Littleborough Canalside Development Group Prize Winning Site

158th meeting held Tuesday 19th June 2018

Littleborough Canalside Development Group

Minutes of the 158th meeting held Tuesday 19th June 2018 at Hare Hill House Starting at 7.30pm

Present:  Julian Farnell, Barry Horner, Ian Jackson, John F Kay,

Apologies, Cllr Janet Emsley, Cllr Ann Stott, Keith Hallam, Brian Holden, Bob Weatherley

Minutes of the meeting on 15th May 2018 had been circulated and were approved

Canal & River Trust

Anyone wishing to join the Tow Path Task Force should contact Ian Jackson on

Several boats will be taking part in the Canal Rally meeting at Warland Summit on Thursday 19th July when the rushes are put on the Rush Bearing Cart and the attending the festival the following Saturday and Sunday

Café Boat Scheme

  1. Covered workspace

Julian has made contact with Mr John Lawn who has premises near Hollingworth Lake

The size available is being checked and if suitable the boat will be moved there

It will then be dried out, stripped, sand blasted and primed

Arrangements will then be made with (probably) Guy Holden for the hull to be inspected and certified before the boat is fitted out

  1. Operating Fees


We will shortly open further discussions with the C & RT to agree the amount of any mooring fees and operating fees which will be payable


We will then be able to set out an accurate budget for the project


The target for starting to trade is now spring 2019


Date of Next Meetings   Tuesday 17th July, Tuesday 21st August and Tuesday 18th September


Contact Information

Littleborough Canalside Development Group

Bent House Cottage
Halifax Road
OL15 0JB

Tel: 01706 376775

Meeting times

Meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday each month starting at 7.30pm

The group is now meeting at 

Hare Hill House, Hare Hill Park Littleborough OL15 9HF