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Tuesday 19 January

Petersfield Town Partnership

Minutes – Management Committee 9th May 2011


• Bob Ayer – Chairman
• Hilary Ayer
• Graham Steaggles - Transport, Movement & Public Realm
• Tony Struthers
• Tracy Chandler - Biodiversity


• Gary Butler – Treasurer
• Amanda Greenlee - Local Produce
• Nick Keith – Public Relations Officer
• Linda Munday - EHDC
• Lucy Soal – EHDC

Not Present

• Vincent Edberg - Town Character
• Terena Plowright – Vice Chairman

Minutes from last meeting 16 Mar 2011

• The minutes of the meeting 16 March 2011 were accepted

Treasurer’s Report

• The Treasurer’s Transaction Detail dated 09/05/11 to were received.
• The closing bank balance was £4,557.01. Transactions since last report were Grants received from HCC, EHDC and PTC for 1st April SDNP Event £1,700; Grant received from PTC for BAP £500; PL Insurance for 1st April Event £99.23; BAP expenses £5.99.

Petersfield Consultation

Bob and Tony attended the first meeting of the Petersfield Spatial Strategy Project to meet the consultants tasked with the whole-Town public consultation on the future of Petersfield. We are represented on both the Steering Group and the Project Group (TS).
There will be a Public consultation event on The Square 4th June (see our website for details) and a Stakeholders meeting and several workshops have been arranged.
The 'Project Overview and Methodology' (adapted from the original project brief) along with a copy of the proposed methodology by David Lock Associates have been shared. I have shared details of known interested ‘stakeholder’ groups with the consultants.
The consultation is due to report back in Mid August.

Group Updates

Town Character

Essentially dormant except that Tony is representing P2M on the Petersfield Project largely in the context of the TDS.


Previously minuted - There will be a Greening Campaign Reception at the House of Commons on 13th June at 1600.)


Tracy is having a detailed look at information from the Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre (HBIC), and is compiling charts to aid in identifying areas suitable for detailed surveys. Waiting to hear from HBIC regarding funding for detailed surveys. Walkabouts will begin soon and the detailed survey will determine which areas would benefit from detailed surveys.

Hidden Britain

The SDNP Event on 1st April was very successful – the event was planned at very short notice with strong input from the Event Committee. Lucie Soal (EHDC) was complimented and thanked for her work in bringing some 20+ Community Groups to the Event.
We are awaiting a claim for the 1st April Event costs via Philip Haines from the Grants awarded to P2M (£1,700). P2M is in receipt of an Invoice number 516 from Navigate Design for £2,989.82 “for your records”.

Transport, Movement & Public Realm

The Group has obtained more information from HCC (Dominic) and will start to put ideas into the public domain. The HCC resolution (Executive Decision) is in hand. The intentions for the Town Access Plan are being monitored. The Group are anxious to bring a keen and knowledgeable cyclist on board.


Action for Market Towns

We have been informed that our Hidden Britain Project has not won an Award in the Business and Economic Category for the AMT awards in the South East Zone.

Lavant Street & Station

Hilary will investigate the situation regarding the £20k previously earmarked for a Lavant Street project.

The railway station environs continue to be a concern. The SDNPA will be approached to see if it is able to take a keen interest in this important ‘gateway’

Date of next meeting

Monday 27th June 1830 Town Council Chamber (to be confirmed)