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Minutes of the 148th meeting held 18th July 2017

Minutes of the 148th meeting held 18th July 2017 at Hare Hill House 7.30pm


Present: Ian Jackson; Julian Farnell; Barry Horner; Brian Holden

Those present were only aware of apologies from Keith Hallam and John Kay.

Minutes of the last meeting were discussed and used as agenda items for this meeting.


Littleborough Civic Trust

IJ advised those present that he is giving (on behalf of Littleborough Civic Trust) a presentation to Littleborough Archaeological and Historical Society on ‘The History of the Rochdale Canal in Littleborough: Thurs 10th August at Littleborough Railway Station; Platform 2.

This presentation was initially, and is essentially, for Littleborough Civic Trust, but as Littleborough Archaeological and Historical Society provided some of the information and photos, they requested the above presentation on the date given.


Durn Marina

No change. Those present suggested that this may now be an expired item for future meeting agendas until (or if) any developer appears.


Canal & River Trust

IJ informed the meeting of an event held by C&RT on 13th July, when various speakers presented forthcoming projects in the North West.

One of them was a funded project entitled Calder valley Rising, which included examining the potential feeders for Rochdale Canal; including the possibility of re-engineering the original feed from Hollingworth Lake to Summit.


Café Boat Scheme

The mooring application is still with C&RT, who have not yet replied. JF advised that as before, everything is in place to move on when all applications are completed and approved. He also stated that JFK now had all the details required to explore insurance. BH gave some examples of mooring fees etc.


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