Official Key Messages from 12th Jan meeting
Speeding in our village – we need your help!
Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report - March 2022
Previous Road & Environmental Reports:
Official Key Messages from the FPC Meeting held 23/11/22
The ‘Biz Report’: Parish Council Meeting held 20/07/22
Under the broad umbrella of Matters arising from previous minutes were the FPC’s appreciation of the work of Pat Herman and the volunteers who maintain and water the Village Garden.
The ongoing sage of installation, replacement and renewal of various road signs including the long awaited “No Through Road” sign for Parsonage Close and various refurbishment and resiting of various road signs around the village was eventually decided to be “Ongoing” as was repair to the BOAT by the Church Gate, the previous erosion problem having been exacerbated by the large volume of traffic redirected through this route due to the current obstruction of the A32, just South of the Woodside Lane/New Road crossroads, as a result of various “Flood Prevention Scheme” excavations.
This prompted a universal criticism of the HCC Traffic Management and signage around the current flood prevention works and the lack of clarity about future flood works south of the Farringdon Crossroads.
The verge erosion problem on Crow’s Lane, was also raised and reported as ongoing although exactly what solution will be proposed is, as yet, unclear.
The new Parish Council website discussion was deferred until the next meeting due to the absence of Cllr, Andy Clegg who is overseeing the project.
The Village Playground maintenance and insurance was also discussed. Insurance had been renewed and the Clerk recommended that a a budget for maintenance should be set up.
A Freedom of Application request has been received requesting access to emails exchanged concerning the New Village Hall Project using the PCC email system. Following advice from several sources the process would be set in motion but it is likely the time consuming work of redacting personal details and references would probably exceed the 12 hour limit proscribed for such activities.
Following a discussion (which was difficult to follow on-line due to the sound distortion!) the Accounts were approved by those present.
Following a request by letter from David Craig, A proposal was put forward that the FPC should request the removal of the Double Yellow lines on the Hall Lane/Crows Lane and Street junction on the grounds that they were out of keeping with a rural environment and as parking close to a junction was prohibited by the Highway Code the yellow lines were unnecessary. The publication of the letter had prompted a letter from a previous FPC Chairman, C. Elderton opposing the request and among other points making the observation that the lines were placed there by the highway authority after assessing the traffic flow through the junction. Following a discussion the proposal was rejected.
The Next Farringdon Parish Council Meeting was scheduled for Wed 17th September.
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