Minutes from the April 2008 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 7th April 2008.

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Summary of Minutes - Monday 7th April 2008

Public Open Forum

Concerns were raised regarding the state of the Parish roads and the Parish Council confirmed they are aware of the problems and are bringing issues raised to the attention of Bedfordshire Highways. Also issues were raised concerning airport expansion/new flight paths with the Parish Council confirming they are looking into this. Concerns were raised regarding dog fowling in the Parish, the Parish Council agreeing to look into the purchasing of additional Dog Hygiene Bins (i.e. for Holmans Field, Market Square, The Meads), but also wishing to highlight to dog owners that it is ďan offence not to clear up after your dogĒ.

Signing of Minutes

It was agreed to accept the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on the 3rd March 2008.

District and County Representatives

District Cllr Janes reported that he had received correspondence from residents regarding rubbish at the Chiltern View Site, confirming that it is managed by Bedfordshire County Council. The Parish Council asked District Cllr Janes to contact Beds County Council requesting they take on their responsibility for the site.

Police Representatives

PC Viv Dady presented crime statistics for the month of March:
10 recorded crimes/incidents and 1 harassment warning given.

Reporting a Crime: Letís make our neighbourhood safer, together, report a crime on:
Local: Leighton Buzzard Police Station 01582 473418/All crimes: General Assistance 01234 841212

GP Report and Signing of Minutes

It was agreed to accept the minutes of the General Purposes Working Group held on the 13th March 2008.

Standing Orders

The Parish Council Standing Orders were agreed and adopted.

Church Roof Fund

The Parish Council are to make a DONATION TO THE CHURCH ROOF FUND OF £100.


The problems being experienced with blocked drains in the village are being reported to the relevant authority.


The Clerk requested items for the Annual Parish Meeting Agenda by Friday 25th April 2008.

Visit from Andrew Selous MP

Andrew Selous MP is planning to hold a surgery in Eaton Bray Parish on Friday, 18th July 2008 from 11:30am-12noon at The Coffee Tavern. He hopes to meet as many constituents as possible.

Next Council Meetings

Annual Parish Meeting: Tuesday 6th May 2008, 7:30pm at The Coffee Tavern

Monthly Parish Council Meeting: Wednesday 7th May 2008. 7:30pm at The Coffee Tavern

The Parish Clerk can be contacted using the details shown on the Eaton Bray Parish Council home page.