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For 2016’s Christmas lights we would like you draw a scene showing stickmen engaging in a Christmas activity. You can be as imaginative or as crazy as you like. We like both traditional and humorous designs.  

Draw your design on the application found here. The easiest designs for us to copy use simple coloured lines so try and avoid colouring in sections. Our favourite 8 designs will be made up on giant steel frames and erected on Peel Street for the switch-on on Saturday December the 3rd. The designs need to be handed in at Marsden Library by Saturday the 12th of November or can be emailed to us at marsden.community.association@gmail.com.  The competition is open to all ages – children and adults alike.

On Saturday the 1st of October we held a fund-raising quiz in the Marsden Mechanics hall. The event was a sell out with the Mechanics packed and twenty teams involved. The event raised a huge £922  towards this years Christmas lights. The money will be spent on illuminating the trees by the river Colne and on light features to run down Peel Street.

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Our next meeting is going to be held on Tuesday 30th August at 8pm. We plan to meet at the Marsden Liberal Club (although if there is an event on there, we will decamp to The New Inn).

Up for discussion at this meeting are:

  • Progress with the community shed project
  • Plans for a fundraising quiz
  • The ale trail

Please come along if you would like to get involved, or just to see what the meetings are about – there is no pressure to take any responsibility for topics being discussed if you do attend (although this is also welcome!), but we would love to hear from more members of the Marsden community, so come and have your say!

Our Annual General Meeting is to be held this Monday from 8pm to 9pm in the Mechanics Hall meeting room.  We are looking for new committee members for 2015, especially a new secretary.  The MCA is a very relaxed group focussed on improving Marsden for the benefit of all.

Agenda

  • Minutes of the 2014 AGM
  • Treasurers Report
  • Chairmans Report
  • Election of Officers
  • Plans for 2016

Our next open meeting will be next week on the Monday the 14th of September at 8pm in the Liberal club. We will be throwing around ideas for the 2015 Christmas lights (my children are demanding some Minecraft based designs). There are also updates on our other projects and news on any new projects starting up.

The meetings are open to all Marsden residents and we warmly greet new volunteers, the meetings last 1.5 hours.

AGENDA

  • Ideas and planning for the 2015 Christmas lights
  • Progress on the Community storage shed
  • Autumn application to the Cuckoos Nest
  • Location of the remaining MCA notice board
  • Any other business

Here are this years committee meetings. They are open to all residents of Marsden. They will be held at 8pm at the Liberal Club. They are roughly every two months on the second monday of the month.

  • Monday the 9th of February
  • Monday the 13th of April
  • Monday the 8th of June
  • Monday the 14th of September
  • November (AGM) date to be decided.

You are more than welcome to attend, we usually discuss what we have done since the last meeting, what we are doing in the next two months and any other matters arising.

The government is holding a public consutlation regarding the Northern and TransPennine rail franchises –

Manchester Piccadilly railway station on 3 July 2014 at 4pm.

Leeds railway station on 9 July 2014 at 4pm.

“The North of England has a population of 15 million and accounts for around 25% of the national economy. Rail has a major role to play in helping the North of England meet its economic potential. By connecting the North of England’s major centres, supporting commuters and businesses, and reflecting the needs of social and leisure markets, the railway supports the wider economic prosperity of the region. It also provides an important link to Scotland.

More and more passengers are using the railways in the North of England, and the recent increases in journey numbers are forecast to continue. Combined with the major investment in railway infrastructure undertaken by Network Rail, the forthcoming re-letting of the Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises represents a significant opportunity to transform rail travel for the increasing number of passengers in the North of England. 

The two franchises need to be affordable to the taxpayer, as well as offer value for money to the fare paying passenger. So the challenge is to best match the available resources to the journeys passenger want to make, whilst identifying opportunities to make services more attractive. Innovation and partnership working will also be vital in making the improvements to service levels and facilities that passengers want to see.

This consultation document is therefore seeking views on how best to balance our aspiration for a railway that supports the expected growth and delivers the economic benefits it is capable of, whilst at the same time being an affordable proposition with focused and targeted use of resources. We welcome your views.”

Consultation document –

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/320806/northern-transpennine-consultation.pdf

Full Details of the consultation –

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-of-northern-and-transpennine-express-rail-franchises

 

AGM2013

A4Agm2013

Hi, If you are a resident of Marsden then this is for you. It doesn’t take long,
( Quickest A.G.M. in the Valley ), and you could be on your way to help make the changes you want in Marsden. See you there.

A4Agm2011

Clicking on, A4Agm2011, above coloured blue will download a copy to your computer.

The 2011 Census takes place on March 27th.  There will be several local jobs available as they employ 35,000 temporary part time and full time people.  From their website we see there is work available in Marsden.

www.censusjobs.co.uk

Census Collectors Contact householders to collect completed census questionnaires and assist where required. The roles would be ideal for retired or semi-retired staff, returners to work, students or anyone looking for a short term income boost.

Apply via the above official website.