19 August at Joss Loader’s house 7.30pm
Present Mike Gibson, Joss Loader, Maggie Taylor, Ben Stride, Maurice Pitchford, Julia Watts
Apologies Jennie Tindall, Dawn Clenton Sparey
MG summarised progress so far. The application has been submitted to ADC and apart from the membership map the supporting documentation is in place. The application will show links to the SBRA website so we need to produce pages on the website. ADC will put a notice in the Shoreham Herald. Consultation period is 6 weeks and will start in September. After this period the application goes to Pat Beresford as Cabinet Member for approval.
In the meantime the grant from locality of £7,000 has been approved. The mechanics of payment is that it is paid to ADC and then back out to us.
JL, MT and DCS have been to the bank to start to set up a bank account at HSBC.
We need a vice chair and a membership secretary. JL is vice chair and Yvonne Campbell to be contacted by MT to see if she would be willing to be membership secretary.
BS to finish the membership map. It won’t be finished immediately. He needs names and addresses from DCS but he has software to help him produce it. It is of concern that we don’t have as many members at the Western end of the Beach. David Johnson to be asked if he can recruit in that area.
We discussed a leaflet drop explaining the progress so far and an outline of NDPs to the whole beach and giving contact details and website links to the consultation documents. This should be delivered in September and could probably be delivered by the usual Beach News deliverers. The cost of this could be initially funded by SBRA but repaid by the forum as soon as funds and the bank account are available.
JL has written a draft Community Engagement proposal as a starting point. It was agreed that we should have two Community Engagement events in October, one in the school and one in the Church to attract more members from the Western end of the Beach.
The proposed dates are-
Community Engagement Events 23rd and 25th October
Management meeting dates:- 23rd September, 15th October, 13th November, 10th December.
MG really would like all the working groups to be running simultaneously but most members felt that we didn’t have enough members to populate the groups so we agreed to start with Community Engagement but also the Development Group should start work so that some ideas could be shown for the first community engagement event.
DCS is to head the Development Group with guidance from MG.
MG handed all members a copy of ‘Neighbourhood Plans Roadmap Guide’ for everyone to read.
AOB Individuals’ planning issues relating to current planning applications should be referred to BS and Liza McKinney not to those members of the management committee of the forum.