[These and previous minutes are
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Minutes of the Conservation Group
meeting of 2010-10-18 (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 2010-10-26]
[a] Keith Fish chaired
[ ] Jim
[b] 10 people attended the
meeting, 5 people
sent their apologies, and 27 people currently
receive emailed minutes.
Things we are doing
meeting of the
Conservation Group will be on 2010-11-15 (Monday) at 19:30 in the
showed us her updated mock up of the heritage board,
pictures even more historical sites in
the village. A "You Choose" grant has been applied for to cover part of
the cost. Many members said that they would have difficulty getting to
Newton Hall, Chapeltown on 16th November by the 18:00 deadline for voting, so it
is important that anybody who can attend does so. We understand that
there are 13 projects competing for grants, and that each voter will be able
to put their top 5 projects in order of preference.
 JE handed us copies of his traffic
survey sheets. St. Mary's Church Yard was thought to be the best place to position ourselves to count the traffic
along Church Street, and the best day was thought to be Monday 1st November. A shift system
was arranged, so that people can work in pairs for an hour at a time.
JP will distribute the schedule for this. [This currently has
vacancies around the middle of the day, so if anyone wants to volunteer to help for an hour, please
speak to JP, KF, or LQ, all of whom need partners for one of their slots, or email ].
 The problems we were having
in monitoring planning applications for which all the council's
deadlines had expired but on which no decision had been made, were
discussed. JP was asked to contact the planning department on behalf of
the Group and see if a way of monitoring such long term, Pending applications could be found. This affected the application for Ecclesfield Power station and the Old Methodist Chapel.
 Possible projects, including
designation of a Village green and the position of any new boundary
stones were mentioned. The wooden stocks in front of St. Marys Church
were likely to be renovated next month, with the seat being replaced,
and the choc located so that it cannot be removed.
Things we have done[a] A number of us wrote our mobile phone numbers
on the attendance sheet so that we could be contacted by SMS message in
case of a change of meeting date or other emergency. If anybody else
would like to be put on the list of people to receive such messages
just let JP know - for example by emailing .
[ ] We have received Ecclesfield In Bloom's contribution for Ecclesfield Gala in the Park.
[ ] We wrote a cheque for £25 to cover our contribution to the newsletter organised by the Parks Group.
Copies of the Minutes
the meeting of
2010-09-20 (last amended on 2010-09-22)
distributed, and accepted without objection.
[x] We agreed that ID should determine whether the planning application to erect a dwelling house at 348 the Wheel (10/02838/FUL), affects the Green Belt, and if so draft out a formal letter of objection.
Notes and Information[ ] Ecclesfield in Bloom have
arranged a working party to spread soil and plant bulbs at Ladycroft
Meadow on Saturday 30th October. Since we have a responsibility for
this land, I should have put an item on our agenda [my apologies -
JP]. However, if any members would like to take part, they can just
arrive on site at 10 am.
[ The next meeting of Ecclesfield
in Bloom has been put back a week. It is now scheduled for 2010-11-09 (Tuesday) at 19:00
in the lounge bar of the Stocks as indicated on www.ecclesfieldinbloom.co.uk.
[ We received an email from "Action for Involvement" inviting people to their workshop on "Transport: the Future for Sheffield" at "DLA Piper, 1 St. Paul's Place", on Tuesday 26th October. There is a small charge, but John Bann will be speaking].
[ Sheffield City Council are asking people who want to volunteer (I guess that means unpaid) to be "Snow Wardens" this winter, to email them on email@example.com. However, any such wardens might be stuck without "snow bins". There are only 10 listed for Ecclesfield here. Perhaps our forthcoming traffic survey will provide evidence of need. JP.]
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