Notes of Sustainable Bishopston Meeting held on 9 July 2009

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SUSTAINABLE BISHOPSTON BUSINESS

Notes of a Meeting held on 9 July 2009

Ian Baker, Martin Fodor, Alison Murphy, Graham Starmer and Sarah Thompson met to progress business. Gavin Spittlehouse sent apologies.

Chris Speller has resigned as Chair after three years of support. Our thanks to him.

Nominations for Chair, Secretary and Treasurer will be taken in the lead up to the AGM on 29 September 2009.

Sarah, our current Treasurer, will complete bank transfer arrangements from Alison and be updated for funding for the AGM.

Notice boards now exist at each end of the main Gloucester Rd shopping area: the refurbished one we inherited towards Zetland Road and our newly designed and commissioned one opposite the old Bristol North Baths on the Gloucester Rd. Our boards have been created with the help of a council grant awarded from the Neighbourhood Transport Initiatives fund – applied for by Martin and delivered with help from Gavin, Chris Speller and others. Graham & Nicky Biggs are active with updating the information displays.

Saturday 12 and Friday 25 September are designated as ‘Notice Board’ stall days, when Martin will create a programme of associated events with an SB stall nearby one of the boards.

VOLUNTEERS are sought to support rotas for these two days –please (contact Martin Fodor if you can help for a couple of hours on either day: martin.fodor@blueyonder.co.uk

Membership is growing rapidly with a large turnout for the Age of Stupid film. New members are attracted to our website and invited by Alison to join our Google Groups.

Redland Green School is seeking help with environmental issues. Not so seemingly, Bishop Road Primary School, which in supporting the entrance of 30 extra pupils, is taking the opportunity to submerge the current eco-garden beneath portakabins. Our Group is objecting to these temporary arrangements, which are not directly related to the additional pupils, and offering a more environmentally friendly alternative.

Events, talks, films, campaigns compose the future agenda of Sustainable Bishopston.

VOLUNTEERS who can contribute to any of the following items will be building a sustainable future:

Contact for help: Ian Baker ian-baker@blueyonder.co.uk

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