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Notes of Parish Meetings

Notes from the Parish Council Meeting - January 2013

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

Council meeting
The agenda for the meeting of 19th December will include the approval of the budget for 2013/14 and the precept (our part of your Council Tax) and the appointment of a Trustee for Cotton Hall.

War Memorial
We deeply regret that in thanking those who had worked on the Memorial last month we omitted to thank those who had contributed towards the expense. We are very grateful to residents who sent money to defray the costs of the materials.

Multi-Use Games Area
The Sports and Recreation Committee recently discussed the MUGA, which has suffered rather from mud and other contaminants. Recent heavy rain has helped the Groundsman to wash a lot of this out and the Committee agreed to install a new mat and bootscraper so that users can clean their footwear before entering the MUGA.

Sports Surfaces
During wet and cold weather the grass surfaces are more than usually susceptible to damage. Most users are sensible and we are grateful for your consideration, but we have had one incident of a person riding a bike across some of the pitches leaving a 2-inch deep rut which was not easy to repair.

Wellbrook Way
The Council has established two committees to oversee developments on Wellbrook Way. A Bowling Green committee under the chairmanship of Cllr Richard Westley will implement our plans to develop the Green and we anticipate that works may finally be able to start in the new year. Two members of the Town Charity, which is helping to finance the project, will serve as full members of this committee. Cllr Ray Gordon noted that the views of residents are important in developing our plans, for instance for a community building, and the committees liaise with the Residents' Association. There has been a steady trickle of people expressing interest in a Bowls Club and we hope the number will soon pass the hundred mark. At the same time the Wellbrook Way Development Committee is overseeing the replacement of planting on the estate which has failed and residents should already notice the difference. Our contractors have already put in £10K worth of work.

Forthcoming Meetings
The next meetings of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 16th January and Wednesday 20th February, 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 at the open session at the start.

The Parish Council wishes all residents of Girton a happy and prosperous year in 2013.