Scopwick PC: June 2009 Archives
Minutes of the Scopwick Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 31st March 2009 at 7.15pm in the Village Hall.
This has been a busy period for the parish council with a lot of work going on 'behind the scenes'.
The council have begun to investigate the possibility of obtaining a crafted Village Sign for the villages of Scopwick and Kirkby Green and they would be pleased to receive any suggestions for an appropriate design for each village.
A Treasure Trail is currently being created in and around Scopwick by the Countryside Promotion Officer to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the Spires and Steeples trail. 28 people, mainly families, took part in an extremely successful event to launch the trail on Sun 3 May. Leaflets will shortly be available giving full details.
Work on the Beck is now complete. The lagoon has been planted with water plants from downstream which should favour our local Water Vole population and additional vegetation. To acknowledge the contribution of village volunteers towards the success of the project, the parish council were awarded a grant of £1,300 by the Environment Agency to install an Interpretation Board displaying the beck flora and fauna and this should be in position later this summer.
Over the last 3 months, the parish council has had the opportunity, through a funded scheme, to use a speed indicator device in Scopwick and Kirkby Green in an endeavour to reduce speeding. To date this has been used on 4 occasions.
The parish council are concerned about the state of the grass verges on Brookside and are considering various options to prevent vehicles parking on the grass. If you have any suggestions to offer, do please contact the clerk or any councillor.
Once again we have entered the Best Kept Village Competition. Last year we did very well, coming second in the first round of our category, with 144 out of 150 points. The first round of judging takes place in June so let's pull out all the stops to see if we can improve on last year.
Parish Council meetings for the remainder of the year will be held on Tues 21 July, Tues 29 Sept and Tues 24 November. If you wish to bring any issues to the attention of the council, please contact the clerk.