On Tuesday 11th July, meetings of Cheveley Parish Council and Cheveley Pavilion & Recreation Ground Charity were held in the Garden Room at Cheveley Parish Hall.   All seven Councillors were present together with District and County Councillor Alan Sharp.

The first item on the agenda was to consider an application from Mr Richard Jackson for co-option to the Parish Council.   Councillors were delighted to receive this from Mr Jackson, who had previously been a Councillor and a former chairman and who has a vast knowledge of the Parish, and approved his application to represent the North Ward of Cheveley Parish.

The Clerk had spent a great deal of her time dealing with administration issues with the various Banks and other organisations that the Council needs to carry out its business.

There had been some concern regarding the acoustics at the Parish Hall and information was being obtained as to the practicality of installing a sound improvement system including possible funding options.   Other issues regarding the hall including the next action to be taken over an unpaid debt were discussed.   Replacement costs for exterior lights were approved.   Councillor Treanor was thanked for his efforts in progressing agreement regarding the use of the car park by Cheveley School during term times which it was hoped would result in a satisfactory conclusion for all.

An additional vendor, Pizza Passione, would be operating from the car park of the hall initially on Thursday 20th July.

Advice received from War Memorials Trust regarding the possible listing of the War Memorial was that there were several benefits such as protection of the asset and increased ease of obtaining grants but also some disadvantages.   Quotations had been received for the repair of damage to the Memorial and it was agreed to get clarification as to exactly what was covered by these before proceeding with one of the quotations.

At the meeting of Cheveley Pavilion and Recreation Ground Charity that followed it was reported that following the annual play area inspection which had highlighted areas of concern a quotation had been received to rectify these and it was agreed to proceed with this work as soon as possible after establishing whether any of the items were still under warranty.

Further quotations for maintenance work to the pavilion which was suffering from a great deal of wear and tear were also considered and it was agreed to ask one of the contractors to carry this out as soon as possible after it has been established

Councillors were saddened to learn that there had been a further issue of anti-social behaviour near the pavilion when glass bottles were smashed against the external walls in the early hours of one morning.   This was captured by the CCTV system.   As this was not the first issue of its kind it was felt that there had been no alternative but to inform the police and this had been done.  Suitable action would be taken.

The next meetings would be held on Tuesday 12th September at 7.30 p.m. in the Garden Room of Cheveley Parish Hall.   Please note that there will be no Parish Council or Pavilion & Recreation Ground Charity meetings during August.

For information on this or any other matter please refer to the website (www.cheveley-pc.gov.uk) or contact via: clerk@cheveley-pc.gov.uk, or telephone 07483 107014.