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Minutes of 114th meeting on 17th June 2014

Minutes of 114th meeting on 17th June 2014


Present: Peter Evans (Chairman), Keith Hallam, Brian Holden, Barry Horner, John F Kay,  Ken Rosbotham,   Bob Furnell,, Jon Stopp, Ann Stott


Apologies: Helen Evans, Iain Gerrard


  1. Minutes of 20th May 2014 meeting (no. 113) were approved. John Kay apologised for the quality of the minutes.


  1. Littleborough Neighbourhood Forum
    1.  Work on a Neighbourhood Plan, which would provide additional requirements to the Local Authority Local Plan in specific areas of concern, was now in hand. This might take over a year to complete.
    2. The Canal Sub-Group is chaired by Peter Evans. Bob Furnell wishes to be on this group


  1. Durn Marina and Tour Boat Project
    1. John Kay and Bob Furnell updated the meeting about the project to create a tour boat on the section of canal between Ealees and Clegg Hall
    2. Keith Hallam and Brian Holden have inspected the boat with Bob Furnell and agree that it is suitable and seems to be good value
    3. A 22ft boat has been purchased and will be moved to the Rochdale Canal Society locked compound at Durn Littleborough. Volunteers are now needed to carry out the conversion.
    4. Wayne Poole of RMBC had been authorised by the last meeting of the Pennines Township to start consultation about the development of the Council’s land at Durn including a Marina.


  1.     Littleborough Volunteer Lengthsman Scheme
    1. John Kay informed the meeting  that a free community website had been set up by Rochdale Online on which Owls could record matters reported and Jon Stopp and the Canal Trust could add details of action taken
  2.   Akzo Nobel Site
    1. No matters to report


  1.  The Tour De France  & Littleborough festivals
    1. Jon Stopp confirmed that the Canal Trust and the Owls will have a Gazebo and stand at the Farmer’s Market on 13th July 2014
    2. John Kay gave a brief overview of the events organised for the three weeks commencing with the Tour De France weekend


  1.   The Roch River Valley Park Project
    1. Nothing to report this month


  1.  Any other Business


9. Next meetings: Tuesdays 15th July, 19th August 2014 and 16th September 2014.

  all at 19.30h in United Reformed Church, Victoria Street, Littleborough.

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