Minutes 2008-09-03

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD IN THE HIGHGATE HALL ON WEDNESDAY 3RD
SEPTEMBER 2008
Present: Cllr K Dalgleish
Cllr R Elvin (Chairman)
Cllr R Hidderley
Cllr I Kirk (Vice Chairman)
Cllr M Nicholson
Cllr M Porter
Cllr R Rankmore
Cllr B Shrive
Cllr Truman
In Attendance: Mrs W Gray (Parish Clerk), Members of the Public
1. Apologies for Absence
Cllr Bense
Cllr Burgess
2. Erosion of Greens & Verges
The Chairman Cllr Elvin introduced himself to members of the public who were
present and then each Councillor introduced themselves.
The meeting was called to discuss the feedback of circular that had been sent out to
every household in the village concerning the erosion of the Greens and Verges and
how the Parish Council could preserve them but before the meeting got fully
underway Cllr Elvin was happy to report that the Village of Elton had won First Prize
in the “Calor Village of the Year Competition for 2008”.
Cllr Elvin then went on to explain the history behind registering the greens which
started as far back as 1968 but was not until latter end of 2006 when all paperwork
was completed and the Parish Council took ownership in 2008.
During the year the Parish Council has managed to obtain a grant to maintain the
greens and it was decided to involve the village and obtain their views. Out of
approximately 300 houses we received approx 100 responses out of which 50% said
leave alone and 50% were in favour of doing something to protect them.
Cllr Elvin then opened the meeting to the floor for their views.
Mrs Sansom – why are you proposing to do this – Cllr Elvin – greens are being
eroded and damaged by vehicles using the greens.
Mrs Wyllie – when traffic is parked on edge, possibly some kerb stones put in
sympathetically on the corners. We have lost approximately 3 ft in the last 20 years.
Mrs Porter – how much would it cost if put posts in – Cllr Elvin – already been costed
in with various possibilities.