This was a lively and well-attended meeting. The official minutes will be added ASAP, meanwhile here’s some of the things I noted:
Julie Preston outlined her plans to start local Cubs / Scouts / Beavers groups within 1 month.
She has provisionally booked Thursdays for the meetings (at Kingsway School): Beavers for 1 hour, then Cubs & Scouts – (will be combined initially) and would very much like to hear from anybody interested in attending/enrolling.
Julie can be reached on (Gloucs) 724241.
Charles Chandler from the Environment Agency explained the reasons for the culling of the trees around Daniels Brook (removed to allow improvement in flood defenses). Charles said that replanting is already taking place.
The Reachout Project:
Andy Jarrett and Jess Price talked about the “Reachout Project”, a project aimed at reaching out to local youths aged 13-18. Jess is asking for details of any local youths who might benefit from their contact.
They are also looking for volunteers to work with them for 6-9 months.
More details (including contact information) available here.
Andy Smith from QUVL talked about Newhaven Road (the name of the Naas Lane Link Road).
He said that the second Kingsway school is on target for September.
Football Pitch #1 should be ready and adopted by the end of April.
The Community Centre, Sports Pavilion and BMX Track should all arrive together – 12 months from now. He said that there will be a “Trim Trail” (a running track with “informal outdoor gym equipment”) running around the outside of the sports pitches, and he also mentioned that QUVL will be looking to engage with interested parties who wish to use/manage (“take ownership of”) these facilities over the next few months.
Just a personal note of congratulations to Joe from me on your first public meeting…