Brookside Big Local


Minutes for Closed Meeting held Monday 14th December 2015 at 20:00 until 22:00 – at Brookside Central in the Training Room.


Present for Closed Meeting: Tina Rogers, John Edwards, Fiona Moore, Helen Fairweather, Steve Thayne, Sam Smith, Gillian Bailey and John Maguire.


Apologies: Nicola Anderson


General Introduction


The group talked about the excellent turnout for the Open Meeting.




Apologies noted above.




The minutes from 16th November were approved.


Brookside Events Group


Please see Summary Below.


Annual Review


There are still 2 or 3 things to work on with regards to the groups financial activities. This is required by the end of May 2016. Discussions to take place regarding this years funding, an activity plan is required for promotion and marketing, for example – The Telford Hornets  ladies rugby shirts.


LTO – Update


Parish Council's  (Gillian and Sam) support is invaluable.


A copy of their update is attached with the minutes.


Brookside Big Local - Website


A Better Tomorrow link has been added. Commissioning activities for student training was discussed.


Partnership Meetings


The 6 meetings proposed for 2016 will be arranged soon.




Chris Allen has agreed to the 3 full days to assist with the development of future Social Enterprises, Cre-Active can benefit from this.

Community Chest Procedure


The procedure noted in the minutes from 21st September 2015 has been amended from 0ne week to two weeks in order for the requests to filter down to the partnership.


Other Business


Brookside Big Local to purchase a laptop as we nearly lost all our electronic documentation.






  •  Telford Bikes to create a presentation for additional funding – Barry/John












Brookside Events Group – Hallow'een Disco 30/10/15 at Brookside Central

130 people attended, DJ, Games and Activities were thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Brookside Big Local – Firework Display with Cre-Active Arts/Music and Creative Writing Session 14/11/15 at Brookside Central then The Windmill Primary School

800 plus people attended the fireworks, there was a large, steady stream of people joining in with the Cre-Active activities of Art display of glitter representing the fireworks, a community poem created and decorated by the community and an excellent music session showing off the talents of our budding musical youth.

Brookside Events Group – Live Nativity – 01/12/15

Excellent turn out, the animals especially the sheep were the stars of the Nativity. Rev. Janet Holmes was an excellent storyteller and the children enjoyed taking part. Take 5 Cafe provided an excellent food service for the atendees. The mince pies went quickly and were enjoyed by all.

Brookside Events Group – Christmas Fair – 10/12/15

Excellent turnout for the Santa's Grotto, Mr Trubshaw was an excellent santa and the snow machine provided many giggles from the children. The tables were full of  goods and fair and the atmosphere was jovial and fun.





















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