Agenda for the meeting of Linlithgow Climate Challenge
Monday 20th September 2010 at 7.30
Present: Peter Roberts, Shereen Jenkins, Catherine Smith taylor, Peter Fairweather, Martin Paley, Dorte Al Gailani, Sheila Redfern, Ron Redfern, William Ross, Katie Irvine, Jenny Hammond, Corinne Anderson, Lesley Anderson, Jill Hudson, Alicia Broche, Maire McCormack, Mel McEwan, Alan Brown, Rose Hill, Jean Henderson, Graeme Sharp.
Apologies: Kirsty Leonard, Kerstin Bonau, John Buckley, Tracy Curle, James Hiddinga, Elizabeth Ross
1. Welcome was given to the wide range of people who had come along for the bee keeping and were welcomed to stay fort he business meeting afterwards
2. Mel gave an introduction to Bee Keeping with guest speakers Jean Henderson and Graeme Sharp plus the provision of good food to taste baked by Katie Irvine of www.lazydaisyhomebaking.co.uk all with a honey flavour. The practical issues and background knowledge was covered with questions and discussion with the clear practical implication for commitment and finance. A considerable list of interested names were taken and this could form the nucleus of a Linlithgow Bee Keeping Association.
3. Minutes and Matters Arising from 30th August 2010 were accepted with no matters arising.
4. a. Finance Report
A detailed report was given of expenditure on community engagement which was for the events at Clarendon House on the 25th September, partial total £661, Expenses incurred for the Food Fortnight events totally £386 and expenses for the transport initiative at Linlithgow Bridge totalling £1837. Together with general expenses and salaries the total for the month was £9903. The meeting was reminded that this situation will only continue until March 2011 as we will need to consider how we fund our activities thereafter.
4.b. Alan gave a run down of all the various activities which we are involved in with the proposal for a junk mail campaign later in the year. Over 200 energy saving audits which also save the householder money. Over 40 renewal solar heating contract have been taken so far and installation will start shortly. Mel talked about the weekend feast event and details for the spit roast and venison stew etc with appeal for more local food donation would be welcome. Alan had also attended the Soil Association event on CSA’s with Mel and the figures clearly indicate that there is needed a minimum of 30 people and a maximum of 200 and then land plus a willing farmer can be found.
5. Reminder of Future Events on 25th September at Claredon House gardens.
Transition Town workshops – Invitation were issued to those present to become involved with the Transition workshops on the morning of 25th September with a flavour of the different activities
The Feast – There are still tickets for sale and more donation for local food will be welcome plus help with setting up on Friday and running the events on Saturday
The Ceilidh – There are many tickets still available for the evening event and people were encouraged to get their friends and make up a party for what will be great community event. Spread the word is to be encouraged.
6. AOCB Help for preparation for the transport day in Linlithgow Bridge either before the event or on the day of the event and Dorte is the contact
Advanced warning of Transition Conference In Edinburgh on Friday 19th November with an international flavour on the Saturday and Sunday 20/21 November.
7. Date of next meetings – 25th October with Permaculture as key theme.