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Documents : Minutes 20/03/2012

Minutes of the General Purposes Sub Committee

Held at Hazel Grove Bowling and Tennis Club

Tuesday 20th March 2012

In the Chair: Brian Whalley (BW)

1  Members in attendance:

Ian Dixon (ID)

David Hulme (DH)

Chris Waker (CW)

Brenda Hopkins (BH)

John Hargreaves (JonH)

Julie Higham (JH)

Eddie Crabtree (EC)

Marie Thornton (MT)

Doreen Schofield (DS)

Jeff Shaw (JS) 

2  Apologies:

Ian Burnett (IB)

Ron Linton (RL)

3 The Chair welcomed Marie Thornton to the Committee as a serving member.

4 Minutes:

The minutes of the General Purposes Sub Committee meeting held on Tuesday 21st February were passed as a true record

4  Matters Arising:

ID reported on the proposed route of the Olympic Torch. It would commence its journey on Sunday 24th June about 8.15 a.m., travel along the A6 turn right in Hazel Grove, along Bramhall Moor Lane to the Adidas Site at Pepper Road Industrial Estate and then travel to Hyde in a vehicle.

Laura Murphy joined the meeting and advised that 4 of the 8 bearers in Stockport are from the Stockport area. Overall 14 Stockport people have been selected to carry the torch of which 7 are of school age.

Papua New Guinea have signed up to use training facilities in Stockport.

The potential links with businesses in Stockport for club/business assistance was to be sent out again.

Case studies are needed for the Stockport Council website preferably with photos. It was noted that release forms may be required if photographs are included.

ID reported that the Sports Maker Workshop would be held in Stockport Town Hall on 3rd April and 50 places were available.

ID circulated a flyer advertising the '100 days to go' initiative.

5  Website:

There are 171 clubs registered on the website, 58 have paid affiliation.

CW reported that work was progressing on amending the website to allow clubs to 'self update' their details. The contact email address would be used to enable access together with a password.

6  Sport Stockport Initiatives:

Get Coaching Stockport – The project has now finished and ID has been finalising all of the paperwork for Greater Sport. He is also exploring options to re-launch the project in the new financial year.

ID has been working with Stockport Rugby Club and Burnage Rugby Club and Compstall Cricket Club to apply for development funding

7  Club Development Funding Applications:

No applications had been received

19 allocations have been made with 1 deferral using a total of £7,600 to date.

It was noted that £12,000 had been allocated for this initiative. ID to circulate affiliated clubs again.

8   Annual Sports Awards Dinner:

Two Fridays have been penciled in with Edgeley Park. Final date awaiting publication of Sale Sharks fixture details.

ID, JonH and Laura Mylotte to determine what needs to be done and share out the jobs at the next meeting. 

9  Active Stockport Alliance:

No report available. Is the Alliance still alive? ID to follow up.

Stockport needs a playing pitch strategy. If there is no Playing Pitch Strategy in place this will adversely affect clubs applying for bids. The last strategy was produced in 2005 which is still valid to meet government requirements but it needs updating to qualify for funding.

10  Any other business:

ID reported that Target Fitness Peel Moat would close on Sunday 15th April 2012 for good. It is likely that a new facility would be built in Offerton within the next 2 years.

A new facility is planned for the Brinnington Area to replace the Lapwing Centre.

The AGM to be arrange towards the end of May (Action JS)

Meeting closed at 8.55 p.m.

Date for the next meeting: Tuesday 17th April 2012, 7.30pm at Hazel Grove Bowling & Tennis Club