Minutes from the December 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 1st December 2008.

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Summary of Minutes - Monday 1st December 2008

Public Open Forum

Concerns were raised with regards to the parishes Neighbourhood Watch, that there is a need for more residents to join the scheme; currently only 11 roads in Eaton Bray are registered with the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. The Parish Council agreed to support the Neighbourhood Watch believing it to be a vital support for the police and for residents to become more involved. The Parish Council agreed to look into this further.

Policing Within The Parish

PCSO Joanne Glen attended the meeting and confirmed that she and PC Viv Dady had been visiting Parishes last weekend. It was reported that there has been an increase in distraction burglaries recently and that the police are looking into this.

Donation To The Parish Council From St Mary’s Village Carnival

It was agreed to the purchase of daffodil bulbs from the money kindly donated to the Parish Council from the St Mary’s Village Carnival; which will be planted in/around the parish.

Bower Lane Cemetery

Due to a recent enquiry to the Parish Council on the scattering of ashes; the Parish Council confirmed that the general scattering of ashes is prohibitive at the Cemetery. The Parish Council have agreed to the following: (i) if the wishes of the family are to scatter on a family grave, the turf/stones needs to be pulled back/lifted to allow the ashes to be scattered and then reset in original place (ii) the ashes can be buried in an old family grave, if the previous burial was a full burial; however approval would have to be obtained by the Parish Council (iii)the ashes are interred within the new section of the cemetery. In all cases Cemetery costs will apply.

Village Gateways

The Clerk updated the Parish Council on the damaged Bower Lane Gateway. The insurance company have confirmed that the paperwork is currently being processed.

Clerk Report

"Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) the Parish Council is required to routinely and proactively provide information to the public. Information can be viewed on the Parish Council Website or alternatively by applying to the Parish Clerk."

Next Council Meeting

Monday 5th January 2009, 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern.

The Clerk requests items for the next Agenda by Tuesday 23rd December 2008.

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