Reading Room Committee Meeting
28th May 2012
(Acting Chair), Richard Heslop, Doreen, Jordan, Ada Blackburn, Judy
Campbell, Lou Leonard, Jean Docherty, Vanessa Saunders, Sue Proctor,
Georgina Harper, Sally.
: Neville Gray (Chair), Pat Stott,
last meeting :
Film Club -
Louise Leonard is still waiting to hear from Lucy at the Queens
Hall. The last film before the summer holidays is June 22nd.
Funding will probably not be available from September 2012. Hazel
Chalmers suggested Lottery Funding.
Booking Secretary – The committee
welcome back Hazel Fulton as Booking Secretary.
Everything is currently going
well. RH collaborating with Prudhoe Town Council.
Peter Grant (BBC Newcastle/Look
North) will open the Fair.
Georgina will ask Eric to put
the GF on the pew sheet.
Robson Printers will print the
Adult Category for fancy dress
Report (as read by Hazel Chalmers)
External painting of RR –
Lenlee completed the repairs to the woodwork and painting is well
advanced. It was necessary to arrange scaffolding as health and
safety considerations prevent working at height from ladders,
especially from the public pavement. Paul Leonard arranged this
and the cost is around £375 which includes a £100 fee
from the Council for the relevant permit to allow scaffolding to
be erected on the pavement. The invoice will come direct to us.
Refurbishment of the RR –
we have received a letter from the Parish Council congratulating
the committee on the work undertaken. Those committee members
who were principally involved are to be congratulated.
Publicity – at our last
meeting nothing had appeared in the Courant with regard to the
Grand Re-opening. The following week a substantial article
appeared and thanks go to those who were interviewed and provided
Licensing – since the
last meeting I have submitted the relevant forms (and cheque for
the fee of £23) to Northumberland CC. This is to remove
Alan Morton and replace him by “The Committee” with
regard to licencing. This was recommended when David Grenfell of
NCC attended our meeting in March. To date I have not received
the new licence.
Playing Fields Ovilympics –
we assisted with organisation of a jumble sale to raise funds for
the Ovilympics and the sum of around £450 was raised. Many
thanks for the efforts of committee members and particularly to
Doreen. The quid pro quo is that Phil’s band of helpers
have agreed to assist at the Goose fair.
Goose Fair - Others will report
on the Goose fair and in particular the co-operation with Prudhoe
in relation to the Olympic Torch. I am sure everyone has seen
the interest this is generating on TV so hopefully we can get as
many of the visitors to Prudhoe down to the Goose fair
Handyman – I have not yet
drafted a job description. Lights in main hall – Paul Rock
is on hold as his wife is expecting a baby and he could not plan
Details of the RR Bank Accounts
were given including monies in/out. These were agreed and signed
Balance in Lloyds 30/04/12
(A/C 646) - £10,403.88
Balance in Lloyds 28/05/12
(A/C 646) - £9656.54
Balance in Lloyds 30/04/12
(A/C 124) - £553.94
May Invoices have been sent
Income will probably reduce over the next few months due
to ‘Summer cancellations’, holidays etc.
The goose – spruced and
ready to go.
Gas bottles for Singing Hinnies
– JD will get more. Sue Proctor suggested ‘Camping on
the Tyne’ at Mickley.
First Aid - New box is in the
Ceilidh - 22nd
Sat 20th October
– Sunday 25th November
Jumble Sale –
Sat 24th November (set up Fri 23rd 5-8pm)
Village Show –
every 2 years?
It was reported by Melissa
that all the bin bags have disappeared. DJ will bring some down
to the RR.
Neville needs to prepare a Chairman’s Report for the
AGM on 30th July which will be sent to the Charity
Date of Next
Monday 25th June 2012 at 7.30pm
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