Amport Parish Council
Meetings are normally held in Amport School at 7:45pm on the 3rd Monday of each month. Members of the public are always welcome. The next meeting, the AGM, will be held at Amport School on Tuesday 21st May 2013 at approx 7.45 pm. (agenda...).
Mr Ian Morrison (Chairman) Tel:
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Flooding and waste water
Reports should be made every time the drains are seen emitting water onto roads or soil. Please ring the Environment Agency help line 0800 80 70 60 and report leaks of contaminated water onto roads or waterways in the parish. It would seem that the more people who ring in the better chance there is of some action being taken !
The Highway Authority has a prescriptive right to
drain the highway to adjoining roadside ditches. Rural roads rely to a great
extent on ditches to remove water, it is essential that they be kept in good
condition. In the majority of cases, the responsibility for ditch maintenance
lies with the adjacent landowner. We have recently received complaints from
landowners that some people have been dumping their garden waste into some of
the Parish ditches and this, of course, causes drainage problems for the
property owner and some of the neighbours. Potential flooding of properties and
the highway can naturally result and we would ask everyone to dispose of their
garden waste in a more legitimate and considerate way.
I am sure that most of you will have noticed recently how much litter is lying on our roads. This is very depressing when we are so lucky to live in such beautiful surroundings and, if something is not done soon, the problem is likely to deteriorate as road users will have no compunction in adding to the blight. To counter this, Amport Parish Council has bought three ‘litter pickers’ for anyone in the Parish to use so that the area near them can be kept litter-free. One is held at the School, one with Suzanne Hoare (771469), and one with me, Ian Morrison (771174). Please ring whenever you would like to borrow one, or even make up an expedition and borrow all three.
There will be no training, no uniform, no gloves and no sacks issued – we are not asking the advice of H&S, European Human Rights, or doing Risk Assessment ! Just volunteer if you are at all concerned. The problem can be solved far faster and more efficiently than could be achieved by T.V.B.C or the courts. IM
Village Design Statement (final version - Feb 2008)
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