Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 9th January 2018 at Llanelli Town Hall
Present; Gareth Morris (chair), David Bannister, Phillip Warlow, David Darkin, Fred Hughes, Anastasia Griffiths, Susanne Thomas, Liz Purcell, Alison Jenkins.
1: Apologies from Phillip Thomas, Margaret Gimblett, Rob James, Shahana Najmi, Pam Edmunds, Helena Dunne.
2: Minutes of the previous meeting held on 12th December were accepted.
3: Matters arising from these minutes;
It was agreed that we should request a meeting with Morrigan Mason regarding the future use of the Museum, and what restrictions may be in place. We need to make sure that we have access on the dates that activities have been planned, and if we are able to sell any refreshments. Dates to clarify are,
Easter Monday 2nd April for our Easter Egg Hunt / quiz
May 19th for the Plant Fair
August 22nd for our Summer Family Day.
Cllr Warlow indicated that there is to be a meeting between the Town and County Councils on the 13th February. He will endeavour to obtain some clarity on our usage of the museum facilities.
A question was asked if it would be possible to refurbish the café up to a usable point ?
4: Reports from officers;
Treasurers report had been e-mailed through and was accepted.
Secretary and chair had nothing to report.
5: Gardening volunteers
Around 50 out of the 100 saplings donated have been planted. There has been a noticeable increase in the amount of marsh grass on the main field. This is an indication of a problem with the drainage, combined with the very wet winter that we have had. This may impact on the use of the field during our summer event, the heavy equipment had some difficulties last year with vehicles being bogged down and it certainly has not improved. This may be an issue for Welsh Water, to be discussed further.
David talked through some costings for a planting scheme for the two beds in front of the Mansion House which are both in a very poor state at the moment. We have sufficient funds, and all agreed that this would be a good project to undertake, and would advertise our involvement in the parc.
The offer of help from Drug Aid is on hold until we can clarify what help they can offer and how much supervision is needed. Cllr Warlow mentioned that Mencap may also be on a position to offer some assistance.
Coleg Sir Gar also mentioned as the students there may be in a position, as part of their horticultural course, to offer some labour especially around the heavier work such as tree felling. Would have to liaise with CCC on this.
Notice Boards not yet ordered. Prudent to wait for the pending planning application (car park and access) to be cleared before deciding where to place these.
Photographs with Steven Owen to be organised
6: No correspondence
7: Any other business;
Susanne has made great progress on the Music for the Parc. It is to be held on April 27th at the Stradey Parc Hotel. Tickets and posters being printed, acts confirmed. It was decided not to provide drinks or nibbles but to keep it simple. Thanks to Susanne for all her hard work.
Meeting closed at 7.30
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