Mike Corlett (Chair MCo) Dominic Hardwick (DH) Richard Kilpatrick (RK) Mark Clayton (RMC), Pam Venning (PV), Carol Wilkinson (CW), Louise Smail (LS), Phil Downs (PD), Gordon Browne (GB), Andrew Simcock (AS) James Wilson (JW), Brian Johnson (BJ) Geoff Bridson (GB) Mark Youlden (MY), Ellie Sams (ES).
1.Welcome and Apologies
Apologies: Mary Christie (MCh), Tony Parkinson (TP), John Leech (JL)
2.Minutes of the DCS General Meeting held on 9th March 2020
Minutes were issued –but will be included as notes due to time lapse.
3.Planning and Licensing Sub Group
a) Didsbury Police Station
6 x 2 bed apartments with extended frontage, with no parking. DCS will object.
b) Ex-Church building, Albert Hill St – currently used as offices
Will be 3 houses with increased parking.
c) Jessiefield Spath Road – McCarthy Stone 34 Apt Retirement development
DCS will oppose the re-development, with the demolition of existing house
large parking area, increased traffic.
d) Kumani Housing – School Lane
Was former launderette and shops. Planning approved. All buildings now
demolished. (GB) awaiting progress.
(All Minutes from the sub-committee will soon be inserted shortly on new
website and also attached)
4.Finance – £7935.31in the bank
a) Gargoyle Fund (£2895.00) – Guidance being followed in line with Charity
Commission`s advice. We are making progress and advertised in line with
CC guidance. Notice on Library notice board and NatWest notice board. Now been displayed more than 3 months. DCS will now put together a formal plan about how we would like to spend the fund.
b) Christmas Lights
Money on the accounts for 5+ years for the lights Didsbury Village – so the
money will be paid over (£535) to the Traders Christmas lights.
c) Legacy Received – Noel Grundy (Deceased)
Also, some generous donations received this year especially from both Life
and Annual members who responded to our Newsletter requests.
Next Meeting 14th Dec 2020 AGM over Zoom