Buy In Grayshott campaign
Business Meeting held Tues 30th March 2010 at the Fox & Pelican
Meeting commenced 6.10pm
Caroline & Kevin Kaighin (Kaighin & Daughter), Peter & Vivien Harrison (Grayshott Concerts), Peter Hatch
(Grayshott.com), Brian Archer (Absolute Power Electrical Services), Lynda Davies (Blaze House Art), Julie &
John Bevis (Magical Rooms), Sue Hinchcliffe (Pilgrims of Hindhead), Aimee Plant, Jackie Barnett & Florence
Howes (Life Magazines), Iain Looms (Tri-Golf), Clive Slaughter (Grayshott Parish Council), Robert Casalis de
Pury (Unirom Systems), Glenn Myers (Grayshott Pottery), Peter Jones (Caddyrite), Barbie McSean (Grayshott
Village Hall & Movies in Grayshott), Debbie Norman (PiG & Grayshott Community Care), Kim & Mark Bibby
(Fox & Pelican), Marcus Atkins (Round & About Magazine), Myles Hill (Coop), Mark Hall (Grayshott Football
Club), Minaz Lalani (Wychwood Residential Home), Rev Moray Thomas (St Luke’s Church), Phil Bates
(Grayshott Society) & Gordon Sanderson (Scout Group).
Kemal Babur, Francis Gottesman, Nick Chilton, Mani & Sudha Rai, Richard Millard, Linda de Ruiter, Ann
Myers, Gill Rawcliffe, Jean Colvin, Amanda O’Brien, James George, Chris Wheeler, Andy & Melody Clague,
Janis & Ken Davey, Phylicia Andre, Ken Williams, Johnathan Tippett, Gillian Chard, Michelle & Noel Reidy,
Robin Davies, Carol Wass, Peter Norman & Charlotte Moss.
Best wishes were expressed for Ann Myers, and all hoped she would have a speedy recovery.
Condolences were given to Mani Rai on the recent death of his Mother.
New members welcomed included Ian Boxall, a personal trainer, and Scott Heffield of Yomp Training &
Consultancy, specialising in Fitness Training, Self Defence and much more. Mark Saban, of Naked Grape, had
now moved into the old Wine Rack premises.
Marcus Atkins of “Round & About” was welcomed and he gave a brief account of how he was just starting a new
monthly periodical that would be posted to all 14,500 homes in the Haslemere area. A mandate was given to
explore the possibility of having a dedicated Grayshott page. Further details will be given shortly.
Rachel Coates then gave a quick presentation with regard to starting a “Grayshott Children’s Theatre” and
hoped to put a production on in September. She hoped that there would be some support from businesses.
Grayshott Concerts agreed to offer guidance and help with her project.
Letter of appreciation were received from Arthritis Care for their donation from BIG, and from Grayshott
Parish Council, thanking BIG for organising the litter picks in the village.
A note had been received from Rev Moray with regard to joining the “Grayshott Support Network”. It was
suggested they team up with the EGG group, though BIG would give them every support.
Following a warning sent out regarding dodgy roofers, a member was able to report them to the trading
standards who succeeded in prosecuting them.
Phil Bates reported that signage from the Hazel Grove roundabout would continue to give the current signage to
Grayshott, but signage on the A3 approaching Hazel Grove would simply show Grayshott. Clive Slaughter added
that funding was in place for traffic calming, but no action would be taken until after the opening of the tunnel.
Members agreed to offer help in distributing the Village Scene if required. Members were reminded that the BIG
New Home Voucher Scheme was fully functioning and was a great way of introducing their business to
Caroline Kaighin reported the following balances:
General Fund £1251 Lights Fund £1,023
Charity Golf Fund £255 Grayshott in Bloom Fund £2,845 TOTAL FUNDS £5,375
£150 donation was to be made to Grayshott Cricket Club for sponsorship of their U9’s
GRAYSHOTT.COM + /BIG
Peter Hatch reminded new members that their web site could be posted on www.grayshott.com free of charge
and that he was always happy to post up any news. And again he stressed the importance of members checking
the accuracy of their information.
He went on to explain an exciting new venture he was hoping to add to the web site. This consisted of a Grayshott
map where a person could have a “virtual tour” of the village. This would be combined with “interactive hot
spots” that could be clicked on to enter individual businesses or attractions, or even a shopping mall consisting of
businesses that had no premises. Hot spots could then be put in various places on a picture to show other areas of
interest. A better idea could be had by visiting www.vr2020.com and click on Guildford. He agreed to produce a
short paper on it with some idea of cost for individual businesses, which would be circulated to all members.
Vivien Harrison reported that the “Handel’s Messiah” concert had been a great success with Karl Jenkins
remarking how impressed he was. She went on to say that the next concert, Mendelssohn’s violin concerto, on
15th May, has over half the tickets sold. There will be 44 musicians in the orchestra, the biggest yet.
A further exciting event being added to the calendar, which will be another first for Grayshott, is an open air
performance of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”. This will be held at Applegarth Farm on Weds 7th July.
There will be a selection of pre-gourmet delights, probably in the form of picnic hampers, with the likelihood of a
polo match during the picnic. The audience will also be able to bring their own fare if they wish. Further details
will be given out nearer the time. Ticket prices will range from £10 - £25.
GRAYSHOTT IN BLOOM
Special hanging baskets have now been ordered and are being filled with more colourful plants this year. There
will also be a more reliable watering programme. Though much more expensive initially, a lot of the additional
cost will be funded by the recent donations received. It was also noted that there was quite a lot of work required
to strengthen some of the brackets. Thanks were given to Caroline Kaighin & Vanessa Thompson for their
PARTY IN GRAYSHOTT (PiG)
Brian Archer reported that the pantomime had been a great success and made a good profit, of which £500
would be donated to Grayshott Primary School. He added that the “Village Fun Day” on Sunday 20th June,
would start at 1.00pm with school children putting on an event on Lyndon Green, followed at 2.00pm by the
Carnaval. The theme would be “World Cup Safari”. Included would be a steel band. The village restaurants
would all be offering free meals as prizes for a raffle on the day. The event would not be advertised as it was
hoped to keep it a purely village event. A suitable venue had not yet been found for a pyrotechnics display and it
appeared insurance for the event might be prohibitive.
The pancake race had provided good fun in spite of inclement weather. Caroline Kaighin went on to report that
the renovation work would start on 19th April and would take around three months. Assurances were given that
businesses would be able to remain open at all times, and they would be fully informed of how and when the
works were being carried out.
The litter pick had been carried out a week early in line with the annual village litter pick.
St. LUKE’S CHURCH & SCOUT GROUP
Moray Thomas reported that the church was going hi-tech, with an audio-visual system being installed. Around
£15-20,000 would be required. A “gift day” would be organised to coincide with the Village Fun Day, with the
hope that the system could be installed within the next year. He also reported that Major Tim Cross, a veteran
from the rebuilding of Iraq, would be giving a talk on 16th May, then reminded members that one of the church
rooms was available for hire for business meetings. It was wired for wi-fi, and local services, such as refreshment,
Gordon Sanderson reported that the Scouts would be organising the Boundary Walk again later in the year. He
also pointed out that volunteers were needed for a couple of hours each Thursday, as 25 aged and infirm
residents were fed and dined in the church hall each week. They were also required for a week of mornings each
August to assist in helping to look after around fifty children during a holiday week organised for them.
Volunteers were asked to contact Gordon Sanderson directly.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
i) The Shop Awards Dinner provided an excellent evening with Amity just edging ahead of
Blaze House Art to take the overall winner’s trophy.
ii) Grayshott Movies film “Morris, a life with bells on” proved to be very comical. There next
film will be Dean Flannery, starring Peter O’toole, on Wednesday 19th May,
iii) BIG had received a cheque from Grayshott Golf Society for £500 to be ring-fenced for the
exclusive use of the Emergency Grayshott Group, (EGG). Businesses would not be asked for
a donation until such time it may be needed.
iv) Debbie Norman made an appeal for drivers to give a small amount of time to Grayshott
Community Care to ferry the elderly to the doctors or hospital etc. Volunteers to make
contact with her.
v) Tri-Golf & Caddy-rite announced that the BIG Family Spring Fayre, being held at the Tri-
Golf Centre on Sunday 25th April, still had room for more stallholders to promote their
business. There would be no cost, although a gift for the raffle would be appreciated. There
were a mass of fabulous prizes on offer, And Iain Looms invited local organisations in need
of funds to apply for any of the proceeds that might be raised on the day.
vi) Julie Bevis reported that the launch of the “Village Community Plan” would be made at
8.00pm at the Village Hall on Wednesday 28th April. All would be welcomed to attend to
assist in it’s formulation.
Meeting finished at 7.25pm with thanks to Kim & Mark
for the use of the restaurant.
Next meeting will be
6.00pm Tuesday 18th May 2010, at the Fox & Pelican.
In order to try and create a tidier Village, the BIG Campaign organise
Litter picking sessions in the Village, and would ask anyone available
to join in on the following date.
Saturday 22nd May 2010
Why not put this date in your diary NOW (It’s only for 45 minutes!)
Meet at Leete’s car park at 10.00am
Finish in Fox & Pelican at 10.45am for a complimentary beverage.
BIG Family Spring Fayre
Sunday 25th April at Tri-Golf Centre
Launch of Village Community Plan
8.00pm - Wednesday 28th April 2010 at the Village Hall
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
7.30pm - Saturday 15th May at St Luke’s Church
Meet & Hear Major Tim Cross
Sunday 16th May at St Luke’s Church
Movies in Grayshott
8.00pm - Wednesday 19th May at Village Hall
VILLAGE FUN DAY
1.00pm onwards – Sunday 20th June
OPEN AIR PERFORMANCE
Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”
Wednesday 7th July at Applegarth Farm
MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE MINIMISE
THE ON-STREET PARKING OF THEIR VEHICLES
DURING THE DAY
THIS LEAVES AVAILABLE STREET PARKING
FOR CUSTOMERS & VISITORS PASSING THROUGH
“BUY IN GRAYSHOTT CAMPAIGN”
Next Business Meeting
6.00pm Tuesday 18th May 2010 at Fox & Pelican
THE AGENDA WILL NORMALLY FOLLOW THE SAME FORMAT AS
PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND WILL BE ISSUED BY E-MAIL A COUPLE
OF DAYS BEFOREHAND or/and HANDED OUT AT THE MEETING.
If you have NOT received
recent e-mails from me
then I have NOT got
your e-mail address.
If you have one could you
please e-mail it to me.
You will then join the band
being first with the BIG news
Co-ordinator & Chairman: Dick Smith
Phone: 608666 or 07836 203100