[If these minutes are not readable, click on http://conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com/jKWu3.html. Last amended on 2012-05-21]

Minutes of the Ecclesfield Conservation Group meeting of 2012-04-16 (Monday) at 19:30 in the Stocks


[a] John Ellis (JE) chaired the meeting.

[b] 8 people attended this meeting, including Sheffield City Councillor - Colin Taylor http://twitter.com/#!/ColinDTaylor¬. Attendees signing in were RT, LQ, JE, JH, CT, ID, MM, JP, SP. In addition, 3 people sent their apologies. A total of 32 people currently receive emailed agendas and minutes.

Ongoing matters, or "things still to be done"

[z] The next meeting of the Conservation Group will be on Monday 2012-05-21 at 19:30 in the Stocks.

[2] In talking about future projects, JE referred to our Aims and Objectives, and suggested that we continue our concerns about long-term spatial considerations, and the protection of things we wished to see conserved.

The desirability of increasing membership was mentioned, and MM reminded us that the Parks group send a newsletter out in summer. It was suggested that pushing our own leaflet though everybody's letterboxes, is a big job, and CT agreed that one piece of paper is better than two. MM therefore agreed to ask Angela Marsden about the possibility of contributing to the Parks Newsletter instead.

JE mentioned the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, and it was agreed to treat them as a "Fun Day" or "Picnic in the Park", rather than having a formal Conservation Group stand.

Further projects were mentioned. These included responding to Tegwen's suggestion of a second heritage board. Several places were suggested for this including the other side of the park, on the High Street near the library, or at what used to be called Wallet's End. It was suggested that the board could be part of an Industrial or Heritage Walk. The possibility of finding funding for boundary markers was also mentioned.

[3] JE told us that he hoped to attend the meeting at the Ecclesfield Parish Council rooms for local voluntary groups, and how this was valuable for exchanging ideas.

[4] JE reminded us that the post of treasurer remained Vacant. Some interest was expressed in the post, so the matter was held over until the next meeting.

Completed matters or "things we have now done"

[c] ID was added to the list of attendees [My apologies to ID - JP], and the minutes of the previous meeting were  then accepted as a true and fair reflection of the meeting. [The corrected minutes can now be found at http://conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com/minutes/2012-03-19.minutes.html. These minutes will not be published until approved at the next meeting, but it might still be useful if any omissions, corrections, or comments were sent to jim AT ... beforehand - JP]

[1] JE reported on our Industrial Heritage Board unveiling at Ladycroft Meadow on 2012-03-24. One of the many photographs of the event taken by ID was passed round, and another showing how well attended the event had been. [Other of Ian's photographs are available on http://conservation.ecclesfieldgroups.com/heritage. If the slide show is jerky, just click on an image to freeze it, then click your browser's back arrow to resume].

JE thanked on our behalf, everybody who helped, with special mention to...
After the unveiling, Tegwen from EPIP suggested that after the success of this board, they would like to find some money for another board or something.

[x] All the planning applications listed in the Agenda were examined. The meeting thought that the proposed car wash at Jinnah's would cause a traffic hazard, and that we should object on that basis [Done - JP].

[z] Changing the meeting date to a Tuesday to avoid clashes with other events and meetings proved difficult, so JP was asked to enquire at the Black Bull to see if another day would be possible.

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