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TOTNES with BRIDGETOWN
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL
REV’D PREBENDARY JULIAN OULD, CHAIRMAN
MARTIN HARVEY, VICE CHAIRMAN
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 13 APRIL 2016
IN ST JOHN’S CHURCH AT 8.40 PM
In the Chair: Revd Prebendary Julian Ould
1. Election of Officers
Officers were elected as follows:
Office Appointed Proposed Seconder
Secretary Lynne Birch A Stilwell G Handford-Rice
Treasurer John Birch P Rogers C Stilwell
Vice Chair Martin Harvey A Stilwell J Hall
2. Items of Expenditure:
St John’s Windows – The opinion was that the recent Heritage Lottery Fund application may have lacked sufficient evidence showing the state of the windows. In order to obtain a better chance on reapplication, it will be necessary to obtain an expert structural engineer’s report. This action is supported by John Scott, Architect.
John Birch reported that two engineers had been approached for fee proposals:
a) Mr Carpenter, Kingsbridge (£510 plus expenses)
b) Simon Bastone, Exeter (£650 plus mileage)
On J Birch’s recommendation, P Rogers proposed and A Stilwell seconded the appointment of Simon Bastone to carry out the survey. Agreed unanimously.
St Mary’s Tower – J Scott recommends examination of stonework.
Fee proposal from Philip Scorer: £650 plus VAT
M Harvey proposed this be accepted, J Hall seconded. Agreed unanimously.
St Mary’s Windows – Total cost estimate for repair and replacement of further panes than were original approved: £2835. The Friends of St Mary’s have offered a total sum of £3,500 for this work and £350 has been granted from the Town Council.
M Harvey proposed the work should go ahead, L Teague seconded. Agreed unanimously.
Fundraising strategy for St Mary’s reordering – Members had been sent an email by J Birch prior to the meeting in which he recommended Helen Clark, Professional Fundraiser, to carry out the initial “mapping” of work which will need to be carried out when applying to awarding bodies for funding. There would be no commitment to continue to employ Helen Clark at the end of this phase. J Hall suggested that more quotes should be received to include a fundraiser with ecclesiastical experience. After discussion, J Harrop proposed and A Stilwell seconded that members should appoint Helen Clark to carry out the initial phase.
14 voted in favour, two against and there was one abstention.
The proposal was carried.
3. Acoustic Haven
Proposal by all the churchwardens that the decision to take no further bookings from Acoustic Haven which was taken at the previous PCC meeting be reversed. The situation would be reviewed if necessary.
12 voted in favour, one against and there were two abstentions.
The proposal was carried.
There being no further business, the meeting closed with The Grace at 9.30 pm.
FUTURE MEETINGS – 7.00 pm Eucharist – 7.30 pm meeting
Eucharist held in St Mary’s Church before the meetings in the St Mary’s Parish Hall
Eucharist held at St John’s before the meetings at St John’s
Wednesday 22 June 2016 – St Mary’s Parish Hall
Wednesday 7 September 2016 – St John’s, Bridgetown
Wednesday 9 November 2016 – St Mary’s Parish Hall
Wednesday 8 March 2017 – St John’s, Bridgetown
Wednesday 26 April 2017 (Annual Meeting) – St John’s, Bridgetown
Pcc Secretary: Lynne Birch, Golden Oktober, Jubilee Road, Totnes TQ9 5BP
Tel: 01803 840259 Email: Lynne Birch
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