Banbury Community Action Group

June 2020 Meeting Minutes

Agenda and Minutes for 2 June 2020

Attendees:Chris M, Jim, Lynda, Colin, Harriet, Lyndsey 
Apologies:Cathy Coverly, Nick Breakspear
Previous Minutes & Issues
Bridge Street Community Garden – update1) 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.Anna – social media, Dave – Planning and organising
Banbury Tree Grafting Workshop Telia to run in NovemberTelia
Repair CafeBanbury Shed membersJim 
Give & TakeLynda and Harriet to lead. Others welcome to help with organising. Jim available to do repair stall.Lynda and HarrietOct
Clothes SwapWomens clothe swap, with personal stylist guest speaker etcNeed volunteers, venue, promotion, mirrors, clothes racks, coat hangersTea and biscuitsDonations taken for CAGLyndsey, Patrica CaverosOct
Replenish/Love food hate wasteSeed swap, bridge street garden. Speak to Anaise from CAG OxfordshireLynda
Bikes – cycle paths – sustransXR transport campaign. Town development plan, road across the railway potentially for cycling. Government cycling scheme.Jim
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.  Colin
Reviving ‘Banbury Car Club’ projectCar 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. 
Update Website and materialsLyndsey is working on this, needs support, perhaps if Steph has time
Feedback from Tooley’s Yard consultationConsultants looking into the Tooleys Yard outcomes/plan. Harriet 
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. 
Secretary RoleAdvertise on Facebook, Newsletter and Oxfordshire Volunteers
CAG OxfordshireInvited to speak at our meetings to provide insight, there AGM is in July
Browning street OrchardPruning has been effective on the trees, and an Apple day is planned for late September. CollinSeptember
JimEmail address for those to be contacted for each meeting. 
Collaborate – group meetings from the CAG oxfordshire, food surplus, tree planting, growing.