Minutes from the May 2015 meetings of the Eaton Bray Parish Council.
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Eaton Bray Parish Council

Minutes of 11th May 2015

Below is a summary of the minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting / Annual Meeting of Eaton Bray Parish Council held on 11th May 2015.

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Summary of Minutes - 11th May 2015


To date the team have carried out three speedwatch checks, from those at least 122 vehicles have been monitored doing in excess of 36 mph through the parish. These checks will be ongoing during the next months.

Neighbourhood Plan

An application from Eaton Bray Parish Council to designate the parish as a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ has been made to Central Bedfordshire Council and a notice displayed accordingly

EBAT Team/Village Improvements

  • Eaton Bray Bloomers - the team are continuing with the planting scheme for the village. More helpers always appreciated.
  • Christmas Wreaths - very popular addition to the village Christmas festivities, Parish Council are looking at increasing the area in the parish for the wreaths to be displayed.
  • Christmas Trees - White Horse/Three corners; very popular with parish, looking at doing the same for Christmas 2015.

Accounts For Year Ending 31 March 2015

The Clerk, as RFO, reported that parish council year end accounts have been completed, ready for approval at the Annual Meeting of Eaton Bray Parish Council on 11th May 2015. The final accounts were signed off by the Internal Auditor on the 8th May 2015, once approved by the Parish Council the accounts will be forwarded to the external auditors for 29th June 2015.

Election Of Chairman

Cllr. Windmill was elected as Chairman of the Parish Council.

Central Beds Council (CBC)

Website: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Customer Services: Telephone: 0300 300 8302 / Email: [email protected]

A detailed list of services provided by CBC can be found by visiting: ebpc.co.uk/CBCservices2014 [PDF]

Bedfordshire Police

Reported Crime - Year to Date

CRIME REPORTRecorded Crime
Crime Type01/04/14
Violence against the person01
Sexual Offences 10
Robbery 00
Domestic Burglary 40
Burglary Other 10
Vehicle Crime 12
Other Theft 21
Criminal Damage 10
Drugs 00
Other Notifiable Offences 00
Total 104
Anti-Social Behaviour
 April 2014April 2015

Eaton Bray has had 5 reports of anti-social behaviour this month.

  • 2 x Abandon Vehicles
  • 1 x Parking issue
  • 2 x Neighbour issues

Please remember if you need to contact the Police: Non–emergency call 101 / All emergencies 999

Football Pitches

Although EB Lions have been using two mini pitches on School Lane Recreation Ground for two years, the Parish Council is considering putting in place an official agreement for its use by the club. The council are writing to residents (owner/occupiers) of properties directly affected by the two mini pitches at school lane to obtain their opinion on the use of these mini pitches.

Standing Orders/Financial Regulations/Risk Assessment

The Parish Council adopted the Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Risk Assessment for 2o15.

Accounts For Year Ending 31st March 2015

The Clerk distributed details of the accounts for the Annual Return. It was agreed to approve the annual accounts, the Chairman signed the accounts on behalf of the Parish Council.

Next Council Meetings

Monday 1st June 2015, 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern.

Monday 6th July 2015, 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern.

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