Parish Council Notes – May 2012

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 16th April together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in May 2012.

i)                    Pot Holes
The pot holes on Mill Lane, Straight Lane and Scarah Lane have been reported to Highways for urgent attention.  Please make further reports online through the NYCC website, the more complaints received the more likely they are to take action.  The pot holes that have been filled on Scarah Lane but to an unsatisfactory standard have been reported and discussed with the Highways Inspector for urgent attention.

ii)                  Flooding on Station Lane
It has been requested that a proposal is put together for the 2012/13 financial year to improve the dangerous area of regular flooding in heavy rain.  This has been an ongoing problem which we have been communicating to Highways over the last 3-4 years, rolling this issue forward for yet another year is not acceptable.  It is surprising that this issue, so far, has not been treated urgently by Highways.  As well as the risk to traffic travelling in both directions without any warning of possible flooding, we have also reported the extreme harm the flooding is causing to the neighbouring farmland and hedgerow. 

Parish Council Elections are on Thursday 3rd May, there is a notice of nominations on the notice board.  There is one seat that will still be available which the parish council will be able to co-opt in the next meeting.  If you are interested in becoming a councillor, please contact the clerk.
Litter Pick
The parish council has had another successful litter pick this year.  A massive thank you to everyone who helped, it really has made a difference and it was heart warming to have so many volunteers.

Next meeting
The next meeting will be the Open and Annual Meetings to be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 14th May 2012 at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to listen to the chairman’s report, raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.