March 2018

posted 24 Sept 2019, 03:25 by Gill Morrell   [ updated 30 Sept 2019, 07:47 ]

Committee Meeting – 20th March 2018


Present:           Barbara Brown

                        Heidi Jepson

Val Johnston
Gill Morrell
Irene Pope

                        Lesley Tierney


Apologies:       Pat Tough



Copy:              Gwen Mann


·         Minutes of Previous Meeting

Minutes ok to be published on website.                                                                GM

Matters arising from last meeting – Walter Duckworth owns the quarry.
Shawfield Stones – gates need looking at.


·         Secretary’s Report

48 members up to now.

·         Treasurer’s Report

£425 taken in membership fees, £11 raffles and £10 key.  Spent £100 affiliation fee and £40 sandwiches for AGM.  In credit this year by £306.

·         Website

62 hits in the last month, 55 UK, 4 USA, 1 Germany, 1 Mexico and 1 Somalia.

·         Rochdale Rights of Way

Northdene Drive – Pat, Irene and Gill went to meet with Trevor Mayne of Rochbury Close.  It was a very good meeting and they explained that nothing was going to change.

Following Julie Simpson’s comments, Irene had written to Mark Weston at BHS about the legalities of riding on a footpath.  No response to date.

Pat had received a letter from Julie Simpson asking for a meeting on 4th April at Green Lane, BB, IP and PT are going to go.

Nigel Morrell had spoken to Julie Simpson about the gateway at Black Dad Farm and she agrees that it needs work doing as soon as possible.  Jonathan Cryer is going to do the work.


·         Bury Rights of Way

Barratt Houses are building 273 houses on the old Tetrosyl site. IP has spoken to David Chadwick because the bridleway is labelled incorrectly as a BOAT.

IP reported that there is a ditch blocked on the “Drains” at Cobb House Nabb and its overflowing onto the bridleway.  IP has emailed Lancashire Council, no response but she will follow up.                                                                                                             IP

IP and LT attended the Federation Meeting – not many people were there, IP gave a brief update on the meeting.


26th Mar – Nicky Marr ex mounted policewoman and police horse trainer.  Doesn’t need any equipment

Andrew Kelly is speaking on 30th April – 2026 and all that!  Will talk about the importance of 2026 and the definitive map.

May is the rendezvous ride

July – quiz

9th Sept – Treasure Hunt

·         Rendezvous Ride

Put posters up in livery yards.

Refreshments – Heidi will visit the Company Shop to see what they have,

Lord Lieutenant of Manchester is presenting the rosettes.  As its BHS Ride UK Month, they will provide us with platinum rosettes.

·         Any Other Business

IP is going to write a newsletter to send out to all members.


Next Meeting

Tuesday, 24th April.