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Carlton Hill Community Action Group committee meeting
• I’ve just joined the committee. First meeting 14 June at The Brickyard pub on Carlton Hill. I went to the wrong place initially – the Brickyard community centre – I spend my life in community centres so when I was told it was at the Brickyard I just assumed it was there rather than at a pub!!!! But a great opportunity for me to go to the community centre and see what it was like – some things happen for a reason!
• The action group was created 3 years ago by a core group of 3 (a local health and wellbeing business owner who’s also now a SPLW, a local project project manager and a local dance teacher) aiming to create a community spirit in Carlton and one of the first things they did was treeplanting for the Covid memorial garden on Carlton Hill Rec. They’ve also organised the Christmas Lights switching on, safari etc. they have a very vibrant Facebook page, a bank account and business insurance and googledrive for storing relevant documents.
• 7 attendees – all women, mainly older but with a younger woman (late 20s/30s?) facilitating – Charlotte from Simply Dance. Another (Val G) noting down the actions.
• Well facilitated. There had obviously been some conflict in the group before but this was resolved openly last night and there has been a good vibe on the Whatsapp group since then
• Main focus organising the Switching on of the Christmas Lights and Carlton Get Together on 29 November. One lady leading this, others helping out. Another meeting set in September to finalise plans and responsibilities. I said I would help get donations for the Tombola from the groups I see.
• Discussion of sub group Friends of George V Recreation Ground – they’ve been trying to improve this for the children and YP. Also want to encourage older folk to go there so have invited me to join their committee meeting at the end of June. Paul Feaney (GBC councillor) involved in this. Got a treasurer on board. Very eager new volunteer (recently retired, ex Uni Finance) lots of ideas for what to do and keen for us to work together. She’s also trying to link up with the Friends of Burton Road Rec.
• Discussion of local SPLW’s idea to have a walking group – other members keen to help with this. Various themes suggested – I have given her some ideas as to what she should think about in terms of scoping out her idea to help prepare a funding bid.
• Met the LitterPicker lead – she’s keen to help with bench and toilet spotting.
• They’re keen to support Age Concern’s Age Friendly Carlton and the benchmapping project
• Good vibe – felt like a ‘doing’ can do group; supportive with some good ideas.

Residents/local partners doing it for themselves. Onwards and upwards…………………