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An Agenda for a the next Meeting of the Parish Council to be held on 6th October is set out below. Social distancing arrangements will apply.

WOOLAVINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of Woolavington Parish Council which will be held in the Main Hall, Woolavington Village Hall, Higher Road, Woolavington on Tuesday, 6th October 2020 at 7.30 p.m.

AGENDA

Apologies.

 To identify any declarations of interest.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 18th August 2020 to be presented and signed.

 Public Question Time.

To receive brief reports from the County and District Councillors;

 To appoint a new member to serve on the Woolavington Village Hall Management Committee and to consider a suggestion of the appointment of a part time handyman for the Village Hall;

To receive an update on issues relating to anti-social behaviour in Woolavington;

 Maintenance and Highway issues – to consider attached report.

Villages Together – to receive an update

 Finance – Authorisation for payment;

 Planning Applications - to confirm recommendations of refusal in respect of 009 Outline application for up to 125 dwellings etc, north of Cossington Lane – Gladman Developments and 010 Outline application for up to 95 dwellings etc at Higher Road – Gladman Developments together with consideration of 014 – Erection of front porch and single-storey extension to garage to form a ground floor bedroom with en-suite and a utility room at 11A Higher Road – Mr & Mrs A. Page-Dove together with any new application received by the date of the Meeting and any update on the Gravity project.

 Reports from Voluntary Organisations.

 Date of next Meeting

 30th September 2020                                        Clerk of the Council

 

The Press and Public are welcome to attend this Meeting

Please note that in accordance with recent changes to Covid rules, face masks now need to be worn at indoor Meetings.

 

HIGHWAY ISSUES UPDATE

The Gravity Traffic Calming Scheme has been passed to Sedgemoor District Council for approval.

Following discussion at the last Meeting about the poor performance of the County Council’s Traffic Management Section at County Hall, a letter was sent to the Portfolio Holder was quickly sent to the relevant Director, Bev Norman who carried out an investigation. There was success with some of the outstanding issues.

The disturbed weight limit signs at the Causeway have been turned to face the correct way but they are still at different heights. The defective road narrows sign has been repaired and an inspection cover at Crancombe Lane which had remained open for 6 months has been reinstated.

Vicarage Road was be closed for 5 days to enable Wessex Water to carry out new connection works. Clarification was sought as to whether Church Street would be temporarily made two-way but no reply was forthcoming from the County Council despite three e-mails.

A request for No Through Road signs for Chilpitts and Elm Lane which was forwarded by the Area Highway Office at Dunball to County Hall for attention over a year ago was also chased up. No further information has been received to date.

Homes in Sedgemoor have indicated that they currently have no plans for a car park on part of the green at Windmill Crescent.

Sunken inspection covers on the Hill have been forwarded by the Area Highway Office at Dunball to their Streetworks Team for attention. Complaints regarding empty HGVs creating a noise nuisance as they pass over these covers have been investigated. The vehicles are delivering top soil to Gravity and work should be shortly completed.

MAINTENANCE ISSUES UPDATE

A commuted sum has been paid to cover maintenance costs at Newlands for the foreseeable future in accordance with the terms of the S106 agreement. Transfer of ownership of the bus shelter has not yet been completed.

The local artist has completed the mural for the Higher Road bus shelter and it has been fixed under a Perspex covering for protection. Some maintenance issues with the shelter have been identified which could form part of Gary Bickers’ winter jobs.

Rhiannon and Jason Buckton are continuing with work on the Millennium Garden.

J.D. Pope of Walrow have completed the work on drainage in the south western corner of the Sports field

A grant of £50,000 has been received from Sedgemoor District Council and monies have been received from the Co-op bag scheme towards the cost of a new skateboard facility in the Sports field. An application was made to Villages Together back in February for the remaining £15,000 needed but this application has yet to be fully determined. The chosen contractor is ready to commence work as soon as this grant has been approved.

Overgrown vegetation obstructing a path at the rear of Broadlawn has been reported to the County Council.