Minutes from the October 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 October 2010.

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Summary of Minutes - Monday 4th October 2010

Vacancy For Parish Councillor

There are vacancies for Parish Councillors on Eaton Bray Parish Council. If you are interested in joining the council please contact the Parish Clerk or visit our website for more details.

Central Bedfordshire Representative/s

Ward Cllr Marion Mustoe attended the meeting. The Parish Council was informed that the new application for the Five Bells development would be going to committee on the 13th October next. The Parish Council, once again, asked Cllr Mustoe to act on their behalf and raised with the committee the Parish Councilís concerns and decision for a recommended refusal.

Police Report

There were 6 recorded crimes within Eaton Bray Parish for September.

Be Aware: Reporting of crimes - Once again the police wished to remind all residents to call the police, when encountering an incident/see something suspicious, at any time of day. Trying to obtain as much detail as possible to aid the police in their investigations.

Miscellaneous Items

  • Cemetery: The Parish Council looking into reviewing the current Memorial Regulations/Costs, which were agreed by the council in May 2007.
  • School Lane Parking Issues: The council have received complaints regarding a number of parents dropping/collecting children from the school who are parking in such a poor way that they are blocking residentsí drives. The Parish Council wish to remind all parents/carers when dropping/collecting children from school to park/drive with due care and attention.
  • Recreation Ground Improvements: The Parish Council are in the process of obtaining quotes/designs for suitable play equipment for the parish recreation ground. In addition, the council are looking into a suitable position/access point for a pedestrian access to the School Lane Recreation Ground Car Park.
  • Allotments: All allotment tenancy renewal letters for the 2010-2011 season have been sent out to all tenants; payments being forwarded to the Parish Clerk.
  • Japanese Knotweed: Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species of riverside plant in Britain and it spreads very quickly, preventing native vegetation from growing. Knotweed has been found growing along parts of the River Ouzel and the Parish Council asks those residents who have it growing within their property boundary to take care when removing this plant. Just cutting back the plant will not remove the problem but cause very small fragments of its stems to produce fresh new plants, spreading the problem. For more information or advice on this matter please contact the Environment Agency on email [email protected] or by phone on 08708 506 506.

Next Council Meeting

Monday 1st November 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.