Minutes from board meeting 13th January 2020

Date of meeting: Monday 13 January 2020

Present: Paul Corkill, Ian Bowyer, Jonathan Roby, Rhiannon Jones, Alan Kehoe, Joe Taylor, Kath Godfrey, Danny Halliday,

Also in attendance: Hazel McGregor, Mark Hampson

Apologies: Dave Fairhurst

Absent:

Chair: Joe Taylor

Minutes: Jane Fairhurst

Declarations of interest:

None

Referenceto agendaMinuteAction
1Farm Reports:Care Farm:Hazel submitted a report, mainly dealing wiht staffing issuesCa/shop:MH presented his report. Various recommendations regarding staffing were agreedEducation/Animals:Three quotes for fencing all came in at around £9000. RJ and AK to discuss fencing costs above the £2000 funding still to be spent on fencing.Switch to non-organic pig pellets proposed and agreedProjects/infrastructure:KG awaiting feedback from electrician for electric supply to wareing shed.




MH


RJ/AK
2Minutes of meeting of 9th December 2019:Agreed as true and accurate.




3Matters arising:None


4Treasurers report:AK reported that on average the Farm has lost about £1000 per month in the first three months of the current financial year.
It was agreed that arrangements for the appointment of a book-keeper should be delegated to AK in consultation with JR.



5Chairs Report:
Noted
Nick Ashcroft to take lead in organising meetings to review aims and objectives.



GREENSLATE COMMUNITY FARM Ltd

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

6A.O.B.:We had received a request from D McQueen regarding the removal of a sycamore tree to free up an allotment space. Agreed.
Fire alarm is out of contract. KG to sort out with help from DH
KG requested authority to change the card reader provider to save money. Agreed.
Hazel asked whether Board members were planning to return DBS forms, as previously agreed. (These had previously been circulated to Board members). Board members to follow up on this.
Flooding in the farmyard: PC to arrange a quote for provision of suitable drainage.




KG/DH

KG

All

PC
9Date and time of next meeting6.30 pm. Monday 10th February 2020.