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Meeting Details

Great Yarmouth Minster Preservation Trust
14 May 2015 - 09:45 to 10:45
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Agenda

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1 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

You have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter to be discussed if it relates to something on your Register of Interests form. You must declare the interest and leave the room while the matter is dealt with.

You have a Personal Interest in a matter to be discussed if it affects
•    your well being or financial position
•    that of your family or close friends
•    that of a club or society in which you have a management role
•    that of another public body of which you are a member to a greater extent than others in your ward.
You must declare a personal interest but can speak and vote on the matter.

Whenever you declare an interest you must say why the interest arises, so that it can be included in the minutes. 


1

There were no declarations of interest.

2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence. 


2

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Coleman, Mr Henry Cator, Mr Robert Price, Mr Ian Miller, Mr McDermott, Mr Mike Muskett, Mr Tony King and Mr M Boon.
  
3 TREASURER'S UPDATE (Mike Muskett)
a) Income

Messiah Expenses: Banners x3 £46, Board railings £35, Programmes £12.  Merry Opera £2,600 = £2,693
Income: Ward Budgets £550, Directo ticket sales £929 (c 77 tickets), Ticket sales via St George's £654 after 6% fees deducted (Total 58 tickets  Counter 64% Phone 9%Web 28%), Coffee/tea donations £69, Donations £35 = £2,237 LOSS £456

Response to thanks from Merry Opera:-

 "Thanks Paul.  We were overwhelmed by such a stunning reception and what a beautiful building the Minster is.  We are the lucky ones indeed."

"Dear Paul, Many Thanks for your email.  It was a real delight to come to the Minster, the cast loved singing there.  We're all very glad the audience liked the performance.  Thank you also for all the help and effort you and your team put into the marketing."

£300 Miscellaneous donations
£25 Talk by Colin Smith HSBC Retirees
£25 Talk by Colin Smith to Gorleston Probus
£30 Talk by Paul Davies to Blundeston Local History Group
£35 Talk by Paul Davies to Ormesby WI
£5 R Caro (Gift Aid)
£50 Further cheque from John Blaxell (Gift Aid)

b) Expenses

Hosting LCN sncpt.co.uk £30

3

The Chairman reported that the Messiah performance had went well but had unfortunately not made a profit.  There had been several positive comments made about the event.

Since the last meeting the following had been received:-
£300 Miscellaneous donations
£25 Talk by Colin Smith to HSBC Retirees
£25 Talk by Colin Smith to Gorleston Probus
£30 Talk by Paul Davies to Blundeston Local History Group
£35 Talk by Paul Davies to Ormesby WI
£5 R Caro (Gift Aid)
£50 Further cheque from John BLaxell

Expenses - Hosting LCN sncpt.co.uk £30

The Current Account Bank Balance is £7,178.34 and the Business Premium Account Balance is £145,912.12 therefore the total amount is £153,090.46.
4 pdf MINUTES (85Kb)
To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2015.

4

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2015 were confirmed.

5 MATTERS ARISING
To consider any matters arising from the above minutes.

a) Vintage Fair
b) Quiz at Craft and Cast (Bob Price)

5

a) Vintage Fair

It was reported that the Vintage Fair had been cancelled.


b) Quiz at Craft and Cast

It was reported that Mr John Burroughs had been approached and was happy to host a Quiz night at the Craft and Cast Public House.  Tickets would be £10 per head and would include Fish and Chips and it was hoped that 10-15 teams would enter.

RESOLVED:
That the trust agreed to hold this event.


6 OTHER MATTERS ARISING
      
6

There were no other matters arising.

7 NEWS
         
7

The Chairman reported that the Times Newspaper had published a picture of the Minster's Organ stating that they were raising funds for its restoration and a cheque for £2,000 was received into the Minster Organ Fund.

It was reported that the Rector would be retiring in July 2016.

The Chairman stated that he had looked into advertising on the PIP's and that the Minster would only be able to advertise on 5 of the PIP's and that this would only be until people pay to advertise on them and then the minster's advertising would be removed. Also the Trust would have to pay for any printing. Sandra suggested advertising in the NR29 guide as this would be free and agreed to look into this further.

 
8 RE-ORDERING UPDATE (Michael Boon)
          
8

It was reported that Extensive and detailed discussions have been taking place regarding the future heating of the Minster. A schematic plan has been prepared by the Minster Architect to enable the commissioning of an extension to the original report to now provide ambient heating throughout the Minster. The terms of reference will be finalised by the Minster Development Group to enable the selected heating consultant to prepare the report as part of the Minster's grant application. Following this decision Mr Boon is now able to write to the Masonic Charity following the meeting which he and Canon Terry attended earlier to put down a marker for possible grant assistance from this source as the project moves forward. The Preservation Trust's effort in providing funding towards the heating system is one of the partnership arrangements which the Minster Development Group hopes to extend. The Minster Quinquennial Report, which provides details on necessary capital and repair works over the next five years, has now been completed.  This will also be part of the application.  The example of an excellent performance of Messiah sponsored by the Preservation Trust, staging an imaginative production in the Nave, will provide the beginnings of the development of the building for new and sustainable uses. The Minster was unsuccessful in the first round of applications for repairs to the leaking South Porch Roof under the Government's roof repair initiative scheme. The Government has now provided additional funding so a further application for this £50,000 Minster key works scheme will be submitted in the second round.  As reported at the last meeting the Minster and its Development Group feel that professional Publicity Assistance would be helpful to both the project ad the operations in the Minster supporting it.  Enquiries to identify potential assistance are being made and any useful leads for the Development Group to pursue would be welcome.
 
9 PUBLICITY OFFICER'S REPORT
GYTA advertising.

9

It was re-iterated that GYTA had been spoken to about advertising on the PIP's.

10 PLANS
a) Quiz, Town Hall / Masonic Room / John Burroughs (David McDermott) 2016

b) An Evening with Lord Dannatt (Ian Miller)

c) Update on the Friends

d) Royal Marines Band (£5,000) - November 2018 with the British Legion (Colleen Walker)

e) GY Festival 5-14 June 2015 (Hugh Sturzaker)

f) May Day fete 2015 (Karen Childs) - possible treasure hunt (David McDermott) Deferred to 2016.

g) Antiques Fair with Louise Hamilton Centre.

10

a) Quiz, Town Hall / Masonic Room / John Burroughs (David McDermott) 2016 - This event would go aehad.

b) An Evening with Lord Dannatt (Ian Miller) 

c) Update on the Friends - this would need to be progressed with the new Rev'd next year.

d) Royal Marines Band (£5,000) - November 2018 with the British Legion (Colleen Walker) - This event would go ahead.

e) GY Festival 5-14 June 2015 (Hugh Sturzaker) - Invites to the opening were tabled.

f) May Day fete 2015 (Karen Childs) - possible treasure hunt (David McDermott) Deferred to 2016.

g) Antiques Fair with Louise Hamilton Centre - This event would go ahead in late 2015.

11 CONFIRMED PLAN FOR 2015
a) Umgawa Kagooga 8- piece Ska Band 16th May 2015 7.30pm; Cost £400 Tickets £5 (Colin Smith) Contact Dave Osborne 07776157474 Printing £5

b) Dixiemix Jazz Band 11th July 2015 at 7.30pm Tickets £10 Fee:£600 again 

c) Six Sunday summer afternoon music concerts with cake.  Great Yarmouth Minster at 2.30pm Entry £6 (Season ticket for all the six concerts £25.
26 July - Wherry Brass Band £250 Sponsor?
2 August - Kitty Collins (soprano) presents a Sentimental Journey through the 1940's and 1950's Cost £100
9 August Gorleston Community Choir - free of charge
16 August Molleyhawks Shanty SIngers Cost £70
23 August Gary Winters (Jazz, piano and vocal) and Hayley Moss (Soprano) Cost £250
30 August Rev'd Grant Boutlon Debbage (Soul singer and piano) and Bill Kibby (multi-instrumentalist) free of charge  

d) Sunday 4 October Blessing of the Nets and herring supper 6.30pm Needs a revamp - Local schools input?

e) Saturday 17th October The Third Celebrations Fair (Weddings, Anniverrsaries, Proms etc) and reaffirmation of vows (Sandra McCullagh) Printing £3

f) Christmas Tree Festival Friday 11th - Sunday 20th December.
 
11

a) Umgawa Kagooga 8- piece Ska Band 16th May 2015 7.30pm; Cost £400 Tickets £5 (Colin Smith) Contact Dave Osborne 07776157474 Printing £5 - Sandra agreed to help with the Raffle and Hugh agreed to be on the door.

b) Dixiemix Jazz Band 11th July 2015 at 7.30pm Tickets £10 Fee:£600 again - this event is all arranged.

c) Six Sunday summer afternoon music concerts with cake.  Great Yarmouth Minster at 2.30pm Entry £6 (Season ticket for all the six concerts £25.
26 July - Wherry Brass Band £250 Sponsor?
2 August - Kitty Collins (soprano) presents a Sentimental Journey through the 1940's and 1950's Cost £100
9 August Gorleston Community Choir - free of charge
16 August Molleyhawks Shanty SIngers Cost £70
23 August Gary Winters (Jazz, piano and vocal) and Hayley Moss (Soprano) Cost £250
30 August Rev'd Grant Boutlon Debbage (Soul singer and piano) and Bill Kibby (multi-instrumentalist) free of charge -a leaflet was tabled to the trust with all these concerts on.  

d) Sunday 4 October Blessing of the Nets and herring supper 6.30pm Needs a revamp - Local schools input? - it was agreed that this service needed revamping and that Primary Schools were being asked if they would like to be involved in this service and Fish Fingers could be given to the Children as an alternative to the Herring.

e) Saturday 17th October The Third Celebrations Fair (Weddings, Anniverrsaries, Proms etc) and reaffirmation of vows (Sandra McCullagh) Printing £3

f) Christmas Tree Festival Friday 11th - Sunday 20th December. - the dates had been booked for this event.

 
12 OTHER FUNDRAISING IDEAS
       
12

There were no other fundraising ideas.

13 FOR INFORMATION
Advance notice of the Norfolk Military Tattoo 18th June 2017. June 2017 75th Anniversary of the bombing of the Minster.

13

Advance notice was given to the trust of the Norfolk Military Tattoo which would be held on 18th June 2017 and that in June 2017 it would be the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of the Minster.

14 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
To consider any other business as may be determined by the Chairman of the meeting as being of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration.

14

It was reported that the Maritime Festival had asked the Archaeological  Society to put on a display in the Town Hall about Great Yarmouth and the Sea. After the Festival the exhibition would be moved into the Minster until the end of September.

An exhibition would be held in the Library on St James Paget.

On Wednesday 18th November 2015 there would be a talk on Cockrill Heritage in St Georges Theatre.

15 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
To confirm the date of the next meeting as Thursday 9th July 2015 at 0945 hours in the Minster Vestry.
15

It was agreed that the next meeting would be held on Thursday 9th July 2015 at 0945 hours in the Minster Vestry.


Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Visitors

Present:
Dr Paul Davies (in the Chair), Mr Anthony Smith, Mr Colin Smith, Mr Hugh Sturzaker, Mrs Sandra McCullough, Mr Jim Carter, Mr Nick Pownall, Mr Mike Taylor, Mr Robin Hodds and Mrs Karline Smith.


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