Agenda for meeting to be held on Monday July 25 in the Parish Rooms at 7.30pm.
Apologies for absence.
Declarations of interest.
Minutes of meeting held on 31 May 2005.
Finance and fundraising.
Notifications and communications.
Priory Way stile repairs.
Update on projects
a. Footpath indicator map.
b. Stanhope Hole pond and information board.
c. Ballast Hole pond.
d. Access barrier.
e. Stanhope Wood, replacement planting.
Group clothing and logo.
Wildlife database, please bring entries.
Bat walk planning.
Arrangements for retirement of Jack.
Feedback, Greenwatch Award 2005.
Date of next meeting/Chair.
Minutes of a Meeting of the Footpaths Sub-Committee held on 25th July 2005
Present: Paul Wilson (Chairman), Cllr Ann Hood (Part-time), Sheila Wilson, Mary Ross MBE, Liz Froggatt, Heather Hall, Liz Lenton, Seymour Bell and Vic Wright.
1: Apologies: Apologies for absence were received from Frances Prockter, Jack Chisnall, Nev Froggatt, Cllr Martyn Ford and J Ashford.
2. Declarations of Interest:
Mrs Froggatt made a declaration of interest with respect to the Crime Reduction Group.
3. Minutes of last meeting held on 31 May 2005:
The minutes of the last meeting were agreed as a true record.
4. Finance and Fundraising:
Grants had been obtained from Whitbread Action Earth (£100) and BIFFA (£5000-Thanks to be expressed), £300 worth of trees have been donated by Woodgrow, £500 for the information board for Ballast Hole Pond from the Trent and Mersey Canal Society. £300 of the £385 grant for minor maintenance from SDDC had already been spent.
5. Notifications and Correspondence:
a) Letters of congratulations had been received from the Parish Council and the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for the 2005 Greenwatch Award.
b) An approach had been made to utilise the services of Young Offenders (17-18 yrs). Requirements to be determined
. c) Considerable trouble has been experienced with motor cycle riders down Crow Park Way. PC Martin is investigating and 21 calls have been made to the police since January 2005. A crime number is to be obtained for each call and the matter is also being pursued by the Crime Reduction Group.
d) Fundraising information from CVS is to be circulated to the Group from the Parish Council who are a member.
e) A letter and certificate had been received from Breakthrough Breast Cancer following the successful Crocus Walk. A further walk had been requested which was placed aside in favour of a different charity.
f) Crime Reduction Group- Following a youth consultation meeting a fundraising car wash is to be held on Saturday 30/7/05 on the Village Hall car park. Assistance has also been requested in organising a ‘Fun Run’.
g) A complaint had been received over the condition of the boarding on the White Bridge over the canal and had been passed to British Waterways.
6.Priory Way Stile Repairs:
No action and SDDC has been asked to write to the landowners concerned.
7.Update on Projects:
a) Footpath Indicator Map-Scheduled for delivery on Wednesday 25/7/05. A site meeting is to be held on 29/7/05 with the Parish Council to determine the location of the board. An official opening is to be arranged.
b) Stanhope Hole Pond and Information board-
Platform-An alternative quotation for £1120 + delivery from a company used by British Waterways had been obtained. (Previous quotation-£1430 + £400 delivery).
Information Board-In progress at Caliba.
c) Ballast Hole pond-The Biffa award of £5000is to be paid £50% at the start and £50% on completion by March 2006. A meeting had been held at Fradley and a project sheet had been drawn up and was tabled for information.
Provision of benches will be determined when the site is cleared and details are to be obtained by Liz Froggatt.
d) Three Valleys Access Barrier-Ready for installation by Paul Wilson and Nev Froggatt. Heather is to approach John Hicklin to transport the barrier down to the proposed location.
e) Stanhope Wood, replacement planting-Date for replanting proposed as 29/10/05. Mr Cox is delighted with Stanhope Wood.
f) Other-The trashed bench from Common Piece lane is to be scrapped and the blocks and chains removed at some future date. A possible replacement will be made from timber to hand stored with Seymour Bell.
g) Heather Hall reported a very successful badger walk held on 30/6/05.
h) It was agreed that a response outlining necessary improvements to the Bridlepath proposal should be submitted. There was unanimous agreement with the general principle of the proposal of the proposed diversion, but concern over significant details.
The decision as taken to publish the agenda and notes of the Group’s meetings on the website and the Clerk is to supply these to Liz Froggatt via e-mail.
9.Group Clothing and logo:
Liz Froggatt had obtained an embroidered logo (Fee-£50) and Heather had some material samples and a fleece. A list of requirements was circulated and a visit to Welbeck Sports at Hucknall is planned.
Heather reported seeing a hare on Common Piece Lane.
Volunteers were requested for clearance of the minor paths, which is planned for Friday 5//8/05 at 2pm, shears etc required.
12.Bat Walk Planning:
No progress, to be arranged for late August by Heather Hall.
13.Arrangements for retirement of Jack Chisnall:
A small presentation is to be made to Jack Chisnall at his home in Wren Park Close (Or possibly the Parish Rooms) at a wine and cake party on Friday 2/9/05.
A photograph showing Liz Lenton and Mary Ross receiving the award at County Offices, Matlock was tabled. The suggestion was made for more opportunities to be made available for networking with other groups.
15.British Waterways-Fradley Walk:
16 Date of Next Meeting-Tuesday 6 September 2005, Chair-Liz Froggatt.
The meeting terminated at 9.09hrs.