Nov 182016

87. PUBLIC PARTICIPTION – Bill Dax reported that he has received reports of 5 serious road accidents due to speeding and he is worried about there being a fatal accident in the future unless something is done about speeding in Dorney. Included in Eton and Eton Wick‘s Neighbourhood Plan is a proposal for a by-pass between Keate’s Lane and Slough Road junction. If this goes ahead then it will encourage the Eton Wick to Dorney route to be a ‘rat run’ and traffic calming measures will need to be put in place. Mr Dax has been offered the expertise of a local resident who used to work for Slough BC on traffic calming measures. Mr Dax will submit a report from Dorney Traffic Working Group (DTWG) to the next Council meeting. Cllr Foxley asked about improving public transport to alleviate the use of cars? Cllr Kittel reported that Bucks CC have stated that the ‘Walk to School’ route has now been considered unsafe. Cllr Harris asked Mr Dax to ensure that his report takes into consideration the views of all the residents of Dorney. Lastly Mr Dax offered to download the information from the MVAS once it has been repaired, which records the speed of traffic during the day.
88. Apologies were received from Cllr A Purdie, Cllr P Smith, SBD Cllr D Peplar and BCC Cllr Dev Dhillon.
89. Resolved to receive and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 11th October 2016.
90. Disclosure of interest in items on the agenda – None.
91. Clerks Report – (i) Request has been submitted to BT to ‘Adopt a Telephone Box’ outside the Old Post Office; (ii) Received emails from a local person who was concerned about the welfare of the animals at the Animal Sanctuary. The Clerk has explained that this site is in the boundaries of Burnham Parish Council.
92. Chairman’s Report – Cllr Harris reported that he has had a meeting with Dorney Traffic Village Group, and items will now be raised on the next Council agenda.
93. Updates on Superfast Broadband – Cllr Harris reported that he there was no further updates.
94. Updates on Dorney Traffic Working Party – It was agreed that the request from DTWG asking Dorney Parish Council to write to Equestrian Establishments to remind them to adhere to the Highway Code-Rule 51, should be redirected to TVPA as this is a police matter. The proposed Eton By-Pass will be considered at the next Parish Council meeting and it was agreed to invite Cllr Samantha Rayner to this meeting to discuss this proposal. Further requests from DTWP will be submitted to the next Council agenda.
95. Planning
(i) To note planning issues, decisions and appeals recently notified by South Bucks District Council – (as appended).
(ii) Plans were considered and comment made – (as appended).
96. Finance
(a) Resolved to authorise payment of Accounts for November 2016 (as circulated). It was agreed to renew the Dorney.Org.Uk invoice for Dorney’s web domain.​
(b) Resolved to receive list of income for November 2016 (as circulated).
(c) Resolved to receive recent bank statements and Chairman to sign reconciliations
(d) To receive the budget for 2016/17 – Agreed.
97. Members Report – Nothing to report.
98. Correspondence (i) ) The 4 districts proposals for modernising local government.
99. Resolve any complaints/comments received from residents: Member’s Reports – (i) A request for an additional street light outside 5 Dorney Reach – It was agreed that as the Parish Council only provides rural footway lighting, Dorney Parish Council was unable to provide any additional lighting.
100. Maintenance and Highway employee/work – (i) Dorney School has offered users of Dorney Village Hall, on request, to leave on the School’s security lighting as a means of lighting up the Village Hall area. They already do this for the Youth Club; (ii) Village Hall improved security – Recommended to keep concrete block or bund at the entrance to the driveway for added security and to introduce a 10ft gate near to the Village Hall building for access which would be difficult for travellers with caravans to illegally access. Ask SBDC to liaise with the Chairman.

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