Parish Council Notes – March 2011

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 7th February  2011 and will be published in the Parish Magazine in March.

Parish Council Notes – March 2011 

Burglary attempt
Concerns over recent burglary attempt; we urge people to ensure their property is secure, the latest Neighbourhood watch newsletter and information can be found at

High Green Grass Cutting & Burton Leonard School
An update was given and further discussions took place, the parish council hope to meet with the school to agree a way forward. 

We have ordered a new grit bin to be situated on Mill Lane which we intend to replenish ourselves.  Pot holes on Scarah Lane and Station Lane have been reported to highways, we hope they will be maintained soon. 

Litter pick
We will be holding our annual litter pick on Saturday 2nd April at 10am.  We would very much welcome your help on the day.  We will have equipment available to use such as gloves, hand picks & high visibility vests. 

Dog fouling
Dog fouling in the village seems to be worse than ever; full bags are being left in hedges and there is lots of mess around the village.  Please can we urge dog owners to pick it up and put it in the bin and not to leave it in a bag in the hedge or on the pavements? 

Mobile Library service
We have been notified that the mobile library service will cease due to the council cuts and it not being much used.  Further information can be found on the notice board and on the website. 

Water fountain
As you may be aware repair works are required in order to have the fountain on and ready to use by villagers.  However, the quotes we have had to fix the internal mechanism and body work have been extremely expensive.  We would like to hear from you if you feel it would benefit the village to pursue this maintenance.  Otherwise, we will keep the stop tap switched off and it can be turned on for specific occasions such as the feast.

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 7th March 2011 at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting. 

The Chairman is Mark Snowdon
The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963,