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Minutes The Minutes of the meeting held on 21st correct record.

July 2009 were confirmed as a


Matters Arising

Vehicles parked on pavements Inspector Bentham explained that vehicles parking on the pavement is always going to be a contentious issue. It was stated that only if there is a blatant obstruction or where there is a justified complaint will prosecution of the offender take place. It was clarified that there is no absolute breach of the law, such as parking on double yellow lines, for parking on pavements. Police Community Support Officers would usually advise motorists who parked on pavements that they were causing an obstruction and ask them to move their vehicles and in some cases, where justified, they would issue tickets.

Regeneration of Town Centre report It was explained that the report due to be brought to the Board regarding Town Centre Regeneration, would be tabled at a later date. This was due to the fact that there would be little to update the group on and as such it would be more beneficial to provide a report at a later date.

A3. - Local Neighbourhood Issues

Landscaping Don Gordon expressed concern regarding the dilapidated state of landscaped areas in the town, particularly around the Leisure Centre. He requested that the landscaping for the whole of Spennymoor be examined as he wanted the town to look ‘beautiful’ and be maintained to a high standard.

Provision of facilities for the youth of Spennymoor Geoff Darkes asked for details of the timescales of the actual delivery of action form the AAP and particularly the actions around the provision of further facilities for young people.

Highways Action Line Don Gordon reported that he had used the Highways Action Line (HAL) to report problems and had submitted photographs, however he had never received any feedback. He queried whether he was entitled to receive a response on actions taken.

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