Mursley Parish Council
**DRAFT** Minutes of the meeting of Mursley Parish Council
held at 8.00 pm on Monday 3rd September, 2012 in the Committee Room, Mursley Village Hall.
Present: Gerry Gallagher (Chairman), Neil Coles, Sandra Doherty, Laura Hook, Richard Pepper, Chris Laws.
In attendance: Ian Hook (Clerk)
Approved - A final version of the minutes of the Parish Council meeting of 23rd July 2012. There had been a challenge from Barry Agnew in his absence but this was not sustained and the minutes were duly approved.
3. Matters Arising
a) Street naming - Taylors Corner
Noted - That AVDC had posted a notice advising that the new development in Station Road would be called Taylors Corner but that Hastoes, the housing association, had requested that to prevent confusion with another development in Waddesdon by the same name, the numbers would be 21-28. While this was considered unnecessary, it was decided not to pursue the matter further and accept the requested name of Taylors Corner.
b) Footpath overgrown
Noted - Richard Pepper reported that the previously overgrown footpath had been restored by the farmer.
Approved - The Financial Statement for the year to date 31 July, 2012. The statement to 31 August was not available as bank statements had not been received.
Approved - Cheque to BCC for Speed Survey - £372.00
5. PlanningNoted - Decisions by AVDC:-
Noted - Decisions by MPC:-
6. Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs
Noted - Laura Hook detailed the content of a meeting at which members of the LAF together with the supplier of Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs (MVAS) and TVP presented the equipment, its merits and costs involved, some of which would be financed by LAF. Among the merits are the ability to record data 24/7 and download it to a laptop. From that data, if there is a particular pattern of speeding at a particular time, TVP will react with speed enforcement measures.
Agreed - To express interest to BCC LAF representatives that Mursley Parish Council would like to participate in the scheme to purchase the equipment and apply for the available funding. It was also agreed that it would be desirable to purchase an additional unit to obviate the need for manhandling the equipment from site to site but that the initial approach would be for one unit and three groundscrews.
Agreed - Sandra Doherty would establish with Sian Thomas at BCC whether that data could also be used to support more extensive traffic calming measures. Sandra would also pursue with BCC how to obtain funding for those more extensive measures.
Agreed - No further contact had been made by the chairman of the NAG meeting and in view of the likely superior benefits of the MVAS, it was agreed not to pursue the Speedwatch project.
7. NAG Meeting
Noted - Feedback from last NAG meeting the most significant of which was a warning of doorstep scams.
8. Jubliee Oak
Agreed - That the location for the Jubilee Oak to be given to the village by AVDC would be in the proposed picnic area in the sports field. Sandra Doherty advised that the Jubilee Committee had agreed that the proceeds from the jubilee event should go to creating that picnic area including the burying of a Jubilee Memories Box and that she had just received confirmation that she would receive trees from the National Wood Foundation that would cover an acre of the site.
9. Outdoor Fitness Zone
Agreed - To consult the village via the next issue of the Pump as to the desirability and suitability of an outdoor fitness zone.
10. Road Signs
Noted - The clerk reported that BCC had advised that the road signs e.g. ‘Slow, Horses’ and ‘Road Narrows’ had been ordered and we would be notified before they were to be installed.
Agreed - With regards to the proposed 50mph restrictions on Whaddon Road, it was reported that BCC were reluctant to place the restriction as far out of the village as the Sustrans Route 51 as there it was a straight piece of road and it would be unlikely to deter many motorists from exceeding 50mph. It was agreed that that was a reasonable point and that the proposed location of the restrictions should be accepted.
11. Best Kept Village
Noted - The detailed marks for the competition earlier this year and that any further discussion regarding the competition next year should be deferred to the next meeting.
Agreed - The next issue of the Pump should be by end September. The content should include an announcement of the extent of the Jubilee Event proceeds and the proposed dispersals, a reference to Anglia Water’s announcement to meter all existing non-metered establishments, advise all those interested in the Affordable Homes accommodation to register accordingly and include the letter from BCA Jean Fox,, the situation with the naming and numbering of Taylors Corner, details of MVAS and that Speedwatch will not be pursued, and of course, the Chairman’s address.
13. Future Meetings
Parish Council Meetings: 15 October, 26 November, 7 January, 18 February, 1 April
Parish Council Planning: 24 September, 5 November, 17 December, 28 January, 11 March, 22 April
The meeting closed at 9.20pm
30th March 2009 | 11th May 2009 | 22nd June 2009 | 3rd August 2009 | 14th September 2009 | 26th October 2009 | 7th December 2009 | 25th January 2010 | 8th March 2010 | 19th April 2010 | 7th June 2010 | 12th July 2010 | 23rd August 2010 | 4th October 2010 | 8th November 2010 | 20th December 2010 | 31st January 2011 | 14th March 2011 | 19th April 2011 | 23rd May 2011 | 4th July 2011 | 15th August 2011 | 26th September 2011 | 7th November 2011 | 19th December 2011 | 30th January 2012 | 12th March 2012 | 23rd April 2012 | 11th June 2012 | 23rd July 2012