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Minutes of the Ecclesfield
meeting of 2012-06-26 (Tuesday)
19:30 in the Stocks
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John Ellis (JE) chaired
9 people signed into the
meeting including JE, LQ, RT, KM, PB, JP, SP, MM, JH. In addition
we welcomed Tegwen Roberts from EPIP. NB joined us for part of the
meeting, and AH joined us later. ID, JJ, MJ, and KF, sent their
apologies. A total of 33
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Ongoing matters, or "things still to be done"
Conservation Group will be on Monday 2012-07-16 at 19:30 in
] MM said that She was not
free to take up the
post of treasurer until September, and it was accepted that we would
continue with our interim arrangements until then.
JE said that although he
had given Sheffield's Northern Community
Assembly our bank details, the grant for the Torch Party had not yet
arrived in our account. It was however, still hoped that the event
would break even eventually. JE said that he had paid £50 for our stand
at the Gala (£25 of
which was expected to come back to us from in-Bloom). JE asked whether
we were still happy to take part in the Gala [on 2nd
], and the
meeting agreed. JE add
that in spite of this we did need to raise further funds. Possibilities discussed included whether
we could again sell Mel & Joan's books; and whether SH was going to
do one of her very successful quizzes at the Gala.
JE reported on our successful application to EPIP for funding for two
industrial heritage boards, and industrial heritage trail. He said that
he was arranging an on-site "walk about" with Paul Tankard of SCC to
check locations, and ensure that underground pipes etc. are avoided. PB
questioned how the trail would
encompass the existing board as well as the two new ones, and there was
some discussion of how best to provide something which walkers could
conveniently handle. Tegwen said that if it was the right solution, the
two leaflets proposed could be combined into one large one, to give
room on the back for a large map - even if this had cost implications.
There were again questions about historical sites which no longer
existed, and about sites which did exist, but which were not visible,
from public access points, including Ecclesfield Dam. A meeting, was
suggested, including Mel and Joan Jones, and JE who is organising the
project. If anybody has any information or suggestions please get in
touch with the Conservation Group on
Tegwen added that although funding for industrial heritage was ending,
there was still some funding available for Rural Heritage.
Tegwen also described the summer school of 4 workshops which EPIP¬
has arranged with the Council for British archaeology, and Grenoside
Conservation Group. This includes sessions showing how groups can use
the new local list system to protect heritage sites in
their own area, as well as visits to industrial heritage sites in
Grenoside, including one which is privately owned and not always
Finally, members thanked Tegwen for her photograph and excellent description of Ecclesfield
Conservation Group's first heritage board at industrial-heritage.epip.org.uk/projects/Ecclesfield Interpretation
, and JE thanked her for coming to this meeting.
Completed matters or "things we have now done"
the previous meeting were accepted for publication. [A copy of these
can now be found
JE commended Angela Marsden for the huge amount of work She had done in
organising the Picnic in the Park on 4th June. Daniel thanked us for
our participation, and said that the event had actually made a profit,
which he said would be put towards the next event. [See "3/...Ecclesfield park had a giant picnic"
JE said that yesterday's Olympic Torch Celebrations had made for a "fantastic
day". It was a unique event, with the turnout in Ecclesfield reported
as being from 5,000 to 7,000 people, and it looked as if both "The
Stocks" and "The Black Bull" did well, with it being almost impossible
to get into The Stocks for the crowds. NB said that the key to that may
have been advertising. Hallam FM, mentioned the event in Ecclesfield
repeatedly, the day before, and the PostCode Gazette ran more than one
article on it. The event included a possible
bouncy castle for children, Shad Ellis, a "dead ringer" for "Will
Smith", complete with the dark glasses and the movements, other live
music, and a barbeque that went on until eight O'clock in the evening.
MM said that it was an opportunity to catch up on lots of people that
she had not seen for a long time. Some of the acts performed for free,
and McMillan had a stall at the event and might contribute, so
JE thought the event might break even at £776. NB said that just about
all the invoices were now available, and JE thanked her for suggesting
and organising the party. NB requested that people with photographs
link them to The Stocks Facebook¬
page. [ There is lots of other news about the Torch on www.ecclesfieldgroups.com, or click this link to see the Olympic Torch going through Ecclesfield
[x] All the planning applications
listed in the Agenda were examined.
Some concern was expressed at the increasingly extensive developments
at Smithy Wood, and in particular in the large amount of contaminated
material thought to have been buried on the site. KM thought that trees
were slow to re-grow, and JP suggested that there should be a large
number of small, filled holes on the site, to show where contamination
had been investigated as part of the application to approve the
The meeting was pleased to hear that the
planning application for a canopy in the newly cleared part of Ecclesfield Park had gone through.
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