Petersfield Town Partnership
Minutes – Management Committee 19 January 2011
- Bob Ayer – Chairman
- Gary Butler – Treasurer
- Hilary Ayer
- Tracy Chandler (Biodiversity Action Plan)
- Vincent Edberg (Town Character)
- Amanda Greenlee (Local Produce)
- Graham Steaggles (Local Transport)
- Tony Struthers.
- Terena Plowright – Vice Chairman
- Nick Keith – Public Relations Officer
Minutes from last meeting 19 Oct 2010
- The minutes of the meeting 19 October 2010 were accepted
- The Treasurer’s Spend Analysis dated 18/1/11 for the period ending 31/12/10 and the Transaction Detail to date (1/8/10 to 3/1/11) was received.
- The closing bank balance at 31/12/2010 was £2,958.07.
- It was agreed to fund the printing of 10 additional copies of the TDS, approximate cost £100.
The Town Character Group have completed the Town Design Statement. The Committee congratulated the Group on a job well done. It was agreed to print an additional 10 copies of the Document.
The Greening Campaign held an Introductory Event on 2nd November at St Peters’ Hall, Petersfield to introduce the Greening Campaign’s Adaptation Toolkit.
More detailed information is available from http://www.meetup.com/Greening-Petersfield-Adaptation.
The leaflet has been agreed and will be printed in time for a stall at Rams Walk on Saturday 26th February, to raise awareness and to recruit more volunteers. A grant submission has been made to Petersfield Town Council for £500. The leaflet will also be distributed to groups including schools and farms together with a covering letter.
Herne Junior School is keen to be involved and discussions have taken place to determine the nature of the involvement.
The Group is conducting walkabout’s to record areas of interest and to determine if more detailed surveys are to be done. Additional funding will be sought for the detailed surveys. The Questionnaire has been promulgated using Survey Monkey and the analysis will be presented to the Group at its next meeting
Community Garden/ Local Produce
Amanda has met with the Town Council, EHDC and HCC to explore the availability of land in Council ownership. It was accepted that the Water Meadows by Tesco had too many potential risks to be underwritten by EHDC so other possible sites were discussed. The land discussed was either not suitable or was met with local resistance.
Greening Petersfield has decided to put aside the search for a growing area and to focus on the promotion of local produce. It was agreed that this met the ‘community mandate’ of Petersfield Tomorrow. Two costed recipes featuring root vegetables and Game will be featured at the March Farmers’ Market.
Liz Jackson EHDC has confirmed that there is an opportunity to have a stall at the regular Markets.
The Hidden Britain Group have proposed an event to mark the 1st day of the South Downs National Park and a provisional booking has been made for The Square from 1100 to 1600 on 1st April. The event will focus on activities for young people and is likely to involve a large map of the Park that people can interact with. Work has started on gaining the interest and involvement of various groups and bodies in this event.
The Virtual Tour (VT) incorporated into the Visit Petersfield website www.visitpetersfield.com is now free of the constraints on hotspots, both community and commercial, and this is evidenced by recent activity.
The What’s On page is proving very popular with local groups. The Search Engine Optimization activity is delivering good results and will continue – it is proven that the site design meets the needs of the search engine industry.
Graham Steaggles detailed the work done to date and the aspirations for this newly constituted Group. The main task at the outset is to support and influence the Town Access Plan soon to be started by HCC. It is the intention to consider the implications of the ‘movement’ recommendations in the Town Design Statement, to consider streets and highways and the impact of the SDNP.
The Group will table a report on its activities and intentions as soon as practicable.
Date of next meeting
- Wednesday 16th March at 1830, venue to be confirmed.