Tue - February 12, 2013

February 2013 AGM


Minutes of the AGM, together with reports from the Chair, CTP and JABA, presented to the meeting.
AGM2013reports.pdf


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Mon - March 12, 2012

February 2012 AGM


Minutes of the AGM, together with the CTP and JABA reports presented to the meeting.
AGM 2012.pages.pdf
CTP2011report.pdf
JABA2011report.pdf


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Tue - January 11, 2011

January 2011 - Community Association - Notice of Annual General Meeting


St James and Bartonsham Community Association - Notice of Annual General Meeting on Monday 31 January 2011.

Venue: Riverside Centre (WRVS), Vicarage Road, Hereford. All very welcome. Wine and cakes from 7.15pm, AGM at 7.45pm.

The meeting will review the progress, aims and objectives of the Community Association and will re-elect the Executive Committee.
Nominations ahead of the meeting are welcomed (please contact secretary@jaba.org.uk).

CSO Roger Thomas will also advise on Local Policing issues. To be followed by;



"Living Local History" - In Our Age editor and Herefordshire Lore founder, Bill Laws, with some memory-teasing slides of Herefordshire's recent past. All very welcome!

Click 'Read more' to read the Chairman's report and the JABA Editor's report and survey results.

CA Chairman's report for 2010

From the Executive's point of view, 2010 has run much as did 2009, in that the various community activities represented elsewhere in these reports continue to flourish, whilst the executive have maintained their background supportive role.

So on to the detail. The CA executive have met regularly throughout the year, and have tried to both support and encourage the many initiatives that have taken place, and to maintain a sense of cohesion and coordination. They have also of course sought to meet their constitutional obligations by regularly reviewing their finances and correspondence, and will be presenting accounts to the Annual Meeting.

I do need to single out one person and their contribution for special mention. Tim Ford, who has edited Jaba for the last 5 years, announced he was steeping down from that role (although he will still be contributing material for Jaba in the future). As I wrote in Jaba itself, it is hard to overstate Tim's contribution to making the magazine what it has become - a high-quality, widely-appreciated local journal with a dedicated readership. We shall miss him, and offer him our warmest thanks for all he has done.

And of course this raises a challenge for the Executive, and for the community as a whole - what next? We are still collating response to the form in Jab, and we have had some good offers of help - but the project needs a strong team if it is to be kept up to the quality we have become accustomed to! So please, if there are others of you out there looking for a worthwhile project to get involved with, may we suggest Jaba needs you?

Back to the CA as a whole. As usual, my thanks go to all the team who keep things alive and growing. And my annual appeal too - we would warmly welcome new members onto the CA Exec. During this last year we have been glad to Adrian Allen as part of the team, and he has added strength and vigour to what we do. But we repeat our appeal this year - that if the work of the Community association is to be kept alive and fresh we still need "new blood". Please join us.

Paul Towner
CA Chairman

Minutes of the January 2011 AGM
Download as a pdf file AGM 2011 minutes.pdf

JABA Editor's report for 2010 and responses to survey
Download as a pdf file JABA agm report.pdf

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Wed - December 30, 2009

Community Association - Notice of Annual General Meeting - 1 February 2010


The St James & Bartonsham Community Association will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday 1 February 2010 at The Riverside Centre, Vicarage Road from 7.15pm onwards. The meeting will review the aims and objectives of the CA and will re-elect the Executive Committee. Nominations ahead of the meeting are welcomed.
Guest Speaker will be Elizabeth Semper O’Keefe, Information Services Manager of the The Archive Centre in Harold Street.
Come early for wine and cakes from 7.15pm, AGM at 7.45pm. All very welcome. Click on Read more ...


The CA was founded in 2002 and has grown and evolved into its current role as an 'umbrella', overseeing and supporting a number of vibrant groups underneath it, including the JABA newsletter itself, the JABA web site, the Community Travel Plan, JABA in Bloom and Flicks in the Sticks. As JABA is now established as a well supported and widely distributed newsletter (with its associated web site), information can be easily disseminated without the need for regular CA meetings, although these can be called if necessary. The Executive Committee ensure that the initial aims of the CA continue to be upheld in a formal and legal manner.

One of the outcomes from the recent drop-in Police Surgeries at the WRVS has been the desire for some Nelson St and Green St residents to form a group to tackle anti-social behaviour problems. There is potential for them, or any similar like minded residents, to simply form a group with a core of 4 members, elect a chair and put their proposals to the CA Executive Committee. If accepted, the group can sit under the 'umbrella', as referred to above, covered by the CA's constitution, bank account and insurance. What the CA won't do is the work for you - they have more than enough to do as it is! If you have a local issue, you are best placed to deal with it - the CA will help with advice and reporting in JABA and you will be expected to report progress to the Executive Committee' quarterly meetings.

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Tue - December 9, 2008

The Future of the Community Association


The CA was founded in 2002, triggered by the proposed redevelopment of the General Hospital site and the desire for residents to have their say about the proposals. From this, the CA has grown and evolved and the Executive Committee now consider that its aims and objectives would benefit from a review at the forthcoming AGM. The current role of the CA is now more of an 'umbrella', overseeing and supporting a number of vibrant groups underneath it, including the JABA newsletter itself, the JABA web site, the Community Travel Plan, JABA in Bloom and Flicks in the Sticks.

As JABA is now established as a well supported and widely distributed newsletter (with its associated web site), information can be easily disseminated without the need for regular CA meetings. In the last couple of years, it has been harder to persuade residents to attend these meetings (themselves reduced in frequency), despite a number of excellent speakers giving freely of their time, and the Executive Committee consider that these have probably run their course and should be discontinued. Instead, 'Special Events' will be promoted, as and when the demand or need arises. The Executive Committee will ensure that the initial aims of the CA continue to be upheld. If you have any views on these proposals or indeed would like to contribute to the CA in some way, then do please come to the AGM, details above.

UPDATED: Chairmans report now available to download or click on 'Read more'.
FURTHER UPDATE: minutes now available to download.
CAannual08.doc
AGM5Jan2009.pdf

CA Chairman's report 2008

2008 was a year with a difference, in CA terms. As far as I can tell, the St James and Bartonsham area continued to be the varied and creative place it has always been, and there was still a strong sense of "community", even there there have been few official CA events taking place in the past 12 months.

In one sense, it is good to know that many varied and important things continue to happen, without there being a song and dance about them. Flicks in the Sticks continues to provide a rich menu of entertainment. Jaba continues to inform, entertain, probe (and prod!), communicate and stimulate. The links with Castle Green continue to build for the common good. Work on the Travel Plan goes on, with its efforts to promote safer roads and healthier living. And links with school, church and the Riverside centre seek to make best use of the "campus" feel locally. So although no flagship events have taken place, much that is worthwhile has still been generated and sustained locally.

The CA executive have met regularly throughout the year, and have reviewed this state of affairs from time to time, and have reached two conclusions. First, to recognise that most of these positive things have either originated with the CA, or have been able to thrive because of CA involvement. So in one sense the "status quo" has been a positive condition. But secondly the exec have recognised that there does need to be change, momentum, and initiative if these existing good things are to be protected from becoming routine and commonplace, and if we are to address some of the other needs and aspirations of the community as a whole. So we ended the year with the strongly expressed desire to see new ideas, new projects, that the CA can help bring to fruition - and we know that if this is to be fulfilled we will need "new blood".

So as the AGM approaches we trust that whilst being grateful for a great place to live, and some community benefits that have been seen in 2008, we all share the desire to move forward in 2009 - please come and help us do that!

Paul Towner
CA Chairman 2008

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Fri - February 22, 2008

Community Association meeting - Monday 3 March


Talk by Liz Pitman: An introduction to the idea of Transactional Analysis or understanding ourselves and others just that bit better! This Won’t Change Your Life – but it might help. This talk, the second by Liz Pitman for the Community Association will introduce some of the basic ideas of T.A., a subject which Liz taught for many years and on which she has written two books.
To be followed by Community Asociation Meeting. Start 7-45 pm (doors open 7-15 pm), WRVS, Vicarage Road, Hereford. Enquiries tel Kate on 264146. Refreshments available • all very welcome!


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Tue - January 1, 2008

Community Association meeting - Monday 7 January


‘What John Venn did for Hereford' - an illustrated talk by Jean O'Donell

To be followed by

Community Association AGM

Hear reports on the past year (including Community Travel Plan, JABA, accounts etc).
Elect the Executive Committee, plan for the year ahead. Our constitution requires us to add new people to the Executive each year so please come ready to volunteer!
7-45 pm start (doors open 7-15 pm), WRVS, Vicarage Road, Hereford. Enquiries tel Kate on 264146. Refreshments available • all very welcome!




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Tue - August 28, 2007

Community Association meeting - Monday 3 September


‘Pigsties to Paradise’ - Lady Diarists and the Tour of Wales 1795-1860 - a talk, with slides and illustrations, by local resident Liz Pitman.

Based on travel dairies of some of the intrepid women who travelled to Wales in the early 19th Century in order to enjoy picturesque landscape, antiquities, and the excitement of being in a country where Welsh was the main language.

To be followed by a short Community Association meeting.

7.45 pm start (doors open 7.15 pm) at the WRVS, Vicarage Road, Hereford.

Enquiries tel Kate on 264146. Refreshments available, all very welcome!


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Thu - January 18, 2007

Proceeds from December's Musical Extravaganza


The above event raised a wonderful £440.80 and the following has been purchased for help in Africa/India:
'Gift of sight' operation for 5 children
'Baby heart surgery' for 4 babies
3 Bikes for midwives
10 'safe births'
One year’s schooling for 2 children
We hope you will all agree that this is a wonderful achievement and we would like to thank everyone who was involved or supported the event in any way.


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Sat - November 4, 2006

MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA!


ST JAMES AND BARTONSHAM COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION PRESENT

Performances from Fire Choir (World Music), Liz Allen (Classical), Neil & Wendy Piggott (World Music), Arthur Mills (Folk) and Ladybird (Modern)
on Monday 4th December at 7.30pm (ending approx 10pm with short interval)
at St James Church, Green Street
 
Ethos Fairtrade Stall - Mulled Wine/Cider - Homemade Jams & Cakes - Mince Pies - Homemade Cards - Refreshments/cakes - Poetry Books   
 
ENTRY £2 (includes entry into prize raffle) Proceeds in aid of Children's Heart Fund - Baby Heart Surgery


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Fri - October 6, 2006

AGM Reports available to download


For those who missed the AGM of the Community Association on Monday 2 October, you can now download reports presented by the Chairman, Treasurer and Community Travel Plan rep by going to our Community Association page here. Minutes of the meeting will be circulated as usual and will be available here to download shortly.


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Wed - September 20, 2006

Police announce new 'Neighbourhood Policing' arrangements


At the Community Association meeting on 4 September, residents were amongst the first to learn of new Policing arrangements for the area, with the emphasis firmly on reducing low level crime, anti-social behaviour etc. Inspector Gebbie and his colleagues, PC Yarwood and three Community Support Officers outlined the increasing role that the Police are playing in the Community and how they hope to establish a 'Partnership' with local communities over the coming years. The number of Community Support Officers (CSOs) in the Hereford area is being increased from 16 to 54.

Despite a general misconception, it was reported that crime levels were falling locally and nationally and the general public need to be aware of these figures. General satisfaction with the Police is high and there is now greater emphasis on working with communities and effective 'community engagement'. Local policing teams are in the process of being set up, which are dedicated to specific areas. This is still in its embryo stage and could take up to 18-24 months to be fully established. Inspector Gebbie acknowledged that 'local intelligence' was an extremely valuable resource and encouraged the community to continue to feed information to the Police where appropriate. Details will be published in the local press and posted on the local notice board, as well as here on the website.

The Police are going to focus on four main areas:
Access - named police officer (details to be published in local press and here as soon as they are available)
Communications
Intervention
Answers/feedback
They will also be attending schools as part of their 'Community Engagement' campaign - PACT (Partners and Communities together).

The number to call to report any non-urgent crime, including speeding drivers, vandalism, groups of youths misbehaving and similar anti-social behaviour is: 08457 444 888. This a great opportunity for the community to work with the Police to drive down low level crime which impacts on all of us.


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Sat - September 17, 2005

Community Association


This is the page for Community Association business and will include reports, minutes and so on for your information. Please email us at web@jaba.org.uk with other ideas for content.

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Are you enthusiastic? Organised? Community minded? Innovative?
If so, your local Community Association needs you. If you have any specialist skills or just plain old enthusiasm to offer and would like to help your community please contact us (without obligation!) editor@jaba.org.uk.


MEETINGS

2007

Community Association meeting - Monday 26 November - 7.45pm
Musical Event - St James Church. This will be followed by the usual Association business.

Community Association meeting - Monday 3 September - 7.45pm
Event to be confirmed. This will be followed by the usual Association business.

Community Association meeting - Monday 4 June - 7.45pm
Bike ride and talk, details to be confirmed. This will be followed by the usual Association business.

Community Association meeting - Monday 2 April - 7.45pm
Talk on "Local Elections and what is the point in getting involved?" Speaker tbc. This will be followed by the usual Association business.

Community Association meeting - Monday 5 February - 7.45pm
Talk on "Trees for small gardens" by Chris Bennewith-Mair. This will be followed by the usual Association business.

2006

Community Association - no meeting in November or December 2006

Community Association meeting - Monday 2 October - 'The Neighbourhood in Bloom' - and AGM
Results of competition and talk/slides/suggestions from the floor with Paddy Nugent, our JABA In Bloom organiser. This will be followed by the AGM. Anyone interested in standing for election, please come along or call Kate on 264146 - all offers of help gratefully received! Meeting at The Riverside Centre (WRVS) on Vicarage Road. Doors open 7.15pm, meeting starts 7.45pm. Refreshments available, all welcome.

Community Association meeting - Monday 4 September - 7.45pm
Short tour of interesting trees around the area, and then a talk at WRVS on appropriate species to plant in urban gardens and fronts. This will be followed by the usual Association business. Meeting at The Riverside Centre (WRVS) on Vicarage Road.

Community Association - no meeting in August

Community Association meeting - Monday 3 July - 7.45pm
Guided walk around city - wall, levels, ancient buildings etc ending at the Booth Hall for a gander at the lovely hall. Leave from Riverside Centre at 7.45pm prompt.

Community Association meeting - Monday 5 June - 7.45pm
'Cycling in the City - using your bike to get around Hereford'. Paula McGivern, a qualified cycle trainer and volunteer Sustrans Ranger will be talking about cycling in the City and showing a short film about cycling in Copenhagen. This will be followed by the usual Association business.

Community Association meeting - Monday 8 May - 7.45pm
Mark Hubbard, Guest Speaker, Chairman of the Friends of the Castle Green will be outlining some of the history and future plans for the Green. This will be followed by the usual Association business.

Community Association meeting - Monday 6 March - 7.45pm
A speaker from the Civic Society will be talking about what the aims and aspirations of the Society and how it contributes to the local built environment. This will be followed by the usual Association business. Meeting at The Riverside Centre (WRVS) on Vicarage Road.

Community Association meeting - Monday 6 February - 7.45pm
Gerald Dawe of Rail for Herefordshire will be speaking about the group's campaigns This will be followed by the usual Association business. Meeting at The Riverside Centre (WRVS) on Vicarage Road.

Community Association meeting - Monday 9 January - 7.45pm
Talk on 'the winter blues' inc SAD by Homeopath from Belmont Health Centre. This will be followed by the usual Association business. Meeting at The Riverside Centre (WRVS) on Vicarage Road.

2005

Community Association meeting - Monday 5 December - 7.45pm
'Fairtrade and Local Produce’ presentation by Rob Hattersley plus a Fairtrade Stall for Christmas presents! This will be followed by the usual Association business. Meeting at The Riverside Centre (WRVS) on Vicarage Road.

Community Association meeting - Monday 7 November - 7.45pm
The St James and Bartonsham Community Association is now meeting at a new venue - The Riverside Centre (WRVS) on Vicarage Road and the next meeting will have guest speaker Bill Bloxham, Herefordshire Council's Chief Conservation Officer, talking about what his department is responsible for and what it means to live in a Conservation area such as St James. This will be followed by the Association's AGM and usual Association business.


COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MINUTES

Minutes etc are saved as .pdf files. Use Acrobat Reader to view them.
CAMinutesSept2008.pdf

CAMinutesJune07.pdf

AGMMinutes2006.pdf

Chairmans AGM Report 06.pdf

Treasurers AGM Report 06.pdf

CTP AGM Report 06.pdf

CAMinutesSept06.pdf

CAMinutesJune06.pdf

CAMinutesMay06.pdf

CAMinutesFeb06.pdf

MinutesJan06.pdf

MinutesDec05.pdf

CAMinutesNov05.pdf

CAMinutesOct05.pdf

AGM Minutes 31.1.05.pdf

AGM Chair Report 31.1.05.pdf

AGM Jaba Report 31.1.05.pdf

AGM Travel Plan Report 31.1.05.pdf

TreasurersReport (31.1.05).pdf


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