Present

Steve Brown (Chair), Moz Baker, Roger Ellis, Jan Mokrzycki, John Fletcher,

Apologies

Andy Turbitt, Rachael Brown, CJ Joiner

Minutes

The minutes of the meeting on 16 June 2014 were approved as a correct record.

Merchandising

John reported on progress and sales on the day of the march.

Lobby of Parliament

The Board noted that John is liaising with MPs, waiting for a date for the second reading of Damien Collins’ Bill.

Facebook and Twitter

It was agreed that John would look after the Facebook account and that Moz and Jan would take over the Twitter account.

Finance

It was agreed that Steve would speak to Gary about the coach service and to Rachael about the implementation of Mark’s suggestions for improvements in record-keeping.

Survey

John said he would bring a draft of the full report on the survey to the September Board meeting.

Trust Stance

It was noted that the current stance of the Trust is to be neutral as between the various parties involved (i.e. CCFC and its owners, ACL, the City Council and the Football League,) keeping open the opportunity for dialogue with all but retaining the right to be critical of all of any, when necessary. In the context of recent events (i.e. the result of the Judicial Review, the decision by CCFC to seek leave to appeal against that and the Football League requirement for the Club to pay a substantial sum to ACL,) it was agreed to:

a) Ask CCFC and ACL whether any meaningful talks are taking place over a return of the Club to the Ricoh arena; and

b) In the light of responses to that and in advance of the adjourned AGM, at which Bruce Walker’s resolution will be considered, to consult Trust Members on the proposal for a complete boycott by Sky Blue fans of “home” games at Sixfields.

Other matters arising from the Trust AGM

On the agreed resolution, based on that proposed by Frank Smith, it was agreed to start lobbying the City Council and ACL as requested in the light of the response to the question in a) above. David Johnson has been looking at options for supporters’ representation.

The question asked about “more openly critical strategies” was taken into account in the Board discussion on the Trust Stance, above

The proposed protests at Bradford and Cardiff were implemented as requested.

The Board agreed that all Board members will be informed about any proposed external meetings.

A series of FOI requests about the proposed stadium development was made, on 14 August 2014, to the following Councils: Warwickshire, Solihull, North Warwickshire, Hinckley & Bosworth, Daventry, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick, Stratford and Coventry. These cover the period from the last FOI request (4 March 2014) to 14 August 2014. The final date for responses is 12 September 2014.

Open Meetings

It was agreed that Jan and Moz will make arrangements for the next open meeting, on Monday 1 September 2014.

Elections

The recommendations of the Secretary on the establishment of an Election Management Group, comprising Hugh McClorry, Chris Winter and Roger Ellis were approved.

The Board also approved the draft Nomination Form, to be emailed to Members and placed on the website shortly.

Proposed questions

The Board considered a list of questions which Lionel Bird had requested should be sent to SISU. It was agreed that the Board would not wish to ask those questions at the present time but to suggest to Lionel that he could ask them himself.

Fans Forum

It was agreed to ask the Club when they propose to hold the postponed Fans’ Forum.

Next Meeting - Monday 15 September 2014 @ 7.30pm, venue to be agreed

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