First a fuller report will be the minutes, prepared by the Parish Clerk for the next meeting 2024.
This will contain details of those present and the necessary legal items that took place.
After an introduction by Cllr Ford the Chairmans report was read out. This gave details of the main sub committees and that reports would be received from them individually. Thanks were given to the councillors and the three employees of BNPC.
Reports were received from District Councillor Cunningham and County Councillor Playle.
Cllr Smith gave information on the Planning Sub Committee. What it does, its time constraints and the variety of items it is asked to investigate.
The Green Spaces Sub Committee report details the works carried out on the playing fields, The Millennium Green and Cokers Peace. Whilst all the good items were there it was sad to have to mention the vandalism and its effect on our facilities. Looking forward the plans are in place for more seasonal plantings and tree management.
The 20’s Plenty and Witham Road speed reports have been shares on Facebook and hopefully soon the BNPC speed watch group will be in action.
Organisational reports were received from :-
St Peter and St Pauls Church – Rev Rachel gave details of their work and stresses all the village were welcome.
Cornerstones Church – Matt and Olive spoke about their weekly events and offered leaflets to this end.
Scouts etc – Gavin said 150 children and young people are involved and a new younger group is being formed.
PC James Draper – Concentrated on speed and anti-social behaviour. He left a document on this.
Discovery Club – Jean explained that their crafting is still taking place at her house,
BNCA – Chaz detailed some of the clubs that operate there.
A Q&A session produced questions on :-
Booking for the Recycling Centre, answered by Cllr Playle.
The Bund on Hatfield Drive was tackled by Cllr Cunningham as he is already involved with this.
Bakers Lane Litter was answered by The Clerk who already has BDC looking at it.
Humps in Witham Road by Stantons Farm and the overhanging fence are been investigated by ECC.
The road junction by the War Memorial, whilst being looked at by Local Highways will be impacted by Gt Notley East so no definite solution.
Information was given on forthcoming elections and how to stand.
Comments have been received about the event and some or all of the ideas should be discussed/implemented when the next Annual Assemble is planned,