WTC Meeting – Wednesday 12th June Report Part I

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.

Prior to the Full Council meeting there were presentations of cheques on behalf of the Mayors Charities.

Young Peoples Counselling Service              The Alzheimer Society





The agenda last nights meeting was published on this web-blog  07th June – see below.
Click Here to see Agenda

10  members of the public present + County Councillor David Connor

Councillors apologies – Cllr Mason, Cllr Munns & Cllr Lang-Whiston

County Cllr David Connor gave updates on :-
Kings Dyke Crossing – There is No Update The County Council along with the Metro-Mayor (Palmer) are still in talks with ‘Kier Construction’™ about the design. Councillors asked whether an official statement could be made as none had been made for a number of months.
Ongoing road repairs, including some pot-holes being completed.
The Kings Delph Porta-Loo Cambs CC will part fund for another 12 months.
Road repairs to Ramsey Road (B1040) will take place 03rd – 30th Aug.

Public Forum –
Concerns about Allotment conditions.
Litter Picks by Whittlesey Street Pride
Issues with road vegetation in Eastrea

Terse summary of other business –

New Council Offices – Builders took control 21st May – Public & Schools are asked to give a ‘Name’ for the refurbished building. Expected completion 20th Aug. Official opening 29th Sept.
Donation of the generator to local football club.
Kings Delph Toilet – I made a case for the KD – Councillors agreed to part fund with FDC & CCC for 12 months.
Environment – Cllr Dorling highlighted concerns for future air quality in our area, No EV points in Fenland (Electric Vehicle charging points), and the lack of Tree Planting, both Cllr Boden and myself spoke about the lack of co-ordinated/joined up approach. I stated that there had been thousands of ‘Free’ trees available and the take up was extremely poor.

Ward Matters – Speeding highlighted along Bellmans Road, Environmental concerns and poor condition of Whittlesea Railway Station and surrounding area.
Grassing cutting over the whole of the Whittlesey area, Parking around Schools.
(Cllr Boden (FDC Leader) stated that the ‘Parking concerns and issues’ were being looked at – but could not make any further statement)

I raised the ‘Caravan’ parked behind the ‘George’ – which FDC Street Scene Officer has been on the case. I also highlight the on-going poor Grass cutting (or lack of) recently (before the poor weather started). Complaint(s) about the state of The Bower pathway and overgrown vegetation (an annual issue).

Appointment to Outside bodies – Councillors were appointed to –
Glassmore Bank Wind Farm
Burnthouse Wind Farm
Whittlesey Emergency Food Aid
Community Care Scheme
Rural CAB
Community Rail Partnership
Family & Childrens Centre
Mud Walls Group
Must Farm
Christmas Extravaganza
Whittlesey Festival
Allotments Society
Growing Fenland

There were no items of a confidential nature.
The meeting finished after 22:00
The next Full Council meeting is on Wednesday 11th July

I am Roy Gerstner – Whittlesey Town Councillor
for the ward St Mary’s South.
My contact details are on the top toolbar.

If you have issues or concerns outside of my ward area, please contact your own Councillor, details are available on the
Whittlesey Town Council Website. Click Here

E&OE – I very occasionally made an error or mistake, if I am advised  – I am more than happy to make any correction – Thank you.
©Roy Gerstner

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