Agenda and Minutes for 1 December 2020
|Previous Minutes & Issues
|Bridge Street Community Garden – update
|1) New project lead at BSC2) Update on Bins3) 6 people now allowed in the garden, social media notice4) Volunteer role advert to be copied onto Keith for volunteer Oxfordshire facebook and website pages.Harriet has completed the job spec/advert, leave hours as flexible. Leave for now whilst we discuss with JakePossible interest from Jake Ellement (who originally set-up the garden) Jim to get Jake to meet Harriet and Lynda.Should we have some representative(s) from CAG on the Bridge Street committee? Yes, we need to keep the strong link.
|Anna – social media, Dave – Planning and organising
|Banbury Tree Grafting Workshop
|Tila to run in November
|How we can eat our landscapes – TodmordenCatherine Smith, Naseem Hussain and Jake Ellement expressed interest in the idea (Jake might be willing to help in Bridge St Garden again)https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/111405049502
|15 July 8pm
|Replenish/Love food hate waste
|Seed swap, bridge street garden. Speak to Anaise from CAG OxfordshirePOssibly combine with workshop to repair some beds, fix lawnmower etc.
|Lynda and Harriet
|Banbury Shed members
|Give & Take
|Lynda and Harriet to lead. Others welcome to help with organising. Jim available to do repair stall.
|Lynda and Harriet
|Womens clothe swap, with personal stylist guest speaker etcNeed volunteers, venue, promotion, mirrors, clothes racks, coat hangersTea and biscuitsDonations taken for CAG
|Lyndsey, Patrica Caveros
|Seeking volunteers for these actions(not Colin, Jim, Chris)
|Bikes – cycle paths – sustrans
|XR transport campaign. Town development plan, road across the railway potentially for cycling. Government cycling scheme.
|Bike Hub – ‘broken spoke’
|Reopened – repair cycle shop, buy a second hand bike, or donate a bike. Volunteer work. In Oxford, potentially look into it for Banbury.
|Reviving ‘Banbury Car Club’ project
|Car parked in a public space and can be booked for anyone. Zipcar (purchase 2-3 cars for the scheme) Enterprise rent a car (where to park). Train station didn’t communicate.
Oxfordshire Council transport plan,
|Low Carbon Hub, Banbury Shed has a grant to put solar panels on the shed. Project on hold whilst shed is Covid closed.
|Lyndsey is working on this, needs support, Steph unfortunately doesn’t have time
|Steph and Harriet willing to work on this
|Feedback from Tooley’s Yard consultation
|Consultants looking into the Tooleys Yard outcomes/plan. No update on their website
|Sunrise MCP – collaboration
|Maria Holden explained how she would like to help Banbury CAG publicise our events/activities/workshops with her community at Sunrise MultiCultural Project (working mainly with Banbury’s Pakistani community). If CAG shared leaflets/events for projects she can hand these out to people within the community.Maria’s youth group has attended Bridge St community Garden in the past. Done food workshops. Cooking and food/gardening related activities would be of interest.
|Friendship festival, Skills Share and swap.
|Advertise on Facebook, Newsletter and Oxfordshire Volunteers.Lyndsey has put together a job description (effectively a secretary for these meetings).Harriett concerns we need someone to monitor the CAG mailbox.Next steps, Harriett to circulate draft, we to annotate if we feel items are essential/ nice to have / we volunteer for them
|Invited to speak at our meetings to provide insight, there AGM is in July (Harriett is planning to attend AGM)
|Browning Road Orchard
|Pruning has been effective on the trees, and an Apple day is planned for late September. Colin reported the orchard is having best year so far (helped by pruning and mulching)Colin to get in touch with Hilary for equipment, we will need to find apple pressing equipment.
|September 27th or October 4th
|Email addresses for those to be contacted for each meeting. Steph is configuring a MailChimp List for this.There is also a longer (old) list of all our contacts approximately 200 peopleNew List (the people on this call)Proposal, send out a request to all those on the Full list to have them request to be a free member on the new list, or do they just want to be on a contact list.The members segment of the new contact list will receive the agendas, meeting invites etc.After that we cannot use the old list under GDPR.
|Emma Lousie Giles contacted us to promote her website
|Time is Now
|Virtual lobby with Victoria Prentice. 20 people turned up for the 30 minute lobby zoom meeting. Not that productive in terms of concrete actions but at least she did engage with the constituents. Did mention a local organisation WRAP about recycling.Colin had a question about what happens with Banbury recycling now it doesn’t go to China.
|Colin to check with Fred about recycling.
|2021 Event Calendar
|Ideas of event we would like to hold in 2020. Glasgow (UK) hosting COP26 for the first time in November 1 – 12th