Tasty Tennis snacks are back / Squash free Taster sessions

Alla is back! and so from this weekend on there will be snacks and sandwiches available at the tennis pavilion.

And Squash are offering free taster sessions - first come first served. only the lades 6:15pm sessions left I'm afraid....

Possible Mobile Phone Mast on Brondesbury land

At the AGM the subject of allowing a mobile phone mast to be erected on Brondesbury land was discussed. The mast positions suggested were either near houses in Farm Avenue or Harman Drive, or near the tennis courts. The meeting rejected all these positions because of health risks and aesthetic considerations.

The company concerned, Shared Access, has recently approached us again with a new suggested position for the mast. The new site is away from the above streets and away from the courts. As shown on the attached photo the new site is behind the club sheds and near the path between our grounds and UCS grounds that leads from Farm Avenue to Menelik Road.

The mast erection would be subject to normal planning consent and all members and neighbours would have the opportunity to state any reservations through the normal Barnet planning process.

Shared Access has also increased their financial offer, further helping us to implement better sports facilities. Therefore we have agreed that they should start the next stage of the process, which is to confirm the location before taking the issue to planning.

Winter Bar Opening Times

Dear All,

We would like to update the Bar opening hours from December 2015 . The hours change according to the time of year.
The current times are:-
Wednesdays      7pm til 11pm
Thursdays          6pm til 10pm
Fridays                7pm til 12pm

Please come and enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere

 

 

AGM reminder - this Sunday 6pm

Hi all

Just to remind you that our Agenda deals mainly with the forthcoming incorporation of the club, and gives you a chance to air your views on a proposal to have a mobile phone mast on our grounds.

We have further information on where the site of the mast is proposed - options can be discussed at the meeting.

See you at 6pm. The bar is open from 5:30pm.

Agenda for AGM 22nd November 2016 @ 6pm

Brondesbury Cricket, Tennis & Squash Club


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Sunday 22 November 2016, 6:00pm @ The Brondesbury Clubhouse

Please send apologies to Madeleine Abramson secretary@brondesburysc.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE BAR IS OPEN FROM 5:30PM   -   DELICIOUS FOOD AVAILABLE

AGENDA

 

(All documents numbered have already been referenced ina previous newsletter)

Doc

 

1.

Minutes

 

1.1

To receive the Minutes of the AGM held on 30thNovember 2015

1

     

2. 

3.

4.

5.

Possible Future Developments of the Club

Incorporation of Brondesbury Sports Club

Offer to host a mobile phone mast on Brondesbury site

-          see note attached

Reports from Officers of the Club & Sectional Representatives

2,3,4,5

5.1

President

 

5.2

Secretary

 

5.3

Treasurer

 

  5.3.1 

To receive a statement of accounts for the period 1 April 2014–31 March 2015

6

5.5

Cricket

 

5.6

Tennis

 

5.7

Squash

 
       

6.

Election of Officers and Members of the General Committee

   

6.1

Club Officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer, Bar Chairman)

   
             
 

Position

Current

Candidate

Proposed

Seconded

 
 

President

Mike Bentley

     
         
 

Secretary

Madeleine Abramson

   
 

Treasurer

Martyn Webb

(co-opted)

 Martyn Webb

 David Brodie

Edward

Ben-Nathan 

 
 

Bar Chairman

Social Secretary

Bob Baxter

Madeleine Abramson

       
   
       

6.2

Elected Members of the General Committee (x3)

   
             
   

Candidate

Proposed

Seconded

   
   

No candidates standing

       
       
                 

 

NOTES:-       GENERAL MEETINGS

1.       Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall (unless otherwise decided by the General Committee) be held at the Clubhouse on Sunday November 22nd 2015 at 6:00pm for the following purposes:

a.      To receive from the Honorary Treasurer a report, balance sheet and statement of accounts for the preceding financial year.

b.      To receive reports from the other officers of the Club and (where appropriate) other members of the General Committee and from a representative (appointed for this purpose by each Sectional Committee) of each of the playing sections.

c.      To elect the Officers of the Club & any other member of the General Committee for the ensuing year.

d.     To decide on any resolution which may be duly submitted to the meeting as provided below.

e.      To deal with any other business referred to the meeting by the General Committee or which may be raised by any Officer or Member.

2.       Special General  Meetings

The General Committee may at any time for any special purpose call a Special General Meeting and it shall do so upon the requisition in writing of any fifteen Full Members of the Club stating the purpose for which the meeting is required.

3.       Members’ Resolutions

Any member desirous of moving any resolution at the Annual General Meeting shall deliver written notice of the resolution to the Honorary Secretary not less than 7 days before the meeting provided that the Chairman of the meeting may with the consent of not less than ten members present put to the meeting a resolution (other than any resolution special notice of which is required to be given under these rules) of which no such notice has been given and provided further than nothing in this regulation shall prevent any member at any general meeting proposing any amendment to a resolution.

4.       Notice of General Meetings

The Honorary Secretary shall at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting or any Special General Meeting post prominently on a notice board in the Club house notice of the meeting and of the business to be transacted thereat and save as provided above no business other than that of which notice has been so given shall be conducted at the meeting.

5.       Conduct of General Meetings

At all General Meetings the President of the Club and in his absence a member selected by the meeting shall chair the meeting. Every Full Member present shall be entitled to one vote upon every motion and in the case of equality of votes the Chairman shall have a casting vote and save as directed by the Chairman voting shall be by show of hands.

6.       Quorum

The quorum at all General Meetings shall be on any motion proposing any repeal or amendment of the Club Rules 20 Full Members and for all other business 10 Full Members.

7.       Election of Officers

No member shall be eligible to elected an Officer of the Club unless he/she is at the meeting proposed and seconded by Full Members and unless the member proposed has indicated his/her willingness to stand for such office (either, if he/she is present, by so indicating at the meeting itself or, if he/she is absent, by having prior to the meeting given written notice of his/her willingness to stand to the Honorary Secretary).

 

 

Agenda item 4 – POSSIBLE MOBILE PHONE MAST

We have been approached by a company called Shared Access who represent a consortium of mobile phone companies and search out sports grounds who will agree to a lease on a small area of land for a mobile phone mast.

Although we are following the offer through, nothing has been agreed as yet. Even if Brondesbury were to agree to the mast in principle, the process would have to go through Barnet planning, and may not be approved. Today’s agenda item is to gauge members reactions to having a mast on site. Shared Access will pay Brondesbury £50,000 up front (considerably increased from their original offer following negotiation) for a 30-year lease on the land the mast will stand on. We feel this is worth doing, and are asking for your mandate.

It seems to the Executive that there are 3 main issues to consider –

  1. Where the mast is sited
  2. What it looks like
  3. Health issues
    1. We have tried to persuade Shared Access to site the mast at the far side of the cricket pitch but they have been told by the mobile companies involved that there are only 2 possible sites:-
      1. near the Clubhouse on the bowling green side. As we are hoping to refurbish or rebuild the clubhouse in the near future, and possibly build another tennis court nearby, we cannot agree to any mast in this area.
      2. To replace one of the current floodlights on tennis courts nos. 4-7. The new mast would be a taller and thicker mast that would take the same floodlight with the antennae above it. There are drawings below to show this. We do not know as yet which mast they propose to replace. We will let you know as soon as we have more information, but we needed to get this out to you prior to the AGM on November 22nd.
  1. The new mast will be about 3m taller than the current floodlights in order to incorporate the aerials on top. There is a diagrammatic picture of it below. The mast itself will be thicker than the current post but the same colour.
  2. There are no known health issues about mobile phone masts. I quote from 2 studies:-
  • In June 2011 the World Health Organisation (WHO) noted that “A large number of studies have been performed over the last two decades to assess whether mobile phones pose a potential health risk.  To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.”
  • In April 2012 the Independent Advisory Group of Non-Ionising Radiation (AGNIR) published a report entitled “Health Effects from Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields”.  This report concluded that there is no convincing evidence that mobile phone technologies cause adverse effects on human health. 
  • However we understand that members may well be concerned. It seems that you could suffer more radiation from holding a mobile to your ear while it is searching for a signal in an area of poor reception, than being near a mast. If there is any danger, it is in the immediate 3m around the antenna. As it is 15m in the air, this is not a health hazard to a human being. However, we have included some links below to a number of websites that contain further information on the health & safety studies that have been carried out on mobile phones…

World Health Organization         - www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs193/en/index.html

Health Protection Agency           - www.hpa.org.uk Type ‘mobile telephony and health’ into the search bar

NHS Choices                                      - www.nhs.uk/conditions/ mobile-phonesafety/pages/introduction.aspx  

Directgov                                            - www.direct.gov.uk Type ‘mobile phones’ into the search bar

Ofcom Sitefinder Website          - www.sitefinder.ofcom.org.uk    Enter postcode to see other telecoms

                                                                                                                                masts in your area

general image of mast with antennae and floodlights

 

general image of new mast with floodlight and antennae compared to general floodlight.

Meet our new administrator

A sad goodbye and a new beginning....

Sam Teimao has decided to go back to full-time work and is leaving Bron today to start her new job in PR in Margate next week. We wish her the best of luck in her exciting new venture, and thank her for the hard work she has put into looking after the club since April 2013. Sam has improved Bron in lots of ways:- she has ensured that we now have good contact with the schools that use our facilities, she has built up a team of regular suppliers and contractors and has increased our outside hires and helped get us better known. She has been a great point of contact for you the members. We will miss her.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS, we have a replacement - please welcome Svetlana Zinina, who is joining us this week. Sam has been spending time with her to hand over the job these last few days, but basically we are throwing Svetlana in at the deep end. So please be patient with her, as it will take her time to get to know you all, and to fully understand her role with us. She will be working part-time, helping with the upkeep of the club, the day-to-day running, PR, general admin, book-keeping and hires.

Svetlana can be contacted on the same telephone number and email address as Sam - ie  07747518763 and admin@brondesburysc.co.uk 

 

 

CLUB AGM 22nd NOVEMBER, 6pm - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT

THE BRONDESBURY CRICKET, TENNIS & SQUASH CLUB AGM

WILL BE HELD ON 22nd NOVEMBER @ 6pm.

Agenda items and/or nominations for members wishing to stand for election for any of the offices listed below should be sent by e-mail to:  secretary@brondesburysc.co.uk

together with the names of a proposer and seconder by 7th November, 2015

Officers to be elected are: President * Treasurer * Secretary * Bar Chairman * General Committee Member x 3

Incorporation of the Club

Members who attended the Annual General Meeting on 30 November 2014 will remember that there was a discussion about plans to ‘Incorporate’ the club, and the general committee was authorised to proceed with the necessary preparatory steps.  We have now done considerable work on drafting the new company’s constitution (called its Memorandum and Articles of Association) which may be found document here.

Please have  a look at the note at pdf Incorporation - Explanatory note for 2015 AGM which explains how we proceed from here. 

You may want to compare the new company’s constitution with our existing constitution pdf here , and to see the note from our solicitors which confirms that – subject to specified exceptions – the new constitution ‘mirrors’ the existing constitution in all material respects- see pdf this written statement from Foot Anstey

Please have a look at the these documents.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the new constitution, please could you email them to me by 15th November, so as to allow us time to consider any points in advance of the AGM.

There will be an Agenda item to approve the new constitution. The Agenda will be sent out after November 7th, once any agenda items or nominations have been received.

The annual accounts are available pdf here - Accounts 2015. Last year's minutes are available document here -AGM 2014 Minutes.

NOTES ON GENERAL MEETINGS

1.       Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall (unless otherwise decided by the General Committee) be held at the Clubhouse on Sunday November 22nd at 6:00pm for the following purposes:

a.      To receive from the Honorary Treasurer a report, balance sheet and statement of accounts for the preceding financial year.

b.      To receive reports from the other officers of the Club and (where appropriate) other members of the General Committee and from a representative (appointed for this purpose by each Sectional Committee) of each of the playing sections.

c.       To elect the Officers of the Club and any other member of the General Committee for the ensuing year.

d.      To decide on any resolution which may be duly submitted to the meeting as provided below

e.      To deal with any other business referred to the meeting by the General Committee or which may be raised by any Officer or Member.

2.       Special General  Meetings

The General Committee may at any time for any special purpose call a Special General Meeting and it shall do so upon the requisition in writing of any fifteen Full Members of the Club stating the purpose for which the meeting is required.

3.       Members’ Resolutions

Any member desirous of moving any resolution at the Annual General Meeting shall deliver written notice of the resolution to the Honorary Secretary not less than 7 days before the meeting provided that the Chairman of the meeting may with the consent of not less than ten members present put to the meeting a resolution (other than any resolution special notice of which is required to be given under these rules) of which no such notice has been given and provided further than nothing in this regulation shall prevent any member at any general meeting proposing any amendment to a resolution.

4.       Notice of General Meetings

The Honorary Secretary shall at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting or any Special General Meeting post prominently on a notice board in the Club house notice of the meeting and of the business to be transacted thereat and save as provided above no business other than that of which notice has been so given shall be conducted at the meeting.

5.       Conduct of General Meetings

At all General Meetings the President of the Club and in his absence a member selected by the meeting shall chair the meeting. Every Full Member present shall be entitled to one vote upon every motion and in the case of equality of votes the Chairman shall have a casting vote and save as directed by the Chairman voting shall be by show of hands.

6.       Quorum

The quorum at all General Meetings shall be on any motion proposing any repeal or amendment of the Club Rules 20 Full Members and for all other business 10 Full Members.

7.       Election of Officers

No member shall be eligible to elected an Officer of the Club unless he is at the meeting proposed and seconded by Full Members and unless the member proposed has indicated his willingness to stand for such office (either, if he is present, by so indicating at the meeting itself or, if he is absent, by having prior to the meeting given written notice of his willingness to stand to the Honorary Secretary).

STOP PRESS - watch the Rugby World Cup Final 4pm - BAR OPEN

The bar will be open from 4:00pm on Sunday for those of you who want to watch the Rugby on a big screen. We will also be running a Prosecco and Ciccetti night - so you can enjoy a bottle of Prosecco and 3 Venetian Ciccetti snacks for £20 while watching rugby or attending the Tennis AGM, which starts at 6pm. See you there.

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