The following is a summary of our meeting, using abridged notes from the official minutes they are not intended to be a replacement of those minutes, a full copy of the minutes are available from the group Secretary.
Meeting held on Thursday, 1st August 2013 at Clevedon Sailing Club
PRESENT: Jackie Tait (Chair), Stewart Edwards, David Robinson, Andrew Player, Colin Robinson, Judith James
APOLOGIES: Mike Adames, Frank Jacobs, Trevor Incles
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING – Agreed – J James apologised if people were missing minutes of last meeting. There was a problem with her e-mail distribution list
FINANCES/GRANTS – Frank is now receiving statements from HSBC. Balance £321.24
RIVER CLEANING – A working party had cleared watercress weed from Conservative club bridge to Parnell road. This weed is now taking hold in the river and EA have advised that it has been sprayed and that mechanical and manual clearing will take place soon. Reed clearance will be done at Marshalls field.
EQUIPMENT – Nothing to report
FOOTPATHS/WALKS – Mike Adames reported that 2 Rivers Walk was awaiting permission for permissive path along Blind Yeo. Colin Robinson reported change of ownership of fishing rights on Blind Yeo.
LEVELS AND FLOW – See Heading The River – levels
TOWN SECTION – There is some build-up on the trash screen by Conservative Club, but it is not excessive. NSC has been advised that when EA cut weed some will float down and collect on the screen. It will be monitored and NSC will be advised when cleaning is required.
REPORTS FROM RIVER REPRESENTATIVES
- Trevor’s Section – Nothing to report
- Bernard’s Section – Considerable weed growth between Yearling Ditch and Northern Way. Hopefully this will be cleared by machine in August.
- Stewart’s Section – Early broods of ducklings and moorhens developing well and there has also been a late brood of 3 ducklings and 3 moorhens. The river where it was narrowed at the Linden Homes development is becoming choked with reeds and weed. Hopefully it has been sprayed and will be cleared by the contractors carrying out annual weed clearing.
- Frank’s Section – Reed growth has been very vigorous this year. EA advise this will be cleared by machine from Strode Road to outfall
PUBLICITY – David had nothing new to report
WEBSITE – Minutes included for those who are having problems with the attachment
ANY OTHER BUSINESS –
DATE OF NEXT MEETING – AGM 5th September at 7.30 pm at the Sailing Club.