Minutes from the December 2012 meeting of the Eaton Bray Parish Council.
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Eaton Bray Parish Council

Minutes of 3rd December 2012

Below is a summary of the minutes of the Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting of 3rd December 2012.

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Summary of Minutes - Monday 3rd December 2012

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There is a vacancy for Parish Councillor 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 Beds Representative (CBC)

  • Council Tax Reform: Following a consultation on the Local Council Tax Support Scheme for Central Beds, the draft scheme is to be presented to the Executive on 08/01/2013. CBC received nearly 1,700 responses to the consultation which ended on 14/11/2012. The new scheme will be implemented from 01/04/2013.
  • Superfast Broadband: CBC is considering the implementation of superfast broadband across Central Beds. Approx. 1.8m of public sector funding has been secured for this project.
  • Ash dieback: CBC asks people to be aware of this problem and to keep a check on any Ash trees they may have. People are advised not to include Ash tree leaves or branches in their garden waste collection for the time being. The situation in this area is being constantly monitored.
  • Residents are advised to check the CBC website for Christmas bin collection dates.

EB Lions/The Rye Ground

The Planning Committee at Central Beds Council have approved the planning application for the proposed training pitch in The Rye. The Parish Council have agreed that once the 106 document has been received from CBC, a draft Lease will be drawn up to include the items from the planning consent and the 106 agreement. Once complete the draft lease will then be made available to comment; after which other concerns and issues would be considered. Full details of this application can be found on the CBC website: CB/12/01812.

Brass Band

The Parish Council have once again organised for the Brass Band to visit the village for an evening of Christmas music. The band will be playing on Friday 21 December 2012, at two locations, Medley Close/Three Corners & Market Square/White Horse from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. A wonderful way to celebrate Christmas in the parish!


The final planting of spring bulbs by the Eaton Bray Bloomers has now been completed. The half-barrel planters for the village shops/facilities are nearing completion. The council wished to express thanks to all those that have volunteered in this work; with a special mention to Cllr. Coulter for his continued work is the beautifying of the village.

Next Council Meeting

Monday 7th January 2013, 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern.

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