Feb Thursday 6 2014
This evening three team representatives attended the quarterly meeting of our regional representative mountain rescue organisation, namely the MPSRO (Mid Pennine Search and Rescue Organisation)
Held at the usual and long established venue of Rossendale and Pendle MRTs Base / Headquarters on Clegg Street, Haslingden, the meeting attracted Team Officers and interested members from all the constituent member teams of the MPSRO; namely Bolton MRT, Bowland Pennine MRT, Calder Valley SRT, Holme Valley MRT, Rossendale and Pendle MRT, with CRO tending their apologies.
Attending from our team were our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE, (Who has been attending these meetings continually since circa 1984/5!) Elaine Gilliland in her capacity as MPSRO Training Officer and MPSRO representative to the MREW Training Sub Committtee, and our Equipment Officer (Water) John Fletcher, in the capacity of reporting on the activities of the MREW Water Sub Committee.
Team Leaders were also present from Bowland Pennine MRT; Phil O’Brien MBE and Holme Valley MRT; Gillian Howarth, all under the Chairmanship of Keith Gillies (BPMRT and MREW Assistant Secretary / MREW Secretary Elect)
A full agenda took place, with many new developments and directions for national mountain rescue discussed, alongside the more usual issues of training, team activities and call outs of note, communications and liaison with others.
The next MPSRO meeting is scheduled for Thursday 8th May 2014 at the same venue, which is also the MPSRO AGM, to which an open invitation is made to any interested team members from all the MRTs that make up the MPSRO, alongside the usual attendees of Team and MPSRO Officers who normally attend.