“Friends of Radipole Community Wood”
Sunday 29th September at 2.30pm
Present – Neil Cross, Cathy Owen and Steve Coombes.
Apologies – Dawn Lee, Val Ovens
The job of secretary was offered to Dawn who had expressed an interest. Discussed the tasks – taking minutes, organising items for newsletters and handling information. Administration.
Steve was appointed chair/coordinator. His jobs are overseeing work; handling online/web content; and treasurer as the need arises.
Publicity and work party organiser – allocated to Neil
Editorial and Design is for Cathy who works on the website material and poster layouts, as well as producing our logo.
Assistant to publicity officer Neil will be offered to Val to provide cover for Neil who works away periodically.
It was suggested that posts may be rotated and that flexibility should be maintained to cover absences etc.
DCC – Julian and Danny to print posters and newsletters.
Name – we seem to prefer ‘Radipole Community Wood’ to reflect the local involvement. Neil or Val could contact Weymouth Civic Soc. to ask them what they think of this.
Meetings in the future
Organising a weekend (Saturday) for practical work in the woods with the help of DCC or DWT to give training. A work party with a social event to follow? In 3 weeks time, giving 2 weeks notice by poster.
Maintain existing wood for local users
Improve wood as a habitat for wildlife
Improve wood as a green space for local people, i.e. add seats
Educate people with help of DCC rangers, i.e. offer talks
Consult local people in making decisions
Consult Weymouth Civic Society
Neil to pass on information regarding other groups and organisations he has been in contact with, so we can share information with them. We need to be a part of a bigger network. We can even provide a workforce if needed!
Neil to contact Danny re training day, new entrance, benches, notice board and fence posts.
Dog Poo issues
Dog Poo bin – can we make one that isn’t ugly? Cathy to contact WBPC to find out what having a bin involves.
Steve to find out time scales and criteria so we can make sure we fulfil them as we go along.
Final thought - Tree nursery!
Is it possible to use any of our site as a tree nursery?