EVRA – Meeting minutes January 2019
In attendance:- 15 and guest SC (from Turn Village Residents’ Assoc.)
Apologies for absence:- 7
- The minutes of the last meeting held on Wed. 21stNovember, 2018 were approved and there were no matters arising from these minutes.
- PB introduced SC who is the Chairman of the recently re-formed Turn Village Residents’ Association. Monthly meeting are taking place at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary and close ties would be made between the two Residents’ Associations, with PB attending their meetings and SC attending ours.
- Greenbelt Consultation – R.B.C. will be submitting their proposals to the Planning Inspectorate in February. Any changes to the Draft Local Plan will be published on the web-site. This will be followed by a public examination by the Planning Inspectorate. The Forum are working hard on the Neighbourhood Plan – fundraising will be stepped up as our Consultants help and advice will be essential in connexion with the setting up of the Plan.
An area of land off Market Street, next to the Horse and Jockey new development was causing a problem due to a change of ownership of the land. Access problems were being experienced to the rear of the cottages.
The ‘public footpath’ sign at the site of the old Methodist Church building on Rochdale Road had been removed – attention must be given to the re-instatement of this sign.
- Carols in the Churchyard had attracted approx. 100 residents. Thanks were extended to IL and BL, LL and BP for their help. The mince pies which were left over were delivered to the food collection depot. A bucket collection of £168.00 had been received.
- Fete – the date for the Fete was discussed but it was felt that whatever date was chosen some members would be unavailable so it was decided to stick with the original date of 8th The main attraction would be the ‘live’ music provided by three bands. Childrens’ and adults’ races (AC would obtain the medals), P.A. system – David would contact the usual supplier but if he was not available then MW (Forum member) maybe able to assist. The climbing wall (AC would get in touch with the Army Cadets at Preston); more publicity banners were suggested (SH would speak with the stonemasons on Bury Road to see if they would display a banner). Punch and Judy, the barrel of booze, cream teas to continue but with more emphasis on the Prosecco and nibbles, LL would contact the ice-cream lady, SH and JH would be available to help, JM to contact others for extra help.
- The re-painting of the mini-roundabout would be undertaken at the end of March.
- Defibrillator training – PB would get in touch with first responders to arrange a date for this.
- Treasurer’s report – associations funds discussed and reviewed
- Any other business – SH had set up a ‘token’ reward system with Tesco in Ramsbottom which may result in some prize money being donated for the ‘secret garden’ off Bury Road. He had also applied for a grant and had to provide a health and safety policy.
LS raised the matter of the Edenfield Village web-site and SH said he would (dependant on MK, MW and AW’s agreement) take over the posts on this web-site and be the moderator of the Facebook page
- Date of the next meeting – Wed. 20thFebruary, 2019 at 7.30 p.m., at Edenfield C.C.