Before the meeting Councillor Howell addressed the meeting. He updated the council on various planning issues in the district. He announced that the Uttlesford precept had again been reduced. Although the council broadly welcomed this, they also had reservations that this may be at the expense of some valuable services.
On the Village Footway issue there was no news at the moment though it was reported that Councillor Alistair Walters was happy with the progress. The date given for the start of the work was August 2014.
On the issue of speeding in the area of the village it was hoped that the once promised 40mph limits on the periphery of the village could be worked towards. The problem of speeding through the village was acknowledged by the police who attended the Community Speedwatch sessions regularly
Councillor Howell told the meeting that there would again be a grant from the New homes bonus of £666.66 to be spent on a village project. Additionally there would be another round of Community Grants during the coming year.
The chairman thanked Councillor Howell for his attendance and contributions and he left the meeting.
The Parish Council meeting was opened at 8.35 pm.