Carlton Colville Parish council
The council's main meeting for March was attended by Cllrs Terry Fleet, Julie Hall, Derek Fletcher, Maureen Duckworth and Stanley Exall plus Sandra Ward from the Transport Museum.
The council's main meeting for March was attended by Cllrs Terry Fleet, Julie Hall, Derek Fletcher, Maureen Duckworth and Stanley Exall plus Sandra Ward from the Transport Museum. The police reported a total of 28 crimes for the previous month and the breakdown included four burglaries, four domestic incidents, six thefts mainly concerning motor vehicles, two cases of harassment, five of criminal damage, one of arson and six assaults. Police also advised that they are looking into the possibility of having the Four Towns Bus as a fortnightly amenity for Carlton Colville.
District Cllr Light reported that he has been continuing to follow up matters that have been brought to his attention. He advised that district councillors are now required to take on greater responsibility and that training is being provided. The Transport Museum reported that it will be opening for the 2009 season in April. Volunteers have worked outside in freezing and wet conditions during the winter and work has included track laying and overhead wire work. The interior of the museum's railway station is being fitted out. When all the timberwork on its living van project has been completed it will be moved to SOLD (Special Objectives for the Local Disabled) to be fitted out.
Suffolk County Council requested advice about destination names for cycle paths in Carlton Colville and this was discussed and suggestions forwarded. Cllr Hall circulated draft copies of the next parish newsletter. The contents were agreed on and the newsletter will be issued at the end of April. Thanks were given to Cllr Hall for her work. The parish council amenities committee discussed complaints about car drivers speeding on roads in the vicinity of The Street and Secrets Corner; it was decided to ask the police to consider monitoring the speed levels. Cllr Fleet reported that he had attended the recent South Neighbourhood Police team meeting where he had reported the traffic problems that existed for drivers turning off Beccles Road at the Chapel Road roundabout and where he had also questioned the delay in providing a promised 30mph speed limit at Beccles Road in the vicinity of the Rookery Golf Club. Police had agreed to look into these maters. Complaints had been received about mud at Bells Path, improvements were planned and an update would be requested from Suffolk County Council. The fourth notice board was due to be delivered shortly. Waveney District Council had reported that new equipment should be installed on the play are off Deepdale by July. Waveney Norse had been informed of fly tipping at Gondree and a request had been made for a hedge there to be tidied. The next parish council meeting is due to be held on Wednesday, April 29, at 6.45pm, at the Methodist Church Hall, Shaw Avenue.