The parish council meeting for April was held on Thursday 11th April 2013 with the parish clerk, seven parish councillors and one member of the public in attendance.
Best Kept Village
As previously mentioned, we have entered this year’s competition and once again we would ask for the support of all residents to make sure that our village is looking at it’s best. The parish council will do what they can but your help is vital in keeping litter at bay.
BBC has confirmed that ownership of the pond is being transferred to our village and the legal aspects of the transfer will be completed shortly. We shall try to ensure that, as the centre of the village, the pond will be an attractive feature for the above competition.
Concern has been raised by a report that youths are using the park after dark to drink, take drugs and take dogs into the play area. This of course is unacceptable, especially and in view of the health and safety aspect in an area where young children are involved.
The ongoing saga of parking in School Road is still on the agenda and reference to inconsiderable and illegal parking. In other areas of the village this has also been highlighted. These matters have been referred the relevant authorities and enforcement officers will be taking the necessary action to deal with offenders.
The speed limits in both Church Road and School Road were discussed and representations are being made to the Highways Depts. to consider a further reduction to the present limits.
It has been reported that in a number of areas in the village where residents put out their waste sacks the night before collection day, foxes and other nocturnal creatures are tearing open the sacks, creating a great deal of litter. As this is seldom, if ever, cleared up by the refuge collectors, we would ask any person experiencing the problem to take some remedial action to alleviate the situation, this would be much appreciated.
The closing date for nominations has now passed and elections of the successful candidate will be announced shortly.
The second vacancy on the parish council has now been filled and we welcome our new councillor Mr Mark Allan.
In the light of some issues mentioned above, the parish council is considering cameras in strategic sites around the village to assist in the identification and apprehension of persons involved in illegal and anti-social behaviour.
The next meeting of the parish council will be on Thursday 9th May 2013 at 08:00 pm in the Commitee Room at the Village Hall. Members of the public are welcome - please come along.