The Girton Parish Council
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting - May 2000.
The following were amongst items discussed at the May meeting:
Sports Development Officer
The Parish Council was pleased to welcome John Baggaley into this
new role. Until the new pavilion and multi-use games area are up
and running, current booking systems remain the same for use of the tennis
courts and sports pitches on the old recreation ground. Any inquiries
regarding fees and bookings for the new pavilion, multi-use games area,
new & old sports pitches and tennis courts can be directed either through
John or the Clerk.
Proposed Speed Limit Reduction on Oakington Road
Work continues on this issue. The Council hopes to see the
new proposed speed limit of 40mph implemented early next year.
The School crossing patrol person showed concern at the Annual Parish
Meeting regarding the speed and volume of traffic along Cambridge Road.
The Parish Council proposed it should initiate proceedings to get a crossing
sited at an appropriate point along that stretch of road, possibly between
the Surgery at Pepys Way and the School.
Proceedings have begun to tarmac the footpath between Northfield
and Dodford Lane.
The Council was distressed to learn of the attack on a young woman
as she used the footpath between St Margaret's Road and Thornton Road last
week. A sum of money has been pledged to ensure this and other paths
are cleared of overgrown hedges in order to make them safer walkways.
Cycling on pavements
Whilst the Council acknowledges the need for young cyclists on
the pavements to be accompanied by their parents, it would like to remind
cyclists that the pavements are intended for pedestrians, and that common
courtesy towards walkers should prevail at all times.
Fund Raising for new Pavilion
Thanks go out to players from Girton United who took part in a
sponsored slim to raise money for the new Recreation Ground Development
Project. Among those who took part were Graham and Paul Clare, Paul
Jones, Peter Smith, Chris Cook. The winner was Peter Smith who lost
about 7 kilos, (that's 1 stone, 1/2 lbs. to those of you who haven't gone
Many thanks to Alexi and Sam Wright from Thornton Road for the
time and effort put into fixing the new swing seats and chains onto the
play equipment on the Recreation Ground. Thanks too, to David for
his engineering expertise!
The Parish Council has been asked to choose a name for the access
road within the proposed new development on the land between Hicks Lane
and Sterndale Close. The land used to belong to a John Burrows, but
the Council's recommendation of Burrows Field and Burrows Walk are too
similar to Burrells Field and Burrells Walk which are within the same postcode
area. If anyone has an idea would they please contact a member of
the Parish Council? We would ask that no first names be included
in the road name.
Please would all residents with dogs who use the footpaths within
the village, ensure they clean up after their pets. Dog muck on pavements
not only looks and smells offensive, but is also a danger to young children.
Clerk to the Council
Date of Next Meeting
Wednesday 21st June 2000 at 7:30pm in Orchard Close Community Centre.
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Last updated: 10th June 2000