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3.0Minutes from the last meeting and matters arising:

The notes from the last meeting (held 25 May 2010) were reviewed and the following comments/updates made:

Becky Ledger was given the action to investigate how much the new 30 mph sign, which had been installed at Aylburton, had cost.

Update:  Becky had spoken to the Highways Dept at the County Council and confirmed that a sign of this type would cost £2,066.  There was also an additional cost to connect the sign to an electrical supply (approx £1,000 but dependant on where sign was etc).

A discussion around the A48 was undertaken.  Edwin Taylor of Alvington had a number of questions ie:

Why had a sign been erected in Aylburton but none of the other communities along the A48?

Had Aylburton contributed to the cost?

With spending cuts in the public sector were there plans for the speed camera in Alvington to be disconnected?

The following actions were assigned:

Becky Ledger to discuss with Road Safety Partnership the position with regards to speed cameras in the county and in particular the Alvington camera.  Becky also to check whether Highways have undertaken an assessment of the A48 especially in Alvington where the school children have to cross the road to the playing fields.

Action:  Becky Ledger

Edwin Taylor to approach Alvington Parish Council to see if there would be any funds available for a ‘flashing 30 mph’ sign on the approach to the village.

Action:  Edwin Taylor

At the last meeting, youth shelters were discussed.  Debbie Powell gave the following update:

During the financial year 2009/10 the Community Safety Partnership had been successful in securing capital funding from the Area Based Grant (held by Glos County Council).  The money was to purchase three youth shelters, one of which was allocated for Lydney.  

The process that needs to be undertaken to ensure the successful placing of a youth shelter is lengthy and involves consultation with local residents, young people and organisations.  The funding for the youth shelters needed to be spent by the end of March 2010 but unfortunately it was apparent that two of the youth shelters projects were not going to hit this deadline and the money was returned to the County Council where the money was reallocated to other projects within the county.  Only Bream completed the process and received a youth shelter.

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Lydney & Area NGC – 14 Sept 2010

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