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Minutes of the Conservation Group
meeting of 2011-02-21 (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 2011-04-19 when AGM was deleted from the title]
[a] Keith Fish chaired
[ ] Jim
[b] 9 people attended the
meeting, 3 people
sent apologies, and 27 people currently
receive emailed agendas and minutes.
Things we are doing
[z] The next
meeting of the
Conservation Group will be on 2011-03-21 (Monday) at 19:30 in
[y] Our chair, Keith Fish said that having the same Chair
for both the Bloom and Conservation Groups was not ideal and although
he wanted to continue attending Conservation meetings, invited us to
choose another Chairman [I have put the election of a new Chairman on the Advance Agenda for our next meeting - JP].
ID reported on his attendance at Wednesday's meeting at the Cricket
Club on the proposed traffic
measures for Town End Road. At least 35 people turned out, and heard
what Sheffield City Council were proposing. ID told the meeting about
our recent traffic survey,
and Councillor Vic Bowden was able to confirm that we had provided her
with a copy of the survey results. Council officers seemed surprised by
the number of HGV vehicles revealed by the survey, and there was
support in the room for further action.
We noted the draft road calming measures on the stretch of road between Middleton Road and "The Wheel",
but these were thought unlikely to reduce the amount of traffic passing
through the conservation area [See the "Information watch" section in the Agenda for details of the draft measures].
to Morrisons, and ASDA, and unmarked ones belonging to Lidle were of
concern, as well as the lack of measures to control other HGVs, and the
lack of a pedestrian crossing. We therefore decided to petition
Council, with the aim of getting something to them at the end of
February in time for the Northern Community Assembly meeting in
March. To do this we need 35 signatures. Members were eager to sign a
blank petition form, and agreed that a form be offered to St. Mary's
Church for people to sign and that a blank be made available for people
to print on our Web site at [Now on http://conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com/traffic]. JP was asked to co-ordinate and collect the completed petitions [Please post them to me at 43 St. Mary's Lane - JP].
We discussed funding for the heritage
for LadyCroft Meadow. Last year, this project failed to achieve
sufficient votes for a "You Choose" grant, however, as discussed with
Councillor Alan Hooper, the project may be
eligible for funding under the Ecclesfield Parish Council "Small Grants
Scheme". It was said that the board still needs a firm quotation,
perhaps from the firm that made the board for Bolsterstone. The meeting
agreed that JP should enquire as to whether an application to J G
Greaves for funding from the Conservation Group would have any chance
of success in view of the fact that we were not a registered charity.
[y] The meeting asked ID to contact the new Vicar of St. Marys, and invite him to one of our meetings.
[y] The meeting was told that the Rotary Group were going to renovate the stocks in the grounds of St. Mary's Church later in the Spring.
Things we have done
[y] Our insurance has been renewed for up to £2 million, but without cover for building walls.
Copies of the minutes
the meeting of
2011-01-17 (as amended on 2011-01-21)
distributed, and approved as correct.
[x] The Pending planning
in the agenda were discussed. The 15 metre height of the proposed mast
on Yew Lane was queried in view of what could be its excessive
this application was validated just after our last meeting, and since
there is less than a month to object, the official time for objections
expired before our meeting]. Regarding the new application for
electrical generating plant on Loicher Lane, the notes accompanying the
application and repeated in the agenda were considered, as was the fact
that this was an emergency generator. As a result, it was decided that
as a group, we should not object.
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