Minutes of the Meeting 24th November 2020

Present:- Simon Middlecote (Chair) , Ruth Kerry, Sue Andrew, Lesley Morris, Chris Holmes, Councillor Penny Gowland, County Councillor Liz Plant.
Apologies: Rani Joshi, Catherine Bailey
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The minutes of the last meeting of the Association held on 27th August 2020 were noted.
BANK ACCOUNT AND FINANCE
No transactions had taken place since the last meeting
DEPOT SITE AND PUMPING STATION
The detailed planning application from the developer for the site was awaited.
SCHOOL PARKING
It was reported that that the proposed double yellow lines on Buckfast Way, double yellow lines on Abingdon Road and signing for the Buckfast Way play area were in the County Council’s programme to be done in 2021/22.
The problems caused by parked cars at the schools start and finish times was discussed.
It was agreed that Simon would email the Heads of Abbey Road and Edmund Campion Schools to introduce the Community Association to then and raise the issue of parking.
CRIME PREVENTION
It was agreed that Sue Andrew would contact PC Rob Archer about the CCTV cameras and inform him about recent incident on the park and invite him to the next meeting.
STAMFORD ROAD
The resurfacing of Stamford Road down to the Willow Tree was welcomed. It was thought that Abbey Road now needed resurfacing.
BUSES
It was agreed that Councillor Liz Plant would contact the operator about the 22 / 23 bus service to inquire if covid would make any changes to their plans for the service.

VERGE MAINTENANCE
Maps had now been obtained from the Borough and County Councils showing who owns the different open spaces on the estate.
It was agreed that this information should be put on the Facebook group page and the notice board.
PARK IMPROVEMENTS
A response had been received from Rushcliffe agreeing in principle to planting a community orchard on the field. There was now a need to develop the proposals and consult the community. Ongoing maintenance was seen to be important.
It was agreed that a working party of Simon, Sue and Lesley work up detailed proposals so that they can be taken forward.
COMMUNICATION
Ruth reported on setting up a webpage for the Association and indicated that there was an ongoing charge for the domain. It would need regular updating
The notice board had arrived and looked great!
It was agreed that a webpage be established and be publicised through the facebook group
SOCIAL EVENTS
The Halloween event had been successful which the kids had enjoyed. Christmas carols on the street was being arranged for December. The advent calendar windows display trail was organised with all the dates now taken.
The possibility of having a dog event on the field was discussed and the possible need for permissions and insurance was raised.
It was agreed that Simon would check to see if the insurance would cover such an event.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Poppies
It was suggested that a number of poppies should be put on lamp posts next year on Rufford Way, Buckfast and Abbey Road. These are obtained from the British Legion.
It was agreed that Councillor Penny Gowland would see if Rushcliffe would fund this.
History of Abbey Park
Lesley indicated that she was interested in compiling a history of Abbey Park which could include oral histories.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm