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Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 5th April, 2011
Time:
1.30pm
Place:
Ground Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Ann Cains (Chairman), Cllr Dick Cains, Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Aidan Cockerill
Officers:
Mrs L Provett (CESC); Mrs L Wilford (Trading Standards); Mrs T Harrison (LD)
In Attendance:
M Jarvis (Member of the Public)
Apologies for absence:
Mrs Y Cheung (PCT)
Item Description Decision
Public
SHS
64/10
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHS
65/10
FALLS DAY
CONCLUDED that:

1. The spend of 190 for the 100 A3 posters, 200 A5 leaflets and 4 laminated posters be approved.

2. The secretary of Home Safety:-

- Contact Mr Redfern and enquire on the lights.
- Check availability of the Ground Floor Committee Room and Mayors Greeting Room in the Town Hall.
- Invite the Mayor to attend the Falls Day event.
- Contact the sensory loss team to invite them to attend the event to particularly advise on how to avoid falls by getting regular eye tests.
- Register on the AgeUK website and obtain the pack that would be sent out as a result, which it was hoped would not be at a cost to the Association. The secretary would also download any free material from the site which related to Falls prevention.
- The current Chair will order additional coasters.
- The current Chair will ask the Democratic Services Team Leader to ensure that Members appointed to the Stockton Home Safety Association at the Annual General Meeting understand the previous commitment to the Falls' Day on 22nd June 2011.
1.30 - 2.30pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHS
64/10
There were no declarations of interest.
SHS
65/10
The Chair provided Members with a countdown of the actions required to achieve a successful Falls' Day.

Members were provided with the balance of the funding for the Stockton Home Safety Association and were asked to approve the allocation of 190 for the printing of 100 A3 posters, 200 A5 leaflets and 4 laminated posters. Approval was given by the Association.

Members were advised that lots of groups and organisations would be holding stands in or around the Town Hall for Falls Day following invites from Yvonne Cheung.

Members were advised that the Red Cross had agreed to sponsor a prize for the event; the Association had suggested that the prize be in the form of Marks and Spencer vouchers. The prize could be given to the person whose feedback form would be drawn from all those completed by Members of the public during the day.

Members who were assisting on the day were to invite as many people as possible into the Town Hall to visit the displays and invite them to complete the feedback form which could result in winning the Marks and Spencer vouchers.

Members of the Association volunteered to be on hand for the event if they were elected again at the upcoming local Election. Members recommended that the relevant group leaders be informed and made clear to whichever Members were appointed to Stockton Home Safety Association, that it was a commitment of the Stockton Home Safety Association Members to attend and assist the Falls Day Event.

It was observed that some of the advertising leaflets for Falls Day should be given to the over 50's Assembly for dissemination.

Members were advised that 98 coasters remained from last year's event. It was agreed that 300 (150 each) of the two more favoured designs would be re-printed thus providing sufficient for the Falls Day event and the 'Are you being served...well' event taking place in October.

Members queried whether there were any purse bells left over from the previous years Falls' Day; Trading Standards advised that they would check and if there were any, they would bring them to the event.

Members queried whether there were any more push on lights from the previous year's Falls' Day. A Member advised that he had a shoe box of the lights but it was thought that Trevor Redfern (RSVP) had more lights.

The secretary of Home Safety was asked to:-

- Contact Mr Redfern and enquire on the lights.
- Check availability of the Ground Floor Committee Room and Mayor's Greeting Room in the Town Hall.
- Invite the Mayor to attend the Falls Day event.
- Contact the sensory loss team to invite them to attend the event to particularly advise on how to avoid falls by getting regular eye tests.
- Register on the AgeUK website and obtain the pack that would be sent out as a result, which it was hoped would not be at a cost to the Association. The secretary would also download any free material from the site which related to Falls' prevention.

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