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HALL TO BE CONVERTED INTO THREE HOMES
Hall – the former council building – will be converted into three
homes and 29 new houses will be developed on the land off Church Street.
The grade two listed building has stood empty since the council closed
the depot there a few years ago.
Jack Saul was given permission this week for the development which,
originally, was thought to include a new community centre to be managed
by Brierley Town Council.
planning spokesman said: “Officers have met with the Town Council
following the changed financial climate…which has meant that the
provision of a new on site community centre building would no longer be
the preferred option due to the lack of funding prospects to fund the
future on-going maintenance of the building.”
the developer will pay £100,000 to pay for new community facilities in
the area and £20,000 towards improving public open spaces nearby.
Mast Plan Gets Go-Ahead
50 METRE high mast which collects weather data is being installed in Brierley.
Empirical Investments was given permission to build the meteorological mast at
Ringstone Hill Farm, South moor Road. It will stay in place for one year.
mast will gather information on wind speed and direction and the data will be
used to consider the feasibility of a wind turbine at the site.
Burntwood Court Hotel and Burntwood Sports Ltd objected to the plan as they
were extremely concerned about any potential noise pollution generated by a
turbine. It also said that – due to being a wedding venue – the potential
turbine would affect the visual impact as it would appear of people’s
The council said: “A decision on the mast does not imply a similar decision
would be made on any subsequent application for a wind turbine. Each
application should be assessed on its merits.”
permission for the mast was granted on 6 March.
Quiz with the Wiz
top four places in this weeks quiz with the wiz went to Rachel Ward,
Steve Haigh, Terri Green and Jamie Norbury. The top ten positions after
six weeks are Steve Haigh, Terrie Green, Jodie Taylor, Rachel Ward,
Jamie Norbury, Jon McCauley, Malcolm Milburn, Tony Glew, Davina Mcloud,
and Ashley Jones. The competition is run over 10 weeks every Tuesday at
8pm and it is hoped to have a local charity presentation night in the
Three Horse Shoes once the 10 weeks is completed. The prizes have been
donated by Graham’s taxi and SL Trophies. For further details contact
the quizmaster Gary Hotchins on 01226 712096
will be a service on Sunday at 10.15am that will be taken by Mrs J
Steele. The welcoming steward will be Jean Rowley and Bob Jackie and
John Middleton will provide the flowers. On Thursday there will be a
Kleeneze cookery demonstration at 10am and the proceeds will be for the
Building fund. There is a karate club on Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm.
The Cheerleaders meet on a Tuesday from 5pm till 7. A bible study class
is held on a Thursday at 7pm in the medical centre on Church Drive.
next meeting of the pop in club will be on Thursday at 9.30am where
residents are invited to pop in for refreshments and a chat. The hostess
this week will be Jean Rowley.
of the Slimming World meet every Monday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the
Methodist Church Hall: Half stone award went to Susan Bailey and one and
a half stone award to Lesley Sullivan who also received her club 10
award along with Angela Connolly. Slimmer of the week was Janet Whyman
and slimmer of the month was Ken Whyman. The group lost a total of
will be healing in the sanctuary tomorrow (Friday) from 6pm till
6.45pm followed by an open circle. There will be a f demonstration of
mediumship on Sunday at 6pm that will be taken by Julie Knight from
Sheffield. Refreshments will
be served after both services.
Tuesday at 2pm there will be a special treats day with craft cards, bath
bomb salts and much more. To celebrate mother’s day on 18 March Paul
Somers will entertain the residents. There is a coffee morning every
Wednesday from 10.30am till 12 noon where everyone is invited to play
bingo and enjoy craft making. Birthday greetings go out this month to
Alice Stacey, Doug Rowe, Flo Cook and Doreen Rudkin.
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