Minute of a meeting of the Pleasant Residents’ Association
13th March 2013– 7.30 pm
Chairman James Pocklington Eileen and Eric Howard Sylvia Scott Mick
Dave Heal Neal Overton Alan and Liz Beadle Paul Overton John Prior
Patrick Purves John Hough Sarah Dodds Di Dray Sam Piccard and Lisa Bogg
Apologies Gary Dray, Carol Leslie, Brenda Nutt, Richard Scott. John Prior’s prior apologies noted for minutes
• Sam Piccard and Lisa Bogg of ELDC, engagement and monitoring officers responsible for liaison between refuse collection and the public, addressed some issues residents had raised. The system was “task and finish”, which explained the rush. The Council had stopped monitoring collections. Levels of pay could not be revealed –they did not know. The speed keeps the traffic moving. Crews who refused contaminated bins supposed to leave stickers to explain, any issues should be reported to “Customer Services” at ELDC; they then left the meeting after being thanked.
• Minutes –produced by James, read and approved
• Arising – Sarah reported the Newmarket Brown’s site was under appeal by Sainsbury and others were interested for various possible purposes. Dog muck was still a worsening issue. Dave Heal mentioned the new estate plan in the context of flood insurance. Evidently new infrastructure and drainage were planned.
• Stagecoach buses - There was a Buses round table at the Town Hall on 28th March at 10.30
Watts Lane - John Hough recommended resurfacing. A meeting would be set up with LCC officials to try to get a recommendation of a contractor to mend holes and install proper speed bumps. Signs indicating “access only “ were in place. The proposal for this was seconded by James and Sarah said she would vote some funds in. After costing the residents would be approached – the working party to include John, James and Patrick
• Brown’s Garage Site – Rubbish and vermin, hedge cuttings etc were highlighted by Eileen and Dave. James volunteered t go and do a litter pick one Saturday morning. Brian and Eileen would join in. John Hough pointed out that rats could be a District Council responsibility.
• The AGM was set for 10th April.
There being no other business the meeting closed at about 8:30 pm