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East Winch Parish Council - additional meeting 23.9.19.

Chairman's Report.

The Council met to approve an application for new deer boxes at the RSPCA hospital. However, dissatisfaction was expressed at how little the Borough Council takes notice of the decisions of the Parish Council. This is to be raised with Cllr Manning at the next PCC meeting.

The Council discussed the NCC Minerals and Waste Local Plan Review as it applied to East Winch and West Bilney. In our own area, there is a likelihood of the extension of works by Middleton Aggregates towards Blackborough End, and it was decided there was no need for further comment.

The wider picture was not discussed at the meeting and it may be of interest
that Shouldham Warren supporters (CATSS) are campaigning for the Warren to be removed from the Local Plan.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 4th November at 7.30pm.

Defibrillator Training. Friday, 1st November.

Training to use the defibrillator will take place at the Village Hall on the 1st November from 2pm -3pm and 6pm -7pm.
The more people who know what to do the better, so please come to one of these sessions.


Parish Council Meeting - 2 September 2019

This meeting was attended by representatives of Friends of East Winch and West Bilney, a group fundraising to buy updated play equipment for the Town Close playground. They wanted to know whether the Council would help with funding. The chairman said that she thought it likely the council would try to help if there was a shortfall, but it depended on other circumstances too, and at present no firm assurances could be given.

The meeting was attended by Borough Councillor Colin Manning, who informed us that the new Chief Executive of the council is Lorraine Gore.

Speedwatch volunteers are awaiting a training date.

The go-ahead was given to purchase and install the case for the defibrillator which is being bought by the RSPCA. The heated box has since been installed on the outside of the Village Hall, and it was agreed that training sessions would be arranged there in the afternoon or evening.

The Parish Clerk had been sent a consultation about paths for cyclists, horse riders and walkers along the A47 from Pentney to the Hardwick roundabout.
Comments to be returned to Highways England include:-
  • the need for a continuous footpath along the A47 in Bilney;
  • that on the north side of the road in East Winch the footpath should be continuous or at least one should run from Burman Mews to Gayton Rd;
  • that the footpath on the south side should be improved and extended the short distance to the Blackbrough Rd; and
  • that a path was needed from thebridleway which comes out onto the A47 opposite the reservoir into Middleton.
Councillors complained that a right of way was blocked at the old garage in Bilney and that the people working there had shown no inclination to restore it. The clerk informed NCC and a representative from them visited and was assured it would be restored.
The removal of the hedge at the entrance to the path seems to be something we have no power to remedy.