Monthly Meeting, The Supporters Bar, Ashton Gate, Bristol BS3 2EJ
Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm
Board – Stuart Rogers SR (chair), Miles Hendy MH (vice-chair), Mike Adams MA (minutes), Jon Darch JD, Marie Day MD, Terry Hamlin TH, James Nicholls JN
Members – John Croker, Diane Rowland DR, Wendy Rowland WR
Club – Matt Parsons MP (Supporters Liaison Officer, SLO)
Police Liaison – Julie Hayward JH, Dave Walker DW
Guests – Stan Hughes and Joseph Iles of ‘One Stream In Bristol’
Apologies – Sean Takle ST, Adam Baker AB BCFC, Mark Kelly MK AGL, Katrina Watts KW, Jon Watts JW
- FansBet – the last sentence was amended to “We had decided we were not ready to support FansBet at this time.” With that amendment, the minutes were accepted as a correct record.
- Supporters Bar
Our share of the profits this season is around £1,400. Free half-time membership was suggested to boost sales at that time. Stan Hughes and Joseph Iles of One Stream in Bristol described how they could do a pod cast. Former players could be asked to be on a panel to answer questions and give their views post-match. It is envisaged that there would be some activity in our Bar after every match.
ACTION JD – to approach MK about free half-time membership; cards would be needed.
ACTION SH and JI – to contact us so that set-up arrangements can be communicated to MK
ACTION MP – to contact Scott Murray with a view to taking part asap post-match
- Legal and Police updates (including reduced ticket allocation at Cardiff)
The Cardiff game was never intended to be a bubble match but the restrictions in ticket numbers and their collection were making it feel very akin to one. A small number of arrests had been made at the games with Manchester United, Manchester City and QPR.
Smoke canisters have become an increasing problem league-wide and 25 BCFC fans have been identified. An ex-footballer has been talking to culprits with the aid of horrific photos of people who have suffered injuries from smoke canisters.
- Ashton Gate 8 plaque relocation
It was decided to relocate the AG8 plaque to the Supporters Bar.
ACTION JD – to contact Sean regarding fixing the plaque on the wall plus the intended mural
ACTION MA – to contact Peter Woods
ACTION JD – re possible Honours Board
- Q&A session with Steve Lansdown
ACTION SR to pursue with Adam – the Millwall game is suggested
The 2016 accounts are ready to audit, 2017 are in process; they need to be ready by July.
- Community fundraising projects
ACTION ALL – to think up suitable projects
ACTION MD – to come back with her idea firmed up
ACTION JD – to invite Robins fans to next meeting
- Membership cards and database update
Book-keeping has been a big problem and we will automate our database as much as possible.
ACTION JD – to contact Sport 80 and other companies re automating the joining process
‘Garland Or Me’ – play at Tobacco Factory May 30 to June 2 inclusive (week after Play-Off final)
OTIB running cost – we need just eight more fans to pay £5 to balance the books.
- Next meeting – Wednesday 7 March 2018