Chair: Liz Lenton.
Declarations of interest
Minutes of last meeting held on 23 February 2006.
Finance and fundraising.
Notifications and correspondence.
Wildlife database development.
Report of visit from Derbyshire Countryside Service 17.3.06.
Visit from Kate Allies, Rosliston Forestry Centre, 2.05.06 and Hannah Chivers, British Waterways, 12.4.06.
Footpath maintenance, to include report on condition of Priory Way.
Bridlepath diversion update.
Arrangements for Parish Walk, 10 May and future walks programme.
Whitbread Action Earth projects.
Crow Park Way walks leaflet.
Access barrier, Stanhope Wood.
Date of next meeting/Chair.
Present: Liz Lenton, Chair Seymour Bell, Nev Froggatt, Cllr Ann Hood, Heather Hall, Jan Ashford, Frances Prockter, Sheila Wilson, Paul Wilson, Mary Ross, and Vic Wright.
Apologies were recieved from Liz Froggatt
Declarations of interest: None made
Minutes of last meeting: Accepted with a few corrections.
Finance and fundraising: Thanks were expresed to Biffa for he receipt of £2500.
Notifications and correspondence: The Group has been nominated for a Nationwide Building Society Award for Voluntary Endeavour.
An invitation has been recieved from Radio derby to speak about the Group on air on May 10 at 2pm.
Ragwort removal: Two forks have been purchased and this will be done as soon as the plants start to appear.
Footpath Maintenance, Priory Way. The Rights of Way Officer at SDDC is to be approached for help with the poor condition of many of the stiles.
Bridleway Diversion, Crow Park Way. A suggested route through disused fields was approved. Crow Park Way Walk leaflet. Thanks were expressed to Ann Hood for securing funding from SDDC.
Towpath Tidy: Planned for 26 April, rubber gloves and sacks will be provided.
Date of next meeting: 18 May, Chair: Mary Ross MBE