Minutes of Meeting 20th of April 2005 at Red Lion, Priestgate
Sally Forth (Treasurer)
Richard Grassick (chair)
Beatrix Wupperman (secretary)
1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes 1st March 2005 and Matters arising
3. Travel Summit March 2005 (Anthony, Beatrix, Ruth, Tim)
4. „Bike to School week“ (Anthony, Peter, Richard, Ruth, Tim)
5. Cycle Forum 26th April 2005
6. Report by the Treasureress Sally
7. Elections: Secretary
8. Any other business
- Next meeting
- Apologies for absence
Colin Lowe, Peter Roberts
2. Minutes of meeting held on
The attending members agreed the minutes.
The Smithfield Rd.-Parkside Cycle Path will be closed. The group had a letter from the Council confirming this. Here a cycle path will be blocked with the argument of anti-social behaviour of kids living nearby. The Group opposed the decision, but could only delay the procedure. We shall protest on the Cycle Forum at
3. Town on the Move travel summit 15th and 16th of March 2005
Anthony Millet, Ruth Gill, Tim Stahl and Beatrix Wupperman attended the
Beatrix reported that Brög has offered to support the Group if it wants to host a cycling congress in Darlo, maybe inviting similar Cyclicng Campaign groups from the other “towns on the move”:
Another suggestion was to install a 20-miles-per-hour-zone round and in the centre of Darlo. Werner Brög reported that lethal accidents of kids in
Beatrix and Tim also mentioned the impressive speech and picture show of Ryland Jones from Sustrans. He offered to repeat this at a group meeting as well.
4. “Bike to school week”
Richard and Tim reported that they heard nothing from the organiser so they were not able to attend or help (“Bike to school week” (18th to 22nd of April)).
Anthony Millett, Peter Roberts, Richard Grassick, Ruth Gill and Tim Stahl had put themselves on the list, which was be forwarded by Beatrix to the organizing officer Louise Neale.
5. Cycle Forum 26th of April 2005
Richard pointed out that this is an open meeting, so everybody can attend. Anthony, Beatrix and Richard are definitely going to. They are asked to mention:
- Advanced stop at North Road (B&Q),
- Bike racks at hospital still missing (not enough)
- Cemetery Lane: no traffic lights at the end of it, over
- Building works around the station: no cycle paths though a lot of space, building work at Parkgate on a “Planned-off-road-cycle-route”.
- Smithfield Rd.: Closing of cycle path
Next date of Cycle Forum:
6. Report by the Treasurer
The last meeting had agreed an annual membership fee of £ 5. The Treasurer already got various cheques but could not yet open an account due to signature of the founding members under the constitution. This will happen soon. The treasurer asked the members to send their subscription fee. Cheques should be made payable to: Darlington Cycling Campaign, as the account will have that name, and sent to Sally Forth, 77 Stanhope Road, Flat 3, Darlington DL3 7SF.
7. Elections: Secretary
Beatrix pointed out again, that she is leaving
10. Any other business
The group agreed to organize summer cycle rides in order to critically explore and plan a cycle route network for cyclists. The rides will be done to record the group’s views about specific routes, how cyclists are treated in specific locations on these routes, and to add our reccomendations for improving them. Dates to be agreed at next meeting. (Peter Lumley from Darlington Free Wheelers also attended and was very happy to collaborate).
If members want to complain to the council about cycling, cycle path etc. conditions, they can do this by calling 01325 388 777
9. Date of next meeting
The next meeting will be at Wed, 18th of May, at the Red Lion, Priestgate, upstairs room.