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Minutes for the Conservation Group meeting in the Stocks at 7:30 on
12th October 2009
and letters in square brackets refer to
corresponding items in the agenda of the same date. Written on 2009-10-24]
[a] Chair: Chair:
Roger Tordoff sent his apologies.
Minutes Secretary: Jim Percival
[b] Members: Including the
above:- 10 people
attended; 7 people emailed or otherwise sent their apologies; and 30
receive emailed minutes.
Things we are doing
[5,z] AGM and Next Meeting: All
members (including all those
receiving these minutes) are invited to the AGM at the Stocks at
7:15 on Monday 16th
2009. A normal open meeting will follow at 7:30 pm.
Green/Old Garage Site:
not come to look at St. Mary's Green or attend this meeting due to
illness. However, their representative is hoping to be able to
look at the site in the first week of November. They may then be able
to advise us,
and perhaps help in the maintenance of the land.
 Traffic: We
were told that a
petition had been raised concerning the speed of traffic on Wheel Lane.
It was decided that we should write a letter pointing out
that the problem also affects Town End Road/Church Street. [Councillor
Ian Auckland, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development and Transport,
has now replied saying he will investigate. There is some background on
Finger Posts: The second
finger has now been added to one of the signs outside St. Marys
Church [See http://ecclesfield.wikia.com/wiki/Conservation].
The fingers on the other post are still missing. We hope that the
supplier is still working on
 The Scouts and Brownies and
ourselves are going to make five
holes 2ft*2ft*2ft to restore the avenue of lime
trees that we believe was planted in remembrance of soldiers lost in
the great war. We will start at 10:00 in the
morning of 14th November, prior to the
Lord Mayor's commemorative ceremony in Ecclesfield Park
at 2:00 O'clock that afternoon.
 Possible Projects: There
was further positive reaction to proposals...
... for raising the mile stone
marking the old boundary
between Sheffield and Wortley on Green Lane.
...the possibility of placing something on the plinth in the alcove in
the wall in front of St. Mary's Church.
...refurbishing the old style near Gatty Hall at the end of Priory
...further work at St. Marys Church, including the stocks, raising the
old gate posts, and replacing the missing cast iron gate.
...a possible heritage board or noticeboard for Ecclesfield.
...a possible sign directing cars to the public car park outside the
Bear on Stocks Hill.
Things we have done
[x] The planning applications listed
in the last agenda were examined, without objection.
[y] Thanks to huge efforts,
including that put in by Conservation Members, Ecclesfield achieved two
Silver Rose, and one Merit Award in the Yorkshire in Bloom
competition. Click here for
[c] The Minutes of the meeting of
accepted as a true and accurate reflection.
Green/Old Garage Site: It was agreed unanimously to accept the
offer by Sheffield City
Council to take on the maintenance of the land between St. Marys Lane
and Ecclesfield Park [Keith Fish has
now contacted Russ Kelly with a view to signing the forms]. The
cost of the
insurance to enable us to do this was £125, since it was paid for
jointly with Ecclesfield in Bloom. One of our members has just strimmed
the grass, and its looking pretty good at the moment.
Notes and Information
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- There will be an Autumn Fayre on Saturday
24th October at 1:00 pm - 4 pm in the Gatty Hall, and an
exhibition in St. Mary's Church (Admission
50p). See http://www.stmarysecclesfield.com/
- The next Ecclesfield in Bloom meeting is at the earlier time of
7:00 pm on Tuesday 3rd November,
in the Black Bull.
- Ecclesfield Village Plan
have booked the Black Bull for the 9th
November, and are inviting all the members of all the groups for
together. There is a fee of £3.00.
-  Everyone is invited
Lord Mayor's tree planting ceremony in Ecclesfield Park
at 2:00 O'clock on Saturday, 14th
her for details.