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EVRA Minutes October 2015 PDF Print E-mail



17 members in attendance with 3 apologies for absence.

• Chairman’s welcome.

• Apologies for absence..

• The minutes of the last meeting were approved as a correct record.

• Matters arising (i) the trees on Merlewood/Hawthorne Ave., which had preservation orders on them, had been inspected by a Mr. Tattersall from Rossendale B.C., but as yet, no solution had been found as it had not been determined who the owner of the land was. Paul said he would speak to Mr. Tattersall. (ii) play area – the information on the revised scheme had been printed on the Newsletter and the plans would be available on the Proffitts web-site, in shops and on the notice-board. Comments were invited from residents regarding their views on the playground as part of Phase 2 of the consultation.

• Treasurer’s report - £4,518.82 in current account with £350 cash in hand. £275 had been paid out in prize money for the ‘Edenfield in Bloom’ and £135 for frames for the certificates.

• ‘Edenfield in Bloom’ – this event had been very successful with several appreciative comments having been posted on Facebook. Melanie had kindly printed the certificates and donated the card on which they were printed. It was thought that next years competition should be ‘scaled’ down due to(i) the uncertainty of grant funding and (ii) the sheer amount of work involved in producing so many certificates.

• .Remembrance Service – Sat. 7th November at 10.45a.m., Miss Chris Preece from the Methodist Church would conduct the service; the bugler had been booked; the Mayor of Rossendale would be in attendance; Charlotte Haworth would read the peom ‘In Flander’s fields’, Paul would provide the service sheets and Angela B, Liz, Barbara L and Jenny M would prepare and serve the refreshments for after the service.

• Lancashire Night – Sat. 28th November – 7.00 for 7.30 p.m, at the Community Centre – Rob Mason had been booked, so too the ‘Tin Pot poets’. There would be a picture quiz provided by Alan Ogden and a Lancashire quiz prepared by Paul Kelly. A hot-pot supper, to be made by Paul with help from Trevor, would be served followed by Eccles cake and Lancashire cheese. Paul would act as M.C., and would prepare a time-table for the evening. Liz/Jenny M to get Eccles cakes and cheese + two prizes for the quizzes. A poster advertising the event would be displayed on the village notice-board. The room would be set out from 11.00 a.m, on the Saturday morning. Tables of eight guests could be reserved. Melanie would see if she could obtain some ‘Lancashire flag’ bunting for decoration. Liz would provide the cutlery, table coverings and napkins and Jenny M the plates and red roses. Beer and wine glasses would be hired from Tesco (4doz. pint glasses, 2 doz. half pint glasses and 3 doz. wine glasses) and collected by Paul. Mr. Pollard would be contacted to see if he could help to transport the tables and chairs from the Methodist Church to the C.C. Several people offered to supply rafle prizes, Angela B to get raffle tickets. Liz would get the red cabbage and beetroot. Cleaning up would be carried out on the Sunday morning from 11.00 a.m.

• Seniors’ Concert – Sat. 12th December at the Methodist Church commencing at 2.00 p.m. – the Mayor would be invited. Paul would ask Rob Mason if he was available; also Ian Strachan had been asked, but as yet had not confirmed and Edenfield school choir would be asked to perform at 2.00 p.m. Jennie L and Jenny M would obtain prizes from local firms and shops; Liz would ask the previous caterer to do the potato pie; Jenny Margison would be asked to play the piano during the meal and Barbara and Ian Lord would purchase the table coverings etc. The event would be advertised in shops and notice-boards and the pharmacy and newsagent would be asked to hand out ‘flyers’ to customers eligible to attend.

• Carols round the tree’ – Friday, 18th December at 7.30 p.m., - the band had been booked. Ian and Barbara would prepare the mulled wine, but could not serve it, so Angela B, Angela W and Liz would serve the mulled wine/fruit juice and mince pies. Paul had the carol sheets and Melanie would arrange for the ‘bucket collection’.

• Any other business – Ben Haworth offered to bring the Edenfield Village web-site up to date with the current minutes and also a copy of the Newsletter. Ben and Charlotte were asked if they wishes to be co-opted onto the Committee and they agreed. With regard to the future closure of the Methodist Church, mention was made in relation to the storage of items owner by E.V.R.A., and Liz said that maybe the old scout hut at St. Philip;s Church may be available.

• Date of next meeting – Wed. 18th November, at 8.00 p.m. at Edenfield Cricket Club.

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

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