St. Peter’s Parish Council Meeting
18 September 2019 7.30pm to 9.15pm
1.1 Attendance & apologies for absence
Suzanne Bullimore, Present, Phil Dorning (Chair) Present, Clare-Marie Burchall Present,
Claire Fish (Safeguarding Officer & Deputy Chair) Present, Keith Burke Present, Anne Martlew (Secretary) Present, Hilda Cooper Present, Alicia Mejia Present, Terry Dixon Present,
John Murphy Apologies
Also present: Derek Lowson (Finance Council Chair)
1.2 Notification of items for AOB: Fire extinguishers – included under Health & Safety
1.3 Minutes of previous meeting (1 May 2019) accepted without any amendments.
2 PARISH FINANCES
2.1 Receipts & Payments Account, which reports actual transactions for the year to date (Derek): Surplus = £70,309 at August 2019
2.2 Largest liability is electricity – bill has been overstated
2.3 Offertory collections dipped over the summer
2.4 Parish will break even for the year
3 HEALTH AND SAFETY
3.1 Stop taps (Terry): Parish has 11 stop taps – all to be checked that they can be turned off.
3.2 Gents Toilet (Terry): Fan and sensors to be checked.
3.3 Carpet (Terry): Carpet on the Sanctuary is lifting in places. Monitor and repair.
3.4 Car Park (Terry): Broken slab next to hand rails in car park to be replaced.
3.5 Big Clean up (Terry): Postponed to spring 2020.
3.6 Fire Extinguishers (Phil/Terry): Parish has 7 extinguishers (6 water and 1 carbon dioxide). All have been serviced. They are 7-10 years old and need to be replaced to comply with current legislation.
4 PARISH MATTERS
4.1 Year of Prayer (Clare-Marie): Pre-Advent course (Head to Heart) due to start in November is cancelled.
4.2 Year of Communion (Clare-Marie): Starts on First Sunday of Advent. Resources will be presented to Parishes at 7pm Mass in Clifton Cathedral on 22 November 2019.
4.3 Recycling Plan (Terry): Parish has recycling boxes now – one in the porch and one in the Sacristy.
4.4 International Mass (Suzanne): Usually held on Feast of Christ the King. No Mass this year. Will review for 2020.
4.5 Christmas Raffle (Hilda): Tickets on sale from 10 November 2019. Draw takes place on 1 December 2019.
4.6 Parish Fair (Hilda): Sunday 1 December 2019 in the hall.
4.7 First Communion (Clare-Marie): Sunday 17 May 2020.
4.8 Confirmation (Clare-Marie): Thursday 8 October 2020 at 7pm.
4.9 Piano (Suzanne): Piano has been tuned. New stool required to replace existing one which has a broken leg.
4.10 Parish BBQ (Hilda): Proposed date is June/July 2020.
Items covered elsewhere in the minutes.
6 NEXT MEETING
On Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 7.30pm in the hall.