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Minutes of the Conservation Group
meeting of 2010-06-21 (Monday)
19:30 in the Stocks
and letters in square brackets refer to
corresponding items in the agenda of the same date. This version of the
last amended on 2010-07-06]
[a] Keith Fish chaired
[ ] Jim
[b] In spite of the good
weather 9 people attended early,
(plus some arriving later). 4 people
sent their apologies, and 27 people currently
receive emailed minutes.
Things we are doing
meeting of the
Conservation Group will be on 2010-07-19 (Monday) at 19:30 in the
Keith reported that lots of work had been put in to Ladycroft Meadow.
had arranged for 30 Tons of soil to be dropped off to cover the
hard core and tarmac underneath the site. A path had been marked out
with chippings. The necessary materials
had been paid for by the In-Bloom Group, and we were hoping that it
might be possible to obtain some road plannings to hold front and back
in place. The two "Payback" teams were thanked for the work they had
put in, and Jim was authorised to mention this on our web site
 Jim Percival reported on
the results of his inquiries about the old
Mini Mart sign. He concluded
by suggesting that if anybody knows a sign painter, they could perhaps
usefully get in touch with the owners of the shop or bring any
suggestions up at the next meeting.
 We have booked a double
stand at the Ecclesfield Gala in the Park, (jointly with the Bloom and Scrubbers Groups). Last year, we used one of the Gala's own Gazebos, but
this will not be possible this year. We therefore decided to make
enquiries to find out if it was possible to borrow one elsewhere, or
failing this, it was agreed that P.B. could purchase on our behalf,
two 3' * 3' gazebos with two sides for each so that they can be put
together as one, (or possibly one 6'*3' gazebo). People are needed to
man the stand from 10:00 am on Sunday 5th September.
[y] Roger Tordoff, as
secretary, said that he had been contacted with regard to the
biofuel generation plant planned for Loicher Lane. The
meeting agreed that he should send an email on behalf of the
conservation group, and find out more about the fuel to be burnt [http://www.hargreavesservices.co.uk/rocpower.aspx].
[y] As a result of a conversation with the owner, we believe
that we have permission to put some
brown or green paint on the old cobblers shop next to Ladycroft Meadow.
Things we have done
Fish reported on the welcome given to him by the Rotary Club, and their
positive reaction to his presentation of the work that we are doing
around the village. The Club accepted responsibility for the stocks, (although due to holidays,
nothing may happen until September).
[3,6] We were showed a report on
traffic in Ecclesfield prepared by "Joel Logue" of Transport
Although most of the suggestions for traffic calming had been rejected,
were told that the Northern Area Panel had approved funding for a speed
indicator to be erected on the Wheel. Also, people expressed a
continued interest in doing a traffic survey in the village. If
anybody wants to help with this, contact J.E or Keith Fish. Although
J.E. was told by Sheffield City Council that they do not authorise
traffic surveys or issue equipment (hi-viz jackets, counters, etc.),
they also said that we did not need their permission.
The planning permissions
listed in the agenda were considered without objection. Jim said that
the application for 50, High Street had not been available on the
Council's web site on the Sunday, and he was asked to check it later in
the week [These plans are now
available at http://planningdocs.sheffield.gov.uk/WAM/findCaseFile.do?action=show&appName=planning&appNumber=10/01680/FUL
and expiry date for objections is 9th July 2010 - Jim].
Copies of the Minutes
the meeting of
distributed and approved without amendment.
Other matters discussed
 Peter Barker had been
the requirements for Village Greens, and suggested that if we wanted to
go ahead with this, it might mean getting the help of a solicitor. It
was generally agreed that the proposed area, that
between St. Mary's Church and Priory Road was looking much better with
the Jeffcock memorial, new trees, and flowers.
[y] Japanese knotweed was mentioned as an invasive species.
[y] Peter Barker, as treasurer,
us that the accounts
stand at £764. We thank the St. Marys Lane Trust for their donation of
£200.00, and have put a note to that effect on the web site.
Notes and Information
 The next meeting of Ecclesfield
in Bloom will be on
2010-07-06 (Tuesday) at 19:00
upstairs in the Black Bull as indicated on www.ecclesfieldinbloom.co.uk
 We have been reminded of the 6th August deadline for applying for money under Sheffield City Council's "Small Grants Fund" www.sheffield.gov.uk/smallgrants.
 "Ecclesfield Parks and Pavilion Group" have said that their website
has gone off-line but they are trying to rectify the problem. However,
it not just the Parks that are having problems. After recommending
that the Parks Group use our host "www.nfshost.com", on Sunday 4th July our "ecclesfieldgroups.com" and
"ecclesfieldinbloom.co.uk" sites went down with nfshost saying "Something is seriously wrong and a whole
lot of our servers are off line" - Jim
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