Eaton Bray Parish Council
Minutes of 3rd April 2017
Below is a summary of the minutes of the Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting of 3rd April 2017.
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Summary of Minutes - 3rd April 2017
Central Beds Council (CBC) - Councillor Ken Janes
Consultation - Parking Strategy: Central Bedfordshire Council
Central Bedfordshire Council are consulting on parking, the consultation will be open for feedback until the 16 June 2017. Parking is an important issue when considering transport topics. Central Bedfordshire households have a higher than average number of cars or vans, all of which need parking. A well planned and managed approach to parking can have a positive impact on local businesses and people's quality of life. However there is a challenge, often there are more vehicles than spaces to park, which causes problems. CBC is proposing to introduce a new set of policies that set out a framework for how it will provide for, manage and make decisions about parking for residents, shoppers and commuters. The results of the consultation will help to form a draft Parking Strategy. When this is adopted, feedback from local area assessments in key towns will be used to understand if there are any areas in Central Bedfordshire where parking needs to be improved, at which point there will be further public consultation. The consultation document / response form available online, paper copy available in CBC's libraries, Priory House and Watling House reception.
Online link: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/consultations.
Your Local Policing Team: Non–emergency call 101 / All emergencies 999
Vacancies - Parish Councillors
There is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor on Eaton Bray Parish Council.
Being a Parish Councillor in Eaton Bray Parish gives you a real opportunity to make a difference to the community. Interested? Please email the Parish Clerk (see contact details below) with a brief summary about you, your skills and why you would like to be a Parish Councillor. Visit the Parish Council website to find out more on becoming a Parish Councillor.
Eaton Bray - Neighbourhood Plan
Keep your eyes on the Parish Council web site and Facebook page for more information. If you feel you can offer any support please come along to our meetings. However support doesn't need to be attending monthly meetings, perhaps you have the time to help with data collection/research. Contact the Parish Clerk at www.ebpc.co.uk - please feel free to attend the next Steering Group meeting. Meetings are planned for the last Monday of the month at 19.30hrs at the Coffee Tavern, Eaton Bray.
It has again been brought to the Council's attention the problem of poorly parked cars within the parish - parking on public footpaths, blocking access for pedestrians, causing obstruction and parking opposite junctions. Parking on the pavements/blocking junctions is a highways offence and enforceable with a fixed penalty notice. It is also dangerous to those who have to walk out onto the road to pass the vehicle and for those using hazardous junctions. The Council request that vehicle owners do not park their vehicles on the pavements or part opposite junctions. The Police will be informed and enforcement action taken.
Next Council Meetings
- Monday 8th May 2017, from 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern (1st floor).
- Monday 5th June 2017, from 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern (1st floor).
The Parish Clerk can be contacted using the details shown on the Eaton Bray Parish Council home page.