EVRA - summary of the minutes of the meeting of 16th April 2014
There were 10 committee members and 1 guest present with 7 apologies for absence.
The minutes of the meeting of 19th March 2014 were approved as a correct record.
Fell Race : 1st June 2014
The Chairman introduced Cath Hignett who outlined the arrangements for the race. It has been designated as part of the Grand Prix and as such has been widely advertised in the specialist fell running media . A large entry is expected and new safety procedures, including additional marshalls, will be introduced.
- It was reported that the four Community Beat Managers will share responsibility for Edenfield and three nearby communities. -Applications for funding for the restoration of the Fingerpost Garden and for “Edenfield in Bloom” have been made to the Community Forum and the outcome is awaited.
-Councillor Anne Cheetham has offered to seek funding , through Lancashire County Council, for a defibrillator for Edenfield.
Edenfield & District Community Assoc (EDCA) : no meeting has been held since the report given at EVRA`s last meeting
The Treasurer provided a financial update.
The Secretary advised that no correspondence had been received.
-The appeal against the decision to refuse permission for the proposed development at Dearden Clough has been dismissed by the Planning Inspector. -A mass protest against the proposed extension of the existing wind farms will take place on 25th May, starting at 9.30am from Waterfoot, with a noon rallying point at the Old Moorcock Inn. No date has yet been fixed by the energy companies for local consultation.
AGM :- It was agreed that the association will hold its AGM at 8pm on Wednesday, 18th June and local residents will be invited in the spring newsletter.
Village Fete : 7th June 2014
The sub committee has held a further meeting and the Chairman reported on progress against the action plan, advising on the attractions booked , the events agreed and the proposed running order. The sub committee will meet again on 29th April.
-An invitation to residents to join EVRA has been placed in the Cricket Club magazine
-A complaint has been made to Rossendale Council about the potentially unsafe condition of the Horse & Jockey.
–Edenfield Parish Church has obtained police approval for its Whit Walk following the intervention of Jake Berry, M.P.
–The spring newsletter will be ready for distribution by mid-May.
The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and confirmed that the next meeting would be at 8pm on Wednesday, 21st May.
Please find below springs newsletter