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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Cromwell Bottom Wildlife Group

Meeting Held on October 12th 2011

Many thanks to those who attended the meeting, we have a new committee member in Mike Henshaw who's knowledge of the reserve will be invaluable to our group. Thanks to Mike for accepting the invitation. A special thanks also to Hugh for walking us through the process of setting out a constitution. We as a group have set out an interim constitution that will be ratified at the next meeting and will be held in place until a full A.G.M., where it can then be made permanent by the full membership. This will give us the means to start a membership list / bank account / fund raising etc without having to wait until March. My thanks to Lisa for taking the minutes and typing this up. Anyone wanting a copy if you could e-mail me at I will endeavour to send you one. A date has been set for the A.G.M. for the 21st of March 2012 venue to be announced at a later date, I hope you will all come along where we are hoping to have a slide show of members pictures and maybe some supper. The next meeting of the group will be on the 23rd of November at the adult learning centre in Brighouse ALL WELCOME please come along and show your support.


Graham Haigh

Cllr. Scott Benton - Inaugural Meeting of the Group

(21/9/11) This evening I attended a meeting to look into setting up a friends group for the Cromwell Bottom nature reserve in Brighouse. Cromwell Bottom is an area of outstanding beauty and the friends group would look to protect the diversity of wildlife in the area and enhance the reserve so that it can continue to be enjoyed by many people in the area.
The meeting was a success and an interim committee has now been set up which will look to work with the Council to preserve and promote the area. Anyone interested in joining the friends group should contact Mr Robin Dalton ( at Calderdale Council.

Cllr. Scott Benton


1 comment:

Steve Blacksmith said...

I welcome the friends group and offer my full support as far as I can by spreading the word through Halifax Scientific Society meetings, etc.
It really is probably the richest site in Calderdale for flora and fauna (the views are quite beautiful too, and unique in the valley). There is scope for more species to colonise or maybe even discover if they are already there.
One project could be to produce a species audit, based on the publications already written, of course.