Minutes of PCC Meeting Oct 1st 2011

Minutes of the Peaslake Community Council Meeting

Monday 3rd October 2011




Michael Urban (Chairman and Parish Councillor) welcomed all the residents who were present.

Those attending:

Marion Taylor-Cotter (Treasurer  & Parish Councillor), Brian Cohen (Parish Councillor), Richard Lewis (Chairman of the Village Hall Committee), Nick Edwards (Secretary of the Badminton Soc.), Anne Heyes, Jim Heyes (Friends of the Hurtwood Representative), Polly Nicholson, James Cobb (School Representative), Kate Edwards, Jane Walters ( WI Representative), Jim Collin, Gill Lucken (Treasurer for the Village Fair) Christine Harrison ( Chairman of Village Fair), Helen Mills, Colin Mills, Karen Clifford, David Clifford, Suzanne Cain.


Apologies were sent by Julie Barham and Nick Wells.


Treasurer’s Report

Marion said report was the same as last month – nothing outstanding to be paid.


Village Summer Fair Report


Christine said it was a team effort putting on the fair and thanked all those that had helped. There had been a slight increase in the money raised and this year they had sold out of the 300 programmes that had been produced.

Gill Lucken gave a Financial Summary of the Fair. She then gave cheques to Peaslake School and Peaslake Memorial Hall for £1550.00 and a cheque for £345 to the Friends of the Hurtwood.

Richard Lewis thanked Christine for all her hard work in making the fair a success.


Julie Barham on behalf of the Peaslake WI had emailed Michael Urban with regard to the School Field. It was felt that some of the school activities were treading on the toes of other village stalls. The WI and the Village Hall feel that they are losing revenue as the school now has a produce stall and tombola. Christine Harrison suggested that Representatives of the Hall, WI, School and any other interested group meet before the next Fair to discuss these matters.


Christmas Evening

Marion Taylor-Cotter said that Bobby Knott has agreed once more to organize this event which will be on Thursday 15th December.




Community Speed Watch

Michael Urban has finally got hold of the Casualty Reduction Officer and they are having a meeting on Wednesday 5th October at 9am.


Village Matters and Concerns for the Shere Parish Council

Footpaths and gulleys along Peaslake Lane and Purser’s Lane need attention.

Still waiting for signs for Walking Bottom Car Park.

Can we have new footpath sign at Quaker’s Orchard?




Cyclist Helmet Lights

Jim Collin asked about the feedback on his request for information n the cyclist’s helmet lights. No response as yet.


Friends of the Hurtwood

Jim Heyes reported that Surrey will not be funding the Hurtwood after 2013 which means that 20% of their funding will disappear. They are trying to raise revenue by increasing the number of Friends (this has already risen from 450 to 550) and they are considering making a charge for parking in Walking Bottom Car Park.

Two activities to mention –

Green and Clean Sunday on the 16th of October

Warfare on the Hurtwood – A Talk by Judy English at the Shere Village Hall on Friday 4th November.


Name Change Issue

Brian Cohen raised the matter of changing the name of the Peaslake Community Council. He pointed out that government policy has now made it possible for Parish Councils to change their name to a Community Council if they wish and although Shere has no plans to do this he pointed out that this had been an issue for a number of years. People are confused by the title and often think it is an elected body whereas it fact it is a monthly meeting for residents to air their views and pass on any information regarding clubs and other activities.

It was suggested that residents put forward suggestions for a new name and that it be voted on at the next meeting.


Old School Room

Christine Harrison hoped it would be ready by Christmas.


The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee June 2nd,3rd,4th and 5th 2012

Christine asked for suggestions as to which would be the best day for a Street Party to celebrate this event and it was decided to choose the Sunday.


Next Meeting:  Monday 7th November

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