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Minutes of Board Meeting 11th Sept 2023

Minutes of Meeting on Mon 11th Sept 2023 at the Guide Hall Thurso at 19.00 hrs

Sederunt: Willie Marshall, Leslie Grant, Elspeth Husband, Roger Saxon

          Lisa MacDonald joined by zoom for the beginning of the meeting.

Decisions listed under events.

Apologies: Catriona Andrews

Declarations: None

Minutes of previous meetings: Approved Willie Marshall,   Seconded Leslie Grant

Matters arising: All matters arising will be covered in agenda

Chairman’s report: WM gave a resume of funding coming in including £500 from Tesco and asked if the Committee felt it would be appropriate to spend this funding on the outdoor kitchen. The committee felt that it would not be inappropriate as it met with the aims of the group.

Treasurer’s report: Treasurer confirmed that a payment of £500 had been received from Magic Little Grants and £500 from Tesco (Groundworks). There was also a payment of £48.85 from Just Giving.

£2,000 had been received from NHI for events and an invoice from Lisa MacDonald for £250.00 had been paid. Current balance £4068.02

Correspondence: Foundation Scotland (funding update), Lybster Community Council (planning application), Tina Irving (xxxx), Lisa MacDonald (invoice)

Business Development: Two funds to look at Achanone £10k and CNSF

Site Update: No update had been received from George Gunn regarding the possible rebuilding of the wall. Weeding and grass cutting can come to an end going into autumn. Hedge trimming is required. EH to check SNH for advice on cotoneaster. Support needed from forestry for hedging and fire pit. EH to contact Neil McInnes.

Events: Art workshop – family art day

Sunday 22nd October 1.00-3.30pm

Sunday 14th April 2.00-4.00pm

6 monthly meditations sessions

25th October – 6.30-7.30pm

22nd November – 6.30-7.30pm

13th December – 11.00-12.00

12th May – 6 hour meditation and wellness day 10am -4.00pm

AOCB: Kitchen

Date of Next Meeting: Monday 16th October at 7pm

                                  Monday 20th November at 7pm (or daytime)

                                  Monday 15th January at 7pm

There being no other business the meeting closed at 20.20

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