By Andrew Coates, Town Clerk, Feb 23 2018 02:25PM
Items of importance dealt with week commencing 19th February 2018
On Wednesday I had a meeting with Jeremy Yabsley and Richard Sables regarding Highways Issues around South Molton. The following are in progress or are on the Purchase Order List.
West Street – I mentioned the stones that have come away from the wall abutting the main highway and did explain that the wall area could collapse into the street. Highways are aware of this and are now treating the pointing and replacement of the slabs as a priority.
Dart Park- The re-surfacing to the area outside of the supermarket down to Dart Park is imminent.
Limers Lane- Highways are aware that a decision as to the future of the road needs addressing. One of the possibilities would be to Down Grade the status of the road.
Highways Drainage- there are extra monies being made available to Hghways for Drainage around the county. Jeremy Yabsley will clarify this at the next Council meeting.
Tarmac on Pavements- This will be brought to Council in the March Meeting but the suggestion is that as a starter, to find out how it looks, the pavement outside the Coaching Inn up to Chanters be re-surfaced and also the whole area around the bus stop where there are several problem slabs.
Mud on Road by Recreation Top Car Park
It has been brought to my attention that there is surplus mud on the road at the top of North Road by the recreation car park. I have emailed the contractor and they have replied and apologised for the mess and have assured me it will not happen again.
At the last Budget Meeting of NDC it was resolved that the Parish Grant be re-instated for 2018/19. It had been put forward that all Parish Grants be abolished for this forthcoming year but NDC decided not to put the Government one off payment into reserves but instead to keep the Parish Grants. My budgets did not include the Parish Grant so in effect the Council is better off by £5,283 for the next year.
Signs Outside Amory Centre
Two more signs are to be erected outside the Amory Centre advertising the Town Council and the library. This should be done on Monday.
Full Town Council Meeting on Tuesday 27th February at 7.00pm with the Planning Meeting commencing at 6.30pm in the Town Hall.
Meeting on Tuesday 27th February at 2.00pm discussing the first draft of the Neighbourhood Plan with NDC Planning Department in the Amory Centre.
Andrew Coates, Town Clerk