Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual AGM on 11th November. The committee was elected and we have 9 local residents taking on different roles who are excited to be involved with all things local, for their neighbours!
We are still looking for a Secretary & a Treasurer – if you are interested in being part of the committee in either of these roles, please contact us on our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KatesgroveResidentsAssociation , via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or on the Nextdoor app (search ‘Katesgrove Community Association’ in groups).
Waterloo Meadows Allotment
At the meeting, we were presented to by the Chair of the Waterloo Meadows Allotment Association which was fascinating as some residents had not seen much of the allotment. The KCA have an allotment in this lovely patch – usually tutor led sessions by Food4Families take place twice each month, these will be starting again in March 2021.
The committee discussed wanted to run some fun events despite the lockdown restrictions – this means the KCA are going virtual! The first annual KCA Christmas quiz is planned in, with another fun competition for residents coming up in the new year – both with prizes available.
A reminder that Katesgrove Community Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11th November at 7pm; the AGM will be different this year as we have to hold it virtually due to Covid 19 restrictions – so make yourself a cuppa at home and join the meeting on line!
We have the Chair of the local allotment group to tell us about the work they do and he will provide a virtual tour via photos of the allotments. We will not have as much to report this year, but we will provide the end of year accounts, the Chairs Report and appoint officers to the committee.
In the lead up to the meeting, we would like to find out who you would like to nominate to take on the various roles within KCA: Chair: Chairs the meetings, ensures the meetings take place and that everyone has chance to contribute
Vice Chair: assists the chairperson and takes over their duties if away/ill
Secretary: takes notes at meetings, looks after the email account
Treasurer: monitors the records kept of all money paid in and out of the account, liaises on independent check of accounts
Events & Environmental Officers: work together with members to put on both fundraising and clean up events
Members: contribute to the groups’ decision making, help to organise activities
Please note that you can nominate yourself or another person. Please make sure that any nominated persons are happy to take on their position. If you know someone willing to stand (this could be you) please email details to KCA by 5pm on Monday 9th November.
If you would like to join the meeting on line, please email Katesgrovecommunity@gmail.com and the meeting link will be sent to you.
Our Annual General Meeting is to be held on 11 November at 7pm. Due to Covid 19 restrictions the meeting will be held on line – please email email@example.com if you would like to join the meeting.
We will provide more information about how you can get involved and nominate yourself or someone else (with their agreement) to be on the committee in due course.
Reminder: Reading Neighbourhood Network & Reading Voluntary Action are trying to encourage residents to hold street parties; this is a fantastic way to get to know your neighbours and bring people together of all ages. With this in mind they are asking for help from community associations and KCA has arranged for RVA to run a free workshop which lets residents know how to go about organising a street party.
The workshop is to be run on Thursday 5 March, 6.30pm at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Road.
To book, please visit bit.ly/37ggJ9D or call RVA on 0118 937 2273 (although you can just turn up on the night).
KCA will be meeting at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Rd at 7pm on Wednesday 13 November.
Please come and join us to discuss any issues you may have and find out how you can get involved. All residents & reps from businesses in Katesgrove are welcome!
Sustrans are a charity that make it easier for people to walk or cycle and they are looking at making some changes to pathways through Waterloo Meadows, at Fobney Lock and near the Katesgrove underpass.
Sustrans are holding a drop in session on Tuesday 22 October, 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Rd. You can go along and talk to them over a cuppa about their ideas and share your views in a Survey.
Our AGM is being held on Wednesday 16 October, 7pm at the Christ Church Centre, Milman Rd.
In addition to the ‘formal’ parts of the AGM, we have a local artist showing some of his work and a local resident providing a short talk on the History of Katesgrove.
Please come and join us and find out what KCA has done this year, how you can get involved and enjoy a cuppa and chat with neighbours!
KCA is meeting on Wednesday 11 September, 7pm at the Children’s Centre, Waterloo Meadows, Elgar Rd.
We welcome new residents from Katesgrove – please come along and get involved!
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is usually held in October.
Our 2019 AGM is to be held on Wednesday 16 October, 7pm at the Christ Church Centre, Milman Road. Please come along and find out what we have been doing during 2019 – including details of environmental initiatives, community events, and Katesgrove’s Community Allotment.
Also at this meeting we take a few minutes to agree our General Committee which can have up to 15 Ordinary Members. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else (with their permission) for a role on the committee, please fill out the attached form and return it to us by 5pm on Wednesday 9th October. (The form also provides a short remit of each role).
Here is the flyer for the meeting: AGM invite
Come and have fun at the annual Katesgrove Autumn Fayre on Saturday the 21st of September!
There will be crafts and face painting for children, as well as a tombola and a raffle. You can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with cake. You can also get to know the KCA and learn how you can get involved in our allotment.
The event will run from 2 – 4 pm, at the Christ Church Centre on Milman Road. This is right next to the health centre; the entrance is at Elizabeth Walk (RG2 0AY).
We will have a collection for ReadiFood – our local foodbank. Items that they need at the moment, are: Tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, tinned fruit, teabags, tinned ready meals, single toothbrushes and deodorant. If you can, please bring some of these items!
It’s harvest time – let’s share!
We want to thank Tesco who provide the refreshments, and other local businesses who have donated raffle prizes.