[If these minutes are not
readable, click on http://conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com/OEZZP2SDOO.html. This version was amended and approved on 2012-04-16]
Minutes of the Ecclesfield
meeting of 2012-03-19 (Monday)
19:30 in the Stocks
[a] John Ellis (JE) chaired the
[b] 10 people attended this meeting, including Sheffield
City Councillor - Colin Taylor http://twitter.com/#!/ColinDTaylor¬, and Chris Fox from Community Event Advice.
No sign-in sheet was passed round, but ID, JE, LQ,
JP, RT, CT, PB, JH, MM. attended. 3 people sent their apologies. A total of 32
currently receive emailed agendas and minutes.
Ongoing matters, or "things still to be done"
[z] The next
Conservation Group will be on Monday 2012-04-16 at 19:30 in
 PB resigned as Treasurer,
and since nobody volunteered for the post, it remains vacant. All the
other officers agreed to stand again; and apart from them, nobody
election to those posts. The officers therefore remain... Chair - JE;
Secretary - RT; and Minutes Secretary- JP. It was agreed that the bank
account signatories are to be changed to these three remaining
officials, with cheques requiring two out of their three signatures. PB
offered to help
transfer the job to anybody who volunteered, and suggested that the
accounts could be adequately kept either on computer or paper. It
that we should approach people, including those who may not be
Conservation Group members, to see if they would be willing to offer
their services as treasurer. The merits of moving the meeting date from
the Monday to allow more people to attend was also discussed.
 [Industrial Heritage Board unveiling at
Ladycroft Meadow at 11 am on 2012-03-24
PB reported that publicity for this event had been arranged, and some
had appeared (E.g. in Look Local). Photographs (possibly video) of the
event would be taken. JE is to introduce the project, and Mel Jones to
about it. Distinguished Guests include the Vicar of St. Mary's Church.
The posts would be concreted in next week, but mounting of the board
itself would be left as late as possible. The complimentary leaflets
would be distributed this week. PB's telephone number would be marked on
the leaflet dispensers in case any of them need refilling.
 JE reported on his
attendance at the meeting to discuss the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.
The event was to be a "Fun Day" or "Picnic in the Park". PB suggested
that the Gazebos would be available if needed, and the meeting
unanimously agreed to contribute £50 to the event in some way to be
decided by JE.
 Possible further projects were mentioned. These included finding funding for the placement of
boundary markers such as "Welcome to Ecclesfield" on some of the
roads leading into Ecclesfield, and a possible second heritage board for other parts of the village.
Completed matters or "things we have now done"
[c] The minutes
(dated 2012-03-11), of
the previous meeting were
accepted [and can now be found at http://conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com/minutes/2012-02-20.minutes.html]. These minutes
will not be published until approved at the next meeting, but it might
still be useful if any corrections or comments were sent to beforehand.
 PB gave all attendees a copy of the "Statement of Income and Expenditure for the
year ended 10th March 2012", and went through each
item verbally. Income included the grant from the St. Mary's Lane trust of £200,
and a contribution by Ecclesfield Parish Council to last year's
Christmas Tree. Major expenditures included the amount paid to the
Bloom Group as our contribution for there having provided the Christmas Tree. Most
of the costs of the Heritage Board were paid to the suppliers directly
by EPIP, although we paid for the Concrete needed to mount it.
 The email from the NHS blood
Donor service was discussed, but the Conservation Group is
not planning anything to mark the progress of the Olympic Torch
the village which would provide a venue for the Donation service to
erect a stall or otherwise promote the service [Email replied
to accordingly - JP].
[y] PB mentioned our licence
for Ladycroft Meadow, and there was [as in previous meetings] no objections to our
suggesting that it be transferred to Ecclesfield in Bloom when the licence expires
later this year.
[y] It was agreed that we would
reply to the email we received describing the "form of service" for the
1921 dedication of the war memorial, suggesting that it be offered to
St. Mary's Church [RT has now given that reply to the email by telephone].
[y] Chris Fox introduced
himself, saying that he was a provider of audio equipment for events,
in earlier years, to the Ecclesfield Gala). However, he had come to our
meeting to represent the recently formed organization "Community Event Advice".
This was a group of five people with skills
spanning the various aspects involved in organising events. This
providing audio equipment; risk analysis/hi viz vests/CCTV; crowd
control/fencing/steel pins/barrier tape; and
logistics/trading/catering. They had set up Community Event Advice as a
non-profit organization in order to put something back into the
industry which had supported them. Chris said that the smaller
community groups tend to have the ideas but that they can help by
supplying leaflets giving the key facts needed. Community Event Advice
are also developing other services such as lending equipment, but this
is subject to the success of certain grant applications they have
made. Chris did however agree to lend us, free of charge, the battery operated megaphone
that we needed for the unveiling ceremony.
[y] Traffic on the Wheel/Wheel Lane
was again mentioned, and in particular the re-siting of the SIDs and anticipated placement of speed monitor cables on the road.
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corresponding items in the agenda of the same date. The last item on
this version of the
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