Minutes from the October 2019 meetings of the Eaton Bray Parish Council.
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Eaton Bray Parish Council

Minutes of 7th October 2019

Below is a summary of the minutes of the Eaton Bray Parish Council Meeting of 7th October 2019.

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Summary of Minutes - 7th October 2019

Central Beds Council (CBC) - Councillor Philip Spicer

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Customer Services: Telephone: 0300 300 8301 / Email: [email protected]

Bedfordshire Police

  • Eaton Bray Police contact : PCSO Kate Arnold - Email: [email protected]
  • For general Police contact/enquiries: Non–emergency call 101 / All emergencies 999

Watercourse / Mill End Close

Mill End Water Course Refurbishment Update.

Some months ago, Eaton Bray Parish Council (EBPC) met with Bedford Group of Internal Drainage Boards, the body responsible for maintaining the various water courses in the Region.

We discussed what was potentially required for the water course at Mill End to restore the water level and flows to achieve the preferred design. A plan was agreed, which was for the IDB to clear the land, survey the damage and prepare costed recommendations for the most appropriate works.

Having cleared the land some months ago we have now received a technical proposal for the recommended works which, amongst other aspects, recommends sheet piling along the bank to the east side (Mill End Close side) of the water course. We are awaiting costed proposals and possibly alternative solutions for EBPC to review in the near future. The current technical proposal will be available to view on EBCPC web site, as will the fully costed proposal when it is received.

In the meantime, this update is intended to inform Parishioners of progress and that the next stage is to review the funding options prior to commencing any works.

Skate Park / School Lane

Local children addressed the Parish Council asking for improvements to the current skate park. A petition, containing 130 signatures, was presented to the Council. The proposal is for a street section to be added to the skate park, the Parish Council to look further into suggested designs/costs.

Litter Pick Day: Saturday 26th October 2019

Seven people turned out on Saturday 26th October to pick up litter in the village. Amazingly we collected about 30 bags of rubbish. A big thank you to those came along to help. Just think what we could do if more people took part. Perhaps next Spring?


If you would like to get involved in trying to slow down traffic in the village/concerned about road safety, please contact the Parish Clerk.



To Eaton Bray Allotment Holders - if you have not already done so, please forward your renewal payment (cheque/cash) to the Parish Clerk by Monday 6th January 2020 - failure to send payment will result in your allotment plot being released to let. Should you have any queries please contact the Parish Clerk.

Next Council Meetings

  • Monday 4th November 2019, from 7.30pm, in the Coffee Tavern (1st floor).
  • Monday 2nd December 2019, 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.