Environment & Highways Meeting Held on 13th May 2021
The Environment & Highways Committee of West Bergholt Parish Council met on 13th May 2021 with topics including:
- Election of officers,
- Handymen activities,
- Maintaining ponds including a call for volunteers,
- Trees on the Heath,
- Litter at Ash’s, &
- Strategic Environmental Planning.
Environment & Highways Report
Committee Meeting held on Thursday 13th May 2021 in the Youth Shelter
John Gili Ross, Phil Spencer, Harry Stone, David Short, Norma Smith, Jenny Church.
|1||Election of Officers.|
|Chairperson of Committee: |
John Gili Ross nominated, seconded and elected as Chairperson.
Vice Chairperson of Committee:
Phil Spencer was proposed, seconded and elected as Vice chairperson.
Harry Stone, David Short, Norma Smith, Jenny Church and Murray Harlow will continue as members of this committee.
|Essex devolved activities continue. |
General activities – litter picking, strimming, tidying kerbs, cleaning/painting of signs.
|Lexden Road pond – Remove living chair and in future replace with a bench. |
Hall Road pond – needs tidying. Important to preserve water plantain.
Plan in future to organise a group of volunteers to care for ponds.
|4||Bench on Poor’s Land|
|This bench has now been repaired.|
|5||Items from Parish Clerk|
|a) School reports that trees on edge of Heath might need pruning as children have been swinging on the branches.|
b) The trees and branches have been checked and are safe.Litter at Ash’s shop – Ask Laura to send a letter to the shop keeper.
|6||Strategic Environmental Plan|
|Phil is contacting Essex Wildlife Trust and Essex Field Trust ask advice about land management.|
|7||New Storage Unit|
|No new plans yet.|
|8||Resident complained about a drain leak into Firmins Close alleyway|
|Ask Laura to send a letter.|
|i. Allotment stall reopening |
ii. Swift boxes – switch on swift noises