04/05/08 346 – Crime Report for Preceding
PCSO Barrett read
the following crime report supplied by WPC McDonald:
“I am pleased to report that there has only been
one crime reported in the Parish since the last meeting.
It was a dwelling burglary offence and the offender
has been identified, arrested and remanded to prison.
He has indicated that he may be responsible for other
offences and will be visited in prison in the next week.
We think that he may admit responsibility for some of
the offences reported at last months meeting”
Cllr Keast raised the issue of contacting Police
for matters not deemed an emergency and questioned the use
of the ‘0845’ telephone number, which is difficult to
discussion, PCSO Barrett promised to look into the
possibility of having small credit style cards printed to
hand out at the ‘Dundry Day’ on 13th July.
The Clerk was also asked to post notices on village
notice boards advising parishioners to telephone 0845
4567000 should they need to speak to the Police in a non 999
Cllr Peters reported that two new NW signs were
awaiting collection from Nailsea Police Station and will be
used to replace damaged signs in the Parish.
Cllr Nevitt will try to pick the signs up from
Cllr Peters also reported that she has received
general information together with a request from the
Crimestoppers charity for a financial donation towards their
Barrett volunteered to find out further information prior to
a decision being made at the next meeting.
04/06/08 347 – Matters Arising
Dog Control Order
for Dundry Playing Field – the Clerk confirmed that she has
contacted North Somerset Council requesting the banning of
dogs from the village hall field.
Village Car Park –
the Clerk has received a response to her request for a grant
from Bristol International Airport’s
However, this was only to advise of the need to download and
complete a formal application form.
The form was passed to Cllr Thomas for attention.
The Clerk advised that she has also contacted the
seeking their support and advice regarding the enhancement
of the car park – no response to date.
Road Repairs to Dundry Lane – The
Chairperson had been ‘copied in’ on emails between the
landowner and North Somerset Council and was therefore up to
date with the current situation.
After offering comment, and because of his interest
in this matter, Cllr Pittaway was asked to withdraw from the
meeting in order that remaining Councillors could undertake
a full and frank discussion.
There continues to be grave concerns over the safety
of the subsiding carriageway and it was proposed that the
Clerk should contact North Somerset Council and request that
in the event of the matter not being settled with a
resulting date for the commencement of work within 28 days,
then Dundry Parish Council wishes North Somerset Council to
take any legal action necessary in order to gain access to
the associated land and undertake carriageway repairs.
The Chair asked Councillors to vote on this proposal
– unanimously agreed.
Footpath Number 30
off Dundry Lane
– Cllrs Quick and Peters were fairly sure of the owner of
the land and volunteered to deliver a letter requesting the
installation of fencing and a style.
Land Clearance A38/Dundry Lane Junction – there seems to be some confusion over
ownership of this piece of land; Bristol Water or North
Cllrs Nevitt and Gleave will make further enquiries.
Visibility Jackets – the Clerk had not proceeded with the
purchase of these items due to concerns over cost and the
need for clarification on the type of litter pickers
discussion, it was agreed to purchase three heavy duty and
three lighter weight litter pickers and six high visibility
Pittaway offered to supply protective gloves and road
Streets & Open
Spaces Committee – the Chairperson raised the issue of a
Streets & Open Spaces committee in order to share the
constant need for liaison with North Somerset Council.
All agreed that Cllr Smith does deal with the
majority of Streets & Open Spaces issues and undertook to
take direct action when and if necessary.
Signage – Cllr Swyer asked that North Somerset Council are
again asked to erect a street sign indicating the numbering
of the Crabtree Close cul-de-sac as the lack of adequate
signage could cause confusion and delay in the event of
emergency vehicles being called.
Clerk will deal with this.
Cllr Peters asked
whose responsibility it is to maintain the grass/scrub area
at the bus stop on the A38.
It was presumed to be North Somerset Council and Cllr
Peters will contact them to enquire.