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Minutes for the Conservation Group meeting in the Stocks at 7:30 on
14th September 2009
and letters in square brackets refer to
corresponding items in the agenda of the same date]
[a] Chair: Roger Tordoff
Minutes Secretary: Jim Percival
[b] Members: One new member
attended, so including the
above:- 10 people
attended; 6 people sent their apologies; and 34 currently
receive emailed minutes.
Things we are doing
[z] Next Meeting: The next
the Conservation Group is to be held in the Stocks on Monday 12th
2009 at 7:30 pm.
Finger Posts: We still have to report that the
finger-sign outside St. Marys
is still missing. We are assured that the supplier is still working on
[y] Possible Projects: Several
other issues and possible future projects were discussed. These
...possible inspection of St. Marys Green (see below) by BTCV, and an
invitation to them to come to a meeting and advise us.
...the possibility of placing something on the plinth in the alcove in
the wall in front of St. Mary's Church.
...the need for an AGM [now on the advance agenda]
...the possibility of erecting the large stone marking the old boundary
between Sheffield and Wortley on Green Lane.
...the possibility of refurbishing the old style at the end of Priory
Things we have done
 Ecclesfield Gala:
Our shared gazebo with Ecclesfield in Bloom and the Scrubbers was well
attended. Leaflets were distributed, and we had three prize winners,
all of whom have now received their prizes.
Green/Old Garage Site: We
have accepted an offer of public liability insurance from Assurance
Services in Town End Road, Ecclesfield. We therefore now fulfil one
of the conditions required by Sheffield City Council if we are to take
the maintenance of the land between St. Marys Lane and Ecclesfield Park.
The policy covers both Ecclesfield in Bloom and the Conservation Group,
and allows us to use strimmers and other power tools, and to employ
contractors. It does not cover the use of spiked litter picking tools.
The insurance was offered at an extremely low concessionary rate, and
Assurance Services has accordingly been mentioned on conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com.
[x] No problems were identified
in the planning applications listed in the last agenda.
[c] The Minutes of the meeting of
accepted as a true and accurate reflection.
 Horse Chestnut Trees:
were alerted to the poor state of many of the Horse Chestnut trees in
Ecclesfield by a planning application to remove two of them at
Morrisons Supermarket on Ecclesfield Common. Although we were too late
to write to the council about this planning application, we were given
of information about the problem and resolved to insert a link to the
relevant information on conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com
[ now done]. There is
also some unofficial discussion of the disease problem on http://ecclesfield.wikia.com/conservation. We understand
that Sheffield City Council
policy is not to plant horse chestnuts near other infected trees, or on
roadsides where conkers can induce children to stray on to the road.
East Peak Innovation Partnership newsletter - digitisation of
historical records: Although
we decided that we currently did not have the time to participate in
the efforts to digitise any parish records or other historical
information that might be in the village, we resolved that we would be
pleased to upload such material to our web site, provided that it did
not duplicate information that appears elsewhere on the Internet.
- Refurbishment of village halls:
The funding mentioned in the newsletter was thought to be potentially
useful to the Gatty
Hall, and we will therefore ensure that they are aware of it.
- Beacons: It was thought that
Ecclesfield was so low lying as to make this suggestion not worth
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