Record Note of Wolves on Wheels Meeting held 11/10/17 at the Combermere Arms

(Note of the informal meeting which followed on immediately after the AGM)

Those Present: As AGM

Apologies received: As AGM

 

Westside Development

MJ would send a response on behalf of the campaign.

 

Public Consultation – Housing Development at Royal Hospital site

MJ attended this. His note on the event was tabled.

 

Items to raise at Cycle Forum 19/10/17

Overall plan for cycle accessible routes inside the Ring Rd

Westside

Royal Hospital

 

Cyclenation Campaigners Conference, Oxford, 10/11th November

Agreed to fund train fare and entry ticket for one WOW to attend if there is anyone willing/available/interested.

 

Future Meetings & Communication with Supporters

  • Meetings would be second Wednesday of the month at least as far as February 2018. These dates (with venue TBC) are shown on the website calendar.

  • November meeting is expected to be at The Lighthouse Cinema, but SY awaits confirmation.

  • Normally send out two emails per month. One a week before meeting, one later in the month. Make this clear on sign-up page so prospective supporters can be confident they won't be swamped with emails.

M.Jenkins

Record Note of Wolves on Wheels Meeting held 13/09/17 at the Lych Gate Tavern

Those Present: David Wilson, Harinder Aujla, Steve Young, Mike Jenkins

Apologies received:

 

Station Building from cyclists viewpoint Consultation (from Tim Philpott, Cycle Forum)

MJ would respond. To include:

  • No weaving round obstructions

  • Automatic entrance doors

  • Room to look at departure boards without obstructing other passengers

  • Space to prop bike beside ticket machines while purchasing

  • More than one gate to platform wide enough to allow bikes through

  • Note that some of these points apply to other users as well (wheelchairs, pushchairs etc)

Display Materials

HA offered to produce designs for posters to be put up at meeting venues in advance ie “WOW will be meeting here on ...”

 

Public Consultation – Housing Development at Royal Hospital site

MJ would try to attend this. Questions to raise:

  • Cycle parking; residents, customers, employees.

  • Maintenance/improvement of cycle friendly through route from Ring Rd to Bilston Rd

Future Meetings

  • Preference for set time each month

  • Preference for second rather than first Wednesday of each month

Meetings will be 11/10/17, 8/11/17, 13/12/17, 10/1/18 and possibly 14/2/18. Need to avoid venues popular for meals for Dec. & Feb. dates.

SY made provisional booking during the meeting for Combermere on 11/10/17 (AGM) and will confirm.

 

M.Jenkins 24/9/17

(NB. Following the SGM in July formal Agendas and Minutes for meeting will not be prepared except for the AGM. Record notes summarising decisions taken and action points will be taken, see draft below for recent meeting. I have sent this to those present and a couple of others; if you spot any errors/omissions can you let me know and I will amend and distribute to the supporter base prior to the next meeting)

 

Wolves on Wheels Meeting held at the Great Western on 16/08/17

Present: Nick Squires, David Wilson, Jon Rice, Sheena Jenkins, Steve Young, Harinder Aujla, Alistair Hopkins, Mike Jenkins.

Apologies for Absence: Julia Brant.

 

Infrastructure

  • There was discussion of the draft West Midland Cycle Design Guidelines.

  • Consultation for the Black Country Core Strategy is taking place, cycling is relevant to several sections. Link to the documents can be found on the council website here:

    http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/11291/How-can-we-help-you-get-from-A-to-B

  • JR will contact Andy Street (WM Mayor) drawing attention to seeming lack of progress on cycling matters in comparison to Manchester.

  • MJ will plan a local ride to take in examples of recently installed cycle routes as examples of better infrastructure starting to become more common.

Display Materials

  • WoW 'business cards' are still current and usable.

  • The A5 fliers could be made usable by application of a label on the flip side highlighting the change to a free supporter basis. DW was happy that his postal address could remain and he would forward any enquiries received.

  • We have had a set of free-standing display boards for several years (free from Wildside Activity Centre when they upgraded) but have never used them. They will be given to Wolverhampton Bike Shed who have indicated they can make use of them.

  • We will still have two 2'x3' display boards suitable for pinning or velcro attachment which could be used as part of a stall if required.

Organisational Matters

  • The bulk of WoW's funds have been withdrawn from the Co-op and paid into a separate account held by JR. DW wrote to Co-op two weeks ago requesting closure of the account and payment of the residue (£3.20) in accordance with the bank's procedures but no reply yet. JR will chase.

  • SY will redesign the front page of the WoW website to make it more user friendly for those accessing via phones or tablets which is likely to be the majority these days, and add an enrolment page for new supporters.

Next Meeting

Provisionally Wednesday 13th September at the Lych Gate

Wolverhampton Cycle Forum

19th October, 6pm

Conference Room, Council Office,
Victoria Square, Wolverhampton

Access via entrance behind The Sunbeam

Read more: Wolverhampton Cycle Forum 19th October 2017

West Midlands Rail are seeking views from local communities regarding

  • facilities at their local railway station
  • priorities for station improvements
  • how the station could better serve the wider community

The stations they are currently seeking views on are:

Smethwick Rolf St, Smethwick Galton Bridge, Sandwell and Dudley, Dudley Port, Tipton, Coseley, Bloxwich, Bloxwich North, Landywood, Cannock, Hednesford, Rugeley Town and Rugeley Trent Valley

If one of these is your local station, they invite you to take part in this survey.  Although none of these stations are in Wolverhampton, wow supporters may regularly visit these stations.

 

Location

The Combermere, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV

Read more: WoW AGM 11th October 2017

 Notes of Meeting

Tuesday 18 July, 6pm

Committee Room 1, Members’ Suite, Third Floor
Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton

Read more: Wolverhampton Cycle Forum 18th July 2017

Wednesday 8th November, 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
November 2017 Social - Lighthouse
Thursday 19th October, 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Wolverhampton Cycle Forum October 2017
Thursday 19th October, 18:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Wolverhampton Cycle Forum October 2017
Saturday 28th October, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wolverhampton Bike Shed
Wednesday 8th November, 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
November 2017 Social - Lighthouse
Friday 10th November - All Day
Cyclenation Campaigners Conference Oxford
Friday 10th November - All Day
Cyclenation Campaigners Conference Oxford
Saturday 11th November, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wolverhampton Bike Shed
Saturday 25th November, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wolverhampton Bike Shed
Saturday 9th December, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wolverhampton Bike Shed
Wednesday 13th December, 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
WoW December 2017 Meeting
Wednesday 10th January, 19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
WoW Meeting Jan 2018
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