Life in a Cumbrian Village


Cumwhitton Parish Community Partnership. Minutes. September 2018

Minutes of the Meeting of the CPCP held on Tuesday, 4th September 2018 at
The Village Hall, Cumwhitton at 7:30 pm

Present: C. Egerton, R. Potter, S.Potter, L.Sarasini, K. Rowling, J. Robley, L.Dixon, D. Wade, C.Wade
Apologies: T.Watt, S.Palmer
Minutes: Minutes of the meeting held on 26th June were approved and signed off by the Chairman as a true record.
Treasurer’s report: The CPCP have sufficient funds to cover the maintenance and insurance of the Play Park for a year in hand. A grant from the Graham Trust is being applied for to help maintain a healthy balance. There is a shortfall to cover the cost of printing the Candlestick News and additional advertisers are being sought and there is the possibility of having a fund raising event to cover the costs of this publication. The amount raised by the Family Fun Day is greatly appreciated and is the major annual fund raiser to support the ongoing costs of the Play Park maintenance and insurance. A total of £1,002 was raised.
Secretary’s report: An update was given on the current status of the directors of the CPCP. Those listed at the Directory at Companies House can be viewed on the footer of this document. A safeguarding policy for the CPCP was discussed. However, more detailed discussion is required before a full policy can be formulated.
Group reports:
St Mary’s Church: The Church Warden reported on the progress of maintenance at St Mary’s Church. The pews have been re-varnished and soft cushions installed on all pews. An update on the application for funding to support the refurbishment of the Parish War Memorial and Plaque of remembrance was given. Forthcoming Remembrance Day project with Great Corby Primary School was outlined in preparation for the Remembrance Service to be held at St Mary’s at 10:45am on Sunday, November 11th. Coffee Mornings continue with the Macmillan Coffee Morning due to take place at the end of September. Details of the forthcoming Harvest Festival Supper were discussed and will be finalised at the next Church fundraising meeting.
Village Hall: It was reported that new UPVC doors are to be fitted in the near future and maintenance of the Kitchen floor is to be addressed. Tiling in the cloakroom passageway has been repaired.
Candlestick News: The tremendous work undertaken by Roger Marshall, Lucy Todd and Debbie Nixon was acknowledged as well as the continued support given by Colourmedia. Within this issue information will be published that relates to the Children’s Christmas Party along with information relating to Easy fundraising.
Cumwhitton Play Park: The meeting was updated with information regarding future plans for the Play Park as well as current issues which need addressing.
A.O.B: With the current closure of the Pheasant Pub it was decided to look at the possibilities of holding social events in the Village Hall to help maintain a community spirit. The possibility of producing a Welcome Pack for new residents to the Parish was considered and will be addressed in detail at a future meeting. The Church and Parish Walk is due to take place on October 6th.
Proposed date for next meeting: Tuesday, 6th November, 2018