Minutes of WHRF committee meeting held at The WH Club 7.30pm 1st August 2022

Present, Julia Scarth-Chair, Sarah Chambers-Treasurer, Sarah Mardle, Doug Robinson, Joanna Davey, Chloe Parish
Apologies for absence. Charlie Chambers


Minutes of last meeting held 10th March 2022 were agreed and signed and will be posted on the Wookey Hole website.


Treasurers report – Sarah C reported that the Bring & Share raised £127 minus £7 for the hall hire. The annual insurance fee of £96 has also been paid leaving a current balance of £1442.39. (£520 is being held for the Parish Council grant and £540.73 for LWTS) Closing balance for WHRF is £381.66
Julia will connect with Ivor re the £540.73 LWST money to see if this is to stay with the Forum, or not


Report Back on Bring & Share & Picnic
Both events went well & were enjoyed by all who attended


Future events
A local resident called Richard (who attended the bring & share) said he'd like to do a quiz evening, date to be confirmed.
A village picture, similar to the one taken in 2000, is being suggested for 2025
For The National Tree Planting Week 26/11/22 - 03/12/22 a walk to view the trees that were planted for the Millenium is planned for 26/11/22. Plus the following week on 03/12/22 new trees will be planted in & around the village. Posters will be created & an email sent out to villagers.
There have been 2 responses from villagers with suggestions for positions for the new trees & other options were suggested, e.g. Small tree by bus shelter, Glencot Triangle, next to allotment, Church grounds, replace any Millenium trees that didn't survive. Everyone agreed that fruit & nut trees would be a lovely idea.
Sarah M to send a map to Doug for him to confer with Julia & plot where the existing Millenium trees were planted & who the tree's were dedicated to.


Road working group
A meeting was held between Marcel Hayden & Toby from Somerset County Council, Marcel highlighted some of the points that the road working group has been dealing with. Toby requested another meeting to discuss the research that Sarah C & group had accumulated & to discuss next stage.
Sarah C to speak to Paul Cannon to see if he can ask WH Caves if they can provide "No Access to the Caves" signs to be put up in Easton & the top of Tynings Lane, directing the traffic away from the single track roads & onto the main roads.


Local Planning Applications
Mendip Council have refused an amended planning application for 50 houses on the Armchair field on Wookey Hole Road.
Mendip have also refused the amended planning application for Homestead park (in March 2022)


AGM Minutes To be agreed at next AGM meeting proposed for 13/10/22 7.30pm Community Hall.
Sarah M to see if she can find the poster from last years meeting & email it to Joanna to be updated for this year. The poster will then be put on the WH Village web site & emailed out to residents.


AOB – Chloe has requested to step down from the committee & everyone thanked her for her valued input over the past year.
Lyn Astle has spoken to the Parish Council about the benches that were donated to WH for the 1977 Silver Jubilee, one in School Hill near North Bank & the other in Milton Lane & the Parish Council have agreed to maintain them.

Next meeting
Planning meeting for AGM Thursday 29th September at 7.30


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