On Tuesday 14th November meetings of Cheveley Parish Council and Cheveley Pavilion & Recreation Ground Charity were held in the Garden Room at Cheveley Parish Hall.   Six Councillors were present together with District and County Councillor Alan Sharp and members of the public.

Everyone present expressed satisfaction with the work to the Garden Room of the Parish Hall to improve acoustics which had been very successful without any negative visual impact.   Because of the vast improvement that had been made it was agreed to consider arranging for the Jubilee Room to be treated similarly.

Councillor Jackson had proposed that that a fixed projector should be purchased and installed in the Garden Room of the Parish Hall.  However, as he was absent it was agreed to discuss this at the next meeting.

Councillors were delighted to hear that the Lease for the School to use car parking facilities at the Hall had finally been completed.

The Speedwatch Team had been contacted by the local constabulary and informed that they will no longer be reviewing data collected because of their workload.

A large number of old vinyl records had been dumped in the book exchange.  On this occasion the problem had been dealt with but all users are asked not to dump inappropriate items there.    A notice to that effect had been put there.

Members of the public expressed differing viewpoints both for and against a planning application for a large new dwelling at Flint Cottage in Church Lane.   Councillors took these into consideration together with opinions of the Conservation and Tree Officers and added their objection to the proposal.

Councillor Treanor proposed that a pavement should be considered between Icknield Close and the Red Lion under the LHI scheme.   It was agreed to put this forward for consideration.

Councillor Treanor also suggested that the bus stop in that area should be re-stained and the ivy removed from it.   It was agreed to arrange for this to be done.

A Cheveley Pavilion & Recreation Ground Charity meeting commenced immediately after the Parish Council one and was attended by five members of the public   At this it was reported that repairs to Playground equipment would be carried out as soon as possible following the receipt of quotations for the work.   A quotation had been received for the repair of the wall surrounding the Recreation Ground and it was agreed that this work should commence when prevailing conditions were suitable.

A letter had been received from Cheveley Sports Club about the possibility of a 3×3 basketball court being installed at the Recreation Ground and some of their members were in attendance to promote the idea.   Councillors requested further information and it was agreed that Cheveley Sports Club produce a comprehensive plan of what exactly would be required together with full costings, methods of raising the necessary funding, need/usage survey and alignment with the Council on a suitable location, then it would be discussed at a future meeting.

Minor alterations at the Pavilion were agreed.   It was felt that a dedicated locked cupboard should be installed to hold the CCTV equipment instead of its present position and the most suitable location for this would be ascertained.

The new CCTV unit was in the process of being installed near the entrance of the Recreation Ground and it was hoped that this would enhance the efforts to combat any anti-social behaviour issues.

Former Councillor Claire Elbrow volunteered to maintain the dog foul bag dispenser and her offer was gratefully accepted.

The next meetings would be held on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30 p.m. in the Garden Room of Cheveley Parish Hall.   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