Minutes of the Management Board held on the 8th January 2009, at Sefton Park Cricket Club at 7.30pm


Present: Mr. R Paisley (in the chair), Mr. D Cunningham, Mr P Foulder, Mr T Hughes, Mr G Pollard, Mr M Poole, Mr E Williams, Mr L Martin, Mr J Ledger Mr C Wylie, Mr R Houghton and Mrs. J Kelly..


No apologies for absence were received.


The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

Prop: Jim Pinsent, Sec: L. Martin




a.            Hardcastle & Hogarth to be contacted urgently as the problem with the lower             pavilion drains is getting worse.                                                             JP

b.         Fire drills have now been completed.





a.         Letter received from the hirer of the function room thanking Dave Cunningham and his staff for an excellent evening at a glorious venue.

b.         Email received from Liverpool Cricket Competition advising of recent publicity regarding United Utilities charging Sports Clubs for surface water




The Treasurer advised a bank balance of:-.

£3483.00 in the current account and £5087.00 in the deposit account.


Inland Revenue invoice to be paid by end of January


Scottish Power has not increased direct debit charge.


The loan to Hydes Brewery is being paid at £375 pounds per month


Accounts for 2007/08 to be finalised and passed to accountant by end of January            GP


GP requested to be advised of any major items ordered or required prior to the invoice being approved and passed to him; this action will help him control our cash flow.







A Bar report was presented which identified the following:-


The function room hire is still well above budget.


Bar income period 2 was £14895

Expenditure for period 2 was £10803

Year to date income against expenditure was £4092


Hydes, barrelage:-

January to April was 21.5 barrel’s

April to now was 84.5 barrel’s

The target for a 12 month period is 90 barrel’s

Gross Profit for the bar is averaging 60.0%


Reports that Aigburth Peoples Hall had now re-opened and was welcoming back Table Tennis Members. The Table Tennis members who moved from Aigburth to Sefton have indicated they are more than happy to stay at SPCC.




Jobs Now Completed

Function room tables have been cleaned.

A gas leak outside the rear of the new pavilion has been reported to the gas authorities. This has been investigated and a leak was found. This is now being repaired.


Drains in the lower pavilion need urgent attention.                                              PF






Winter maintenance was on going.





Child Welfare Officer


Nothing to report at this time.


Winter nets had commenced on 7th January 2009


Nets for under 9’s and 11’s will commence on 9th January 2009 at Bluecoat School.



Awards for All application paperwork had to be re done for a grant to be successful. The Councillors Community Fund application had been submitted and we have been advised that the maximum sum would be £5000, waiting for approval.


Need to apply to Liverpool City Council for an up to date map of the lower ground to enable planning application to go forward for erection of cricket nets.

Jim advised that a cost of £100 would be required for professional advice to submit planning application. Chris advised he knew someone who would do this for no cost.







It was reported that we had a total of 329 members plus 16 table tennis members.






TH, DC and PF agreed to investigate holding a club function for next New Years Eve and report back to The Board at a later date.


Meeting closed at 9-20 pm


Tom Hughes