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OSN E Newsletter OCTOBER 2008

OSN E Newsletter OCTOBER 2008

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E-newsletter from Blackpool Open Spaces Network.
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NEWS FROM THE BLACKPOOL OPEN SPACES NETWORK (OSN) FEDERATION 
OPEN SPACES E-NEWSLETTER 
 This is the 1
st
e-newsletter of the open spaces network
federation
and I hopeyou all find it to be a useful and informative e-newsletter. We will try to avoidattachments to enable those with dial up internet services to receive itquickly without having to download information. Please let us know what you think about this service. The e-newsletter will be timed to coincide with the quarterly meetings of theOSN federation. If you have any news or announcements to share with othermembers of the Network – please let SHARON have the information and it willbe included in the newsletter.
 FEEDBACK FROM THE MEETING HELD ON 7 
th 
JULY 2008 
 This inaugural meeting was attended by 9 member groups, Mark scrivens,Lisa Kersey,Ray Duffill, Heather McMurdo.Sharon opened the meeting by thanking everyone for coming and a specialwelcome to the mayor and mayoressApologies from Karen & Gary Pennington 
CONSTITUTION
 Sharon handed round a draft copy of the constitution for the osn fed. Withthe members present it was discussed at great length so that it was adaptedto suit our needs and it was agreed that the revised document would becirculated with the newsletter 2 weeks before the next meeting so thatmembers had a chance to view it. Brian Dougherty said he will make theagreed changes to the document.
 ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
 
CHAIR PERSON SHARON DAVEYVICE CHAIR GARY PRETTYSECRETARY PAM BRIGHTMAN
 
 TREASURER BRIAN DOUGHERTYCOMPACT LIASION REP BRIAN DOUGHERTY 
Honorary officers:
MIKE DANSON David slack AllotmentsKATH SMITH Bridge Farm Allotment SocietyDERRICK COOPER Oxford Square Allotments  The Mayor spoke to everyone about the importance of keeping our openspaces accessible to all and without groups such as us, Blackpool would bevery lacking in decent open spaces. This group the osn can only make things better because of its members andthe terrific job they do on there own areas whether it’s a park or allotment orany other open space and with the support and guidance of the council, wecan have more areas to be proud of.Especially with the green flag status now attached to 3 of Blackpool’s parks ita tremendous working partnership that goes on around the town with groupssuch as yourselves.She then went on to reminisce about Stanley Park being her play area as shegrew up. 
EVENTS PACK:
Sharon was asked about the new events pack and has it been circulated yetso she contacted Lisa Kersey who has promised to chase it up {1/10/08} 
IN MEMORY OF PAM BRIGHTMAN 1934-2008
May I take this opportunity on behalf of Gilbert and his family to thankeveryone for their kind messages and support.Pam will be sadly missed by all who knew her, her personality was larger thanlife.She was a fighter in all she supported especially the underdog. Pam wasrespected by all who knew her, even though she was seen by some as a bitabrasive and dare I say it rather bossy and she was never shy in expressingher opinion.However this is all superficial as her real character was warm, caring, kindand thoughtful.She always had good advice to hand out to those who needed it and alwayslistened to those who sought her out. She always made time for her friends. The osn federation was hers and Sharon’s pet project so that the councilwould work closer and support the views on matters concerning our owngroups especially with the insecurities surrounding surf.Pam believed that the osn fed would be an invaluable tool in Blackpool andwas supported in this by Mark Scrivens at the parks dept. There were nearly 100 people at the funeral of this great lady.Gone but never forgottenRest in peace Pam. 
 
NOMINATION FOR SECRETARY;
Nominations for anyone wishing to become secretary for the osn fed need tobe put forward to Sharon before the next meeting. 
FUND RAISING
It was decided at this meeting that we should have a raffle at each quarterlymeeting to help raise funds for the osn fed.So any donations of raffle goods would be much appreciated please bringthem on the night or let Sharon have them when you see her. Thanks. It was also decided by the membership to have a subscription fee of £5 peryear, to cover the cost of the newsletter and postage.
OPEN SPACES NETWORK on BLACKPOOL4ME 
Anyone wishing to put dates of events etc on the OSN Website or requiringany of their events to be filmed should contact Sharon Davey for this to bearranged.Please take some time to have look at the channel – it can be found bylogging in towww.blackpool4me.com – then through the ‘Browse’ option lookin the ‘Leisure’ section and the OSN pages can be found there.All of the events that groups have told us about will now appear on thewebsite.If you are able to have a browse at the channel – let us know what you thinkof it!If you have any photos or news from your group – please let Sharon havethem and they can be included on the site!
Any group wishing to have their own website based with blackpool4me should contactErika Shacklady on 01253 478736
 
NEXT MEETING:OSN Federation meeting: 30 
th 
October 2008 @ Stanley Park visitors centre 6.30-8pm  
OPEN SPACES – Announcements, News and Information  
NOVEMBER 
TH 
THE GRAND OPENING OF THE WOODLAND WALK IN DEVONSHIRE ROAD ROCK GARDENS FUNDED BY THE NATION LOTTERY HERITAGE BID.Joan Humble MP will be opening this event at 10.30am For more information please contact Gary pretty on 500321 
December 

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