Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New committee and strong working groups

It was encouraging at the AGM to find yet more people getting involved in working groups on improving the park. We now have good solid groups working on play, and on the Casimir Road entrance / old paddling pool area. They include several park users with relevant professional skills, so what is emerging is a design advisory group for MUG. A group on dogs is in formation.

Supporting them and providing continuity, the committee which emerged from the AGM has a good mix of old hands and new faces. Last year saw a big transition, with many new committee members and a new chair and secretary. With a year's experience under our belts, this is the class of 2012:

Emma Jack (chair; Play group convenor)
Tim Evans (secretary)
Claire Kelly (treasurer)
Ruth Smyth (membership secretary)
Michael Row (minutes secretary)
Harry Hewat (Design group convenor)
Diane Bernhardt (Dogs group convenor)
Barry Buitekant
Vivienne Foxley
Cleo Williams & Sabbir Lunat (seat-share)
Carrie Rutherford

Stepping down, with our thanks for all they've done, are Bob Benge and Andrea Sinclair. Bob was one of those who got the user group re-started in 2008, and has been vice-chair and chair.

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AGM minutes as well as recent committee minutes as always are at our meeting records page.


  1. As it's been over 2 months since the last meeting, can we have an update on the issues relating to the park?

  2. Dear anonymous (wish I knew who I was speaking to!)

    I do apologise for the delay. Since the AGM Tim Evans has had to stand down as secretary and from the committee. This year we have a great committee but most members are very busy and so there has been no one to step into the secretary's role. I am trying to chair and be secretary at the same time. U fortunately I am not brilliant at the website or the blog and I haven't yet sent the last set of minis to the larger group. I would like to e mail the larger group to see if there is anyone out there who would like to come on board and take on some of those jobs, perhaps you have skills you can bring to the committee?

  3. I will be announcing a date for the next general meeting soon and hope that there will be people there who would like to step up and help. We have continued to work on forwarding the capital projects, doing a 'bin' survey, cooperating with the council regarding the illegal encampment, talking with the council about boundaries. These will all be updated at the next general meeting and we will be seeking the wider groups opinion about many of these projects. I hope that helps in the meantime and I also promise I will try and get on top of the paperwork ASAP.

    Emma Jack (chair)

  4. hi emma, is there an funday event on millfields on 14th July? if so - happy to help promote if you send me details mike

  5. Emma,
    Can you put up the minutes of the last open meeting?