Minutes from the June 2017 meetings of the Eaton Bray Parish Council.
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Eaton Bray Parish Council

Minutes of 5th June 2017

Below is a summary of the minutes of the Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting of 5th June 2017.

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Summary of Minutes - 5th June 2017

Central Beds Council (CBC) - Councillor Ken Janes

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

Your CBC Council representative - Councillor Ken Janes

Bedfordshire Police

  • PC Konopka is the new local area police representative, to contact PC Konopka please email [email protected] (all information is confidential and no names will be disclosed).
  • For general Police contact/enquiries: Non–emergency call 101 / All emergencies 999

Vacancies - Parish Councillors

There is a vacancy for a Parish Councillor on Eaton Bray Parish Council.

Are you interested, then 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.

HGV 7.5t Restrictions

HGV RestrictionThere are still a number of Lorries ignoring the restrictions, the Council ask residents to continue to record any lorries breaking the ban (ideally with photographic evidence) and forward details to CBC/Highways (copying in the Parish Council). There are exemptions to the enforcement: emergency services, in connection with any building operation, highways maintenance vehicles, agricultural purposes, public service vehicle purposes such as buses, in connection with professional driver training or testing, local delivery.

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. [June 2017 Neighbourhood Plan update]

Amendments To Advertising Boards/Signage In The Parish

Advertising Restrictions ApplyThe Council have reassessed their current policy and are making the following amendments:

"There is to be no advertising on Parish Council land without the prior consent from Eaton Bray Parish Council, the Council will remove any unauthorised advertising within the parish. Sponsored advertising boards must be able to clearly show the sponsored event and not be overshadowed by the organisation sponsoring the signage. Inappropriate signage will be removed or the organisation sponsoring the event will be asked to replace them with more suitable signage. Advertising boards (if approved) can be placed in the following locations and must be removed immediately after the event:
(1) Entry to village ( Harling Road): 1x sign
(2) Entry to village (The Rye triangle): 1x sign
(3) Three Corners: 1x sign
(4) Market Square: 1x sign"

The Council's current signage policy will remain for this year before being replaced with the new policy as of January 2018. All applications for advertising boards/signage on parish land must be applied for on an annual basis.

Bus Route/Timetable Changes

A communication was received by Transport/Central Bedfordshire Council with the following details:

"Over the coming months [CBC] will be liaising with the operator South Beds Dial a Ride to review their feedback and that of the drivers ... who have listened and taken on board comments raised by customers. Both the operator and [CBC] wished to allow the service to operate in its current form, to determine passenger numbers, movements, opinions and timetable schedules ... the 43 is an amalgamation of 2 areas, Studham to Dunstable service and the Dunstable to Leighton Buzzard, via Totternhoe and Eaton Bray service. Any amendment to one service will impact on the other ... the services have to interwork to ensure a service was provided to both areas, to separate them so they run independently would effectively double the cost of the contract ... this would also make both services inefficient and lead to the possibility of one being withdrawn completely and as Studham has no other service, the likelihood is that Eaton Bray with 2 other bus services serving the village would lose the 43 ... [CBC] will liaise with the operator to determine feedback and thoughts and any progress... please do however update us on any other comments or concerns that may have been raised, so that we can give them consideration when reviewing the service."

Next Council Meetings

  • Monday 3rd July 2017, from 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern (1st floor).
  • Monday 4th September 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.