By Andrew Coates, Town Clerk, Oct 19 2018 03:11PM
Items of importance dealt with week commencing 15th October 2018
Following a meeting with Jeremy Yabsley and Richard Sables yesterday the issues that were discussed were :
Dart Park Road – The resurfacing of the road just by Sainsburys is now on top priority and will be completed by the end of the financial year. The anticipated time schedule for this is to be completed is over a two night period in order not to disrupt traffic in and out of Sainsburys too much.
Station Road- The potholes at the bottom of Station Road and also into the entrance to Pathfields are also on the list to be done but apparently these repairs are not guaranteed in this financial year.
Mill on the Mole Footpath – it was reported that the footpath is still closed due to a hole that has been uncovered during works. The sign cannot be removed until this is repaired.
C of E Primary School – There have been some complaints regarding the parking at the Junior School at Parklands during drop off time and DCC has stated they will look into putting double yellow lines at the entrance to Parklands where the bottle neck apparently occurs.
Two Way Traffic Southley Road – At the NDC meeting this week the problem of the one way system in Southley Road was mentioned - NDC are willing to look into making the road two way but they did say DCC were not interested. However Jeremy Yabsley and Richard Sables will be enquiring at to the feasibility of making this two way and will report back to me when there is some news.
The Council is applying for a £200 grant form DCC so that we can repair some of the worst paving slabs around the centre of Town.
This year marks the centenary of the end of the Great War and as such both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday fall on the same day. It has been decided by the RBL that there will only be one commemorative parade, it being at the church. There will be no service at the War Memorial. I attach the notes for the service on Sunday and the times of parade etc.
World War 1 Exhibition
The WW 1 Exhibition presented by Derrica Hodgson on behalf of the Town Council and the Royal British Legion will be held in the Assembly Rooms Town Hall on 8th , 9th and 10th November. This includes Junior school Choirs and other musicians and admission is free.
Amory Centre 10th Anniversary
The tenth anniversary of the opening of the Amory centre will be on Thursday 1st November and the Council and NDC are having certain events here that day – this includes cutting of the cake at 10.30am plus several poetry competitions. Forms are available from the Amory Centre.
Fruit and Vegetable Supplier
As most people are now aware Simmons the fruit and veg suppliers are quitting the market after 1st December and I have managed to ensure continuity by getting another supplier in as from that date who will trade in the same way in the market.
There have been several hold ups in installing the new play equipment in Central Park Play area but it is almost completed and it will be finished next Tuesday if the weather is favourable. The installer has apologised to me as the delays have been down to the supplier of the equipment and was out of our and his control.
Kitchen Extractor Fan Cleaning
Next Wednesday the extraction fan unit in the Town Hall will be cleaned as per our Health and Safety Advice. There will be no disruption to the Town hall.
The Mayors Board in the Town hall has now been fully updated and the monies used for this were from the legacy of Pat Ellarby. This was one of the requests of the legacy.
Full Town Council Meeting on Tuesday 23rd October at 7.00pm in the Town Hall.
Andrew Coates, Town Clerk