On Tuesday 9th January meetings of Cheveley Parish Council and Cheveley Pavilion & Recreation Ground Charity were held in the Garden Room at Cheveley Parish Hall.  Eight Councillors were present together with District and County Councillor Alan Sharp and District Councillor James Lay.  Two members of the public were also in attendance.

The meeting of the Cheveley Pavilion & Recreation Ground Charity opened the session at 7.30 p.m. at which it was reported that the electricity for the Pavilion is being switched to a more economical supplier when the existing contract expires shortly.

Work is still being undertaken to repair the play equipment.  The uprights had been installed on the zip wire and the cable would be reassembled shortly once the concrete had set.   During the remedial work it had emerged that the brake on the cable mechanism had become faulty and replacement of this was authorised.

Expenditure was also approved to clear vegetation within 2 metres of the north/east wall of the Recreation Ground and to remove five small trees that are overhanging neighbouring properties and posing a safety risk.  This work was booked in to be undertaken shortly.

The dog bag dispenser had been replenished.

The meeting of Cheveley Parish Council immediately followed the Charity meeting at 7.45 p.m.   At this the public consultation feedback from the Cheveley Neighbourhood Plan was reported and considered and it was ratified by the Parish Council.

There had been much concern amongst residents regarding the continuing speeding problems throughout Cheveley Village particularly in the High Street which seemed to emanate from traffic entering the village from both ends.   Several incidents regarding small animals had occurred and there was a worry given the large number of children that had to use the High Street to access Cheveley School.   Various options for parishioners to become involved in assisting the Council in trying to improve the situation were outlined to a member of the public who was at the meeting.

The bench at Pump Green had suffered some vehicle damage.   Council Chairman, James Hadlow, had carried out a temporary repair to this and it was agreed that it should be fully restored as soon as possible.


Other work was approved to be carried out including cutting the hedge at the cemetery and reducing the depth of the laurel hedge at the Parish Hall.   Expenditure requested at the Cheveley Pavilion and Recreation Ground Charity meeting held on 9th January was ratified.

Terms of Reference for the HR Committee, which would consist of Chairman James Hadlow, Vice Chairman Rob Treanor and Councillor Sallie Thomas were approved.

Arrangements were discussed for the Events and Local Clubs pages of the Parish Website.

The next meetings would be held on Tuesday 13th 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