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Minutes of Parish Meetings




Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting - February 2005

1. Recycling.
The Recycling and Waste Minimisation Officer from SCDC gave an interesting and informative presentation to the Council about waste and recycling operations in the district. He said that South Cambridgeshire was expected to recycle 48% of its waste this year which would take the district up to one of the highest in the country. He requested the Parish Council to encourage Girton residents to continue to recycle as much waste as possible.

2. Cotton Hall Trustee.
At the meeting the Parish Council voted to appoint Mr John Stewart as a Trustee of the Cotton Hall Trust. Mr Stewart lives with his family in the village and both his daughters have benefited from facilities provided by the Cotton Hall. He is wished every success in this role.

3. Town Charity Trustee.
The appointment of a new trustee for the Girton Town Charity was discussed. Two candidates have expressed an interest in this position and will be interviewed by the Parish Council in due course.

4. Tennis Courts.
The tennis courts are to be resurfaced in April. The courts will be closed for several days whilst this work is carried out.

5. Oakington to Girton Cycle Path Improvements.
These improvements were discussed at the meeting. The Councillors expressed concern about the lack of lighting along this stretch of road and have requested the County Council provide street lighting, as well as the solar powered illuminated road studs that are to be installed either side of the cycle path.

6. Annual Parish Meeting.
This has now been confirmed for Wednesday 11th May 2005 at 8pm. Please do attend this meeting where you can meet your Parish, District and County Councillors. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and make comments on matters such as recreational facilities, highways, education, environmental issues, transport and planning.

7. Forthcoming Meetings.
The next Planning meeting will be held on Wednesday 9 March in St Vincent's Close Community Centre at 8pm. The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 16 March in Orchard Close Community Centre. The meeting will begin at 7.45pm.