Mr Ian Morrison (Chairman), Mrs Jean Arnell, Mrs Tanya Garman, Mr Bill Gore, Mrs
Sarah Hammer Mr Nicholas Hoare, Mr Ian Long, Mrs Diana Preston and Mrs Suzanne
Apologies, Lt Col Charles Stephens (Vice Chairman), Mr Ashley Smith and Mr Tim
Southern TVBC Councillor.
The village correspondent, Pat West HCC Councillor and 1 member of the public
2. Minutes of the Previous Meetings.
The minutes from the February meeting were approved and signed having been
proposed by Ian Long and seconded by Bill Gore.
3. Matters Arising from the last meeting and Declarations of
No declarations of interest were offered.
The overhanging trees on the lane past the riding school have been cut back.
Bill Gore reported that Peter Watson is to visit and inspect the foot bridge
over Pill Hill Brook by Sarson Mill.
The forthcoming vacancy on the Parish Council is to be advertised on the website
and in the Parish Magazine.
The old documents sent by Peggy Harcourt continue to be appreciated within the
village and will be forwarded to the records office in due course.
The Green and Amport Fen
Tanya Garman stated that she will try out the path on the Fen and report back on
its suitability for wheelchair access.
Concern was expressed about the soft coating on the path and after discussion it
was decided to delegate this issue to Ashley Smith as he has led the work on the
path so far. AS
A report should be available at the next meeting.
The condition of the track has worsened during the bad weather and Brian Nolan
(a resident of Woodside Cottages) has commissioned a specification for upgrading
the surface of the track from an Engineer. It is proposed that the specification
be checked with Mr Alborough at TVBC to confirm that this would be suitable. IM
to liaise with TVBC
When this is completed, details of the proposals will be sent to the
parties who use the track for comment as they will be asked to contribute to its
improvements. The expected cost at this time is approx £10,000 – half of
which should be paid by a grant from TVBC.
HCC Councillor Pat West recommended that the school and the Parish Council
undertake a joint bid for funds form HCC Councillor David Kirk, he has funds
allocated for ‘safer routes to school’ and it was felt that this project
could well qualify.
Footpaths and Highways
Peter Watson has updated Bill Gore on his attempts to decide the route of
Footpath 23 at Middlecot, this has been ongoing for 15 years and despite homes
changing hands several times the path of the footpath is still not clear. Peter
Watson continues to work on this problem.
Peter Watson also reported that the drainage issue at Georgia Farm is scheduled
to be relieved this year as funds are available for the groundwork needed.
Bill Gore reported on a partial blockage of the Footpath from East Cholderton
along the Old Drove Road - as the ownership of this land is unclear the Parish
Council approved £100 of spending to get a contractor to clear this path. Bill
Gore to organise.
It was also reported that there were several incomplete stiles on footpath which
runs diagonally across fields from Sarson Lane to the railway
bridge. Bill Gore to check