Nick informed everyone that some land has been identified that might be suitable for the project and he is in discussions with the Council about securing the tenancy and whether planning permission would be needed.
Helen told the group about some greenhouses and sheds that have been offered to the project if we can arrange for them to be professionally dismantled and removed. We need to decide if we really want these (the greenhouse is enormous) and how we could proceed.
Nick reported on a positive meeting with the folk at the Council who deal with training and young people and their agreement that our project could provide good opportunities to offer learning and youth activities to others.
Claire showed the group the new incubator she has bought that will be stocked with a new batch of eggs with the aim of trying, again, to establish a Crosspool Harvest flock.
Nick talked through the vision and the elements that need to come together to make it happen. He also showed the Master Plan.
Nick talked the group through the draft constitution and the group agreed a number of changes to it. Nick will now revise the constitution and make it available to all who attended for final comments before it is finalised and we can all sign it to indicate our consent.
Nick will then create a Membership Form and write to all who have expressed interest in the project to invite them to become the first Members, including paying their membership fee. Once we have a group of Members, we should hold a first General Meeting where the Management Committee would be elected.