Minutes of Maxton 21 Meeting held on Monday 13th January 2014
Present: Jimmy, Charlie, Tom, Elvira, Isobel, Douglas and Janet
Apologies: Priscilla, Eileen.
The minute of the meeting of 4th November 2013 was accepted as an accurate record.
The Accounts at 31st December stood at £6069.09 and at the date of the meeting at £6546.14. These figures include the total for the Maxton 21 Charity for 2013 of £1005.03. The Charity total does not include the Just Giving payments of £288.75 already with the charity. The total raised for the Charity in 2013 was £1293.78, comfortably the largest total raised by Maxton 21 for any of its Annual Charities. Eileen, who put together a Christmas Hamper and held a draw, raised £144 from her work colleagues to boost the final total. She is asked to make arrangements for the handover of the cheque to the “Special Baby Unit of BGH” at a time convenient to both.
Licences for the playing of recorded music have been renewed.
The Maxton 21 Accounts for 2013 will be finalised and passed to the auditor for approval at the AGM in March.
Parish Christmas Cards
Thanks to Felicity for her sponsorship of the Parish Christmas Card and to those who delivered them to every house in the parish.
Parish Get Together
Small numbers as usual but good to see new faces there. Donations to the Charity Fund.
Village Carol Singing
Well supported with excellent turnout, good mulled wine and sausages on sticks, and very generous donations. £131.33 collected for the Charity. Thanks to everyone involved.
Numbers jumped at the last minute, and 30 adults and 7 children had a very enjoyable evening. Everyone rallied round with decorations and food. Some enquirers had been put off by the lack of live music. Rethink for next year? Financially this could be viable with the numbers present this year.
Burns Supper Saturday 1st February
Maxton Village Hall 7.30pm for 8pm
Informal evening with limit of 40 tickets BYO
Tickets £7.50 Booking Essential (01835 823392)
Catering arrangements were sorted out and copies will be made available to those involved.
Hall to be set up on Saturday Morning at 10am.
On the Evening
Chair – Priscilla
Selkirk Grace – Elvira
Address to the Haggis – Thomson Irvine
The Immortal Memory – Donald Gordon
Toast to the Lasses – Tom
Reply – Isobel
Performers – Derek Inglis with Joyce Tinlin and Stuart Anderson.
Door - Charlie
Tom reported that an interest had been expressed in holding a Pub Night. Saturday 22nd March was put in the Diary and Tom will come forward with ideas for the night.
Douglas reported that Border Sound still had not completed the final part of the repair and checking of the sound system, hence their failure to send in an account. This should be done asap.
Tom queried the strange noises emanating from the cistern of the disabled toilet. The workings do not seem to have been affected but they are rather earsplitting.
Christmas Greetings from the Hollidays, as always.
All the notices from Neighbourhhood Watch Scotland and from Police Scotland which come to the Secretary are put on site.
Greetings from Dave and Joe and from Bill Slater. New Ton Talk on Notice Board.
1. Letter from SBC Forward Planning Manager regarding Local Development Plan. No change envisaged.
2. Letter from Iona Wishart’s father apologising for her not being availabe to come to the Get Together to see her Prize Winning Poster on view.
Any Other Business:
Charity for 2014
It was decided that the Maxton 21 Charity for 2014 would be “The Borders Holiday Group”.
Water Charges Exemption Consultation
The “Water and Sewerage Charges – Exemption Scheme for Small Third Sector Organisatons: Consultation” forms were completed. Douglas had prepared a draft response which was accepted by the meeting and which will be sent off as the Maxton 21 response to this consultation.
Monies Due to Us
The Treasurer reported that the monies due to us from Scottish Borders Council for the use of the hall and which had been “in the pipeline” were still outstanding. She will chase this up once again.
Date of Next Meeting:
The next meeting of Maxton 21 will be the AGM.
It will be held on Tuesday 25th March in Maxton Village Hall at 7.30pm.
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