Archive for December 2010
The Beechworth Sustainability planning meeting for 2011 was held on December 9th at the Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre. In spite of the small attendance (8 people, plus 3 apologies received) we had some good conversations and ideas about how to move the group forward, and the events we might have in 2011.
During the meeting:
- Charlie R talked about the evolution of the Sustainability Group, and the formation of the Shire’s Environmental Advisory Group, which is now covering many of the areas that our original 4 groups were looking at
- Gabrielle gave a run down of the 2010 events, plus a short presentation on the key themes of the survey results
- Joy spoke about the relationship between Beechworth Landcare and Beechworth Sustainability (they are our auspicing body and therefore provide important insurance cover for our events), and about the new funding arrangements for Landcare (less money) and the implications for the future
- We had a general brainstorming session about the kinds of events that we might have in 2011
There was also a discussion about how to provide more structure to the group in 2011. Our original idea was to form an informal “events” committee to help spread the workload of organising and publicising events. Unfortunately given the small turn out this wasn’t feasible. However, Joy indicated there were 2 spare committee places on the Landcare committee, and that perhaps one or 2 people would like to serve on the Landcare committee as “Sustainability Representatives” – Charlie S and Gabrielle volunteered, and this will be taken to the next Landcare meeting for approval. Charlie R is already on the Landcare committee so will be an additional “Sustainability Representative”