Nidd Gorge Community Action
Save The Gorge and Greenway
7-3-17 – Bilton Community Centre – 7pm
Chris Kitson (Chair)
Tim Moorhouse (Membership Sec)
Minutes of Last Meeting
Amended and agreed
Matters Arising (To be taken Separately Under Own headings)
- The Good Governance Code For Smaller Organisations (GGC)
All present agreed rhat NGCA will abide by the code.
- principle 5, section 3 of GGC
This section of the GGC, “dealing with conflicts of interest”, was read to committee to inform the subsequent discussions.
- Register of interests
All present agreed to submit a register by email. CK to action. Declarations of interest to be included on future agendas and registered at start of each committee meeting.
- Dealing with conflicts of interest/ Political associations of committee members –discussion and debate.
All present agreed to abide by guidelines set out in GGC and agreed that any individual who agrees with the aims of the NGCA can become a member and stand for election to the committee, in a personal capacity, but not as a representative of other groups or political parties.
- NGCA policy on political affiliations.
- Signing of the constitution
9 attendees signed. CK to collect further signatures at future committee meetings.
- Finalise the map of The Area
Area boundaries agreed for the campaign and for the constitution aims. GK to draw up and bring to the next meeting.
- Print/scan constitution and map for distribution to all committee members
GK to action
- Skills audit
Members to email – CK to action
- Discuss list of potential affiliates and decide who we want to approach and how.
List to be discussed at next meeting, AP/GK to give overview of Nidd Gorge Guardian strategy and present draft of next edition.
- Bank account and role of Treasurer
Current funds £840 approx. Still looking for Treasurer. GK to advertise in Guardian. RB offered services if nobody comes forward.
- The role of Secretary
Still looking for Secretary, GK to advertise in Guardian.
- Agree a written response to present to the next NYCC Area Meeting on 16th March.
CK response accepted for presentation, will contact Ruth Gladstone to book a 3 minute slot. TM happy to attend in CKs absence. SW planning to attend and talk about attraction of Nidd Gorge as recreational area. JP attending and presenting on sustainable transport on behalf of Zero Carbon. AP to make a presentation about public reaction and thanking Steering Group.
- Traffic survey volunteers
AP gave an overview of the progress of the traffic sub-group and agreed to present a written overview to the next committee. GK/AP to advertise in Guardian for volunteers for an impending, comprehensive traffic survey. TM to email members for volunteering. AP to bring survey details to next mtg. Ken Adams to provide overview of needs of traffic survey. He would like survey to take place in the next few weeks.
Items for next agenda:
Nidd Gorge Guardian
Traffic Survey update Ken’s needs
Bio diversity update
Conflict of interests statements
Meeting closed at 9.42pm.
Next meeting at BCC, 7pm, 21st March.