Parish Council Update – April 2013

The Play Area equipment was installed about 20 years ago and now a major overhaul and refurbishment is being carried out to the climbing frames in particular and at the same time it was decided that the hedges needed to be severely cut back to let in more light to help prevent the timber items becoming slippery when covered in algae and lichens.

The new housing build at Westfields is nearing completion and an open afternoon is to be held on Thursday 2nd May before the chosen occupiers are permitted to move in. It is hoped that all road and other ancillary works will also be complete by then to give the project a finished look, and then the traffic lights can also be removed.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service gave a presentation a month ago and since then some of the funding to purchase a Defibrillator has been secured so Members decided that the go ahead be given to siting one within the village where it can be easily accessed if and when needed.

Planning issues around the access to various properties continue to cause headaches and is has been reported that a works to a property on South End have made a gap in a hedge. This has been forwarded for whatever enforcement action the National Park consider is necessary, as has the construction of a ménage off Colgate Lane. The same enforcement team are also considering what action they need to take regarding the deteriorating condition of a property, currently held up by scaffolding, on South End.

Road maintenance is still a problem and Highways will repair potholes if they are deemed deep enough to warrant it. Recently some on the West Harlsey road have been considered to need this intervention and this work will be carried out at a date somewhere in the future. The damaged setts around the Cross have also been reported as needing repair sooner rather than later.

Len Cragg.

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