29 July 2013

Attendees: Laura (Chair), David, Jim & Steph, Nicole, Michael
Apologies: Luke, Jon, Tom, Jim R

1. Event Prep: Sunday 4th August 1-5pm
11am – begin moving marquees, tables, chairs, refreshment tools from 102 Brandon St and into the park
11.45am – Surrey Docks Farm to arrive and set up
12.00pm – Tanya facepainting and Southwark Friends of the Earth to arrive and set up
1-5pm – Event
5pm – clean up

Action: Laura to make a donations box for refreshment table.

2. Summer/Autumn newsletter
Laura passed around the newsletter. There will be copies at the event to hand out. It’s also available online here:

3. Education Project update
This year’s project is wrapped up. Laura and David will sit and have a de-brief with Sue later in autumn to discuss next year. Jon has emailed St Johns Primary and there seems to be some interest. We aim to have sessions in the spring/summer terms 2014 with both Robert Browning and St Johns Primary.

4. Funding update
We did not receive the Elephant & Castle Fund 2014 but it’s not surprising as the priority was to give the fund to those who have never received it.

We are very likely to receive the Queen Elizabeth II London Legacy Fund. Laura has been working in partnership with Nina, LBS. If the grant comes through it will be awarded to Southwark Parks and will pay for the Play Rangers and a gardening club this summer/autumn.

Play Rangers are starting their weekly visits in the park 30/07/2013, 12-4.30pm. Sessions will be weekly in August, and from the 10th September, they will be there weekly 3.30pm-4.30pm. NB there is no session on the 3rd September.

5. AOB
There will be no August meeting due to the bank holiday and it was proposed that the workday is cancelled as well. The ground is currently rock hard, so enjoy the summer!

Our next meeting was supposed to be the 30th September however Laura proposed to move it one week ahead so we can discuss and plan the next event (Apple Day 28th September).  All agreed.

Our next Friends Meeting will be Monday 23rd September, 7pm.