12th March meeting minutes:
1.The Constitution for Business In Action was agreed by the members present at the meeting subject to a final draft being circulated.
2. Members were given details of meeting held at Ambiente on Wed 13th Feb at
which several promotional ideas were discussed. Zoe Plummer of Ambiente outlined
plans for forthcoming events including developing Malton as a Fair Trade town:
The possibility of a Car Rally event and renting a shop window from the Estate for a display of visitor information. (Also for further discussion at the next meeting on Wed 9th April)
Fixing a date for the Celebrate Malton Weekend - possibly Sat 28th June. This would not clash with Malton Show which is Sunday 20th July.
It was also agreed to find out if the Malton Motor Show would be taking place this year.
Zoe Plummer and Tim Sinclair are arranging to take Councillor Keith Knaggs Shopping in Malton to prove the benefits of shopping locally and highlight the great choice of individual shops in Malton.
3. Big Yellow Friday
Members agreed that this had been very well supported, and had been a great success with plenty of positive publicity for the town.
4. Malton Strategy Plan.
Business in Action are pleased that there will be further consultations. Members present formally asked Denys Townsend to attend the Strategy Meetings on behalf of Business In Action, which despite a heavy schedule he graciously agreed to do. Members also agreed unanimously that Business In Action would support efforts to keep the Livestock Market within Malton. (This support has since been noted in the local press).
5. The Town Trail
Final alterations to the New Town Trail Leaflets were discussed. The route was navigated by Malcolm Chalk and Denys Townsend who are working hard to produce a definitive version which is acceptable to all parties.
6. Business In Action Survey
Members expressed some concerns that some of the forms had not been collected and the information was still to be collated. Denys Townsend agreed to report back with more information at the next meeting.
Any Other Business
Malcolm Chalk reported that for businesses with cardboard waste to be disposed of, Todd's Waste Management offered a cheaper service than either Ryedale District Council or BIFFA.
Paul Andrews told members he was having a further meeting with Janet Waggot re Car Parking as he was concerned the committee had been given wrong information.Thanks again to Tracy for the use of her facilities.
Date of next meeting: Wednesday 9th April at The Old Lodge Hotel 6pm
Agenda points for next meeting:
Adoption of accounts
Result of business survey