Parish Council Meeting Notes May 2013

 

CHEW  STOKE  PARISH  COUNCIL

(www.chewstoke.org.uk)

 

2nd May 2013

Clerks report and correspondence. We are currently seeking an external auditor to audit our finances and our general processes and procedures. The Police have informed us of a burglary to a shed at the Old Rectory where motorbikes and push bikes were stolen. Our Parish insurance is due for renewal and competitive quotes are being obtained. B&NES are consulting about potential changes to the mobile library service and we are concerned that this will not facilitate use by children from the school and we will respond as such.

Section 106 Monies. Bristol Road PavementThe Council has received encouraging signs from B&NES that this project may be able to be progressed.  Some residual queries from Bristol Water are being addressed concerning the footpath to the dam. It is hoped that these can be resolved quickly so that work can start on this exciting project.  B1 land at the old Radford’s site: The developers are to seek a buyer for the land who will develop it in line with the planning consent in place. This will hopefully mean that the issue of this potential eyesore in the village can be progressed to a satisfactory conclusion. Transport fund – a request from the village lunch club was approved.

Footpaths and Highways. B&NES have been asked to look at the steps up to the footpath in Woodford Lane as they are quite hazardous at present. Concern has been raised about obstructions to the footpath in a field near the waterfall, but we believe this to be in Regil Parish and so we will be contacting the Parish Council.  

Recreation areas. Although the wildflower area in Rectory field looks to be struggling the advice we have received is to be patient and see what happens over the summer. The gates to the Bilbie Road play area are to be replaced as part of works by Western Power. A native tree is to be planted in Rectory Field to replace one that was blown over during the winter.

IT / Broadband. We continue to be active in the Chew Valley Broadband Group. The hosting of the Village website is to be changed and it is to be rebuilt on a new content management system in order to make the uploading of content much easier.

Vacancy for Councillor : Elizabeth Boyd was co-opted at the meeting.

The next meeting is Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm in St Andrews Church Hall.

 

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