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The Pleasant Residents' Association was formed a number of years ago to act as a focal point for all Residents in the Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Avenue, Little Lane,Robinson Lane estate and Watts Lane area.

Currently the association has suspended it's activities due to lack of volunteers to stand for committee.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Minute of  a meeting of the Pleasant Residents’ Association
9th January 2013 – 7.30 pm

Chairman James Pocklington                                                             Eileen and Eric Howard
Sylvia Scott                                                                                            Di Dray
Brenda Nutt                                                                                         Mick Kingswood
Carol Leslie                                                                                           Richard Hardesty
Rachel Jacques                                                                                      Dave Heal
Patrick Purves                                                                                      Di Dray
Apologies- Cllr Sarah Dodds, Brian Shaw, John Prior and Gary Dray      
        Minutes –produced by James, read and approved
        Arising –
John reported on matters outstanding with the Highway authority (Dave Mickleborough) including signing at the end of Mount Pleasant, the lack of a parking restriction at the end of Little Butcher Lane and parking restrictions on Little Mount Pleasant - these were all on the waiting list
James had spoken to the PCSOs about skateboarders
Bins were still seen as a problem.  The manager of refuse collection would be invited to the February meeting
        Chris Fairburn bungalow proposal.
John reported that the previous application had been lost, and again on appeal.  CF now wanted Cllr Sarah Dodds to get a recommendation from residents for his new, revised application. and "call it in" for consideration by Councillors.  This would bypass the planning officers, who were not in favour of the plan.  Sarah would only do this if we were in favour.  The application had not been submitted yet, and clearly the hope was to get a favourable indication before spending on elevations and detailed plans.
It was clear that differing views went through the spectrum of opposition via indifference to mild enthusiasm
After discussion, all agreed Patrick's suggestion that the Association abstain from conmment either in favour or against.
        James reported on the Watts Lane restriction.  Use otherwise than for access is an offence which ultimately could lead to points on licences and even a ban.  A request had been put in for appropriate signage
        Brian Shaw had proposed that Association funds be applied to beautifying our area, e.g. hanging baskets, some effort into planting.  This was approved
        Dave Heal suggested it was time to get the Dog Warden along again in view of big problems with fouling.
        Mick mentioned the routing of buses along Church Street.  It was agreed this was now due to be reviewed in light of the improved parking situation in town.  It would remain on the Agenda.  Motorcycle parking was mentioned, there are (it turns out) a couple of spaces opposite the Cinema and a couple more at the lamp-post in the Market Place
        There being no other business the meeting closed at 8:20 p.m.

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