Community Council minutes Feb 13

Peaslake Community Council

February 2013 Meeting.


We received a very kind thank you from Mrs. Lesley Childs for the two miniature trees the Peaslake CC gave to her at her retirement party last month. After 23 years service to the Parish Lesley will be missed.

 Mrs. Joy Millett has taken over from Lesley as Parish Clerk and is settling in well with all the responsibilities of looking after the Parish.

We wish Joy every success with this challenging position.

 We also had a kind letter from Mr. & Mrs. Hulme thanking Peaslake CC for the small token gift for the supply of electricity to light the Village Christmas tree.

 The forestry work in the Walking Bottom car park and its impact on causing parking congestion in the Village was raised, but it was reported that this work will finish in March.

 Peaslake School reported that as part of the Free School transition they are currently negotiating with the DfE regarding access to the school grounds. The public have always had the trust’s permission to cross the school grounds, but in order to comply with DfE safeguarding requirements it’s clear that some new controls will have to be put in place. The trustees believe that access between the top of Colmans hill and the field across the school is mainly used by those with property backing onto school land.  Others using and needing to continue using this route rather than the public footpath via Franks Field will be asked to contact the school office.  Negotiations with the DfE are ongoing, but it is likely that from September the School will be required to keep a record of those granted permission, and put systems in place to control this. In practice the changes shouldn’t inconvenience anyone, and the school will ensure that the community is properly informed, and good signage is in place.

 It was noted that the Bus company had not been given notice regarding the road closure in Peaslake Lane and the service had been disrupted as buses were to large to use the diversion route and would be unable to service the centre of the Village.

 It was also mentioned that overgrown hedges were causing problems for motorists.

The “finger” sign at Houndhouse Rd and Lawbrook Lane still had not been replaced.

The curb stones opposite Pursers Barns has almost disappeared as at the entry to Feney Road.

 If you would like to assist with making the roads around the village safer for all and could give a few hours a month to assist with the Community Speed Watch program please forward your contact details to the Parish Clerk Telephone:   01483 203431 Email:  We are hoping to set up a training program in March.



Date of the next meeting 4th March 2013 8.15pm at the Memorial Hall.

By: Michael urban

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