EVRA – summary of the minutes of the meeting of 15th January 2014
There were 10 committee members present with 9 apologies for absence.
The minutes of the meeting of 20th November were approved as a correct record.
Matters Arising: -
The Lancashire Night, held in November, was a success and it was agreed in principle to repeat the event in 2014.
Both the seniors` Christmas Concert and the Carols in the Churchyard had gone well and had been well attended.
It was agreed that in order to consider the possible installation of a defibrillator in the village a further presentation to the committee by Heartstart would be helpful.
EDCA (Edenfield & District Community Association): - the committee was advised of proposals regarding work to the new floor in the community centre and the path from the car park at the rear of the centre.
The Treasurer provided a financial update.
Correspondence: - letters of thanks have been received from two organisations for donations made to them by EVRA.
Planning: - discussion focused on the prospective development on Dearden Clough and the deteriorating condition of the former Horse & Jockey pub.
Summer Fete: - The dates were confirmed as 1st June for the Fell Race and the Village v Edenfield Cricket Club match and 8th June for the Fete itself. The first meeting of the fete sub-committee was set for 5th February.
- Concerns were expressed about the occupancy and degree of supervision at Chatterton Hey and it was agreed that EVRA would make enquiries into the matter.
- It was noted that there had been a lack of communication from Rossendale B.C. concerning the refuse collection schedule for 2014.
- Cllr Anne Cheetham offered to update members at the next meeting about the unresolved future of Edenfield Post Office, which is causing concern.
- EVRA`s application for funds to improve the Finger post Garden is to be considered at the Neighbourhood Forum.
- It was agreed that the Edenfield in Bloom competition should be staged and that the theme for 2014 should be the commemoration of the 1st World War and the use of poppies should be encouraged.
- It was reported that flowers, mainly snowdrops, had been stolen from residents` gardens.
The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and confirmed that the next meeting would be at 8pm on Wednesday, 19th February.