Parish Council Meeting Notes – April 2014

PC Nick Moore gave his police report for the preceding month; it consisted of offences regarding criminal damage (domestic) and theft of house keys. Several ASB notices had been served they included malicious media messages, bullying via the social media, party drinking and a noisy house party in Primrose Avenue.

The yellow lines outside the One Stop had faded and vehicles were parking illegally.  It was decided that because of the imminent road works to leave this in abeyance.

Councillor Lee Allen said that the Village Fun Day would be held on 17 May and any help would be greatly appreciated.

The street lights that had been reported previously had not been repaired and the Clerk was asked to write to the relevant department asking that they be repaired as soon as possible.

It was reported by Councillor Geoff Beadle that the speeding traffic was being monitored and 39% of traffic in the Hollybush area and 38% in the Jessop Way area was being registered as going above the speed limit for that area.

The War Memorial Trust was being contacted regarding safety railing at the Village War Memorial.

The Planning Department had turned down the applications for Pool Lane and Kents Green both in Winterley.

The grids were to be inspected to alleviate the problem of flooding as most of the grids were overgrown with weeds and debris.

The North West in Bloom had invited the the Parish Council to enter the “Its Your Neighbourhood” competition for 2014.  It was decided that Orchard Court, Crosslands, Walker Close and Mere Close be entered again this year.

It was decided to move the football goalposts on the playing field away from the Gutterscoft Centre because the footballs keep being kicked over the fence. The existing pitch would be filled in and re-turfed and a new pitch would be put in place.

A search for a band for Remembrance Sunday is underway as the one we have had for many years had disbanded.  Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Councillor D Farrall