LATEST SCARECROW PICTURES FOR 2013 EVENT
RESULTS OF THE PREVIOUS 2012 SCARECROW FESTIVAL AND PICTURES
The 2nd Northowram Scarecrow Festival held on May Bank Holiday weekend - 3rd to 6th May 2013
WINNING TICKETS - Please claim your prize from Andy Garret at The Yew Tree Inn.
GREEN TICKET 6-10 Murder Mystery Game
WHITE TICKET 41/45 Ladies Bag
The Northowram Scarecrow Festival is an annual community wide event. A committee that involves local businesses, community groups including churches and the school runs the event. The Committee wishes to be open and transparent in all its work. A Community Fund bank account was set up with two signatories and all monies raised will be used to benefit and improvement of the village environment.
In the first year (2012) the event raised £2235 and it was agreed in committee to erect a memorial in Northowram in memory of the villages’ war dead. This is an ongoing project, currently the plans are with the Council for approval. Once approved the plans will be displayed in the Library where interested parties can view them and comment. The money held in the Community Fund account may not be sufficient for the memorial so it will be proposed at this years Annual General Meeting in September to complete that project and donate any remaining money to the Community Centre who are raising money to repair their roof.
All are welcome to attend the AGM on September 17th at 7.30pm in the Shoulder of Mutton, where people will have the opportunity to find out more about the Scarecrow Committee and the Community Fund. Those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions, comment on proposals for the utilisation of monies raised through this event and be involved to whatever degree they wish to be.
MEETING NOTES FOR 2013 COMMITTEE
Northowram Scarecrow Festival
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 25th September 2012
1.Aims & Objectives and Membership
The aim of Northowram Scarecrow Festival is:-
•to enhance a sense of community in the village;
•to provide safe entertainment for all those attending; and
•to raise money which will benefit the community.
The objective is to raise the profile of Northowram village and to provide a community project that is inclusive of all the residents and businesses and community groups in the village and ultimately benefits the whole community.
The committee will have a minimum of 12 members, membership has been drawn from local businesses, community groups and residents. The Committee will have four officers, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. The Treasurers role will be jointly held by two people to ensure checks and balances are in place. Other roles will be allocated to members as required and all members representing other groups will have an obligation to feedback to those groups on progress and decisions made. An Annual General Meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of September each year and this will the final meeting of the business year. All new members and officers roles will be voted on at the first committee meeting following the AGM. All meetings will be minuted and the minutes kept by the secretary. Voting at meetings shall be by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the Chair shall have a second and casting vote. The quorum shall be 50% of the minimum membership (i.e. 6 votes). In the event of too few members being present, discussions can be held and recommendations made to the next committee meeting but no decisions can be made. The committee will remain as is for 2013 and a Vice3e Chair to be appointed at the October meeting of the Committee.
Chairman, Andy Garrett thanked all those involved in the 1st Northowram Scarecrow Festival. Particular thanks were extended to all the committee and local groups & organisations such as Haywood Chapel, St Mathew’s Church and the Village Society, who worked so hard to make this year’s event the success it was.
It has been agreed that the money raised this year will be used to erect a war memorial in the village. Plans have been drawn up and are currently being consulted on and appropriate permission sought.
The Chairman’s report concluded by outlining high hopes for next years Scarecrow Festival.
The 1st Northowram Scarecrow Festival raised £2,235
£200 was donated to the late Dr Brown’s chosen charity, Cancer Research UK.
£210 was spent on printing, stationary, and sundries (inc. £60 for gazebo).
Currently there is £1,775.75p in the bank account.
Sally Garrett gave an update on marketing plans for the forthcoming year. It has been suggested that a booklet about the festival be developed this will require recruiting advertising from local businesses.
5.Open to floor for questions
Memorial to be erected in the triangle in the village.
Suggestion forms circulated at meeting, these to be available on web-page to enable people to have input to planning.
Time-line for next year’s festival to be completed by Jan 2013
Traditional three-legged charity run to be revitalised as part of the Scarecrow festival in 2013.
|Jonny Jowett & Dave Midgley
||St Mathew’s Church
||Formally the Queen Victoria
|Alison (MacGrath) Priestley
||Shoulder of Mutton
||Local Authority link
||Risk Assessment/Health & Safety
|Sharon Hill & Andrea Warrington
|Jack’s Bar manager
|David & Rachel Robinson
||Robinsons Farm Shop
||Northowram School~parent link (new role)
Committee contact: Andy Garret at The Yew Tree, or email: email@example.com
WE THANK ALL RESIDENTS FOR THEIR FANTASTIC SUPPORT