Minutes of the Committee Meeting 12th December 2017 at Llanelli Town Hall
Present; Gareth Morris (chair), Phillip Thomas, Alison Jenkins, David Bannister, Margaret Gimblett, Fred Hughes, Suzanne Thomas, David Darkin.
1 Apologies from Philip Warlow, Pam Edmunds, Jan Williams, Shahana Najmi and Liz Purcell.
2 Minutes of the previous meeting held on 14th November were accepted.
3 Matters arising from theses minutes;
Unfortunately, the open meeting and EGM we had planned for 2nd December had to be postponed at short notice. This was due to Morrigan Mason of the museum, stating that the Mansion House was not available on the day. She explained that her priority is the museum, and she is mindful that when we hold meetings there we are preventing members of the public from accessing the paintings in the room, and the lift to the first floor. She also stated that the café would not be available for any future events due to health and safety concerns. If any food is to be sold it has to come from certified caterers and nothing homemade is to be allowed.
Fred indicated that the Friends of the Museum had some difficulties when hosting their annual Carol Service with restrictions on refreshments and seating.
Agreed that this needs to be discussed further in the new year, and a meeting with Morrigan to be requested.
4 Reports from officers;
Treasurers report was circulated and accepted.
Secretary and chair had nothing to report.
5 Gardening Volunteers;
David is mindful that we have not yet had the opportunity to have the photographs in the parc with Stephen Owen to thank him for his donation of the trees. Some have been planted already, but there are plenty left. The bee boxes provided by Ail Gyfle have been put into place.
7 Any other business;
David (Darkin) has had a look at the old plans and costings for the renovation of the bandstand. He felt that there were some inconsistencies in the costings which were possibly excessive. A lot of money was spent on producing these reports, which estimated the final costs to be in excess of £87000, however, all details are now at least 6 years out of date, so we would need to start again if we wish to pursue this. The question was raised on whether the association should have paid for planning permission in the first place as we are not the owners. To be discussed further.
Meeting finished at 6.45 in order for us to attend our Christmas Dinner at the Stradey Arms.
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