were taken as read and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.
There were none.
EALC Audit and Risk Awareness Course invite to Chairman and Internal Auditor – distributed.
North Uttlesford Community Forum meeting same date as this meeting, Clerk to obtain 2010 dates to try to avoid clashes in future. – Action CD
Parish Planning Workshop no meeting since last report
West Essex Area Forum 12 January 2010, attendance not possible due to work commitments – Clerk to obtain dates for 2010. – Action CD
Walden in Transition no meeting attended since last report
Village Green Issues ongoing
Sight Lines various cutting back will be considered for next clean up day. – Action DF
Clerk to prepare budget for finalisation at the next meeting. – Action CD
Miss Frost had sent an email to the Highways Department to congratulate them on a good job gritting during the recent cold snap. However, it was noted that two sides of the triangle at the start of Anso Road did not appear to be gritted. The Clerk to write to Highways to advise them of these dangerous missed roads and ask for a gritting route. The lower end of Church Hill was also very icy and should also be mentioned to Highways. – Action CD
Mr Drane had already contacted Ray Curtis (ECC Highways) with regard to the poor condition of the roads in the parish following the freezing weather. Mr Drane had also reported the broken post at the bottom of Church Hill to the Highways Dept. Discussion regarding speeding through the village once again ensued and Mr Drane was asked to chase our long standing request for a 40mph limit beyond the 30mph limited area. – Action DD
Community Speed Watch – The clerk had received an email from Georgie Davis, CSW co-ordinator requesting correspondence details of the volunteer who would attend a seminar between the Chief Constable, CSW groups and those on the waiting list. Mr Tupman has been approached for this information, which the Clerk will forward on receipt. – Action CD
P3 Miss Frost had received a letter from ECC stating that P3 would no longer be involved in cutting PRoW. The reasons given were discussed at length and the Clerk was asked to reply disputing the value for money issue etc. It was understood that management of cutting will return to Robin Wallbank and his team in Highways and past experience showed variable performance. As such, it was decided to ask Robin Wallbank to attend the February meeting to discuss this matter further. – Action CD
The minor amendments to Walk 1 leaflet had been completed with the exception of a photo – this will be taken in the Spring to match other photos and the leaflet will then be distributed. – Action DF
Drinking Fountain The golden pineapple still outstanding. – Action DH
War Memorial Surround Miss Frost and Mr McCarthy had met with a representative of Marshalls, suppliers of paving, and reported on his ideas. Mr Drane offered to provide a visual representation based on existing photos. Miss Frost will continue to pursue funding sources and Mr McCarthy will approach a contractor known to him for a quote. – Action DD/DF/SM
Website – There is a section under the Parish Council tab regarding the refurbishment of the War Memorial surround. Newsletter – next newsletter deadline 20 February 2010. Mr McCarthy reported a number of instances of vandalism in the last few weeks. A note will be put in the next newsletter. – Action SM
Mr Sladen reported the updated version will be emailed shortly. The recent bad weather had not thrown up any need for additions to the Emergency Plan.
PLANNING – UTT/1803/08/FUL – Lakehouse Farm no decision to date
Enforcement Notice ENF/170/09/B – Anso Corner tyres dumped in ditch
Enforcement Notice ENF/261/09/B – Hillside brick house painted white in conservation area – advised no breach and file closed
Enforcement Notice ENF/264/09/B – Harvey House, Hempstead Hall business being run without planning permission
nothing new to report
nothing new to report.
Future meeting dates – Thursday 11 February, Thursday 11 March and 15 April 2010.
The meeting closed at 9.15pm.
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