TVT Board of Trustees
Minutes of the meeting held on
Monday 13th March 2017 at 1930 at
The School House, Chard Street, Thorncombe
Present: John Higgs (chair), Richard Holt (Secretary), Janet Walker, Kate Cahn, John
Whitbread, Mark Agnew.
1 Apologies: Sally Welford, Mary Marsh.
2 Minutes of last meeting. The minutes of the meeting on 6th November 2016 were read
and approved, and were signed by the Chairman.
3 Applications for Grants. Updates.
a) Four new trees have been planted on the north side of the churchyard.
b) A hard disk drive was purchased for the village video camera and has been passed
on to Mark Shelley.
c) The application for funds to replace a field gate on a footpath at the end of
Saddle Street has been withdrawn. A private individual has contributed the required
4 Maintenance of Woods. The council has indicated they will contribute towards the
costs of improving access on the footpaths. The new gates need to ensure livestock
cannot get through. Therefore the “kissing gate” style of gate is preferred. Two
work parties have made good progress on clearing the bramble and elder thicket that
had appeared below the wood, and this requires more work still, together with clearance
of brambles towards where the new gate will be installed. It was noted that a number
of residents had turned out for the work.It was agreed to rent a petrol brush-cutter
to help clearing the brambles.
Since the proposed new access is not a public footpath, Mr. Johnson will be contacted
to suggest marking the access to show it is a permissive path.
5 Treasurer’s Report. The balance in the current account is £7296.12 plus £55.77
in petty cash. The trustees approved requesting Mr. Ian Collins to audit the accounts.
6 Any Other Business.
It was agreed to invite residents who wished to do so to apply to become trustees
on the notices for the AGM in May.
Applications for grants in 2017 will be advertised in August. Applications to be
received by the end of September, and determined in October.
The Ladies’ Monday Walking team have started visiting the featured walks on the
Trust’s booklet. Inclement weather over the winter has limited their forays into
the countryside however, but the review continues.
7 Date of Next Meeting: The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 4th
May 2017 at 1930 in the Village Community Room.
The meeting closed at 2050.