Notes of Northowram Scarecrow Festival Committee meeting

14th October 2014

Jacks Bar  








Andrew Garrett

Richard Priestley

Alison (MacGrath) Priestley

Molly J Varley

Ann-Marie Luther

Jan Burrell

Peter Caffrey

Steve Amos

Sheila Hewitt

Rachel Robinson

David Robinson

K Manley

Robert Sheard

Helen Silson




















Jim Sheppard attended re Christmas lights for Northowram

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Sally Garrett, Julie Briscoe, Dave Whelan



2. a)

Notes from meeting 19th August 2014 – approved.



2. b)

Matters arising:–

      The poppy wreath for the 11/11 remembrance service has been ordered. 

      A complete list of dates times and venues for meetings through the next year are included in the minutes of the meeting 19th August 2014.  Also repeated below – all to note please.








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The Chair welcomed everyone especially new members.  The AGM last month was very successful and several positive comments have been received regarding the memorial so our efforts would appear to have been worth it.  Now lets get started on 2015 event and lets make it as successful as previous years.







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a)     Nominations


      Following nominations received at the AGM, Dave Whelan is joining the committee to lead on the proposed Boundary Run.


      Also joining the committee are Rebecca Antcliffe & Tony Lewis The Queen Victoria and Karen Manley & Robert Sheard Jacks Bar.


All new members are very welcome.

b)     Withdrawals


      Withdrawing from the committee are Sarah Priestley, Dave Midgley, Jonny Jowett and Carol Deeks.


Our thanks go to all outgoing members for their valuable contribution in previous years.


c)      Roles & Responsibilities


Roles and responsibilities remain the same as last year with the exception of:-

      Helen Silson who is taking on the role of Communications Link; and

      Julie Briscoe who is taking on the Northowram School Link role along with her responsibilities for organising Childrens Games & Activities.



















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Memorial Update


Email from Calderdale College tabled - they are very keen to get involved in a project to develop something for the road facing side of the memorial stone.


A memorial service will be held on 11th November at 11am at the Memorial Stone.  As many of the committee members as possible to attend.






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Scarecrow Event 2015 – lessons learned.

      Boundary Run – AMP to put DW in touch with DB.


      Childrens Games -  JBr to provide list of games required.  All to consider storage for the items.


      Local Business interest/commitment – form drafted and discussed.  AMP to amend.  MJV, AML and AMP to go to businesses in the new year.  Deadline of 3rd Feb 2015 set for businesses to be signed up to their commitment.


      Banners – RP to visit company in Shelf to get quotes for banners, plaques and vinal signage for caravan.
















Christmas Newsletter

A first draft of the Christmas newsletter to be brought to the November meeting for approval.






Any other business:-

      Funding for Christmas lights – HS introduced her father who has started a campaign to get lights for Northowram this year.  The idea was very well received, however as a substantial amount has already been raised it was agreed a bid would be put in next year.


      Sharing information – AMP very concerned that information is not shared before it is ratified by the committee.  This applies to draft documents and to all outgoing information such as news items equally.







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Date, Time and Venue of next meeting:


      Tuesday 18th November 2014 7.30pm at The Queen Victoria

      Tuesday 13th January 2015 7.30pm at The Yew Tree Inn

      Tuesday 10th February 2015 7.30pm at The Shoulder of Mutton

      Tuesday 10th March 2015 7.30pm at Northowram Club

      Tuesday 14th April 2015 7.30pm at The Windmill Tavern

      Tuesday 21st April 2015 7.30pm at The Queen Victoria

      Tuesday 28th April 2015 7.30pm at The Yew Tree Inn

      Tuesday 12th May 2015 7.30pm at the Shoulder of Mutton

      Tuesday 11th August 2015 7.30 Subgroup meets for bids – venue tbc.

      Tuesday 18th August 2015 7.30pm at The Yew Tree Inn

      Tuesday 15th September 2015 7.30pm AGM at Northowram Club


2015 Northowram Scarecrow Festival 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015.














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