Agenda and minutes
Venue: Askham Bryan College
Contact: Michael Hawtin
Drop in event at Askham Bryan College
This is an informal event. The agenda of the day is:
Residents go to reception at the college and get directed to the Sports Hall.
At the Sports Hall residents will have the opportunity to talk to Councillors, the Safer Neighbourhoods Team, Street Environment Officer, representative to talk about the Local Development Framework consultation.
Introduction to the College, what it does, what it does in the community, how residents can benefit and how they could help. (By college representative)
Tour of the college;
· Veterinary/small animal centre
· Other animals (goats, sheep etc)
· Bird Centre (hawks, owls etc)
· The Farm (cows etc)
· The Horticultural centre
Return to the Sports Hall for any questions about the college
Have your say. Residents have the opportunity to speak to councillors about local issues.
This was an informal ward committee meeting organised around a tour of Askham Bryan College. Residents had the opportunity to chat with councillors, council officers and the Safer Neighbourhoods Team over refreshments. They then heard a short presentation by Tim Englefield about the facilities and courses at Askham Bryan College, before breaking into two groups for a tour of the college. One group explored the animal management and equine sections of the college and met residents like Twiglet the alpaca, a meercat, several horses, tarantulas and many others. The second group had a tour of the horticultural college, visiting the greenhouses and looking in on milking time at the working farm.
Following the tours, the Safer Neighbourhoods Team gave a brief update on their activities in the ward. PC Anna Daniels informed the meeting that crime figures are down in the ward with the exception of bicycle theft which has increased. The Safer Neighbourhoods Team are trying to raise awareness of security among residents, encouraging them to lock sheds and secure their gardens.
Cllr Ben Hudson, chair, invited residents to inspect the minutes of the previous meeting which were then signed. He thanked Askham Bryan College and residents who came to the meeting.