Minutes from the May 2005 meeting of the Eaton Bray Parish Council.
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Eaton Bray Parish Council

Below is a summary of the minutes of the Annual Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting of 10th May 2005.

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Summary of Minutes - Tuesday 10th May 2005

Chairman's Comments

Residents informed the P.C. of problems arising with the youths from the Billington traveller site. These include threatening behaviour and physical assault. Unwins off-licence are also experiencing similar problems.

Cllr Marriage read to the Cllrs a report from PC Nev. Johnson which details 53 crimes being reported within the village between 10-Jan-05 and 09-May-05. These include burglary, theft, criminal damage, offences against a person (assaults). PC Johnson states that he has been taken aback by these figures and is currently interrogating these with a view to identifying solutions.

The residents were advised that they should not hesitate to call 999 if problems keep arising and are of an emergency nature. Other contact numbers are PC Johnson mobile, 077 6817 7719, office number 01582 473 409 or the call handling centre 01234 841 212.

The P.C. agreed that the Clerk should write to MP Selous and Chief of Bedfordshire Police, Paul Hancock informing them of the serious incidents being experienced within the village.

Matters Arising

The Rye - Traffic sensors

The Clerk has chased the Police for a response concerning monitoring dates. A response to Cllr Beal states that speed checks will be carried out.

Youth Club

Cllr Beal reported that around £75 worth of tuck has been stolen from the Coffee Tavern. This has been reported to the Police. It appears that unknown persons have been gaining entry into the premises and breaking into the stock cupboard. G.P. Committee to discuss security measures.

Report from the G.P. Committee Meeting - 14-April-05

A diagram has been completed for a height barrier to be installed at The Rye car park. Cllr Bagni proposed that subject to costs being within the Councils restraints, a barrier should be installed, seconded by Cllr Marriage, unanimous. Diagram to be finalised and sent through with details of manufacturers to the Clerk for tendering.


Village Hall

Cllr Marriage reported that the A.G.M. will be held by 16-May-05 which all residents are invited to attend. Phase 2 of the project will be funded entirely by the village hall and it's fundraising.

Next Council Meeting

Monday 6th June 2005, 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern.