any Other Business
Maggie will be missing the next two meetings and Ann will pay any bills that arise. Potential recipients for a better Honley Award were discussed. It was agreed that we proceed with preparation for planting the flower bed in the village. Action Brendan Mowforth
8. Next Meeting
Thursday 12th March