The meeting of Narborough Parish Council met on Wednesday 3 April 2013 †at the Church Centre. Three members of the public were present which is nice to see.† It would be nice to see more members of the public attend.† Remember, itís your village, why not come along and see how your Council works for you.
Councillor Wilkinson will be assuming the position of Chair to the Council at the next meeting.† We thank Councillor Williams for his guiding influence over the last 12 months and look forward to continuing to work with him over the coming years.† The Chair was pleased to announce that Councillor Wallace hoped to be fit enough to resume his duties as a Councillor at the May meeting.
An order has been placed for picket fencing and fixings for the Narborough Aerodrome Memorial.
Councillor Collins is seeking quotes for the provision of a combined skate park and MUGA.† It is hoped these will be received in time to place before a steering committee in advance of the next Council meeting.
The traffic survey on Chalk Lane has been completed and the results and final costings are awaited with interest.†
As a result of combined action by Councillors and residents, the pathway along School Alley has been cleared of debris.† Our thanks go to Councillor Wilkinson, Councillor Collins, Councillor King, John Atkins, David Watterson, and David Norman for their sterling efforts.† The area looks a lot tidier now.
Councillor Wilkinson is identifying places to position a number of flower boxes throughout the village in support of the Anglia in Bloom competition.† A separate article encouraging villagers to become involved in the competition will be submitted to the Nar valley News by Councillor Wilkinson.† It is hoped that pupils of the Primary School would also become involved in the competition.
Whilst it is good to see residents using the bottle banks at the Community Centre, residents are requested to take home the bags that they carried the glass to the banks.† Residents are also asked to pick up any broken glass in the vicinity instead of leaving it on the ground as this presents a serious risk of injury to other residents using the facility. It is not the job of Community Centre staff to clean this area.† The facility is for the recycling of glass bottles and jars.† The banks are not designed to take double glazed window panels, glass doors or redundant greenhouses.† These articles should be taken to the recycling depots at either Crimplesham or Saddlebow for disposal.
The Clerk to the Council will meet with the Highways engineers to discuss the provision of seating in the bus shelters.† He will take the opportunity to also discuss the positioning of posts at the cross roads, the poor drainage at the entrance to School Alley and the state of the yellow school road markings outside the Narborough primary school.
It was noted that subject to whether the debris came from adjoining land, the Highways Rangers would be clearing the footway on the North side of Swaffham Road east of the cross roads. He will also advise them that the footway alongside the Rectory was also in need of cleaning.
.The Clerk was in the process of submitting a grant application for the conversion of the parish lighting stock to LED lights.
The next meeting of your parish Council will be on Wednesday 8th May †2013 at the Church centre, commencing at 7.30pm.