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MINUTES OF MEETING  12th JUNE 2018

 

DEEPING GATE PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES OF MEETING  held on Tuesday 12TH June 2018 

at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall 

Present:   Councillors                   

J Hill                        

P Thompson                         

S Hudspeth                          

                                                              

J Lill                          

C Fuller                                  

Clerk:   L George

 Chairman’s welcome.

011/18   APOLOGIES :  N Kerr

012/18  OPEN FORUM FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC  Nothing raised by member of public attending. 

013/18   MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 22nd May 2018  Aprroved and signed by Chair after amendments made to attendees (Clerk had been omitted) and ……. Jane Hill – Trustee of Maxey Relief in Need

014/18   MATTERS ARISING

  1. Peter Tebb’s Visit (005/18e) 5 councillors met with Peter Tebb of PCC Highways Department on Thursday 7th June to observe traffic and speeds of vehicles.  Unfortunately, traffic lights were in operation on Peakirk Road, thus slowing the traffic.  However, Chair had sent Mr Tebbs details of past incidents on that road.  Traffic was observed on Suttons Lane, Deeping St James Road and Peakirk Road.  Feedback from P Tebbs stated that unfortunately no speed cameras would be placed on these roads due to their high cost. Repeater speed signs are prohibited in street-lit areas and on Peakirk Road (although there is a stretch on Suttons Lane which does not have street lights), chevron signs would not be able to be erected due to the close proximity to the highway boundary.  P Tebbs said that it was possible to get average speeds from Tom Tom.    He suggested that hand held speed guns could be used to monitor traffic speeds.  It was suggested that a sign stating “Beware – Vehicles in Centre of Road” could be erected at the bend on Suttons Lane.

Cllr Hudspeth stated the branches of a tree at the side of Peakirk Road is obscuring the 30MPH sign.  Clerk to report to PCC to have them cut back.  A further suggestion was to have a “gate” on entering Deeping Gate from Peakirk to make people aware they are entering a 30MPH area.

  • Drainage on Suttons Lane Clerk stated that an email had been sent on 28th May to PCC Highways Department but no reply had yet been received.
  • Potholes in Suttons Lane Photographs of the potholes are still awaited.  Cll Kerr to provide.

015/18  CORRESPONDENCE

  • A comment had been received from a subscriber to the Parish Website regarding the broadband speed received in the Parish provided by British Telecom. Internet speeds are extremely slow and variable.  Clerk informed Cllrs that an email had been sent to Cllr John Holdich but she was still awaiting a reply.  Chair suggested Clerk send emails to Cllr Peter Hiller, Shailesh Vara MP and to Sylvia Radouani of PCC and was also asked to draft a letter on behalf of the Parish Councillors (Chair to sign) to British Telecom.
  • An email had been received by a resident of the Parish regarding vehicles parking on the verge of Lincoln Road near Suttons Lane junction. She had stated that the view of traffic was obscured.  Work is being carried out on a resident’s house.  Chair will visit householder’s home and explain the problem.
  • Chair mentioned an email received from Sylvia Radouani from PCC regarding community litter picking groups. It asked whether any were in place and whether volunteers would be willing to assist across the City.  Clerk reported that she had contacted S Radouani and said that unfortunately, the Parish would be unable to assist due to the small number of volunteers it receives.

016/18  PLANNING

  • 18/00710/CTR Silver Birch – remove split out branch Silver Birch – remove large over extending limb by 2.5m Silver Birch – fell Ash – Fell Weeping Willow – Re-pollard    Site address: 55 Riverside Deeping Gate Peterborough – No objections
  • 17/02442/OUT Outline Planning Application: Outline application with all matters reserved for the erection of up to three detached dwellings Land Adjacent 24 Suttons Lane Deeping Gate Peterborough – Planning permission refused with right to appeal.

017/18   FINANCE  – None

018/18  COMMUNITY ISSUES

  • Survey of Trees on Riverside Cllr Lill and Cllr Hill met with Colin Larr, Amey Tree Surveyor, to discuss trees on Riverside.  It was agreed that a tree over-hanging 12 Fairfax Way will be cut back.  Other trees were surveyed.  Trees are the property of PCC and Western power.  Clerk was asked to send a letter to Chris Jackson (Colin Larr’s manager) explaining the outcome of the survey and concerns and copies to be sent to Cllr Peter Hiller, Cllr John Holdich and Peter Tebb of PCC Highways Department.
  • Flyers to Promote Parish Facebook Page and Website Clerk suggested that flyers be produced and given to all residents making them aware of these sites.  A recent communication had been received stating that Parish Councils should make their residents aware of their websites.   It was also suggested that a brief description of what the Parish Council can do for residents should be included in the flyer.     The 30MPH self-adhesive stickers had now been received and it was proposed that these be given out on a request basis (see Tribune Entry).
  • Tribune Entries It was suggested that notification of the Parish Website, Facebook page, Clerks’ new local government e-mail address and 30MPH self-adhesive stickers for refuse bins be included in the Tribune.  Cllr Thompson also suggested that thanks to volunteers for the litter pick should also be included. Cllr Fuller asked whether the Parish Litter Pick could be increased from twice a year to three times a year.
  • Overgrown Meadow The meadow at the end of Riverside is cut 3 times a year.  However, vegetation has grown apace.  Clerk was asked to send email asking if this could be done again.
  • Litter Pick on Saturday 16th June 2018 Volunteers were requested for the forthcoming Summer Litter Pick which will commence at 9.30am.  Volunteers to meet at the footbridge on Riverside.  Equipment and refuse bags will be provided but volunteers are advised to bring their own gloves.
  • Parking Restrictions on Riverside Residents on Riverside and Fairfax Way had received a letter and map detailing where the parking restrictions were proposed and asking for their support or objections.  Cllrs agreed that these restrictions were necessary as concerns had been raised about vehicles parking along the riverbank.  The protection of the riverbank is necessary as it is a flood defence.  It was decided that the Parish Council would support the proposal.

019/18    VILLAGE MATTERS

  • Clerk was asked to contact James Collingridge of PCC to request a large bin to replace of the current litter bin at Blackgate Bridge.

Meeting closed at 9.35pm .  Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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