Chairman’s Report Jan’14

Mundford Parish Councillors

Did you know that your Parish Councillors are not paid for any of the duties they undertake? When we are carrying out tasks around the village, such as bulb planting, putting up the Christmas tree, litter picks or occasional clearance of areas etc., this is all our own time which we give up unpaid. If anyone wants clarification of payments made by the Council, just go on our website (address below) and follow the links to the Minutes, then Finance Section, where you can find all payments made for that month.

Parish Council Meeting – 9th January 2014

Firstly, a Happy New Year to you all, from Mundford Parish Council.

The Council would like to welcome our new Clerk, Mrs Pauline Angus. Pauline will be working from the Parish Council office on Swaffham Road, and intends to work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.00am – 2.00pm (this is subject to change, depending on meetings and other factors). If a resident needs to speak with the Clerk in person, please telephone for an appointment on 01842 879152.

Chairman’s Report

During Public Participation, the roundabout flooding problems were discussed. We are told by Highways that the work is still incomplete and will be finished soon.

The Parish Council have had a positive response to the new LED street lights in parts of the village in which they have been replaced. At the time of writing, we have had just one resident who wasn’t happy, and one of the issues they had has been resolved. This replacement programme will continue at the rate of one per month, firstly in The Lammas area. The lights we are replacing are obsolete, and in some cases our street lighting contractor has advised us they need replacing as soon as possible.

During Matters Arising, the land down Pig Stye Lane was discussed. This land was kindly left to the Parish Council by the late Miss Mary-Ann Turner. There are three allotments on the site at the moment, and the Council is going to offer a further six allotments for residents. These will be quite small, but easier to manage than traditional quarter-acre plots.

Overall, the Christmas tree on the green received a good response from residents. However, there were a few suggestions on how to improve things in future years. We will take these comments on board. This was the first time a Christmas tree has been on the green (as far as we know), so we have learned a few things for future years.

The meeting closed at 10.00pm.

Stefan Eyres

The Chairman’s report is a brief account of some of the items discussed at the P. C. meeting. For a more in depth account, go to the meetings page where you can read the minutes and much more.