EVRA – meeting minutes – September 2018
In attendance:- 17
- The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.
- Apologies – 9
- The minutes of the previous meeting held on Wed. 18thJuly were accepted unanimously.
- Matters arising from the minutes of the A.G.M. held on Wed. 18thJuly – omission for re-election of Officers – in accordance with recent practice, all existing officers offered themselves for re-election. They were as follows:- Paul Bradburn – Chairman, Mark Welsh – Vice-Chairman, David Fisher – Treasurer, the position of Secretary remains unfilled. All of the Officers named were duly re-elected unanimously.
- Greenbelt/Neighbourhood Forum:- Regulation 19 Plan had been published on 23rd Consultation period runs from 23rd August until 5thOctober. Housing numbers for the Borough have been reduced by 20% but by only 10% in Edenfield. The Management Committee for ECNF now has 11 members which will help spread the work load to enable them to maintain challenges to the Local Plan; prepare the Neighbourhood Plan; raise funds to cover the challenges and improve promotional activities. A meeting had been held with Jake Berry M.P and John Howell M.P (the Government’s Neighbourhood Planning Champion) to review progress and Regulation 19 Plan. A workshop was held on 7thSeptember, the main purpose being to get the Neighbourhood Plan up and running. There is to be an in-depth questionnaire delivered to every house and business in the Neighbourhood area shortly and the Neighbourhood Plan will be based on the results of this. A meeting with the Forward Planning team had been held on 7thSeptember to meet the new Planning Manager and to review plans. There will be throughout August/September much work to be undertaken in preparing details with respect to the objections that can be made against R.B.C’s Regulation 19 up until 5thOctober and trying to maximise the number registered. The Chairman, on behalf of E.V.R.A. had submitted a lengthy letter to R.B.C. setting out our major concerns to the Plan. A Coffee Morning has been planned for the 20thOctober 10-12.30 p.m., and also a Quiz on 24thNovember, both at the Community Centre to help to raise funds for E.C.N.F.
- Remembrance Service – Sat. 10thNovember at 10.45a.m., – Rev. Dr.J.Illsley to officiate and, due to the absence of the Chairman, Mark Welsh would organise the service and Anne Cheetham would welcome and provide hospitality for the Mayor. Kath Shaughnessy would read the poem and Paul would book the bugler. After the service, refreshments would be served in the Community Centre – Kath, Helen, Janice and Jenny M. would provide and serve the tea/coffee.
Poppies – Liz L spoke about a project to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1. A lamppost poppy will be dedicated to each of the 51 people named on the memorial tablets held in Edenfield Parish Church. During the period leading up to Remembrance Sunday, information about the fallen will be displayed in the Memorial Garden. This will change every day and will also be on Facebook. The information will then be passed onto the Drop Off Cafe, where it will be available to view. It was agreed that £125.00 could be allocated for this project, some donations had already been received. Paul, Trevor, David and Barry will put the poppies up and Colin will deal with the Memorial Garden information from 7thNovember. Chris Hollis is doing a project with the children from Edenfield school which will take the form of an installation which will be sited in the Church grounds.
- Senior Citizens’ afternoon tea – this has been arranged for Thurs. 25thOctober at the Drop Off Cafe from 2.15 p.m. The ‘Tin Pot poets’ had been booked also a quiz and bingo would take place followed by the afternoon tea. Helpers to serve refreshments – Kath, Liz, Jenny, Janice.
- Carols in the Churchyard – Friday, 21stDecember at 7.30 p.m. Barbara Lord would be asked to book the brass band and also provide mulled wine etc.
- ‘Edenfield in Bloom’ – Barry said that plans were already well underway for this event on Sat. 3rd Anne C. Was asked if she could ask Keith Iddon to present the prizes again this year.
- Purchase of marquee – the marquee which we had previously borrowed for the cream tea tent at the Fete was now up for sale for £200.00. It was unanimously agreed that we should purchase this marquee which could be stored at Bleakholt.
- Treasurer’s report – three donations had been made – to E.C.N.F., £to Rossendale Fell Rescue Team and to Edenfield Cricket Club. Letters of thanks had been received from E.C.N.F., and the Fell Rescue team.
- Vehicles speeding through the village – Paul had contacted Rossendale police who were not able to attend this meeting but may attend the October meeting. They said speed cameras had been used on Burnley Road but that it was not feasible to use them on Market Street owing to the short distance from Market Place to the Church.
- Any other business – the forthcoming Newsletter, which would be distributed mid October would cover the following topics:- Remembrance Service and Poppies, Ride 4 Remembrance cycle/walk to Whittle Pike on Sun. 11thNovember; the quiz to be held at the Community Centre on 25thNovember and ‘Carols round the tree’ on Friday, 21stDecember at 7.30 p.m.
Date of next meeting – Wed. 17thOctober, 2018 at 7.30 p.m.