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Notes of the Parish Council Meeting - March 2006

The following were amongst items discussed at Parish Council meetings and information received by the Clerk.

1. Elections reminder. The final date for the delivery of nominations to South Cambridgeshire District Council for prospective candidates to the Parish Council is no later than noon on 3 April 2006. If you are interested in standing and do not have a nomination pack please contact the Clerk urgently.

2. Development of NIAB site. An officer from SCDC gave a talk to the Parish Council on 8th March. She outlined the proposals for the development of the NIAB site, the plans of SCDC for land to the northwest of the NIAB land to be enhanced green space, and in more general terms the North West Cambridge University site on the other side of Huntingdon Road. The meeting was followed later in the week by a workshop held on behalf of David Wilson homes to which some of the Councillors and residents of Girton attended.

3. Resurfacing the Multi-Use Games Area at the Recreation Ground. The MUGA is due to be resurfaced during May which will mean that the facility will be out of use for approximately two weeks during this time. The Bookings Administrator will inform all users of the exact date nearer to the time. Expenditure for this repair was agreed by the Parish Council.

4. Purchase of powered roller. A powered roller is to be purchased for the use of the Parish Council on the Recreation Ground. The Council would like to thank the Town Charity who are funding this purchase.

5. Household Waste Recycling Centre. At the end of last year the County Council produced an outline "Minerals and Waste Development Plan" with extensive consultation. A revised plan has now been produced with major changes, not the least for us being the addition of a Household Waste Recycling Centre & Transfer Facility in Girton, on University Farm land opposite the north end of Girton College. The plans can be seen on-line at http://tinyurl.com/nyu99 (this points to the Council's website). The document includes a comment sheet on which you can make your views known, and which should be submitted before 13 April (the document says 13 March but this has been extended).

6. Churchyard boundary wall. Further to discussions between members of the Parish Council and the Priest in Charge regarding this wall, the first section of the churchyard boundary wall next to climbing apparatus has been deemed dangerous and has been removed by builders appointed by the Parochial Church Council. The PCC will consider what to do with this section at a later date.

7. Girton Corner traffic junction. The Parish Council are in discussion with the County Council and George Wimpey to make improvements to this junction in accordance with the 106 Agreement for the development of Wellbrook Way. In response to initial plans presented a Council working party has been formed and in association with Girton College will be seeking to ensure improvements to the junction which protect the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

8. Forthcoming meetings. The next Parish Council meetings will be held on Wednesday 19th April, 10th and 31st May at Orchard Close Community Centre. Both meetings will begin at 7.30pm.