STAG Steering Group notes: 7th July 2020

1. Joint Investigations

1.1 No progress since last month.

1.2 Paul S offered to contact Karen Ramsey in SCC, who works for Mick Crofts, to see if he could get her to prompt Mick.

2. Street Tree Strategy Meeting

2.1 Paul S referred everyone to the outcome of the latest meeting which had been posted on the STAG Steering Group Facebook page the week before.

2.2 A query was raised about progress on volunteer street tree wardens. Paul S stated that progress was painfully slow. Initially because of SCC delays and more recently because of delays by Amey.

2.3 Christine mentioned the upcoming Sheffield Tree Week, starting next week, where the Street Tree Strategy would be mentioned.

3. Tree Disease Symposium

3.1 No progress since last month

3.2 Caroline apologised that there wasn’t much time to organise for August and September. However she would aim to organise something for October or November, via videoconference.

4. Future of STAG

4.1 No progress since last month. 

4.2 Paul S reminded people of the importance of progress in this regard, given that the SNET bank account would be closing down over the next six months. 

4.3 This means that STAG would need its own bank account and, to have a bank account, STAG needs a constitution.

4.4 It was emphasised that STAG also needed a constitution to make progress on a future as a membership organisation and to bring in fresh blood to create new impetus.

4.5 Heather and Russell agreed to try to take this forward.

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