Here is the text from the Stagecoach proposal. click on text to expand.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Here is the text from the Stagecoach proposal. click on text to expand.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Meeting attendees : Brian Shaw, Eileen & Eric Howard, Betty Pinfold, David Heal, Sarah Dodds, Brenda Nutt, James Pocklington.
Apologies: Gary &; Di Dray, Carol Leslie.
Minutes from the 14th September 2011 read and approved.
Matters arising: •James confirmed Watts Lane is ELDC responsibility, Cllr Dodds agreed to flag the problem with the relevant officer.
•There was a brief discussion about planters being installed on the Londis shop front to improve safety by preventing cars parking.
•It was also reported that the school buses that park on Newmarket near the bus stop for extended periods are creating a hazard for other road users.
•Councillor Dodds agreed to invite the Dog warden for November 9th meeting. •Brian agreed to check if the salt/grit bins would be installed before winter arrives.
•There was a further discussion about the dangerous use of the access between Watts lane and Robinson’s lane estate. Cllr Dodds to investigate ongoing complaints. It was suggested to increase the number of security posts to reduce the speed of motorcyclists.
• Brian announced that the Pantomime trip would be on the 14th January at 2.30pm.
• James agreed to update the meeting flyers for the next six months, Brian to arrange the printing.
• There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45pm.
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Minutes of last meeting 10th August 2011
Meeting attendees : Brian Shaw, Di Dray, Brenda Nutt, Sylvia Scott, Eileen & Eric Howard, Sandra Trafford, Betty Pinfold, David Heal, James Pocklington
Apologies: Gary Dray, Cllr Sarah Dodds, Cllr John Hough, John and Chris Scott.
Minutes from the 13th July 2011 read and approved.
• Both Dave and Eileen reported that they had prompt replies to the first contact forms that they recently submitted. If residents would like more forms they are available from Brian and theTrinity Centre.
• Dave mentioned that a motor scooter was recklessly using the access to Watts lane from Robinson’s Lane. Brian recommended that the Reg. Number be reported to the police.
• It was reported that the wall which holds the Watts Lane sign at the Newmarket end was becoming a hazard and may collapse.
• The forthcoming visit to Rushmore Country Park was discussed, it was agreed to take up to 40 residents. Brian had arranged coach transport for those that needed it.
• Brian reported that the last quiz night was well attended and enjoyed by all.
• A further request was made for a visit from the Dog warden.
• Brenda expressed her frustration that the overhanging hedges next to her house were not being trimmed by the owner and were making access difficult.
• Brian asked if the salt bin request for Little Lane had got any further with the Town Council, James agreed to find out.
• There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.25pm.
Minutes of last meeting 13th July 2011
Special Guest: Gary Brown MBE introduced the First Contact scheme recently created by Age Concern UK. Gary explained that it was a “one form” system that helps some of the most vulnerable and needy in our society to access the benefits they are entitled to. Gary left a number of First contact forms and urged all those present to fill in the form, either for themselves or for someone else, to try the system out
Meeting attendees :Brian Shaw, Di Dray, Brenda Nutt, Eileen & Eric Howard, Judith Hall, John Prior, Sylvia Scott, Cllr John Hough, Betty Pinfold, David Heal, James Pocklington
Apologies: Gary Dray, Cllr Sarah Dodds.
Minutes from the 8th June 2011 read and approved.
• Judith mentioned that the Sainsbury’s application had been rejected, Cllr Hough explained that the Highways dept had not supported the application for various reasons relating to access and current traffic problems at that location. The application had yet to go to the planning committee but that it would be surprising for the committee to go against Highways advice and support the application. Cllr Hough explained that the consultation process was still ongoing.
• Judith congratulated Cllr Dodds in her absence for the excellent letter that she had submitted to the committee, James agreed to post a copy of it on the blog.
• Brian announced that we were aiming to use association funds to organise a community outing to Rushmoor Country Park in the near future for local residents of all ages, more details at the next meeting.
• It was noted that there was still significant activity at the address on Mount Pleasant which was subject to a Police drugs raid recently. Residents were encouraged to provide the Police with relevant information on any suspicious activity.
• Cllr Hough reported that the County council were looking to consult with the public on the proposal to decriminalise car parking offences. Cllr Hough suggested that this would be a good opportunity for local residents to request designated resident parking spaces on Little Lane and Mount Pleasant if this was thought to be desirable.
• There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45pm.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Minutes of last meeting 8th June 2011
Special Guest: David Robinson OBE gave a short, fact filled history of Louth Museum. From the early beginnings in 1884 when five teenage boys, who were interested with the natural world, filled a greenhouse in Aswell St. with specimens and artefacts, to the latest home for Louth Museum on Broadbank, David relayed all of the important achievements of the Museum with passion and enthusiasm and most impressively without any notes!
Meeting attendees :Brian Shaw, Di Dray, Brenda Nutt, Eileen & Eric Howard, Judith Hall, Anita Hammond, David & Sandra Jaines, Sandie Trafford, Sylvia Scott, Cllr G.Horton, M Hatrick, Mick Graves,Cllr J Hough,Cllr S Dodds, Betty Pinfold, Cllr J Makinson-Sanders, D Heal, Cllr S. Locking, Bas Odedra, P Rayayrumar, Jason Abrams, James Pocklington
· Sainsbury’s application: Cllr Dodds gave a brief review of the current situation and informed the meeting that the proposals had been “called in” which meant that they would have to be discussed at a meeting of district councillors. Cllr Dodds said that it was vital that the residents have their say on the possible impacts of such a development in their community. Cllr Horton explained that there had to be some structure to the objections and not just an “out of hand” rejection. There followed a general discussion on the specific concerns with the proposals, the key ones mentioned were: Problems with access to the site from an already stressed highway. Issues with moving the bus stop closer to the entrance to Watts lane, restricting vision. Building close to the unadopted, single track status of Watts lane will create additional problems for local residents. Possible flood risk. The moral issue of placing unfair competition so close to existing independent stores. Cllr Dodds closed the discussion by suggesting that a further residents’ meeting is held prior to the planning committee meeting and that residents’ concerns be organised into a structured objection. It was hoped this would be in the first week in July.
· There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45pm, giving residents’ the opportunity to study the full set of plans of the Sainsbury’s proposal.
Friday, 10 June 2011
Minutes of meeting 11th May 2011
Special guest : Patrick Purves presented a very enjoyable history to the bagpipe. Using his own collection of bagpipes Patrick introduced each type of instrument and explained the development of the bagpipe over the centuries. Patrick showed us the tiny reed that sits in the bagpipe chanter, the hall then resounded to the remarkable sounds of the pipes as Patrick played each instrument in turn, amazing how something so small as a reed can make such a loud noise! Thanks to Patrick for a very enjoyable talk and demonstration.
Apologies: Carol Leslie, John Prior, Gary Dray, Sarah Dodds
· Eileen mentioned that there had been a problem with discarded hedge cuttings in Watts Lane, but that eventually they had been cleared away.
· The “Meet the Candidate” evening which enabled residents to meet the prospective election candidates was reported as being a success by those that attended.
· The meeting agreed that it would be useful for the dog warden to attend a subsequent meeting to discuss residents’ concerns with increasing amounts of uncollected dog waste.
· There were concerns about the continuing use of the Robinson’s Lane/Watts lane footpath being used by motorcyclists.
· The issue was raised with regard to the salt bins promised by the town council, it was agreed that these bins needed to be in situ well before the time they would be needed. There was also a brief discussion on the need for the authorities to have a timely approach to gritting Little Lane before the next winter.
· Brenda Nutt expressed concern over the lack of a regular bus route out of Louth up Church Street and that the absence of such an amenity resulted in her using her car more times than need be.
Meeting closed at 8.45pm
Monday, 6 June 2011
On behalf of the Pleasant residents' association we presented Cllr John Hough with a choice bottle of red wine as a small token of our gratitude for his 17 years of service as district councillor for our ward. Cllr Hough said that he was very grateful for the gift and that he would look forward to maintaining links with the residents in his continuing office of county councillor.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Don't forget the Big Lunch this Sunday 12-2pm St Michael's Church Hall, Mount Pleasant.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Attendance: Betty Pinfold, Eileen & Eric Howard , Sylvia Scott, Dave Heal, Carol Leslie, Brian Shaw, John Hough, James Pocklington, Chris and Carol Bromfield, Di & Gary Dray, Brenda Nutt.
Guest Speaker: Sgt Lee Willoughby for Neighbourhood Policing Team. Sgt Willoughby reported that there were two PCSO’s present in this area. He understood that the recent drug related arrests in Mt Pleasant had alarmed many of the residents but he offered assurance that the situation was being closely monitored and that these were isolated incidents and not symptomatic of a wider problem in the community. Sgt Willoughby explained that there was a Policing panel made up of local councillors, local business people and community groups. It meets once a quarter to discuss the priorities for crime prevention in the town. The priorities currently are illegal parking and “boy racers”. The panel is due to meet again in the next few days. He urged residents to always report a crime they might have witnessed. This is never a waste of time however insignificant it might be, as it helps the police to build a picture of criminal activity in the area. Sgt Willoughby’s mobile is 07500920231 or crime stoppers (anonymously) 0800555111. After a vote of thanks for attending Sgt Willoughby left the meeting.
Apologies: Sarah Dodds, John Prior
Minutes of the last meeting read and approved
· John Hough reported that no plans had yet been submitted for the proposed Sainsbury’s store on Newmarket. The application for an alcohol licence had been amended by Sainsbury’s at the very last minute to trading between 7.00am and 11.00pm 7 days week. This was approved at the recently held ELDC planning committee.
· The lights on the walkway are between Spire view and Watts lane are still not switched on, John believed that there was still an issue with permission for access to the land adjacent to the lights.
· Speeding on Mount Pleasant/ Little lane was discussed, there was general support for a 20mph restriction to be introduced if at all possible. James explained that Highways had agreed to install a speed monitor at some future date to determine whether a 20mph limit is appropriate. The limit can be imposed if vehicles average speed is currently already close to 20mph.
· Carol reported the attendance of a Fire engine to the building plot at 35 Mount Pleasant. The contractors had left an unattended bonfire on the site which had been reported by a nearby resident. John promised to raise the issue with the local authorities to prevent a similar occurrence. Carol reported that there was already a second bonfire being formed.
· James announced that this would be John’s last meeting as a district councillor as he was standing down at the elections next month. He thanked John for all his help and support as a district councillor but hoped he would still be coming to the meetings as a county councillor, John confirmed that he would. James invited John and Lesley to be our guests of honour at the “Big lunch” on Sunday 5th June 12-2pm .
· James suggested that we hold a “Meet the candidates” event at the Church hall before the election date of the 5th May. This would be an opportunity for all the election candidates to meet informally with the local residents. James agreed to try and organise the event.
· Brian Shaw requested that we ask the Dog warden to the next meeting, it was agreed that this would be a good idea.
· James reminded the meeting that we would be printing hand out flyers to publicise the next 6 months meetings and asked for volunteers to distribute. Thanks to Gary, Eileen, Betty, Carol and Brian for agreeing to help.
Meeting closed 8.35pm
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Saturday, 16 April 2011
This will be an informal evening and refreshments will be served. This is your chance to put a face to the name before election day on the 5th May.
East Lindsey : Priory Ward
Iris Dainton, Conservative
Sue Locking, Independent
Michael Wain, Independent
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
£3 entry, maximum 4 in a team. Great prizes to be won!!
If you haven't been before then please join us for a fun night out.
Please bring your own refreshments
St Michael's Church Hall, Mount Pleasant 7.30pm start.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Here is a copy of the letter
Ref: Sainsbury’s, 155 Newmarket, Louth.
I am writing with reference to the application for a premises licence by Sainsbury’s supermarket on Newmarket, Louth.
I am a member of the Pleasant Resident’s Association which includes residents from this area of Louth. At our last meeting the above licence application was discussed. The residents that attended were particularly concerned with the requirement by Sainsbury’s for a licence to supply alcohol until midnight. The meeting was unanimously opposed to this licence being granted. The local residents are entitled to some protection from the noise and disturbance that a store selling alcohol until the early hours of the morning would create. The granting of such a licence would undoubtedly affect the quality of life of a large number of residents that leave nearby. It is difficult to see what benefits such late hours would have for the vast majority of residents, particularly as the street is already served with three convenience stores.
On behalf of Pleasant Residents Association
23 Little Lane
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Pleasant Residents Association
Wednesday 10/11/10 St Michael’s Hall, Mount Pleasant
Apologies : Joanna Green, Rosie Leak, John & Chris Scott, Carol Leslie
Attendance : Kim Carter, James Pocklington, John Prior, Brenda Nutt, Eileen & Eric Howard, John Hough, Lesley Koumi, Anselmo Kapandil, Sue Locking, Dave Heal, Sylvia Scott, Emma Credland, Betty Pinfold, Paul, John Prior, Mark Page, Leon Page, Jasmin Page
The meeting began with a presentation and talk by Anselmo Kapandila, who is a District health officer within the Nkasi region of Tanzania. Through pictures and statistics Anselmo explained the challenges that face his community where less than half the population have access to a safe water supply. It was a thought provoking talk which reminded everyone present that the public services we take for granted in health, education and utilities or not universally available. Many thanks to Anselmo ,Emma, Lesley and John for providing such an enlightening start to the meeting.
Kim welcomed Sue Locking , our town councillor, and John Hough, our district councillor, to the meeting
Minutes of last meeting read and amended.
Eileen reported that the new lights are still not switched on at the bottom of Watts Lane. John Hough was aware of the situation and knew that the council were in discussion with the owner of the land near the path and hoped it would be resolved soon.
Dave raised the issue of the unlit street light on the footpath between Little lane and Robinsons lane, Kim agreed to find out who maintained the light and contact them as soon as possible.
James informed the meeting that, regrettably , Brian Shaw had resigned as vice chairman. It was agreed by the meeting that Brian’s contribution to the residents association would be greatly missed. A vote of thanks for Brian’s efforts was taken at the meeting and Kim agreed to write personally to Brian and thank him on behalf of the committee. James offered himself for election as vice chairman, proposed by Kim and seconded by John Prior this was agreed on a show of hands. James reported that the association funds were currently around £900 and that Brian’s efforts in fund raising would be difficult to replace. Sue Locking offered to run a quiz night for association funds, it was agreed to take Sue up on the offer at a later date.
Kim mentioned that there was still a vacancy for secretary and asked the meeting to seek out volunteers for the post.
Dave wondered what was happening with the application appeal for 35 Mount Pleasant, he drew particular attention to the fact that the local school use the junction on Robinson’s lane and Mount Pleasant for Cycle training and that if the plans went ahead this would inconvenience the cyclists as they would have to find another junction . John Prior explained that there was a site visit planned for November by the Planning authority, in fact this may have already happened as an official looking party attended the site recently.
John Hough was pleased to report that the Refuse collecting lorries had agreed to change their rotas and that only one vehicle would be operating through the Watts Lane area in future.
Eileen mentioned that there was broken glass on the derelict site that was Browns garage. Kim said that she had been unable to find out who the new owners of the site were from the Estate agents. John Hough suggested a search of the Land Registry should name the current owners.
Meeting closed at 9.10pm