2013-08-21 – Meeting minutes

TRESA meeting, 7.30pm 21st August 2013, Star and Dove


Committee:, Suzanne Audrey, Patrick Hulme, Hannah Condry, Andy McElwee, Geoff Allen, Carolyn Jones, Simon Birbeck, Nick Walters.

Members: Anne Silber , Martyn Trowbridge. Councillor: Mark Bailey

Matters Arising:

There were no matters arising.

1. Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer reported that there was a balance of £3,542.18 in the current account and £528.38 in the savings account. In liaison with Suzanne, Patrick would produce a statement of how the Section 106 money had been spent. Action: Patrick

2. Company Secretary

There was nothing to report.

3. Membership Report

Andy reported that one person had paid by Paypal and also through the normal subsciption route. He would email this member to offer a refund. Action: Andy.

4. Web editor’s report

The web-site was working well. Simon would attempt to tidy-up titles and improve the site. Action: Simon.

5. Talk of Totterdown editor’s report

The next Talk of Totterdown was being proof-read and would be out soon.Carolyn was persuing the subject of a Trade Directory and would report to the next Directors’ meeting. Action: Carolyn


6. Totterdown Sprouting

There was lots of fruit in the Orchard, which had mostly gone – cherries, blackcurrants, apples and some work had been done on the Tesco beds.

There was a discussion on the possibility of establishing a “Home Zone” around Totterdown Square and this would be investigated by Simon and Hannah.

7. Planning

James would continue to do planning although he has moved outside the area. There was a possibility of changing the boundary.

Suzanne reported that houses were being built on the Belle Vue development. Suzanne will meet the company to discuss keeping the gatepost. Action: Suzanne

Banana bridge: There was a proposal to take the steps out and also in St Lukes Road to have single line traffic under the bridge with traffic lights in operation. It was agreed to monitor the progress of the consultation.

Fencing Zone A: Although we had received a sum of £530 from Patcos the cost of fencing was likely to be in the region of £5,000-£6,000, and Mark stated that at the moment we were not in a position to get this sort of money. Possible sources of money were discussed i.e. The new nursery (at the Bush), the Small Grants fund, and a Quartet grant.

Cabot Tyres: There had been expressions of concern at the problem of large trucks delivering to Cabot Tyres blocking the road. It was considered it might be expediant to invite a representative of Cabot Tyres to one of our meetings. This would be discussed at the next Directors meeting. A letter would be drafted expressing our concerns. Action Suzanne.

9. Virtual community centre

Suzanne would write-up how the money had been spent. Action: Suzanne


Any Other Business

The possibility of Cycle Racks being installed near the Star and Dove was discussed.

11. Date of next meeting

Wednesday 16 October 2013, 7.30pm at the Star and Dove