Report on the 15th March, 2011 meeting

Before this meeting commenced, the Chairman welcomed Mrs. Jean Hunter, the new Chief Executive of South Cambridgeshire District Council and Mrs. Gail Stoehr, the new Clerk to Dry Drayton Parish Council. A deputation of residents from Scotland Road were also present to express their concern regarding traffic in this area.

Mrs. Hunter said that she was visiting to familiarise herself with the various parishes and personnel of the District within her responsibility and remained, to observe, during the Parish Council meeting which followed the published agenda. The following topics were discussed or reviewed.

Suitable sites for Development and Recreational Areas. The Chairman reported on the group meeting to explore the Village that took place on 28/02/11 with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council and Mr. Chapman, of Luminus, in attendance. This tour identified two sites, one near the Callow Brook and one adjacent to Oakington Road which will be discussed by the Planning Authority in due course.  
Village Play Areas. Work continues on various aspects of this plan. The Chairman has written to the School Governors (next meeting 28/03/11). Bar Hill Parish Council has referred the request for suitable facilities to Bar Hill Football Club.   

Traffic. It was agreed that the speeding problems of the industrial area on Scotland Rd and Dry Drayton village be emphasised to the Highways Authority and the appointment of a Speed Warden was discussed. It was reported that the County Council are currently reviewing speed policies.   

Finance. There were no disbursements. The purchase of four ‘litter sticks’ was agreed. 

Planning. The extension of the Planning Consent for 27/39 High St. was approved.

Parish Council. The Parish Council election is scheduled for May 2011. Candidates must advance their names before noon on 4th April, 2011.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 19th April, 2011. The Community is reminded that Parish Council agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the Parish Council meeting and that village organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to Council meetings.

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