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Minutes of Birchgrove Community Association meeting held on 7 October 2009
Attendance: Bernard Davies (Chair) Ryland Doyle, Heather Dunlop (Minutes), Terri
Kennedy, Gareth Lewis, Jason Parker, Steve Payne, Mike Slee, Matthew Smith.
Apologies: Gerrie Maber
1. Minutes of the last meeting were agreed apart from an omission about joining
Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS). Bernard stated that this was
something he had not yet had time to look into.
2. Actions from last meeting:
2.1 An on-line petition to save the pavilion is now available on our website (to
date it contains 55 signatures).
2.2 Members had distributed paper copies of the petition to the rugby club and
to other outlets. Members of Birchgrove Colts had also had copies. A date for
submission has yet to be agreed.
2.3 There is now information on the website telling residents how to form a
neighbourhood watch scheme.
2.4 A start has been made with the What’s On in Birchgrove section of the
Website. We have yet to receive details of what activities are held in the
Community Centre. Heather will follow this up.
2.5 It was agreed that we would support the provision of a notice board from
funds available to Councillor Doyle for the community. This would be placed
either outside the Park or the School.
3. Matters Arising
3.1 Bernard and Ryland spoke about the meeting held the previous day with Phil
Roberts and Iwan Davies at the Civic Centre regarding the future of the pavilion.
The Council have put off a decision for 3 months so that other possible sources
of funding can be explored. Ryland had asked about using the £20,000 allocated
each year for 5 years for park maintenance towards the pavilion. (3 years of this
money is still to be spent) Phil Roberts stated that he would look at the
possibility of this. It was stated that some of this money was still needed to
tarmac the remaining paths. Also