[These and previous minutes are
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Just click on "Minutes" for the minutes of the last meeting]
Minutes of the Conservation Group
meeting of 2010-09-20 (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 2010-09-22]
[a] Roger Tordoff was asked to chair
the meeting in KF's absence.
[ ] Jim
[b] 8 people attended the
meeting. Partly because the Revitalizing Ecclesfield Park and Pavilion
Group were holding their meeting at the same time, 4 people
sent their apologies. 27 people currently
receive emailed minutes.
Things we are doing
[z] The next
meeting of the
Conservation Group will be on 2010-10-18 (Monday) at 19:30 in the
showed us a large and impressive mock up of the heritage board
containing photographs and text describing the main historical sites in
the village. The mock up was passed round and gained approving
comments. A "You Choose" grant had been applied for to cover the costs,
which SH said would be the first "You Choose" grant which the
Conservation Group had applied for. It was suggested that we might be
able to use the plaque to advertise and support local cafe's and
establishments, but this was objected to on the grounds that the Plaque
was purely historical.
 JE agreed to provide traffic
for our next meeting, with a view to our monitoring traffic before the weather gets bad. A shift system
was proposed, so that people only need to work say an hour at a time.
It was suggested that we should report the results to a Councillor or
our MP. It was proposed to count both cars and other types of vehicle.
 It was suggested that the mill stones mentioned at the last meeting might still be available for purchase and engraving as boundary
however the difficulty of obtaining the crane required to lift them
remained. The possibility of designating a Village green and renovating
the style were also mentioned, as was the still poor state of the
stocks in front of St. Marys Church.
[y] JP agreed to contact the Parks people, with regard to the offer of Laurel bushes that we received [RT
has since replied to the offer and said that we have passed the
information on to Parks, but it looks as if the Parks Group are going
to decline as well. JP].
[y] Although JH has a Christmas
tree, it is still rather small, and we may need something larger to
erect outside the Church this year.
Things we have done
 Our joint stand at the Ecclesfield Gala in the Park, was
a great success. RT thanked everybody who helped erect and man the
stand. It meant a 12 hour day for some. The weather held and between
the Bloom and Conservation Groups about £70 was raised [PB has emailed
to say that our share of the proceeds from the sale of books was
£20.50, but the £17.50 cost of the stall has to come out of this].
agreed to maintain a list of planning applications that the Group
decided were to be "Monitored", "inquired about", or "Objected to". The
first application to be "Monitored" is the Loicher Lane Power Station.
RT agreed to enquire with firstname.lastname@example.org about any changes in the situation regarding the proposed power station
on Loicher Lane. RT had already written to express concern
about the fuels that were to be burnt as agreed at our previous meeting. [comments seem to
being accepted here.].
Copies of the Minutes
the meeting of
2010-07-19 (last amended on 2010-07-21)
distributed, and since it had been two months since the last meeting, "taken as read".
Other matters discussed
[y] The planning application
for the smoking terraces in front of the snooker club on Yew lane was
noted. No objection is made to this, but concern was expressed about
the report in The Star of the licensing application to change from a
snooker hall to a bar with live music and dancing.
[y] Support was expressed for
the fund raising efforts to purchase Greno Woods and an appreciative
discussion took place of the work being done there.
Notes and Information
 The next meeting of Ecclesfield
in Bloom will be on
2010-08-03 (Tuesday) at 19:00
upstairs in the Black Bull as indicated on www.ecclesfieldinbloom.co.uk.
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