Eaton Bray Parish Council
Minutes of 4th February 2013
Below is a summary of the minutes of the Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting of 4th February 2013.
A full version can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF):
Summary of Minutes - Monday 4th February 2013
Central Beds Representative (CBC)
- CBC Budget 2013-2014: CBC share of council tax frozen for third year.
- Community Games funding available for 2013; grants of up to £250 are available for communities in Bedfordshire to hold community games between March-September 2013; for details call Team Beds & Luton (tB&L) 01582 813767 or visit www.teambedsandluton.co.uk/.../the-tb-l-2008-urban-games
- Gypsy & Traveller Local Plan; local residents are being asked to give their views of CBC's Gypsy & Traveller plan, to have your say visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/.../Form_tcm6-34399.pdf
There was no representative from the police in attendance however a crime report was forwarded to the Parish Council from Leighton Buzzard Police stating: 5 reported crimes from 2nd January-1st February 2013; 1x theft from motor vehicle, 3x burglary in dwelling, 1x criminal damage.
In addition there were 2 reported incidents of anti-social behaviour.
Council Meeting - Public Open Sessions
The Parish Council have always aimed for good practice in making time at each full council meeting for a public session, i.e. an opportunity for members of the public to raise issues or comment on items. The public session is not part of the parish council meeting. Matters raised in the public sessions may be put on a future agenda for council discussion if proposed. The council agree that if a point is raised for which the council can give a clear answer on fact, then they may do so; however residents need to be made aware that it is not a discussion/debating session. Points raised can be recommended by the council for an agenda item and individuals are advised to write in to the council with matters to be looked into.
Due to the new Diamond Jubilee village sign now positioned on Market Square, the council have agreed to refurbish the old Festival of Britain sign also on Market Square and re-locate it to Moor End (triangle), giving Eaton Bray a large village sign in two areas of the village.
Dog Hygiene Bin
The old broken dog hygiene bin on Market Square has now been removed and its replacement has been fitted at the corner/entrance to The Comp.
Next Council Meeting
Monday 4th March 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.