Date: Wednesday 24 February, 2010
Temple Ewell Parish Council Meeting 26th January 2010
Cllrs Mrs Lomas & Mrs Miles informed the Parish Councillors that two grant applications have been successful. KCC Local Schemes has confirmed a grant of £1,600, which will be spent on new play equipment for the King George Playing Field. The Dover West Neighbourhood Forum has confirmed £1,053, which will be spent on improving the Dragon Wood.
The Kent Free Tree Scheme 2009 delivered 25 trees free of charge, 5 Hawthorn and 20 Hazel. Two classes from Temple Ewell Primary School would be planting the trees in Dragon Wood on Thursday 28th January. A new dog waste bin has been ordered from DDC at a cost of £235 plus installation. The new bin will be positioned near the school gates, Brookside.
DDC arranged a public consultation for the Kearsney Abbey & Russell Gardens new play equipment. Two plans were presented. Plan B was considered the better proposal, as it would enlarge the current Kearsney Abbey play area. The new equipment is aimed at children aged 10 years and under. The Bushy Ruff play area will retain some of its existing equipment and will be aimed at older children. As the funding is secured, DDC believes that both projects will be completed by Easter this year.
A Formal notice has been received from KHS informing Parish Councils that a new Kent Permit Scheme will go live on 25th January 2010. The scheme enables greater control on road works in Kent to help minimise disruption to road users whilst enabling essential maintenance, improvement and emergency repair work on the roads.
An e-mail describing the ‘essential law surrounding the clearance of snow & ice from public highways & pavements’ has been received. The Clerk read the content to the Parish Councillors. It is the responsibility of KHS to clear the snow and ice from the public highway and pavements, not private individuals or Parish Councils. Businesses should check their position with their insurers before considering clearing any highway or path. KHS has installed a new grit bin, Kearsney Avenue. Mr Marcham has re-concrete and install the vandalised village sign, Watersend.
Parishioners are encouraged to report any incidents within the village to PCSO Stevens on 0777 222 6209 or to go to the PCSO’s monthly surgery. For immediate help contact Dover Police on 01304 240055 or dial 999.
The agenda and minutes are displayed on the Parish Council notice board by the village shop, Southdown Stores and on the Parish Council Web-site. Contact details for councilors are on the website www.templeewellpc.kentparishes.gov.co.uk
Planning Committee meetings are open to all parishioners and will take place on the third Tuesday of the month. The full Parish Council meets on the last Tuesday of the month (excluding August & December) at 7.15pm at the Temple Ewell Baptist Church Hall on the corner of the High Street and London Road. Parishioners are most welcome to attend and contribute to meetings.
Mrs. Jane Coulson-Wright, Temple Ewell Parish Council, 5 Dour Side, River, Dover, CT17 0UX