Report II on WTC Monthly Meeting of 12th December.

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.
I attended the AGM of the CAB of which there is a report.

My correspondent(s) inform me that Whittlesey Town Council meetings in general are taking far too long – Wednesdays started at 7:30 and went on past 11:00pm –
Toooo Long.

Cllr Garratt apologies Cllr Curtis stuck on a train.

Police gave very interesting and comprehensive presentation explaining the structure of Neighbourhood Policing Team and how the Inspector has to “bid” for resources.
Fenland has a proactive approach to local queries ie dispersals. There is some covert work going on in Whittlesey. They are committed to an action team and high viz impact team Luckily for us Whittlesey has fewer incidents than other towns.

Burglaries 18. Robbery 1 theft cars 4 theft from cars 4 Antisocial behaviour 23
(Crime Stats for our area can be seen on the W’sey NHW Website –Click Here

Public Forum : Raised concerns about the new planning application at Saxon Pit – and issues of safety of motorists using Love Lane (Near Park Lane School)
Sweet Pea Nursery getting evicted from the Scouts hut in Scaldgate was discussed at length and a presentation by Mrs Whitwell. (See item at end of this report).

Cllr Dorling raised the matter of racial comments on Facebook™ it is an offence so always report to the police.
A new reporting portal has been launched:
It has been used it to report the social media issue ref above.

Speeding patrols can take place any time anywhere any-day –
All Officers now trained to use equipment.
Resources can and are deployed from Peterborough.

Green dog walker scheme 100 have signed up so far Cllr Curtis raised the matter of the disposal of diesel, a generator and a diesel tank from the new council premises as a result all councillors were provided with a copy of the “Nolan” principles by the clerk of the council.

Cllr Bristow informed everybody that Lark Fleet Homes have a charitable fund within a 10 mile radius for a charity that is of benefit to the community Cllr Bristow is happy to assist with bid writing.

The trophy for Citizen of the year is valuable so in the future will be kept in a display case in new council offices and the recipient of the award will be given a token.

Lengthy discussion about Mayors Chain of Office –  repair/replacement.
Lengthy discussion about keeping ducks on allotments, Cllr Dorling to submit a bid for green energy for new council offices to Glassmoor Wind Turbine Fund.

Concerns over funding for King’s Dyke Bridge ??? – (I am making enquiries about this RG)

The Coates Tommy is missing. Council to try to find out where it has gone…

Discussion over adoption of bus shelter at Pondersbridge and Speeding Motorists.

CCTV shared services to be combined with Peterborough.

Sweet pea nursery offered temp accommodation at Manor.
Ofsted reports have not been very good on this establishment – June 2018 –  Inadequate
Previous Inspection July 2017 – Requires Improvement – see reports on Ofsted Website:

Maybe Councillors should have done some reading and research first….!!!!!

Effectiveness of the leadership and management Inadequate 4
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Inadequate 4
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Inadequate 4
Outcomes for children Inadequate 4



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