Attendees: Barbara Johnson (Host), Philip Harcourt, Tim Edwards, Alison Jackson, Joan Jones, John Eaton, (Chair).
Apologies: Janet Player, Peter White.
1) Minutes from previous meeting taken as read and approved.
2) New Members
The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed Philip Harcourt from the Southwick Community as a new member of the Steering Group.
3) Consultation Meetings
The Chair confirmed that the Baptist Chapel had been booked for Site Selection Consultation meetings on Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th March.
The Chair also distributed draft Questionnaire and Cover Statement in the form of a booklet and invited comments.
As a result, a small number of amendments will be needed to the Cover Statement before 1000 copies are printed.
Action: Joan Jones to feed details of amendments back to Thumbnail Media and then printing to commence.
Joan Jones passed to the Chair a list of addresses used for distribution of the Housing Needs Survey. All agreed that Steering should take the same approach with delivery of the Questionnaire.
The Chair then started the process of Allocation. The end of the meeting had allocated all addresses in principle.
Action: John to contact Peter White with regards to deliveries in Chantry Gardens.
Action: John to distribute detailed list of allocated addresses to all members and volunteers.
All agreed to meet at Joan Jones house from 8:00am on Saturday morning to collect Questionnaires ready for delivery.
4) Parish Council
Concerns raised once more regarding the poor level of support and acceptance of the Neighbourhood Plan by some Members of SPC. General consensus was this situation is just making the process of delivering the Neighbourhood Plan far more difficult than it should be.
Meeting closed 10:15pm.