Carlton Colville Parish Council
The parish council's main meeting for June was held on June 24 with councillors Terry Fleet, (Chairman), Julie Hall, Derek Fletcher, Jose Bamonde, Maureen Duckworth, Dorothy Lomas and Stanley Exall present along with district councillor Pat Hawes and PCSO Jason Winn.
The parish council's main meeting for June was held on June 24 with councillors Terry Fleet, (Chairman), Julie Hall, Derek Fletcher, Jose Bamonde, Maureen Duckworth, Dorothy Lomas and Stanley Exall present along with district councillor Pat Hawes and PCSO Jason Winn. Apologies were received from Gayle Hart, Rod Earp and Andy Lawer, and county councillor Gosling and from Sandra Ward of the Transport Museum. PCSO Winn reported about parking problems and explained that the police looked into parking issues. Police had dropped leaflets asking residents to park with consideration to others. There had been a number of opportunistic break-ins during the past month relating to unlocked cars and garages and sheds. He went on to say that garage and shed alarms are available from the police for �6 and that the police service, 'Police Direct', is available to all and provides a source of information about current crimes such as bogus callers. Information can be found at www.safersuffolk.org.uk. Councillor Fleet asked for advice about the benefit of the parish council providing a radar gun for use in Carlton Colville. PCSO Winn advised that a radar gun could be useful for monitoring speeds but that only police could issue tickets. He advised that the police already routinely do speed checks. The police bike for local community use had now been received and thanks were paid to the parish council and county councillor Roger Bellham for providing it. Ms Ward had sent a written report which was read out. This included the information that the living van is now ready to go to sold for the interior fitting out to begin. The first milestone in this project has been reached and progress is also being made on all the other restoration projects, tram track improvements and accessibility to a railway station platform. Visiting numbers continue to be good, especially repeat visits from residents in the local area. Many booked parties are attending, varying from pre school groups to older people's clubs. Correspondence had been received from Suffolk Association of Local Councils advising that a set of Legal Topic Notes could be purchased from them at a cost of �37. It was agreed to buy these. Councillor training had been arranged on 'The Power of Well Being' for August 11, at 7pm in Carlton Colville. Thanks had been sent to Mr Bellham for all his hard work on behalf of the council during his time as county councillor. Comments had been requested from Waveney District Council about community grants and whether to forward the second round of community grants to the Citizens Advice Bureau which was receiving increased demand. Replies had been received from councillors Sale and Light about parish council 'Call for Action 'with regard to traffic at Gisleham School. A request had been received for an allotment. Correspondence had been received from the residents at Ullswater about inadequate access for construction traffic to the new building site adjacent to Ullswater. Provision of identity cards for councillors was discussed. The chairman's report was circulated. The chairman asked for support in proposing a motion to go forward to Suffolk Association of Local Councils annual meeting. The motion was to legislate for cyclists to be obliged to use cycle tracks or cycle lanes where provided. The purchase of a dog bin at the Wild Life Centre and also at the Oaks Estate was agreed. Before the meeting closed further matters were raised including speed limits at Beccles Road, councillor Fleet advised that signs indicating reduction of speed should be in place shortly; councillor Duckworth reported that moves were afoot to possibly have a youth worker for Carlton Colville and that the parish council would be receiving information about the Four Towns Bus.