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Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 24th September 2012

Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 24th September 2012
Present:
Jimmy, Thomson, Charlie, Elvira, Isobel, Janet, Eileen.

Apologies: Priscilla, Douglas, Ann

Previous Minutes: Accepted as an accurate record of the meeting of 13th August 2012.

Treasurer’s Report: Isobel presented the statement of accounts which showed the current balance to be £6426.77

Past Events:
Puppet Show – Much enjoyed by all present. Good response despite a problem with the availablity of tickets through our outlet. Workshop was excellent and the whole afternoon well planned and executed. Thanks to Felicity for all her hard work.
Maxton Met Julian Goodacre – excellent turnout; first class entertainment. Thanks to Julian for coming all the way from Peebles on a very wet night.

Future Events:
Monday 8th October - Maxton Meets Norman Jarvis. Usual arrangements Ron and Ann setting up.
Saturday 3rd November – Charity Coffee Morning and Craft Fair – 10am till 12noon.
Seven tables (Raffle plus 6 for Craft) @£10 plus donation to raffle.
Set up on Saturday morning at 9am.
Eileen to get foodstuff. Isobel to do door, Charlie as back-up.
Priscilla and Ann available to help plus Elvira, Janet and Jimmy. Thomson?
Raffle items needed.
Currently 4 tables booked.

Monday 12th November - Maxton Meets Alistair Innes. Usual arrangements Janet & Jimmy setting up.

Sunday 9th December – Parish Get Together.

Sunday 23rd December – Carol Singing

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Monday 7th January – Maxton Meets Bobby Douglas

Saturday 26th January – Burns’ Supper

Hall Report:
In Douglas’ absence there was little to report. Concern was expressed that questions regarding the water charge seem to have returned, and that there was no word regarding the purchase of new chairs.
Jimmy reported that the arrangements for the use of the hall for the training of cleaners should commence next month.

Web Site:
Nothing to report.

Neighbourhood Watch:
Nothing to report.

No Cold Calling Zone Set Up
As a result of the survey done of all occupiers of houses within the parish, it has been decided that two zones will be created.
One mirrors the existing Neighbourhood Watch area viz the houses of the village which lie berween the 40mph signs on the main road, plus Grantsfield, Glebe House, and Station House and Bungalow. Signs have been erected at either end of the village to signify the new status of the village.
As more than half of the residents of Rutherford Mains approved of the scheme, it has been declared a No Cold Calling zone also. A sign has been erected on the wall of the old smiddy to show its inclusion in the scheme.
Packs of information and advice will be distributed to all those who were supportive of the scheme with instruction on where to place the red sticker to have maximum effect and how to deal with any unwanted callers. The scheme does not stop people coming to the village, but should help to emsure that they do not call on houses bearing a sticker in a prominent place.
This has been a joint exercise between Lothian & Borders Police, Maxton 21 and Maxton & Mertoun Community Council, and should those in the scheme, whose property is displaying a red sticker, have any problem with unwanted callers, who have not got the message, call Selkirk Police Station on 01750 21701.

HMS MAXTON:
Bill Slater has sent three newly designed caps relating to HMS MAXTON for inclusion in our display of Maxton related items.

Any Other Business:
Visitors from Maxton North Carolina On Friday 21st September Jane James and her daughter Eliza came to Maxton. They met with Charlie, Elvira and Priscilla. During their flying visit they visited the Church and the Village Hall, had lunch at the Community Lunch Club in St Boswells and were taken on a whistlestop tour of the parish, stopping only to take photographs across the valley from Muirhouselaw in the glorious sunshine, before returning to Edinburgh.
They brought greetings from our “Sister City” and return bearing ours. Eliza’s sister Mary visited us some years ago.

Borders Holiday Group Trip to London Lorna from our “Charity for 2011” Border Holiday Group has given us a copy of the diary kept by those who went to see the basketball at the London 2012 Olympics.

Thomson Irvine. Thomson informed the group that he and Chrissie would be moving from the Parish to Galashiels. While no longer being able to be a member of Maxton 21, he would continue to support our events. The group thanked Thomson for all the work he has done over the years for Maxton 21 and the Hall Committee, and wished Chrissie and himself all the best for the furure.

Date of Next Meeting:
The next meeting of Maxton 21 will be held on Monday 29th October in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm. All residents of the parish are welcome to attend.

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Date: 25/09/2012