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Lisvane Community Association - Committee Meeting Minutes For Sunday 5th December 2010 at 7:00pm in Memorial Hall, Lisvane Attendees: Clive Brown (CB), Sheila Burr (SB), Tony Cousins (TC), Jayne Edwards (JE), Colin George (CG) - Chairman, Julie George (JG), Pat Harding (PH), Derrek Jones (DJ) - Treasurer, Graham Morgan (GM), Chris Moseley (CM), June Robinson (JR), Lesley Scarratt (LS). Apologies: Virginia Chambers (VC), Martin Williams (MW). 1 Welcome & Apologies: CG opened the meeting by thanking all the attendees, who included representatives of several affiliated groups (Lisvane Panthers Football Club, Pied Piper Music Group, Bridge Club, Cricket Club, Lisvane Baptist Church & Ladies Guild, Llanishen & Lisvane Scout Group). This was in addition to the some of the groups usually represented, such as Friends of Coed y Felin, Friends of Cefn Onn, 50+ Club and the Festival Committee. 2 Minutes of Last Meeting: These were approved and signed as a true record, with some minor alterations. 3 Matters Arising: It was decided that all agenda items should be reviewed going forward. 4 Planning Matters: There were several planning applications during October and November, mainly for residential extensions and conservatories. Details are obtainable from the Lisvane Community Council, and are published in the LCC minutes. 5 Officers & Affiliated Groups: CG informed the meeting that the Secretary had stood down at the AGM in October, and he offered his thanks for all the hard work undertaken by Jane McDonough over the last few years. A few other Committee Members had also stood down, and there are now opportunities for members of the affiliated groups and members of the public to get involved as Officers or Members of the LCA, or with the Festival Committee. CG also outlined the constitutional objects of the LCA in promoting ‘the benefit of the inhabitants of Lisvane and the neighbourhood...in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation’ and to ‘promote...other charitable purposes’. These social and charitable objectives were clearly distinguished from the governance responsibilities of the LCC, and the PACT objective of working with the police to focus on areas of community concern. Each of the attendees then gave a short summary of the activities, membership, etc., of their group, with some of the key points & highlights as follows: Lisvane Panthers (GM): 25 Mini & Junior teams comprising almost 400 players, plus Youth & Adult sides, Panthers are the largest amateur club in Cardiff with players aged from 7 up to adult, over 100 accredited adult volunteers, and a high standard of coaching. Cricket Club (IB): The club had a very successful season, running many Junior, Youth & Senior teams from under 9’s upwards, over 140 separate cricketing events, and further fantastic progress on the new ground & facilities, which are the envy of all visiting sides. Friend of Coed-y-Felin & Friends of Cefn Onn (TC): The first is long-established, and the second is less than a year old, but both work hard to ensure that our woodlands & walkways remain as a valued asset for us all, supporting the flora & fauna of these two important areas. 50+ Club (TC): Another recent addition to the affiliated groups, the meetings are well- attended and have recently included talks by Councillor David Walker, the Friends of Coed y Felin and Green Willows, so there is certainly a wide range of topics being covered. Baptist Church & Ladies Guild (LS & SB): A welcoming & developing congregation which meets in the Memorial Hall, led by Pastor Dave Llewellyn. LBC has groups and clubs for children from pre-school age to young adults, with numbers continuing to grow. Bridge Club (CM): The group meets weekly in the Old School, and holds an annual Bridge Drive evening as part of the Festival. They have also made charitable donations and grants to several of the other affiliated groups within the LCA. Pied Piper Music Group (JE): Based in Lisvane and at ‘The Gate’ Arts Centre off City Road, the group helps babies, toddlers & pre-school children learn to sing and play music, and enjoy the fun to be gained from making a musical start in life. Cub & Scout Group (JR): From infants up to young adults, they meet & work with their leaders throughout the year as part of the worldwide Scouting family. They are also prolific fundraisers via the Fete Barbecue & Coconut Shy, Car Washing, Fireworks, Scout Post, etc. Lisvane Festival: 2-3 weeks of Summer fun, with over £1000 raised in June this year. A wide range of community activities & events for all ages, including concerts & music, lunches, quizzes, the Golf Day, the Fun Run, and the hugely successful Summer Fete. CG reflected upon how well some of the groups work & liaise together, and the amazing range of activities which take place within the area including social, sporting, cultural, musical, artistic & spiritual – surely something for everyone. The award-winning Lisvane Link continues to be one of the best ways of publicising and communicating all these various activities & events. 6 Treasurer’s Report: DJ reported the latest financial details to the meeting, and also reminded the attendees that affiliation fees are now due from each group. 7 Grant Applications: Rhys Dumont Jones is a 16 year old Explorer Scout living in Lisvane, and the LCA granted £100 towards his 2011 trip to the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden. Rhys needs to raise a total of £1800, the majority of which will go towards helping Scouts from undeveloped countries attend the Jamboree, so if you want to contribute, please contact the LCA. 8_Any Other Business: Rotary Club of Cardiff East is currently affiliated to the LCA, and CM asked if other Rotary Groups could consider affiliating, as there are many Rotarians living locally. Mill Road residents at the Lisvane Road end do not currently receive the Lisvane Link. Is there someone who can act as Road Steward for that area? Grit bins & dog litter bins are provided and maintained by Cardiff County Council, but can be requested via the Lisvane Community Council. 9 Date of Next Meeting(s): Meetings for 2011 all commence at 7:00pm as follows: Committee Meetings (Sundays): Jan 23rd, Mar 6th, Apr 17th, Jun 5th, Jul 10th, Sep 4th, Dec 4th. AGM: Wednesday Oct 19th. CG declared the meeting closed at 8:30 p.m.
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