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Documents : 05/12/2007

Minutes of the General Purposes Sub Committee Meeting held at

Hazel Grove Bowling and Tennis Club

Wednesday 5th December 2007

In the Chair: Brenda Hopkins (BH)

1. Members in attendance:

Eddie Crabtree (EC)
Jeff Shaw (JS)
Yvonne Spurrell (YS)
Chris Waker (CW)
Ron Linton (RL)
Lawrence Marsland (LM)
Patrick Bailey (PB)

2. Apologies:

Brian Whalley (BW)
Neil Bardsley (NB)
Doreen Schofield (DS)

3. Minutes:

The minutes of the General Purposes Sub Committee Meeting held on Thursday 4th October 2007 were agreed as a true record.

4. Matters arising:

The grant for administration was discussed. It was stated that the local authority needs proof of expenditure. Action CW to send details to PB.

Some discussion took place on whether the administration allocation was a 'grant' or a 'claim'. Action CW to email PB for clarification.

The tipping in Reddish Vale reported at the last meeting was established as being on private land.

5. Secretary's Report:

An invitation had been received for a representative to attend the next meeting of the Stockport Partnership Forum. Action YS to attend.

It was agreed to advise Peter Howarth of our adopted name change. Action JS.

It was agreed to inform Steve Lamb - SMBC Planning Officer of the name change. Action JS.

The response by Peter Howarth to SMBC regarding the development of an all weather sporting facility at Penney Lane was noted.

6. Treasurer's Report:

CW reported that the bowls trophy had cost £24.00 and a membership form had been received from Brabyns Tennis Club.

7. Stockport Sport Development Community Fund (SDCF):

Four applications had been received from Development Groups by the Secretary for grant aid out of the 2007/08 allocation.

Athletics Group application for £578.75

Basketball Group application for £1000.00

Bowling Group application for £2900.00

Hockey Group application for £3250.00

The applications received from all groups met the review criteria but it was agreed to seek additional information from the Basketball Group relating to the breakdown of the proposed expenditure. Action PB.

The following sums were awarded:

Athletics Group - £578.75

Bowling Group - £540.00

Hockey Group - £1910.00

8. Sports Trust:

BH had attended the last meeting and gave a resume of current activities particularly in respect of the new vision and staff motivation. A new Marketing Manager has been appointed. Sports Trust Board minutes will be available at future meetings (commercially sensitive information will be excluded).

9. SPAA Update:

BH reported that she had not been invited to a meeting for several months. It was understood that the bid had been sent in for Phase 1 funding.

10. Stockport School of Gymnastics:

It was agreed to defer the discussion on the Blackstone Park Development until the next meeting.

11. Any Other Business:

A query was raised as to whether Marple and Hazel Grove Cricket Clubs are affiliated to Sport Stockport. - both are affiliated.

Agreed to include Peter Howarth on the mailing list of Minutes. Action JS.

A discussion took place on how Sport Stockport becomes aware of planning applications relating to sporting developments. Action PB to check with SMBC Planning Dept.

12. Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday 16th January 2008 at Hazel Grove Bowling and Tennis Club

The meeting closed at 10:05 p.m.