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Minutes of 133 Meeting on 15th March 2016

Littleborough Canalside Development Group


Minutes of the 133rd Meeting held the 15th March 2016  at The United Reform Church Victoria Street Littleborough at 7.30pm




John F Kay (in the chair) Barry Horner, Ian Jackson, Bob Weatherley, Bob Furnell, Brian Holden, Keith Hallam, Cllr Ann Stott


  1. The Minutes of the meeting on 16th February 2016 were approved


  1. It was confirmed that the Group would become a committee of Littleborough Civic Trust once that body had adopted a new constitution to become a CIO


  1. An application for grant funds to renovate the Canal Boat from Crook Hill Community Trust had been submitted and acknowledged .  A decision will be made on 4th April 2016


  1. There has been no further progress by Rochdale MBC with the suggested development which will include a small marina.  The closing date for expressions of interest was 30th May 2016.


  1. Bob Furnell continues to raise funds for the canalside café at Ealees. The land was to be used by Galliford-Try while they carried out work for the Environment Agency but they had no interest in acquiring it long term


  1. The group will be represented at the C & RT Pennine Waterways Forum to be held on 27th April 2016.  Items for discussion had to be submitted by 1st April 2016 in order to be included on the agenda.


  1. The group are looking for a canvass to protect the Boat about 30ft x 12ft. Enquiries will be made.


  1. The dates of the next meetings are

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Tuesday 21st June 2016


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