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EVRA minutes 15th April 205 PDF Print E-mail

Edenfield Village Residents Association  -  SUMMARY OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 15TH APRIL 2015


There were 13 committee members and 1 guest present, with 6 apologies for absence.

The Chairman, in welcoming everyone to the meeting, expressed sadness at the death of Peter Law, a long time supportive member of the association.

The minutes of the meeting held on 18th March were approved as a correct record.

Matters Arising

- Improvement work on the former Horse & Jockey needs to be completed within 4 months

- Cllr Cheetham is looking into the repair of the mosaic tiles in the Memorial Garden

- Plans for the new children`s play area on the recreation ground are out for consultation. It was agreed that the Spring Newsletter will be used to encourage residents to comment.

FellRace –  Sunday, 31st May

Arrangements for the fell race were finalised and a start time of 10.30am agreed. The Chairman thanked Cath Hignett for attending the meeting and for all her help organising the event.

Edenfield & District Community Association  -  EDCA  -  had not met since the previous meeting so there was no report.

The Secretary advised there were no new planning issues and no correspondence had been received.

Edenfield in Bloom  -  grant application forms are awaited from Lancashire County Council.

Edenfield Cricket Club v Edenfield Residents Cricket Match on Sunday, 31st May

The Vice-Chairman confirmed he is organising the residents` team.

Spring Newsletter  -  the topics to be covered in the newsletter were finalised and all volunteer deliverers confirmed their availability. Several burglaries from garden sheds had been reported and it was agreed to warn residents in the newsletter.

Civic Pride Litter Pick  -  members agreed Civic Pride should be advised that more volunteers were likely to be able to help at weekend .

The Treasurer gave a financial update.

Village Fete  -  Saturday, 6th June

The sub-committee had met again to firm up the attractions for the fete and the Chairman reported back on the progress made, including the cake competition, a new event. Tasks in the action plan were agreed on.


- A meeting had been held with the manager of Fletcher Bank Quarry and he had confirmed that any instances of bad driving reported to him would be acted on.

- Edenfield Cricket Club has erected its new welcome sign (funded by EVRA). The Club has made an appeal for a CD/audio player and speakers.


The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and confirmed that the next meeting would be on Wednesday 20th May.

Memorial Service for the fallen of Edenfield PDF Print E-mail


On the 8th of November Residents in Edenfield will be holding a memorial service in the village memorial gardens on Market Street. The service starts at 10:45. The names of all the fallen will be honored and remembered.

There will be refreshments in the community centre following the service.


They went with songs to the battle, they were young.

Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor do the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;

They sit no more at familiar tables of home;

They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;

They sleep beyond England's foam

(The Ode of Remembrance is taken from the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon 1914)

Lest we forget!

We will remember them.

Below is a list of the names of the fallen in 2 World Wars from the Parish of Edenfield

World War 1 (1914 – 1918)

Arthur Ashworth

Fred Bailey

Robert Birtwistle

John Booth

John Bolderson

Fred Buck

John H Dewhurst

James Farnell

Robert Gregory

William Hall

Richard J HarperHolt

William Hartley

Reginald Hewitt

Thomas Holt

Earnest Holden

Tom Hill

Alfred Hunt

James Hickson

Henry Jefferson

Harry Lord

John E Maddocks

Richard Margison

Tom Mulligan

James Myers

James T Nuttall

John W Parkinson

Richard Rawsthorne

Robert C Reeves

Eliza Jane Reeves

W Ribchester

John Salisbury

John H Senior

Horace Smith

William Stansfield

Arthur Steventon

Fred Taylor

Thomas Taylor

John P Turnbull

Arthur Tweedale

Charles West

James A Whittaker

James Wilson

Harold Worsick

World War 2 (1939-1945)

Kenyon Crompton

Albert Dicken

Phillip Edmondson Halstead

Christopher Frodsham

Robert G Hazell

Austin Ingoe

Fred Mosseley

Leslie Nuttall

Harold Roper

Frank Roberts

Geoffrey Turnbull

Herbert Turnbull

Cecil Fredrick Turner

James Whittaker

Richard Alan Whittaker


Fred Wolstenhome

EVRA Autumn/Winter Newsletter 2014 PDF Print E-mail

For all the up to date details for events and news around Edenfield please see our Autumn/Winter newsletter

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Queen Emily's RAFT challenge PDF Print E-mail


Edenfield Rose Queen Emily and her retinue have chosen the charity RAFT – Rossendale food bank as their charity for the year. They have chosen RAFT as they are local they support adults, children and families within the Rossendale. When people are referred to RAFT not only do they get food parcels for the week but guidance and support, and hope that things can and will improve for them with support, love and faith of their local community.

Emily was crowned in June at Edenfield Parish with the church family from all over the team and local community. There was support from RETM puppets and Edenfield Church Choir. Followed by a bustling fair in school raising money and collecting goods for RAFT and the church. Emily and her friends gave an informative presentation on the important role of food banks and her reasons for choosing it as her charity.

So far in the last 2 months Emily and retinue have managed to make 6 shopping trolley full of donations to RAFT from her boxes in Edenfield.

During the summer holidays the older retinue took the RAFT challenge – in which they had to feed and support a family of four for a day with £5 – they went to Tesco’s and thought of all the needs of the family and used their £5 to collect things together they could pass on to RAFT to help families in Rossendale they then gave a morning of their time to learn more about RAFT and help pack parcels for the families.


Emily will continue to collect RAFT though out her year as Rose Queen at all her events and has also placed collection boxes in Edenfield Parish Church, Edenfield C of E Primary School and Edenfield Post Office and Edenfield News agents.

For more information on The RAFT foundation visit their website at

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