PRESS REPORT
CHEVELEY PARISH COUNCIL
TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2018

Cheveley Parish Council and Cheveley Pavilion and Recreation Ground Charity meetings were held on Tuesday 11th September in the Community Room of Cheveley School. Cllrs were delighted to welcome back Cllr Tracey Peel after a period of sick leave.

Several members of the public were present and some raised the issue of speeding traffic in Cheveley village High Street particularly at the bottom end. Various options to combat this were outlined and, following investigations into what was available, change of signage would be discussed at a future meeting. The Speed Watch team has been slightly restricted due to lack of trained volunteers. Some of those present expressed interest in the scheme and it was hoped that they could attend a training session at Ely Police Station later in the month. Anyone else who would like to be involved should contact the clerk (clerk@cheveley-pc.gov.uk) for full details. Cllr Peel suggested those with concerns about speeding should pass them to elycity@cambs.pnn.police.uk.

The attention of councillors was drawn to the Council’s Code of Conduct and they were reminded to abide by it at all times. Comments on the Council’s Facebook page deemed to be abusive or trolling would be removed from general sight by either the Clerk or Chairman. Councillors were reminded to ask residents with ideas they wish to see discussed to bring them to a meeting.

Despite extensive advertising, all three of the planned children’s programmes for August had to be cancelled due to lack of interest. It was hoped to try again next year possibly with a different format comprising a block of days together.

It was hoped that the new bus shelter seating would be delivered shortly. It was anticipated that the repair to the War Memorial would be completed within the next few weeks.

Plans for the Autumn Clean Up, which will be held on Saturday 20th October starting at 10 a.m., were discussed. It was agreed to concentrate on the Recreation Ground and the Cemetery together with litter picking throughout the Parish. Litter pickers and vests would be supplied from East Cambs District Council and litter points identified for collection of rubbish.

At the meeting of the Cheveley Pavilion & Recreation Ground Charity that followed the Parish Council meeting it was agreed that essential repairs to the play equipment would be carried out. Due to consistently high moisture levels within the boundary wall it was confirmed that re-pointing of it would now have to wait until next year. Weather permitting the work would commence at the beginning of March. Work to rebuild the area of wall damaged in a road traffic collision would begin shortly.

Lengthy discussion took place regarding improvements to the Pavilion. It was agreed that there needed to be a balance struck between Sport and Social facilities. Of the three sets of planning options submitted by the appointed architect, one was selected as a base for future discussions. The discussion at the meeting confirmed the points which will need considering as the project moves forward, including considerable funding needs, identifying potential users, community engagement and ongoing maintenance. Councillors will be meeting with the new head teacher at Cheveley Primary School to appraise her of the project and facilitate discussions regarding the school’s use of the Recreation Ground and Pavilion. It was agreed that the next step for the October meeting would be to draw up a list of facilities the pavilion must have to draw users and to comply with varying regulations.