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Title: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on June 01, 2013, 08:03:47 pm
What a transformation....the gardens look really nice...it will look even better when the hanging baskets are in full bloom, also good foreward thinking putting the bark chippings down for low maintenance,well done to the town council.  ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: John on June 03, 2013, 09:14:05 pm
Sorry pub gossip over the weekend. Are they going to get rid of the Featherstone flagpole?


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on June 04, 2013, 08:35:26 pm
The flagpole is staying put John,they are going to install a pit tub and fill it with flowers....which I think will be a nice touch. ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on June 09, 2013, 06:48:00 pm
The pit tub is in place...and I must say it looks fantastic ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Kim685 on June 10, 2013, 10:07:24 am
Going to look fab once it's complete with hanging baskets and troughs on wall. Just hope it's maintained regular and the local yobs leave it alone :)


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: yetion1 on June 10, 2013, 08:40:18 pm
An honest comment is oh dear what a mess!
No objections to any memorial that improves the town. If it had been placed in the next flower bed it would have enhanced what is already there a whole lot better. We now have 3 items crammed in to a small space. Not only that we now have a coal bucket ladder to climb on to the finger sign boards. How long until the signs point the wrong way, like the ones in Station Lane that have been ignored for years. How long until one day all the visitors are sent to Girnhell? It appears from the outside that someone wants to have their item in front of anything else regardless.
The 6 drunken teenagers stood in the bucket on Friday night pretending they were on a roller coaster was very funny. Hope it wasnít them that caused the mini bus and motor bike crash at the junction that of course is perfectly safe. ::)

In answer to the getting rid of the flag pole it appears something has been going on if you read back on what you can now see of the Featherstone Town Council minutes. This is the last entry. Thought the pole went up in 2008?

 ďMINUTES OF AN ORDINARY MEETING OF FEATHERSTONE TOWN COUNCIL HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, OLD TOWN HALL, FEATHERSTONE ON 13th MARCH 2013 AT 7PM.
 243/13 LEADER OF THE TOWN COUNCILíS REPORT
The Leader advised that the organisation for the Minerís Tub installation is well under way and WMDC Streetscene has agreed to remove the large tree in the flower bed on Girnhill Lane. He was very concerned about a press article regarding Leeds Council and Otley Town flag pole which had fallen due to lack of maintenance on a pushchair injuring a child. He had advised WMDC of this especially highlight the flag pole in the flower beds were the Minerís Tub is to be installed which had been there for 10 years but no-one knows who placed it there.Ē


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on June 29, 2013, 02:09:10 pm
The garden is looking really nice now all the planting is done...much nicer to look at than it was before. ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on July 02, 2013, 09:01:16 pm
So you don't think it looks nice then ?


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: yetion1 on July 02, 2013, 09:13:03 pm
To repeat, "Suppose that depends on your point of view".  ::)
The war memorial garden looks nice yet they are free. ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on July 10, 2013, 07:41:36 pm
Can't make my mind up whether the flag-pole looks out of place or not now :-\


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Paul on July 12, 2013, 07:39:18 pm
From what I can read so far it appears that it could be an intention to demolish the War Memorial Gardens and The Flag pole at the bottom of the lane.
Is it me or has Featherstone politics gone mad? Is there a reason that the two planters in front of Bargain Booze been abandoned? Who is responsible for them?


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: yetion1 on July 12, 2013, 08:32:16 pm
Well after the incorrect WMDC dating on the report requested by Featherstone TC for the flagpole one can only assume the Featherstone Flag pole has about as much life in it as Lister Baths or the Girnhell Estate. Shame. :(


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: yetion1 on July 15, 2013, 08:31:19 pm
Looks like the tubs outside Bargain Booze are tarnished because they had a Featherstone Town Logo on them. The Town Council then was not Labour. Sad....... ::)
Looks like they are left to rot until un-safe and another front page....... ::)


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: yetion1 on August 06, 2013, 08:13:57 pm
Rumor and gossip, a figure of £10,000 pounds is being battered about as the cost of the coal tub at the bottom of the lane. Surely this is wrong?


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Kim685 on August 08, 2013, 08:38:57 pm
The 120 year commemoration of the Featherstone MASSACRE takes place on Saturday 7th of September, when the pit tub at the bottom of Station Lane will be dedicated to the memory of the two Miners shot by the army in 1893. ALL welcome. The pit tub is an original 1890 tub and came from the mining museum. Obviously the wood has been replaced.

Please....no sarky or political comments!


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: yetion1 on August 09, 2013, 08:34:18 pm
Good information Kim.  ;D
No sarky intended nor political comment, but ironic you post this, now.
Did the National coal mining Museum charge £10,000.00 for the tub? Have to ask as a rate payer with increased council tax bill. Have to ask in comparison as many people are only just discovering that the Featherstone War Memorial Gardens cost them as tax payers or any payers £0.00.


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on August 10, 2013, 09:38:24 pm
Right folks...I've been asked to clear this pit tub story up...so here goes,it was paid for via  the wmdc community chest by way of a grant to the Featherstone history group,the town council are now seeking funding to have the garden lit up this Christmas,hope this has thrown a bit of light on things  ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Kim685 on August 11, 2013, 12:18:03 am
Right folks...I've been asked to clear this pit tub story up...so here goes,it was paid for via  the wmdc community chest by way of a grant to the Featherstone history group,the town council are now seeking funding to have the garden lit up this Christmas,hope this has thrown a bit of light on things  ;D

Thank you :)


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on August 11, 2013, 01:04:30 pm
Forgot to add...the concrete plinth...the tub...and fitting was just over £1000  ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Kim685 on August 11, 2013, 10:48:16 pm
Love the new Welcome sign  ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on August 12, 2013, 11:09:06 am
Me too Kim...its a nice touch  ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: yetion1 on August 14, 2013, 08:13:30 pm
Right folks...I've been asked to clear this pit tub story up...so here goes,it was paid for via  the wmdc community chest by way of a grant to the Featherstone history group,the town council are now seeking funding to have the garden lit up this Christmas,hope this has thrown a bit of light on things  ;D

Thank you for the information Forkhandles, the tub must have cost less than £999.99 then?
Is the history group the one that meets in the library with Mr Dransfield and Mr Lumb?
 ;D


Title: Re: Gardens at bottom of the lane.
Post by: Forkhandles on August 23, 2013, 09:19:39 pm
I only know of one local history group...and havn't seen anyone to ask if its the one I know of... but will try to find out ;D