SMTC Weekly Report 6/10/17
By Andrew Coates, Town Clerk, Oct 9 2017 10:31AM
Items of importance dealt with week commencing 2nd October 2017
Down-Pipes in Pannier Market
The down pipes which were leaking badly in the storm a few weekends ago have now been blasted and fortunately the company was successful in unblocking all of the pipes. There was a lot of rubbish that had collected over the years and in future we will have an annual inspection or blast if need be. So there should be no more leaks form those pipes. The sky light is yet to be repaired but is only a small leak.
During the brief spell of nice weather the staff have managed to repair quite a few paving slabs. They have done Broad Street down one side and in total amounted to 35 repairs. The other side will be done next week weather dependent.
Linhay In Rec
A quote has been obtained for the renovation and complete update of the Linhay in line with the possible S 106 monies available. This will be brought to the Amenities meeting in due course.
It has been brought to my attention that there is a further pot of monies available for the link road between Borner’s Bridge and the Poltimore Roundabout in Barnstaple. The proposal also suggests there should be no right hand turns on that part of the Link Road. There is £83 million available for the bid on this part although £10 million will be funded through S 106 (£5 mill) and DCC the other £5 mill. I will report on any further information regarding this bid.
Electric Car Charging Points
As a matter of interest I was talking to a company regarding electric charging points in South Molton and I have given them some details about South Molton. Apparently the company involved will install the equipment and pay the land owner a lease for 30 years. Whether or not it is viable in South Molton will depend on the location siting although at present they are preferring to install at Leisure Centres or Supermarkets.
The hedge contractor will be trimming the hedges around town in the next few weeks and we have asked that the following areas be covered: New Road, North Road from Quince Honey Farm to the roundabout, Parsonage Lane on the right hand side, Sheepfair Field top area adjacent to the school,Station Road by the Quarry, Hacche Lane and the top hedge by the new Cemetery area.
There are no scheduled formal meetings next week. However I have suggested to the Football Club that we have our informal meeting with all Councillors next Thursday 12th October at 6.15pm. I will confirm as soon as I hear from the Club Chairman to confirm.
Andrew Coates, Town Clerk