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Minutes of the Conservation Group meeting of 2010-01-18 (Monday) at
19:30 in the Stocks
and letters in square brackets refer to
corresponding items in the agenda of the same date. These minutes were
written on 2010-01-18 ]
[a] Chair: Roger Tordoff chaired the meeting in Keith Fish's absence
[ ]Minutes Secretary: Jim
[b] Members: Including the
above, 9 people
attended; Keith Fish gave his apologies, and another 3 people emailed their apologies. 31 people currently
receive emailed minutes.
Things we are doing
The next meeting of the
Conservation Group will be on 2010-02-15 (Monday) at 19:30 in the
Keith Fish was not present to update us, as far as the meeting was
aware, the verbal quote given to us by BTCV for 12 people for a days
work on LadyCroft Meadow at a cost
£250 has still not been put in writing, but could probably still be taken up if needed [see also item  on tools below].
 Although a policeman with a hand held speed camera was spotted on Town End Road last year, the previous [and now the current] traffic camera list on http://www.safetycamera.org/camera-locations/where-are-the-mobiles,
does not list anything at that end of Ecclesfield. Again the meeting
supported traffic control measures, but recognised that we may
have to monitor and report an accident before anything will be done.
 It was decided to inquire
as to the purchaser of the Old Methodist Chapel,
and if identified, invite him to one of our meetings. At the same time,
it was decided to write to the Council to ensure that they knew of the
situation. ID is to draft a letter for Roger Tordoff to send.
Projects: Proposals mentioned as still being on the table were...
... for raising the mile stone
marking the old boundary
between Sheffield and Wortley on Green Lane. JH thought he saw a
similar stone but standing upright on the Barnsley Road, which might be
worth investigating further, but it was thought that a map showing the
old boundaries might still be required.
...for re-furbishing the wooden stocks in front of St. Mary's Church.
PB is going to raise the matter again with Rotary.
...coping stones on the wall opposite the stocks.
...the possibility of placing
something in the alcove in
the wall in front of St. Mary's Church.
...refurbishing the old stile near
Gatty Hall at the end of Priory
Road - needs time and equipment.
...designation of the land between St. Mary's Church and Priory Road as
the Village Green. - postponed until Keith is back.
Things we have done
[y] ID Congratulated everybody involved in finding and erecting the fine Christmas Tree outside St. Marys Church. A letter of thanks was also received from the Parish Council, and replied to.
Copies of the Minutes of
the meeting of
distributed, and approved with one query as to whether we had already
decided to write to Sheffield Council regarding the Old Methodist
Chapel [See now item  above]. Also, members printing this month's Agenda's found the print too small. [Jim Percival to investigate]
 That the Ecclesfield Conservation Group urges members and other residents of the East Ecclesfield Ward to attend the Gatty Hall on 2010-01-30th (Saturday)
to vote on the grant applications being made by local groups, including
Ecclesfield in Bloom, Parks, Handbell Ringers and others. The
Ecclesfield in Bloom application is especially relevant to
Conservation, since it is for the heavy gardening tools needed to
maintain the LadyCroft Meadow that the Conservation Group is jointly
[ ] Following favourable
comments by members, it was resolved that the Ecclesfield Conservation
Group supported the formation of the Charity Shop on Church Lane, and wish it a successful future.
Notes and Information
 We were told that the pinnacle on the top of the Jeffcock Memorial had
been cast and was to be in place by the middle of next month. The
moulds would be kept safe in case of problems, and JH had been
consulted about the colour.
 The consensus of the meeting was that the use of metal detectors
was a matter for the land owners, but that members and others may be
able to help by keeping there eyes peeled, and ringing the police on (0114) 2
202020 in serious cases, such as on Church property.
[ ] ID brought to our attention the excellent Ecclesfield Conservation Area Appraisal and Management documents.
[Section 7.19 of the Management document could be useful for item 
above in that describes the Old Methodist Chapel as a "Building of
[ ] The next meeting of Ecclesfield in Bloom is on 2010-02-02 (Tuesday) at 19:00 pm,
in the Black Bull as indicated on http://ecclesfieldinbloom.co.uk
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