Pauline Hedges, Noel Richardson, Catherine Richardson, Mark Fuller, Roland Nevett, John Ashcroft, John & Christine Morrison; Gary Elson, Stella McMillan, Juliette Price
Apologies received from: Christine Osbourne, Richard Smith, Robert Navarro, Jessica , Ron Enticott, Oliver, Jennifer Edwards
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting
Minutes of the meeting held 1st May 2014
Jessica will no longer be attending the WBBA due to the fact that she is changing her job role. Her replacement will be Heather Boardman
West Byfleet LI:VE 2014
Stall holder applications are being received and ensuring that there are not too many duplications. Orange netting is going to be lent to the school on the basis that it is a community event and should be shared. All going well. Jill and Juliette have a list of organisations to contact. Rebecca has come up with a complimentary list Dynamic performing arts, Rock Choir, WWF, Byfleet Art Group, Brooklands Museum. Shani to circulate minutes although Mark assured they are on the website. Woking Library could compliment the West Byfleet Library with regards story telling. Two new gazebos were purchased for the story telling. Christine Morrison to chase the Butchers and said Wine Rack would be wishing to do wine tasting, need a licence, plus the cobbler. Teddy Tombola for the Hospice – stall donated. Two bands confirmed – Brompton Mix. Brooklands Radio are keen to get involved. Church being approached for a stage.
Business opportunity in respect of the Prudential Cycle Ride – it is free to be in the directory as a business.24th June there is a drop in at the Social Club, also using Social Club on the day itself – 10th August. Shani to re-send the information.
Not too much to report – couple of hundred visits.
West Byfleet Neighbourhood Forum has had a successful drop in all on the website. Tie in completely with the survey that Gary did. Top of the list is Sheer House and then traffic. We as an association need to develop a plan for the forum. The business is the life blood to the village. Roland thinks that a survey/questionnaire needs to be circulated with regards our thoughts with the village. The sub committee will devise a questionnaire. 61 out of 80 shops have closed down in 9 years.
Wine Rack/butchers/cobblers/American Diner/Carpet shop outstanding.
Nothing to report. Retailers Group will meet quarterly two months at different venues, still evolving. Businesses can attend so long as within the borough.
Nothing to report.
John has been attending meetings for 5 years and has advertised West Byfleet marginally has a spare website for a e-magazine which is accessible via the associations’ website. For advertising the attendees. As a result of this association a lot has moved on. No-one is aware of the activities that this association does for the locality and needs to be made know. John wishes to create a library of information and wishes to create a magazine of things that need recorded via a database through this spare website. Sometime in the future to be held by the association. In the future wishes to work with Mark as to how this moves forward. John is giving the site free and just wishes to have the right to produce the articles in other magazines that he publishes. Re-launch for Surrey Means Business. Great relationship with the council as a result of this association. Everyone in favour and John and Mark were thanked gratefully. Pauline said this would be a great way to attract more businesses to the village. First issue likely to be mid September. Heather Forster celebrates 50 years this year so great timing.
Apples and Pears have supported Goodwood – young people in a hostel. Institute of Directors asked to vote for the body – Goodwood were the winners. Pauline thanked the Morrisons for their support.
Heroes Welcome have approached the association. Christine Richardson has asked for Parking should be on the agenda as a separate item. Also it is September/October that this is discussed in the Council.
Waitrose Green tokens should be put into West Byfleet LI:VE.
Julitte advertised the Schools Centenary Garden Party and distributed letters requesting
Economic Development Strategy Report will be uploaded onto the website which outlines the objectives of the Borough explaining how and why the monies are being spent the way they are. West Byfleet is on the report. Public document and well worth reading.
Business Association stickers need to be revamped and distributed.
Rod Stewart tribute booked for raising monies for the hospice – Saturday 20th September 2014.
The meeting closed at 8.35 am due to the parking restrictions which will be discussed at the next meeting.