Minutes from the July 2006 meeting of the Eaton Bray Parish Council.
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Eaton Bray Parish Council

Below is a summary of the minutes of the Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting of 3rd July 2006.

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Summary of Minutes - Monday 3rd July 2006

Chilterns AONB Grant - Village Signpost

The Parish Council has received an offer of a grant, which will now be claimed, to go towards the cost of a Traditional Signpost, it will show points of interest around the village.

Traffic Calming

All Councillors were reminded of the open meeting on Thursday 6th July.

New Byelaws

There has been no response from Defra regarding the letter sent by the council asking for clarification on the 12 week advertising period.

Coffee Tavern

Letter from Fire and Rescue Service 11-5-06

Stair lift not appropriate in such a confined space.

The Luton and Beds Company who carry out the annual testing to be asked-:

  • For Annual Test Certificates.
  • If they are able to carry out PAT tests on small electrical equipment at the same time as their annual inspection.


Cllr Pearson and the Clerk have drawn up a specification; once approved the specification should be sent out as a matter of urgency.

Chimney Flashing

The proposal was made to ask a reputable builder to put up scaffolding and give an estimate for the work required, if this was considered reasonable the go ahead should be given. Agreed.

So that the work can begin as soon as possible it was proposed, 'To effect speedy repairs to the Coffee Tavern the Parish Council resolve to give a grant for the full cost of the repairs and decoration to the Coffee Tavern'. Agreed unanimously.

GP Committee Report

Mill End Ransom Strip

Clerk to contact contractor concerning upkeep of the area.

Letter to be sent to residents to explain; item has been researched and the area is a walkway and it is a designated legal requirement that it should be kept clear at all times.

Conservation Area

Fence near bridge and mesh on bridge in need of repair. Contractors to be asked for quote.

Children’s Play Equipment

Handyman will finish painting equipment in School Lane by end of July, will then start at the Rye.

A new quote received from Wicksteed to complete the repairs as advised by ROSPA. It was proposed that the council should accept the quote and instruct Wicksteed to proceed as documented.

Carried Unanimously.

Other Matters Arising


There was a general discussion about the condition of the Bower Lane Cemetery.

The Clerk is to attend a Burial Ground Management Course.

Cllrs. to visit to inspect work carried out on extension and condition of the cemetery.

Draining of Football Pitch

It was agreed that the Sports and Social Club could proceed with the drainage of the pitch.

Signing of Annual Accounts for Year to March 31st 2006

It was proposed that the Council accept the annual return and authorise the chairman to sign.

Carried 5 votes for 1 against.

The chairman signed the accounts.


There were no objections to the following Planning Applications:

  • SB-TP-06-0669 Roebuck Garage
  • SB-TP-06-0624 Springfield
  • SB-TP-06-0606 15 Greenways
  • SB-TP-06-0582 5 Bower Close

Next Council Meeting

Monday 4th September 2006, 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern.