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.