Notes of Meeting held on Monday, 1 February 2010

20 members present. Apologies received from E. Fewkes

Norman Clyde-Watson welcomed members to the first meeting of 2010 -Matters arising:-

1, Norman and John had now completed and submitted the application for the Green Pennant 2010 which had been acknowledged. Expected date for result is May/June. A copy of the submission was available for inspection.

2, Bird Watch (RSPB) had been undertaken by 8 members on 31 Jan, when 45 sightings were reported - 13 species. John was thanked for the hospitality afterwards.

3, The Litter Pick in January had been cancelled due to the weather, but the next one on Feb 14 is needed to tidy up the area.

4, Membership had fallen but was still viable. Any outstanding subscriptions or new members to Eric Curtis at 31 Bankfield Drive.

5, Mike Johnson was not present to update information re Golfcourse/Thoresby Road, but it was felt sufficient information was already in the local press at this time.

6, There were no other notices so then Norman introduced Barry Lings who gave a beautifully illustrated talk on the Peak District National Park which was well received by members. Refreshments were served at the interval.

NEXT MEETING : 10 May 7:30pm at St Michael's Church Hall, Church Street, Bramcote Village. Speaker will be Nigel Slater who will talk about "Garden Birds and Their Songs".

The meeting closed at 9:00pm