Chairman’s Report, Aug’14

Parish Council Meeting – 7th August 2014

The meeting was chaired by the vice Chairman due to the Chairman being on holiday.

The minutes from the previous meeting were agreed and duly signed.

A PCSO from Thetford attended the meeting and updated the council on the latest crimes in the area. Can I remind everyone that whilst it is tempting to leave doors and windows open in the hot weather make sure they are closed when you are out or not in a position to know who is about. With the onset of darker evenings this is a good reminder. Whilst Mundford is not a hotbed for crime it is very upsetting for the victims.

We are still awaiting NCC Highways and Breckland council to deal with outstanding matters around the village.

The bus service seems to be maintaining its numbers and its continuation will be discussed at the September meeting.

We are still trying to get the Community Speed watch off the ground and ask again if anyone is interested to let the clerk know and she will pass details on.

The war memorial will be cleaned and repaired prior to Armistice Day. The council was hoping for a grant to help with this but the War Memorials Trust have set an impossible criteria which the council cannot meet.

Breckland Council are also looking into multi-occupancy premises in the village after recent concerns have been raised.

After it was established that donations made to the Citizens Advice Bureau Brandon Branch had not been going to the local branch it was decided that a donation would not be made this year.

The street lighting updating will be continuing and the contractors have another list of lights to be done.

Please see the notice board for STANTA activities in the coming weeks.

The County and District councillors did not attend the meeting.

Jim Goad, Vice Chairman