Minutes from the January 2010 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 4th January 2010.

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Summary of Minutes - Monday 4th January 2010

New Parish Councillor

Eaton Bray Parish Council is pleased to have co-opted Mr. Gordon Johns onto the Parish Council.

Skate & Ride Area

The Skate & Ride area is being well used by all ages. The Parish Council are awaiting the fitting of the final benches (weather permitting!). The Parish Council wishes reiterate to all users of the facility that adequate safety equipment must be worn at all times (head/arm/leg protection).

PC Viv Dady attended the meeting. There have been eight recorded crimes for the month and 4 recorded road traffic incidents.

Central Bedfordshire Representative/s

Ward Cllr Ken Janes attended the meeting. He expressed his disappointment at the outcome of the last Parish Council Meeting and reiterated that there were no technical planning arguments for the application to be refused. He wished to remind all electors that he represents all parishioners; however in a vote for planning there would need to be solid planning arguments to be able to vote against such. The residents views were noted at the Development Management Committee (Planning) at Central Bedfordshire Council, however on the evidence supplied there was no reason for this application to be refused.

The Parish Council thanked Cllr Janes for coming to the meeting and explaining in more detail the reasons surrounding this application.


  • Dog Bins - the Clerk informed the Parish Council of issues regarding to the emptying of the new dog hygiene bins within the parish. Some are full to overflowing. Central Bedfordshire Council has been informed of this urgent matter.
  • Streetlights faults with a number of streetlights are being reported to Central Bedfordshire Council.
  • Coffee Tavern it was reported that the Coffee Tavern now has a stair lift.

Next Council Meeting

Monday 1st February 2010, 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern.

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