Minutes from the Meeting of Digbeth Residents Association(DRA) and Neighbourhood Watch on Monday 11
June 2012at 6pm in the Nomad room, ground floor ZELLIG, CustardFactory.
1. Roll Call and ApologiesPresent: Richard Trengrouse, John Gordon, Gabriela Butler, Sandra Hall, Rosie Pocklington,Pamela PinskiApologies: Val Woodward, Zbigniew Gas, Joe Holyoak, West Midlands Police, LisaZdravkovic, Michael Dadra, Russell Poulton2. Approval of MinutesThe minutes from the May
meeting were accepted as an accurate record of events.Matters Arising3a. Actions for Sandra Halli. Keep Austin Weird informationSandra has collated this information and will email it to Pam for circulation/action.
ii. Budget/Plan for spendingThis will be put together by Gabriela Butler in the coming weeks (further information in AOB).
iii. ‘Meanwhile’ use of Connaught Square site as
a public parkRichard will email Russell Poulton to question this.
3b. Discussion of Committee RolesAfter discussion it was decided to leave the committee titles as they are. Committeemembers can choose to delegate their official responsibilities to other members, but it isuseful to have the roles as they are currently defined.3c. Beorma Quarter planning application responseJoe Holyoak sent apologies to the meeting, but no update on this item.
3d. Edible Eastside plot for DRAIt was decided that this idea would be revisited once DRA had strengthened its membership.An email would be sent to Jayne Bradley to explain the situation.
3e. Advertisement of DRA Chair positionRosie Pocklington stated that she is happy to remain as Chair of DRA until another suitablecandidate comes forward.3f. Connaught Square hoardingsThank you to everyone who helped with this issue, including (but not limited to) Digbethresident Lisa Zdravkovic. The issue was raised at the Nechells Tasking Group (NTG)