Report from WTC Meeting Wednesday 13th July 2017 Part 1

Disclaimer: These observations are not the ‘official’ minutes of the meeting, these are supplied by Whittlesey Town Council, normally (1) month following the meeting and can be viewed on their website.

The last full council meeting was in July – There is no meeting held in August.

The Agenda was published on this website on the 13th September see belwow.
The ‘usual’ 4 members of the public present including myself. Cllrs absent Dorling, Garratt, and Bristow. Cllrs Boden, Laws and Curtis arrived during the meeting.

Policing: There were No Police in attendance as they were busy elsewhere, there are still on-going concerns about ‘Speeding’ & ‘Parking’ issues. There was some statistical information from the ‘Community Road Watch Scheme’ – however Cambs Police do not engage with this group (There is history!). Later in the meeting Cllrs voted on making a small donation to the CRW team for their work.

Public Forum: SB, Thanked the Council for the recent ‘Yellow Lines’ at the Commons Road/Stonald Road Junction, this appears to be working and has made the junction very much safer.
RG, Thanked the Councillors who attended the Community Rail Partnership meeting on Monday, and although not that well attended as previous stated Whittlesey 11 – 0 Wisbech.
BEG: Commented again the lack of any Police what-so-ever with-in Eastrea for many months.

Other Business:
Kings Dyke Crossing:
My updates as published here last week, there were no further updates – however it was stated last week that Network Rail had made a derisory contribution to this £18+Million scheme – derisory is an understatement – Network Rail have committed £70,000 (No I have NOT missed any zero’s off – (That reads Seventy Thousand) – I stand corrected in my statement last week that Network Rail has nothing to gain by the bridge –  and will cover this in another article.

Neighbourhood Plan: Is progressing well as planned and good funding schemes and grants have been obtained thus far. The result of the Public consultation are available on the WTC Website.
There are ‘Workshop’ sessions planned for Friday 13th October 2017 – I will advertise this shortly.

Community Rail Partnership: Cllr Mrs K Mayor gave the meeting an update on the ‘Dire State’ of Whittlesey Railway Station and the very ‘little’ progress that is being made either with ‘Greater Anglia’ and the almost ‘None communication with Network Rail – she stated that The station resembled a scene from ‘Beirut’.

Ward Matters: Mainly concerning the state of Ramsey Road, Cllr J Windle has had meetings with residents and Cambs Highways, a temporary ‘Fix’ was completed yesterday on the part just before the Ramsey Road Level Crossing.
There is plans in place for the re-surfacing of the road from The Boat Inn all the way to Pondersbridge – sometime in January 2018

The next full council meeting will be held on 11th October 2017

The public are invited to take part:
Whittlesey Neighbourhood Plan – Vision and Objectives Workshop
Friday 13th October – see Flier below.

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