Minutes from the September 2009 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 September 2009.

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Summary of Minutes - Monday 7th September 2009

Police Representative

PC Viv Dady and Police Sergeant Ian McBrearty attended the meeting. They confirmed they are in the process of installing a camera in the High Street. The police reassured residents that they are dealing with the issues arising from youths hanging around certain areas of the parish. The police reiterated the importance for residents to contact them when they see/hear anything improper.

Youth Club

The police confirmed that they have members of the parish who are interested in reforming the youth club and are in the process of going through checking procedures for these roles.


The Parish Council Meeting was attended by a large number of residents with concerns for a planning application and following a discussion of this application the Parish Council gave unanimous support in recommending the application be turned down. The Parish Council raised concerns with regards to the time limit put upon planning applications to be put before the Planning Committee. The Parish Council believe the timescales are too short and do not give Parish Councils time to look at and discuss planning applications in detail.

Central Bedfordshire Representatives

Central Bedfordshire Councillors, Cllr Ken Janes and Marion Mustoe attended the meeting. The Parish Clerk clarified to Cllr Janes that the Parish Council had supported Eaton Bray Lower School’s application for an additional classroom but had commented that they thought the design not being in keeping with the current building.

Refuse Collections

The Parish Council have received this response from Central Bedfordshire regarding fortnightly refuse collections (AWC): "...the issues of public health were thoroughly explored... Environmental health professionals generally agree that AWC does not pose a health risk provided householders take precautions... The introduction of AWC has been very successful...total amount of waste collected has reduced, increase in recycling has been very significant and the cost of waste management has been kept as low as possible."

Residents with concerns should contact Central Bedfordshire Council direct on 0300 300 4344.

School Lane Recreation Ground Improvements

The Parish Council reported that as the funding for the Skate & Ride project has been approved, they are now in the final stages of the project and currently going through the proposed designs/quotations for this facility. As soon as this process allows build will commence.

Bower Lane Cemetery

The ground under the back hedge has been cleared and seeded with grass, has grown very well and looks really good. Food has recently been found in the Cemetery ground; the throwing/eating of food in the cemetery is prohibited, the Parish Council are looking into the possibility installing a notice board for the cemetery to display ALL cemetery rules/regulations.

Next Council Meeting

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

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