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Public Meetings

15th January 2014

An informal meeting was held on 15th January 2014 to discuss ways of securing a viable future for our village shop and cafe.

Draft Minutes [Junction_Minutes_15Jan2014 [pdf} 25KB ].

12th March 2014

The inaugural meeting of the original (membership) Project took place on Wednesday 12th March 2014


15th May 2015

The first Annual General Meeting of the original Project took place on 15th May 2015.


No Minutes were ever issued as the informal Project was wound up on 29th February 2016.

29th February 2016

A Special Meeting was called on 29th February 2016, at which presentations were made about the current status of the Project.

Presentations from the meeting


At this meeting, the members of the original, informal Project voted to wind it up and replace it with the (already created) Clapham & Patching Community Shop and Cafe Project Ltd, a Community Benefit Society.

No Minutes of this meeting have been issued.

1st December 2017

A Public Meeting was held on 1st December; the Directors' notice stated "Regrettably the project team has to announce that negotations have  broken down with the trustees of the land at Clapham earmarked for the new shop/cafe premises.  In consequence the Project cannot proceed.  If you want to learn more, please attend a public meeting at Clapham and Patching Village Hall on Friday 1 December 2017, 7.30-9.00pm."

Unfortunately, none of the Trustees were able to attend.  Minutes of the meeting have not been published, but they may be inspected on request.  However, the Trustees have been made aware of some of the issues raised, and they have tried to address these in the Questions and Answers which were circulated with the December Newsletter;  the Q&A are also available on this website.

In January 2018 the Directors walked away from the negotations and the lease offered by the Trustees is thus no longer available.  However, the Trustees have entered into positive discussions with the Parish Council, who may be able to take on a lease giving them  responsibility for maintaining the land;  the Parish Council would then be able to grant a sub-lease for a community-owned and community-operated shop and cafe.

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