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Notes of Parish Meetings

Notes from the Parish Council Meeting - October 2012

The following were amongst items discussed at Parish Council meetings and information received by the Clerk. The full minutes may be found here.

The rope bridge on the play equipment at the Recreation Ground has become worn and is to be replaced. Following complaints about smoking in play areas, the Council are to place notices in the village's playgrounds politely requesting that people do not smoke where children play.

The Council received reports concerning the Wellbrook Way bowling green and public open space confirming that the specification of works will shortly be put out for final costing, and that the Girton Town Charity is in negotiation with South Cambridgeshire District Council over the purchase of the SCDC land. It is anticipated that construction should start shortly.

There has been a very good response of interest in the bowls club and it is not too late to add your name. We expect the bowls club to be contacting all those who have shown interest and arranging a meeting shortly.

Flood Meeting
There is to be a meeting with the Environment Agency, together with District and County Councillors, for residents affected by the July floods. The meeting will be held on Thursday 4th October at 3.00-7.00 p.m. at the Girton Golf Club.

Bandon Road
We have received a planning application to build three houses in the open area behind 17-19 Bandon Road. We realise that such a comparatively large development in this area might be controversial, and the Chairman has requested an extension to the consultation period so that everyone has a chance to express their views. If you wish to comment, please ensure that a copy is sent to the Parish Office. The Parish Council will consider the application in the week commencing 8th October.

Memorial Bench
We are pleased to say that the memorial bench kindly donated to the Girton Recreation Ground by the family of the late Ron Lipscombe, is now in place. A small dedication ceremony was held on 11th September, attended by Ron's family, representatives of the Parish Council and Girton United Football Club. The bench is a fitting tribute to Mr Lipscombe's many years of dedication to Girton United Football Club.

Now that the summer is coming to an end, the Parish Council politely request that residents check that their hedges are cut-back to their boundaries and do not obscure the pavement or public highway in any way. In particular, we request that householders check regularly that brambles are not endangering the public.

Village Planters
As Autumn approaches, we are looking to replant the village planters with bulbs in readiness for Spring. If you are interested in sponsoring a planter for the coming season, please get in touch with the Clerk. Replanting costs £50 a year, and is undertaken in the Spring and Autumn. We are grateful both to those who sponsor planters, and to those who maintain them.

Thank-you for the mugs!
Many thanks to all those parishioners who kindly donated mugs for the Pavilion, following our request in last month's Girton Parish News. We now have a good supply with which to start the football season, so there should be no problems with half-time refreshments.

Forthcoming Meetings
The next meetings of the Parish Council will be on Wednesday 17th October and Wednesday 21st November, starting at 7.30 p.m. at St Vincent's Close Community Centre. Members of the public are welcome to attend all Parish Council meetings and to speak in the open session at the start.