Barking Reach Residents Steering Group Meeting held on 19/03/2014
Minutes of a meeting of the Barking Reach Residents Steering Group held on 19/03/2014 7pm
Present: Andrew, Liakim, Kushnood, Christine, Janine, Yvonne
- Apologies for absence : Paula
- Minutes of last meeting : Agreed and signed
- Review of Public Meeting on 13th March 19, 2014 :
Catering arrangements were all good and received well. Leftover food was distributed to the cleaners of the building and families attending with children.
Of the guests invited, representatives from Pinnacle, Southern Housing, Thames View Residents Association, B.O.R. (Landscapers),B.R.L (Matthew) and both Councilors Geddes and Saime attended.
Whilst discussing the invited speaker, it was agreed that more communication is needed when plans need to change, and that we should let each other know prior to going ahead, even though this was not pertinent to this particular occasion, but should be kept in mind for future events particularly where finances are concerned.
An attendance list is available, and a star chart showing where the residents who attended reside.
It was noted that no residents attended from the east of Renwick Road (Great Fleete)and we should make an extra effort in future to engage the whole community.
The questionnaires were good, and the answers have given a lot of ideas to get our teeth sunk into.
- 4. Arrangements for Residents’ Association
To be named Barking Reach Residents’ Association.
The committee will be made up of residents’ only, though local councilors will be invited to meetings.
It will be advertised in the magazine which is being prepared, inviting residents’ to attend the inaugural meeting on the 28th April 2014 at 7pm in the foyer of the Rivergate Centre.
A.B to book foyer.
- 5. Magazine Contents
Eight pages, front cover will be page 1, back cover page 8.
To include pages covering:
b) Comments from residents’ meeting. Y.T to collate comments and feedback.
c) What is a Parish Council (in more detail)
d) Powers of a Parish Council (again more detail)
e) Invitation to the inaugural meeting of the new Residents’Associaton
f) Page advertising local agencies, including National Grid
g) Colour coded map showing who is responsible for which areas
h) If possible, a page of advertising to generate funds, if not, a page advertising all the groups currently on the estate i.e.: RMA, Scouts, Sports/fitness Clubs
On each page running across the bottom, our email, website and facebook addresses.
A.B to design and organize.
- 6. Any Other Business
Y.T reminded the group that we are promoting the Parish Council, regardless of the fact that we are now organizing a more formal Residents’ Association.
- 7. Date of Next Meeting
A short meeting to be held on Saturday 5th April at 10am.
A.B to book meeting room, if unavailable, alternative venue can be arranged.