Monday 14 February 2011

Steering Group Minutes (7.02.11)

Transition Crouch End (TCE) Steering Group Meeting
Monday 7 February 2011, The Maynard

Present: Andy, George (Chair), Gillian (Minutes), Patrick, Rebecca, Tilly
Apologies: Catriona, Kate, Rachel

1.     Minutes
2.     Magnificent Revolution Bike Workshop
3.     CSA
4.     Website
5.     TCE AGM
6.     HVCC Events
7.     AOB

1.     Minutes

Several matters were arising from minutes – see below.

2.     Magnificent Revolution Bike Workshop

Green Lens Studio can host the workshop for £200 a day, including tea and coffee.  Magnificent Revolution normally charge £40 per person, aiming to attract 20 people; it is not clear whether this includes the price of the venue. The funding from Pennies for Plastic could be used to cover the costs of the room or subsidise places on the course.

·       Gillian to negotiate prices with both parties and contact Transition Finsbury Park and Belsize to assess interest.
·       Rebecca to pass on Bart’s email, a TFP member who has links with cycling networks.

3.     CSA

The number of farm boxes is now 12, which is not sustainable in the long term (although alternative drops at Muswell Hill and Archway have been discussed).  It would be useful to feedback to the farm any issues or suggested improvements.

·       Sam to provide a leaflet to distribute at networking events.
·       Gillian to produce a survey on the farm box to be circulated around the original list.
·       Rebecca to investigate Loyalty Scheme

4.     Website

The domain name can be linked to the blogspot and then migrated to a website later.

·       Tilly to buy domain name, and link to
·       George and Gillian to explore the possibility of expanding the blogspot (or wordpress site) to include other materials e.g. events and photos.

5.     TCE AGM

The most likely date will be Sunday 3 April from 2-5, including a break for tea and cakes.  There will be 5 minutes input from different projects associated with TCE.

Invites to the AGM as follows
Rebecca: Kathryn (River of Flowers), Caroline ( Knowing Thru Growing), Foodcycle, Debra O’Brien (Farmers’ Market)
Tilly: Sarah (Capital Growth)
George: Kate (Meadow Orchard Project), Fred (Muswell Hill Sustainability Group)
Gillian: Azul (Food from the Sky), Andrew (Pennies for Plastics), Sam (CSA), Jo (Growing in Haringey)

6.     HVCC Dates

Sunday 20 March 2011 – Clean up day at the Centre, including planting the Bike Racks, and HVCC Kitchen Garden Day
Saturday 26 March 2011 – Gardening Day linking  local Capital Growth spaces
Monday 30 May 2011 – May Gala – TCE to help in cafe
Early June -Table Top Sale and Give and Take Event

Permission was granted to include pictures of the HVCC Garden Day in the Newsletter.

7.     AOB

Deadline for SAGRA Newletter is 1/4/11

Transition Finsbury Park plan to unleash their initiative at the Well Oiled Festival in September.  Possible date for TCE would be Apple Day.

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