Darite Heritage committee,

Minutes of the Darite Heritage committee meeting held at Darite village hall on 2013-07-17 at 19:30 BST. Readership is public. This document was approved by the meeting on 2013-08-14.

Peter Jackson (Chair)
Martin Shead
Debbie Rowan
Alan Silverstone
Rebecca Ross

Minutes and matters arising

Minutes from 2013-06-12 were accepted without modification.

Bat and Moth event feedback

This event was set up with Jen and Pete Bousfield from LAPWG and Mary and Tony Atkinson (moth and bat experts).

The event was enjoyed and successful, resulting in the recording of a total of 50 moth species. Recording does not often take place in our area so this would be a useful thing to support again. It was agreed that we should plan a similar event next year. The exhibition set up in the hall attracted interest and several people stayed to participate in the moth trapping and a walk to investigate bat behaviour with bat detectors. The introductory informal quiz was a good way to engage interest before setting off on the bat walk.

We thought that next time we could try to extend the scope of what can be learned about the bats, such as how to identify the species.

We made a small income from the event:
£24.04 for provisions;
£19.64 expert expenses.
Income from the barbecue: £77.50

Thus we added £33.82 to our funds.

We had no provisions wastage because of our symbiosis with the village hall and some of the provisions we used were donated from the recent school event.

CHAHP news

PNJ and AS went to a well attended meeting at Wheal Tor on 2013-06-18 to discuss a legacy organisation to take over from the CHAHP. The outcome of the meeting was broad support to start such an organisation. There will be a further meeting on 2013-07-29 to go into detail about the form of the organisation. PNJ, DR and MS plan to attend it.

AGM plan

We would like to attract more active members and help more people in the village with their interests in local history and environment. So this year's AGM will be on a Saturday afternoon with refreshments and an exhibition. We might get Iain Rowe to come and give a presentation and one topic to pursue would be to help people with historical research about the older buildings in the village.

It was suggested that the date for this should be 2013-09-28.

We will discuss more detail at the next meeting.

Next meeting

Wednesday 2013-08-14, 20:00 BST, to be chaired by PNJ.



Action summary


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  1. PNJ, 2013-07-29. Transcribed from notes made at the meeting.

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