Saturday 16 December

Petersfield Town Partnership

Minutes – Management Committee 16 March 2011

Present

Apologies

Minutes from last meeting 19 Jan 2010

Treasurer’s Report

Group Updates

Town Character

The cost of printing the additional 10 copies of the TDS is £100 + VAT.

Adaptation

A meeting has been held today with the Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trust at Oxford University. The UK CIP is impressed with the Adaptation Toolkit and the Packs will be distributed shortly.

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

BAP

The leaflet was available at the stall at Rams Walk on Saturday 26th February, to raise awareness and to recruit more volunteers.

The grant submission to Petersfield Town Council for £500 was successful.

Given the intended involvement of children from such as Herne Junior School it is necessary for us to put a Child Protection Policy in place. (See AOB)

 

Meetings have been scheduled to start more detailed planning of the BAP and the information gathering process.

 

Community Garden/ Local Produce

The 2 costed recipes were displayed on stalls at the March Farmers’ Market.

 

Hidden Britain

The event to mark the 1st day of the South Downs National Park on 1st April is making good progress.  We have achieved the booking of The Square and the 3-sided road closure together with a Public Liability Insurance surcharge specific to this Event, a risk analysis and a Road Closure Plan. This task was both difficult and time consuming.

The Chairman has made an application to AMT for a National Award for the Projects delivered by the Hidden Group during the last 12-months – we may not win – but this will increase the profile of the Partnership.

The Virtual Tour (VT) incorporated into the Visit Petersfield website www.visitpetersfield.com is making good progress and the number of hotspots is increasing. The Town Clerk has agreed the Town Council’s priorities for its non-commercial hotspots. My granddaughter Jessica has created her first hotspot sidebar, for the Community Centre, and has been set the challenge of doing sidebars for the Town Council’s hotspots.

The Search Engine Optimization activity continues to achieve progress and Navigate now provide monthly metrics.

Transport, Movement & Public Realm

Graham summarised the work done to date and tabled an initial budget outline for the first year. Clarification will be requested from EHDC regarding the £20,000 believed to be in place for the Lavant Street Project.

The route of the Shipwrights Way through the Town was discussed. Keith Hopper has joined the Group and it is hoped to add a cyclist soon. There is no recent news from HCC regarding the start of the Town Access Statement.

AOB

Action for Market Towns

1st April Event Funding

Child Protection Policy

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