Welcome to the blogsite for the Pleasant Residents Association

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.

Friday, 12 April 2013

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 Kingswood
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

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Pleasant Residents’ Association
Minute of meeting held 13th February 2013 at St Michael’s Church Hall, Mount Pleasant
Present: Di Dray, Dave Heal, Keith Scott, Mr & Mrs A Beadle, Neal Overton, Paul Overton, Richard Scott, Cllr Sarah Dodds, Cllr John Hough, Eileen Howard, Sylvia Scott, Brian Shaw, James Pocklington.
Apologies: Patrick Purves, Gray Dray, Brenda Nutt, Eric Howard, Rosie Leak.
·        The meeting commenced with a general discussion on the proposed housing development on the Pleasant Gardens site at the end of Mount Pleasant.
·        Cllr Dodds explained that after the environmental impact assessment had been approved by ELDC there had been no submission for planning permission.
·        Local residents expressed their concerns over the initial proposals for the site, these were: 
#  Over intensification of housing which would result in high traffic volumes through Spire View and on to Wood Lane.
# Increased surface water flood risk to neighbouring properties
# Additional strain on infrastructure, i.e. sewers
# Increased traffic on Mount Pleasant , gaining access to North end of site.
# Impact on local residents responsible for unadopted road at the end of Mount Pleasant.
·        It was reported that 99% of Spire View residents were opposed to the scale of the development.
·        After discussion it was decided to wait for the applicant to submit final plans and then reconvene a meeting to decide on a community response.

Minute of last meeting (09/01/13) read and approved.
Matters arising,
·        Cllr Dodds apologised that the refuse collection representative had not been available for the February meeting but hoped they might be ok for March meeting.
·        The meeting heard that a new campaign against dog fouling had been launched. Cllr Dodds explained that it was important that residents notify the dog warden if they had information on dog owners that failed to “scoop the poop”.
·        Cllr Hough reported from the Bus round table meeting that the re-routing of buses up Church St was being reviewed and asked residents to make their feelings known at the next meeting on the 28th March, 10.30 am at the Town Hall. As Dave Skepper the area supervisor for Lincolnshire Road Car would be in attendance.
·        The lack of provision for motorcycle parking in town car parks was briefly discussed.
·        James reported that the local grit bins had been refilled recently, following repeated requests by Cllr Hough and local residents.
·        Cllr Hough explained that he had correspondence with Ian Mickleburgh of Lincolnshire Highways who confirmed that 20 mph speed limits were being discussed within the authority, and that he would be in touch if there were further developments.
·        Inconsiderate parking was discussed. James explained that following the neighbourhood police panel he had recently attended, it was clear that the total obstruction of a pavement was a matter for the police and urged residents to contact the PCSO’s with evidence of this. Cllr Hough mentioned that Mick Pheonix is the parking services manager at LCC and any concerns on bad parking hot spots should be addressed to him so that scheduled enforcement visits might be taken.
·        James reminded the meeting that anyone who would like to host a hanging basket or floral display on their property as part of the Louth in Bloom to please get in touch. It was agreed that the committee would get together to discuss this matter further to improve the attractiveness of the neighbourhood.
Meeting closed at 8.40pm