Petersfield Town Partnership
Minutes – Management Committee 27 June 2011
Bob Ayer (chairman), Lucy Soal EHDC, Tracy Chandler, Graham Steaggles, Vincent Edberg, Sue Edberg, Amanda Greenlee (minutes)
Hilary Ayer, Gary Butler, Peter Marshall, Tony Struthers
Minutes of the last meeting
Minutes of the last meeting held on 9th May were approved.
Bob tabled the Treasurer's report. The balance stands at £4,084.
Town Design Statement
Ten copies of the Town Design Statement have been ordered at a total of £100 plus VAT. £70 is to be spent on the Annual Premises Licence.
Map of SDNP
The large map of the SDNP, worth £3,500 is being stored in Petersfield and we shall be able to use it as we wish.
Bob and Tony had attended a meeting on 16 June with David Locke Assoc when an assesment of the strengths and weaknesses of Petersfield were given. The negative points were the Commuting patterns, employment, undeveloped tourism, disconnected green space, and a resistance to development. Tony, Bob and Vincent were attending the first of two workshops to be held on 2 July on the Petersfield Plan. David Locke were to give their report to EHDC and SDNP by the end of August.
Tracy had circulated her report before the meeting. She was given permission to purchase a net, which will assist in her surveys of flies and butterflies.
This was with Bob and would be used for the August Festivities. Bob would establish that the Licence is fit for purpose.
Local Food Survey
Sue Edberg presented her ongoing survey of local food in Petersfield, at present in the form of a map and lists of shops and eating places. This is a project of Greening Petersfield and had been displayed at the Food Festival. The information would be displayed on the Greening Petersfield website. Bob said that the information could also appear on P2M website and possibly visitpetersfield website. He suggested seeing how Action for Market Towns, which we had joined could assist. (See note from Lucy at end of minutes)
Transport, Movement and Public Realm
Graham had been in touch with the new person at HCC Transport/Highways, Mary Ann Toop. It is unclear whether Petersfield will only be part of a district in the Town Access Plan. Graham has asked for a meeting with HCC and DAvid Locke's transport arm as there was little stress put on transport in the Petersfield Consultation. It is important to engage the public and he is looking to hire a hall in late summer to present the issues and gather views. St Peter's Hall is a possible venue. Peter Silvester at EHDC can supply maps and plans.
Cycling: Graham had met with Sarah Walker of EHDC and CTC at EHDC to discuss current plans and will be talking to Cath Hart at HCC.
Lavant Street: There is no current plan to use part of the £20000 grant to produce a design brief. Bob told us that the money was going to be spent by indiviual businesses in the street. Richard Millard is the portfolio holder on this matter.
A meeting of the Transport, Movement and Public Realm group was to be held in the coming week. Keith Hopper had joined the group.
The Treasurer was resigning at the AGM.
This will take place on 12 September at the Town Hall (to be confirmed).
AGM will take place on 10 October at 7pm in the Rose Room (to be confirmed).
The meeting closed at 8pm.
Lucy Soal had followed up ways in which the Local Food survey could be supported. She suggested approaching Hampshire Fare http://www.hampshirefare.co.uk. They have links with major supermarkets and suppliers. Business East Hants would be interested in the results of the survey. The Safe2Eat contact at EHDC was Catherine Rayner in Environmental Services.