Betty Harris was warmly thanked for her dedication to the Sunday Traidcraft stall, and for the successful 6-week Traidcraft Christmas Market Stall. In addition to raising funds, the Christmas stall was an opportunity for getting to know the market traders. Because the Traidcraft stall, is an enormous undertaking, the setting up of a volunteering group to support Betty was discussed. It was agreed that this would be developed once the PCC received a mapping of the various tasks and responsibilities that both stall activities involve.
David McCleery, Concerts and events Manager, reported on changes into staffing arrangements for the concert team, which will improve the SJP concerts operations. Fees for the venue hire were considered to be appropriate for the venue and facilities on offer, and the PCC thanked David for the positive progress made.
Costas Benopoulos-Jones, our Market Manager, reported on the market’s popularity and success; and l and that, for the most part, the traders were happy. There were ongoing efforts to make improvements. The PCC noted that the Monday food-market was now very popular; and Costas agreed that the Traidcraft Christmas Market stall should be repeated.
The Head Verger’s report covered a range of issues; and his forthcoming departure was noted with much appreciation of his service. A party in his honour is to be held on July 12th.
The PCC approved changes to the Away Giving guidelines: that applicants need to be on the SJP electoral role; and only one application per member is considered. Fiona Notman agreed to continue overseeing this process.
An update of preparations and arrangements for Adweek were received; and the considerable escalation in administrative work for Lucy, and additional pressures on all staff that such projects demand, were noted. Following anticipated income from AdWeek in March, the PCC is looking into employing an apprentice to receive training through helping with administrative work.
A brief report on the PCC surgeries suggests that they may have run their course: most of the queries and discussions were to do with Sunday liturgy matters, rather than with PCC activities. One more was scheduled for April.
Minutes were received for the Liturgy Group, and the Health & Safety Committee. Preparations for the Annual Parish Council Meeting on Sunday April 27 are well under way, and Andrew Mawson and Donald Findley, the consultants working with the Wren Project Steering Group, will attend. The PCC will have an Away Day on Saturday July 4th.