Environment & Highways – 12th February 2015

Environment & Highways Report

Sub-committee Meeting held on Thursday 12th February 2015 in John Lampon Hall

Councillors present Harry Stone, Murray Harlow, Jenny Church, Phil Walby, Rosemary James
Apologies Rachel Howard
1 Village Handyman
Harry to meet with John Gili Ross and Val Walsom regarding Performance Management review.
Ivor to contact Andrew Wilkes to arrange cutting of hedge at Methodist Church HS
2 Village Ponds
Carla from the The Conservation Volunteers has been contacted. Because of weather conditions this pond will be cleared later in the year. JC
3 Traffic Safety Plan
Apparently the introduction of yellow lines and 20mph signs for New Church Road and School Lane have been agreed but we await a date for these to be put in place. Agenda Item
4 Potholes
Many potholes in the village have been marked for repair. We are waiting for the work to be carried out. Problem with drain cover in John Lampon Close has been reported.
5. Dog fouling
A dog bin has been ordered for the Brewery site. An item for the March Bulletin has been sent in encouraging dog walkers to help keep the village clean.  Marcus is contacting the dog warden. To ask Marcus to request some new dog fouling notices that we can put in strategic places in the village. JC
6 Beacon
Steve is arranging for a pole to be bought and the sign will be placed near the Village sign at the area adjacent to junction of Chapel Road and Colchester Road. Ivor to be asked to assist Steve with transporting beacon to the site. Agenda Item
7 Areas of work in village
Agreed to produce a map showing sites of our responsibility in the village. HS
8. Noise abatement
A problem with noise near Queens Road is not apparent at the moment. Phil will monitor this in spring/summer. PW
9 Hall Road
A complaint has been received regarding flooding here. The ditch to the east side of the road has been cleared. To monitor flooding when next heavy rain comes. Potholes have been marked for repair by ECC Highways Dept.
Date of next meeting – Thursday 12th March 2015  in  JL Hall


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