There has not been enough support or interest in an extension and we will therefore not be pursuing this suggestion.
The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday 11th November at 7.00pm in the Village Hall. The meeting will commence with a Public Forum to which all Parishioners are invited. Come along and have your say.
Following some lively debate on the website Forum, this issue was discussed at the last Parish Council meeting, both during the public forum and the meeting itself. There had been suggestions that the speed limit through the village be lowered to 20mph, however it was concluded that such a move would be unnecessary and we would not in any case meet the criteria for a 20mph zone. It was decided that the main objective should be to ensure that drivers keep to the existing 30mph limit and the Community Police Officer will be contacted for advice and with a view to enforcement.
Various proposals were put forward and accepted at the last Council meeting on 30th September which include increasing and improving the signage around the village to encourage visitors to use car parks and not to park unsafely, inappropriately or on verges. Car park security will be reviewed in conjunction with the implementation of this project. The proposals now have to be costed and appropriate bodies such as Highways and the Police will be consulted, therefore please do not expect a ‘quick fix’. In the meantime, a suggestion from a Parishioner that notices be placed in the public toilets advising of alternative car parks, will be actioned.
Parishioners may also be interested to know that the Honesty Box in the Playing Fields car park is working, with over £50 having been collected in the 6 weeks to end September.