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HTAG Road Reps and Members Meeting

7.00 for 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1st 2016.

To be held in the upstairs room of The Keep, Castle St. Refreshments and food available downstairs

  1. Council update – Borough councillors Nils Christiansen, Geoff Davis and Dennis Paul, and County Councillor Mark Brett-Warburton will give an update on their activities, answer questions and discuss local issues.
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of the AGM and  Meeting of 6 December, 2016
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Planning Report
  6. Social Secretary’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. EGRA report
  9. Town Centre Forum and Steering Group report
  10. Facebook (HTAG Guildford) and Website
  11. Road Reps update
  12. Proposed dates of next meetings: Thursday 8th June;  Monday 25th September; Tuesday 5th December (AGM).

3. The Vision Group has published its latest proposals for Guildford. Those who were not at the recent meetings can find out more about them if you open the following links:

http://bit.ly/2GVG video and: https://youtu.be/gGQtxxpligo

Sometimes these links don't work from the email so you may have to retype them.

4. The Santiago Quartet and Julian Rowlands bandoneon (? come along and find out what that is) are giving a concert at 7.30pm on Friday Feb 17th in aid of the mental health charity, Mind, and the St Mary's Bell fund. It will include works by Astor Piazzolla, Will Todd and Eric Clapton. Tickets are available at the door and cost £10.

5. The Guildford Vox community choir is another HTAG choir which rehearses in Trinity Gate. Its next event is an afternoon of song with modern day troubadour Dan Whitehouse at Holy Trinity Church, Sunday 5th March, 2.30pm. Tickets £10 on door or £9 in advance from Ben's Collectors Records. Proceeds to Pets as Therapy.

6. Families with children may be interested to hear that GBC is looking into setting up a playground in Millmead - in Westnye Garden; opposite the Alice statue. This would be welcomed by many families in the HTAG area as there are relatively few play areas in walking distance from the town centre. If people would like to be updated there is a facebook group (Westnye Community Play Area) which will have the latest news. Apparently there are some legal issues holding up progress at the moment. 

 Annual General Meeting of HTAG and Christmas celebration to be held at The Keep, (upstairs room) Castle Street, Guildford , on Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 7.00 for 7.30 p.m.

Christmas nibbles provided by HTAG and refreshments available from the bar from 7.00pm

Local councillors will be on hand to provide an update on council activities

 

There will be a Remembrance Service on Saturday, 12 November at 3 pm at the Addison Court Memorial to comemorate the deaths of 25 Charlotteville men killed in WW1 and particularly the four men killed in 1916 who lived in 54, 67 and 113 Addison road and one from 16 Cooper Road. Afterwards tea will be served in the Addison Court lounge where there will also be a display with stories from WW1 and WW2.

Road Reps and Members Meeting September minutes for Wendy Bennett's minutes

Agenda HTAG Road Reps and Members Meeting 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. on Monday 26th September 2016

  1. Stuart Craggs, Guildford Experience: the night time economy and town centre initiatives
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of the Meeting of June 2016
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Planning Report
  6. Social Secretary’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. EGRA report
  9. Town Centre Forum and Steering Group report           
  10. Facebook (HTAG Guildford) and Website
  11. Road Reps update
  12. Proposed dates of next meetings: Tuesday 6th December (AGM)

Gardens Open Day 26th June, 2016 

Stephen writes

The Gardens Open Day on Sunday, 26 June, was the usual great success. We thank very much Lynn and Paul at 49 Quarry Street, and Nicky and John at 16 Quarry Street, for welcoming the many visitors who were fascinated to see the garden on the east side of Quarry Street and the extensive view of the river Wey valley on the west side.  In addition we enjoyed the tea, coffee and cake at number 49 served and provided by Wendy, Tieleke, Lois, Ann, Ros, Sue Davies, Linda Smith, Anne, Christine, Vicky and the friends and family of Lynn and Paul. Jean and Peter collected the £3 entry money.  Sasha ran the bric a brac stall and donated the proceeds to HTAG. 

At 16 Quarry Street the garden was smaller but there was a display of historical documents relating to the house and a butchers table of which Corporal Jones would have been proud.  But the view from the back stole the show. The modest front doors of Quarry Street conceal some fascinating details of old Guildford. 

The third open garden was created in only 2 years by Rachel and Philip Stanton at Clifton Stables, Castle Hill and showed what can be done in a small area and was where the Stantons and June Collis organised the customary plant sale many of the plants coming from the Stanton's garden. The Open Gardens day raised £512.96 – a record!

So many people contribute to the Gardens Open Day that I may have omitted someone. If so please accept my apologies.

 HTAG Road Reps and Members Meeting 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9th 2016.

To be held in the upstairs room of The Keep, Castle St.

HTAG local councillors will be attending to discuss local issues and we will also be hearing about a new cycling initiative, G-BUG.

Refreshments and food available downstairs before and after the meeting.

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of the Meeting of March 2016
  3. Matters Arising
  4. G-BUG: improving cycling facilities in Guildford – Ciaran Doran
  5. Planning Report
  6. Social Secretary’s Report
  7. Treasurer’s Report
  8. EGRA report
  9. Town Centre Forum and Steering Group report           
  10. Facebook (HTAG Guildford) and Website
  11. Road Reps update
  12. HTAG COUNCILLORS update – Nils Christiansen, Geoff Davis, Dennis Paul
  13. Proposed dates of next meetings: Monday 26th September; Tuesday 6th December (AGM)

 

Extravaganza at the Spike on Sunday 10 July, 1pm to 6pm 

There are 21 attractions so look on our notice boards for further details on the Spike poster.

 Food Boxes

 If your food waste box is damaged you can get another one free from the GBC reception desk, Millmead. 

 JUNE 26TH Sunday OPEN GARDENS 2.30-5.30 49 & 16 Quarry St., 7 Castle St. See details below

 The next social event is The Open Gardens 2.30 to 5.30 on Sunday 26th June. This year we are featuring 2 properties on either side of Quarry St – No 49 which backs onto the Castle gardens and no. 16 which looks out onto the River. This is unique opportunity to see behind the Georgian facades of these wonderful houses that for too long were taken over as offices and are now gradually being returned to dwellings.

Teas will be served at 49 Quarry St, and a garden plant sale will take place there. If you are willing to help sell plants, please ring June Collis on 01483 567753. Please also note that the only way into this lovely garden is by two flights of stairs

Cost is £3 for adults an £1 for children, and this will also admit you to the other garden at 16 Quarry St, with river views.

Wendy Bennet would be grateful for donations of homemade cakes and offers of help (david.bennet3@ntlworld.com) 

 Please contact Jean Bridger  01483 573717 if you can offer a lift to any of our senior citizens

 SENIORS OUTING to Worthing – all 60+ HTAG members welcome Thursday 25th August.

We have booked a coach to Worthing. On the way we plan to pay a quick visit to the English Martyrs Catholic Church in Goring by Sea to see the magnificent painted ceiling based on the Sistine chapel in Rome. Our coach then takes us to Worthing Pier at around 1.30. The famous Harry Ramsden fish restaurant is just opposite with easy access to a lovely view on the sea front. They have a "special offer" for lunch £7 for fish and chips, bread  and butter and tea or coffee. Then free time until 4.30 pick up

The pick up time in the morning is 10.15 outside Addison Court. Holy Trinity  School opposite says that, as it is a holiday, people giving lifts can park there fort the day

 The coach is paid for by HTAGs Social Fund but bring cash for lunch and tips for coach driver and the church (as well as for your candy floss and ice creams! )

Jean Bridger needs to have names for those who wish to join the trip ASAP . Ring Jean on 573717. Leave a message if necessary. There should   be lots of spare seats as it's a 33 seater coach so any HTAG member over 60 who fancies a day by the seaside is welcome. Book up soon and keep this newsletter for reference.  

Subscriptions 2016!

Please contact your Road Rep for 2016 membership

Subscriptions include a quarterly newsletter, regular email updates, quarterly meetings, access to the planning committee, regular meetings with councillors, a forum for discussion, social and charitable events and more

Thank you for your support . Although subscriptions at £2 a household are nominal and the organization is powered by the volunteers, the subscription does give legitimacy to HTAG as a lobbying group.

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