MINSTERWORTH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Annual Parish Assembly held on Monday, 14 April 2008, in Minsterworth Village Hall.
PRESENT: Councillors -
Rod Crisp Simon Ruffley Lynda Simms C Thomas –
Borough Councillor Davies
County Councillor Awford (partial attendance)
Mrs F Wallbank – Clerk Parishioners: approx 53
1. WELCOME AND APOLOGIES The Chairman opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. attending:
She thanked the following for
Sean Clarke, Police Community Safety Officer Ken Haines, Newly appointed Village Agent Jo Worthy-Jones – Compost Officer Stephen Osborne-Brown - InterRoute Communications Manager David Stock – Highways Agency Project Sponsor Graham Lyons – InterRoute Project Manager
Apologies: Councillor Few, Mr & Mrs Savage, Angie Ritchie. would be late.
County Councillor Awford
2. Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Thursday 25 April 2007 were agreed and signed.
3 Matters arising from the minutes Speed Limit through Minsterworth – The Clerk reported that Gloucestershire Highways had agreed with the Parish Council that a request for a 30mph speed limit through the village was unrealistic and more importantly would not be supported by the Police. Although the County Council sets the traffic regulation orders for speed limits they have to be agreed by the Police (as they are the only ones who can enforce them). The Government has asked for all highway authorities to review the current speed limits on A & B classified roads by 2010 and it may be pertinent to see what this reveals for Minsterworth.
4 Representatives from InterRoute to talk about major roadworks on the A40 commencing May 2008 and lasting for approx 26 weeks – Mr Osborne-Brown introduced himself along with the other members of this team. Unfortunately there was not a representative from GCC present who would be able to address the aspect of the bus lane. After a slide presentation of the works to be carried out a lengthy discussion took place with a large number of questions being raised which Mr Osborne-Brown and his team answered as best they could. This matter was of extreme concern, as it would affect all residents of Minsterworth.