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Minutes of Parish Meetings




Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting - May 2002

1. Elections
Peter Starling was returned as Chairman and Mrs Helen Wilson as Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council. Councillors were then elected on to the various sub-committees. Please contact the Clerk on C. 472181 for further details. Due to a shortfall of four nominations for Parish Councillors, the following applicants were then co-opted on to the Parish Council: Mr Roger Few, Mrs Lyn Bonnett, Mr David Gardiner and Mr Richard de Horsey. District Councillor Jane Healey was congratulated on her victory in the District Elections. She was formally invited to attend all Parish Council meetings in which she could participate but not hold voting rights.

2. Parish Noticeboard
It was hoped to replace the damaged noticeboard to its original position at Girton Gate as soon as possible.

3. Jubilee Celebrations
It was unanimously agreed to present the Orchard Close Community Centre and the Friends of St Andrew's with 100 each for their respective Golden Jubilee events. The Church's Flower Festival runs from the 1st - 4th June and the Barbeque Street Party at Orchard Close begins at 2.30pm on 2nd June.

4. Public Consultation on Stage 3 of the Cambridge Core Traffic Scheme
This next stage is looking to address problems in Silver Street and the Regent Street area. Please do take time to go to the Public Exhibitions, which are to be held at a number of locations including the Garden House Hotel, the Holiday Inn at Histon, the Central Library, Selwyn College and the Moat House Hotel at Bar Hill. The Exhibitions run from Monday May 20th - Friday June 7th. Please contact the Clerk for further details.

5. Proposed Research Facility at 307 Huntingdon Road
Councillors learnt that the University of Cambridge had appealed against the District Council's decision to reject this planning application. If the appeal were to be accepted by the Planning Inspectorate, it was likely that it would take place some time in October 2002.

6. Girton Town Charity
R Hiley reported that a new planning application to develop the land at Wellbrook Way had been lodged with South Cambridgeshire District Council Planning Department. The new scheme included proposals for the whole site and there was to be a brand new Section 106 Planning Agreement.

7. Resurfacing
The Clerk reported that she had received notice from Cambridgeshire County Council that the carriageway along Cambridge Road was to be resurfaced soon, as was the footway along Church Lane.