MINSTERWORTH PARISH COUNCIL
John Jenner said that when he called in the TBC pest control officer he told him to get rid of his compost. Jo’s response was that to avoid using cooked waste and potato peelings, which can encourage rats. Apparently rats don’t like elder so you can put elder branches around the compost bin.
9 Matters Raised by Electors: Bernadette Hughes asked when the ¾ mile stretch of road in Minsterworth that is currently 60mph would be reduced to 50mph as it is the only section of the A48 that is 60mph. County Councillor Awford said he would take this up at County level.
On behalf of Mr & Mrs Sellwyn Mr Jenner asked why the PC were giving low priority to the problem with traffic turning right out of Highgrove Lane and cutting in front of the bus shelter narrowly missing on several occasions people waiting for the bus. The Clerk reported that Councillor Few and Borough Derek Davies had met with Scott Macaulay Lowe from Gloucestershire Highways on Thursday, 28 February 2008 to discuss the problem and the recommendations are that the short-term solution to the problem could be to install bollards outside the bus shelter to create a safe area for passengers to wait in. This would have to be passed by Accident Investigation & Prevention team, as there can be issues with installing physical measures in the carriageway. Also a request for south tip of reservation to be trimmed as this would make it easier for buses to pull out from lay-by and bus stop. Scott will meet with the Asset Management Team and Schemes Delivery to propose a workable scheme. A possible long-term solution is for Gloucestershire Highways to look at blocking off the lay-by and creating a traditional T-junction for Hygrove Lane and the A48, this would mean the removal of the grass verge reservation. However, any potential scheme would have to be priority assessed and compete with other proposed schemes for capital funding.
Roger Dauncey gave a vote of thanks to the Council and Clerk for their work during the year and urged those electors present at the meeting to support their Council by attending monthly Parish Council meetings. He also requested an agenda to be published in the Annual Parish Assembly report.
10 Close of Meeting The meeting closed at 10.15pm.
Refreshments were served.