Minutes from the April 2013 meeting of the Eaton Bray Parish Council.
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Eaton Bray Parish Council

Minutes of 8th April 2013

Below is a summary of the minutes of the Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting of 8th April 2013.

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Summary of Minutes - Monday 8th April 2013

Central Beds Representative (CBC)

  • Gypsy & Traveller Plan: The Executive Committee has recommended the Council approve the draft Gypsy & Traveller Plan for publication and submission to the Secretary of State. The draft plan, which includes a recommended 'short-list' of seven proposed site will now go to Council on 18th April and then will be open for full public consultation in May or June.
  • Tenancy Strategy: A new approach for how people can access and benefit from social housing in Central Beds has been approved by the Executive. From April, the Council will give tenants a 12-month introductory tenancy, followed by a flexible tenancy for a fixed period of five years. Those tenants, who remain in need, will be able to renew their existing tenancy for a further five years or move to a different home if their existing one no longer matches their needs.
  • Free NHS Health Checks: These are available to anyone aged between 40 and 74 years who have not already had a stroke, heart disease, chronic kidney disease or diabetes. The checks take only 20-30 minutes. Those eligible for a Health Check should look out for their letter of invitation or contact their local GP.
  • Bag it and bin it! Dog owners are being urged by Waste Services and Community Safety to bag and bin their dogs' waster to keep the area clean. Dog mess poses serious health risks; it can carry roundworm containing the parasite Toxacara canis which can cause blindness, epilepsy, asthma and infections. Failing to clean up after our four legged friend in a public space is an OFFENCE and the Council will issue a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice. Dog wardens are monitoring areas across Central Beds.


  • There have been 4 reported crimes for March: 1x theft from motor vehicle, 1x criminal damage to vehicle, 1x interference with motor vehicle, 1x theft to property; in addition there was 1x incident of anti-social behavior which the police have auctioned upon.
  • The Parish Council raised residents concerns regarding the increase in burglaries in the area. The police are aware of this matter and confirmed that it is mainly down to one particular group. They wanted to reassure residents that they are monitoring and dealing with the situation.

Election Result - Parish Councillor

The election took place on Thursday 4th April last: Numbers of electorate 2109, Ballot papers 402, turnout 19.05% - Teresa Stack-Murray 132 votes; Lorna Tribbick 270 votes - Elected. The Parish Council welcomed newly elected Cllr. Lorna Tribbick to Eaton Bray Parish Council.

Publication Of Parish Council Minutes

The draft minutes of Eaton Bray Parish Council (subject to ratification) are published along with the notice of the next Parish Council Meeting/Agenda, with the highlights of that meeting being published after the minutes of that meeting are ratified at the following meeting.

Miscellaneous Items

  • The old circular seat, once sited on Market Square is being relocated to a new position on the Three Corners.
  • Hopefully with the improvement of the weather, the next phase in the planting of the village tubs will be underway.

Next Council Meetings

Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Meeting of Eaton Bray Parish Council:
Monday 13th May 2013, from 7.00pm, in the Coffee Tavern.

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