Parish Council Notes

Notes from the May meeting

Richard Culverhouse was appointed chairman and Roy Atkins Vice Chairman for the year 2021-22

Kevin Hewson volunteered to be the Council’s representative on the Hinkley Point B Site Stakeholder Group

Maintenance of Council Land:

The provision of a handrail on the steps leading north from the railway embankment would now proceed. Quotes to undertake a first tidy up on the former railway embankment and Shaws Orchard have now been received. and it is anticipated that some initial work will soon be able to proceed. Further work will be taken once the nesting season has been completed.

We are now seeking quotations for the provision of fencing on the north and south sides of the embankment and the railway steps on the Village side of the embankment.

Other volunteers will be sought to undertake an ongoing maintenance team.

Speeding Issues:

An order has now been placed with Somerset County Council to provide the post for the mounting a speed indicator device (SID) on the A39 road near the Knowle Inn. Similarly, the quotation for the SID has been approved. The device will be solar powered and measure speed in both directions providing useful statistical information.

Annual Village Tidy-up:

The Annual tidy up told place as planned on Saturday, 24th April. The Chairman thanked those who came as well as the Environment Agency who provided assistance. It was good to see that the school children had taken part having tidied the churchyard

Financial Matters

A number of Annual returns relating to the Accounts for 2020-21 were approved. These will be published on the village website in due course

Roads and Footpaths

The contractors for County Highways were congratulated on the way the tree works and road patching work was undertaken.

Date of next Meeting

Tuesday, 1st June 2021 at 7.30 pm.

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