Re: Barnoldswick Forces Memorial Gardens

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Re: Barnoldswick Forces Memorial Gardens

Post by David Whipp » 27 Jul 2014, 13:30

It was due to dock on 23rd... (slow boats from China and all that). Once it's with the contractors, they'll be back on site to complete the work.

Met with John Broughton again last week, together with council staff, and reassured him of their being no impact on their family's property as a result of the new opening.

As it happens, there's an aerial photo on the office wall at their yard which shows the area before the garages were built. The steps at the southern end of the gardens, which are still in place, provided an access to and from the gardens onto Mosley Street...

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Post by Big Kev » 29 Jul 2014, 13:17

Seems odd they kicked up such a fuss if they knew a previous entrance already existed. Hopefully things will get moving again soon.
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Post by David Whipp » 29 Jul 2014, 17:46

Another local resident, who is keen to see the work got on with, has reported surveyors measuring the garage site at the back of the gardens...

Meanwhile, the Barnoldswick in Bloom group will be finalising planting plans for the new beds tomorrow evening.

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Post by Big Kev » 30 Jul 2014, 10:25

Good to see things moving "behind the scenes". Looking forward to completion, the current beds look very good at the moment.
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Post by David Whipp » 30 Jul 2014, 21:32

Much discussion at tonight's meeting about the planting scheme by Bloom volunteers; some work to do on drawing up a firm schedule for the new planting before seeking prices for a shipping order of plants to go in during September (hopefully).

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Post by Big Kev » 31 Jul 2014, 13:08

David Whipp wrote:Another local resident, who is keen to see the work got on with, has reported surveyors measuring the garage site at the back of the gardens...
A group of chaps, with industrial hedge trimmers, working on the greenery growing on the garages today.
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Re: Barnoldswick Forces Memorial Gardens

Post by David Whipp » 31 Jul 2014, 16:49

Thanks Kev.

That sounds like the work agreed on the ivy is going ahead.

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Post by Big Kev » 05 Aug 2014, 23:10

Noticed some new markings, on Mosley, Mosely, Mousley Street, near the new entrance today. Look like measurements for something. They could have been there a while but I've not been aware of them before.
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Post by David Whipp » 06 Aug 2014, 06:39

Will have a look round before going to the Beach.

PS I like the way you've covered the bases...

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Post by Big Kev » 14 Aug 2014, 14:21

Noticed the contractor's van here this afternoon. They've picked a lovely day for it, not!
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Post by Stanley » 15 Aug 2014, 04:47

It was a bit wet wasn't it!
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Post by Big Kev » 16 Aug 2014, 19:34

Word on the street is that all the materials are here and work starts up again on Thursday.
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Post by Stanley » 17 Aug 2014, 03:38

Good. Sooner this kerfuffle is over the better!
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Post by David Whipp » 17 Aug 2014, 18:07

Picked up an email on return from holiday inviting me to a site visit last Thursday afternoon... by the sound of it, I might have been otherwise occupied with my wellies...

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Post by Big Kev » 19 Aug 2014, 14:19

Measurements marked out on the wall today.
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Post by Big Kev » 03 Sep 2014, 18:39

There's been plenty going on while I've been away on my jollies. The demolition of the wall has started.
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Post by Big Kev » 04 Sep 2014, 18:11

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It's going to look great when it's finished. Initial issues with the curved steps look to have been resolved and the gates are away being shotblasted, galvanized and painted.
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Post by Big Kev » 04 Sep 2014, 20:32

The capping stones, under the railings, were going in this afternoon.
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Post by Big Kev » 09 Sep 2014, 06:43

Not much left to do now, it's going to look very nice.
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Post by David Whipp » 09 Sep 2014, 12:03

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Had a look at the work this morning; the gardens are set to look much better than they did!

Next stage is for Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteers to plant out the new beds...

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Post by Enfadado » 11 Sep 2014, 10:05

Recovering from serious surgery so not here to debate just a few questions for those who may know.
What has happened to all the Yorkshire stone that was removed from the front of the gardens?
What has happened to the WW11 Memorial gate, the Blind garden gate and plaque, are they coming back?
When is the Blind garden getting its facelift?
What is going to be done with the exposed brickwork and rough ground at the back access which has now created a step ladder effect onto the garages?
Why is the contractor leaving it open when there is still machinery, loose stones and unfinished, unsafe walling although that didn't seem to bother the kids who were in there at 9 pm last night paintballing?
That's all from me, not really up to much at the moment but I am concerned about the rough state of it at the moment.

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Post by David Whipp » 11 Sep 2014, 15:18

Hope you have a swift recovery Enfadado.

What has happened to all the Yorkshire stone that was removed from the front of the gardens?

Some has been reused to rebuild walls and create new walls in the Gardens - the concrete copings have gone to tip.

What has happened to the WW11 Memorial gate, the Blind garden gate and plaque, are they coming back?

The gates are currently being refurbished and will be refitted when the job is complete.

When is the Blind garden getting its facelift?

The garden for the blind refurbishment is being led by Barnoldswick in Bloom, with an emphasis on creating a Sensory Garden. The group raised over £1,000 towards the work by holding Duck Races during Barnoldswick Beach. The work will be carried out as a second phase and involve school children in the detailed planning and implementation. The aim is to complete work by next spring.

What is going to be done with the exposed brickwork and rough ground at the back access which has now created a step ladder effect onto the garages?

The remainder of the brick walls are to be replaced with railings to match those at the front, with a ground level wall built from recycled stone from elsewhere in the gardens.

Why is the contractor leaving it open when there is still machinery, loose stones and unfinished, unsafe walling although that didn't seem to bother the kids who were in there at 9 pm last night paintballing?

The contractor will be leaving the gardens in a safe state; any loose stone is behind a barrier (there's a lot less loose stone about than before the work began, and there are fewer hazards than before the work began).

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Post by Thomo » 11 Sep 2014, 15:58

There you are then. Questions answered in the manner of a true Barlicker.
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Post by Big Kev » 11 Sep 2014, 16:37

Enfadado wrote:although that didn't seem to bother the kids who were in there at 9 pm last night paintballing?
There didn't appear to be any sign of paintballing this morning. You sure they were paintballing?
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Re: Barnoldswick Forces Memorial Gardens

Post by David Whipp » 11 Sep 2014, 17:15

Big Kev wrote:
Enfadado wrote:although that didn't seem to bother the kids who were in there at 9 pm last night paintballing?
There didn't appear to be any sign of paintballing this morning. You sure they were paintballing?
I had a good look round this afternoon and didn't see any paint splashes. Mr Cock, who lives in the bungalow on the corner overlooking the gardens, didn't mention seeing anything.

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