02/07/08 358 – Crime Report for Preceding
WPC McDonald gave
the following crime report:
2 x theft from motor cars, 1 being left unlocked
2 x assaults on police.
This was following a crime in Bristol and a pursuit
that ended with the police helicopter locating the offender
in Dundry Lane –
whilst being arrested, he spat at the police officers.
1 x theft of a wallet that had been left on
counter in a business premise.
2 x bilkings but a suspect is to be arrested.
The Chairperson raised the issue of the
Hill Road turning circle
and the continuing problems of youths gathering.
McDonald reported that the police check the turning
during each eight hour shift but rarely see anyone
causing a real
She advised that if anyone suffers any abuse in this
area, the police should be contacted on 0845 456 7000
threatened, call 999.
The Chair suggested changing the turning
circle into a hammerhead style turning space which
prevent parking and all agreed this might be worth a
Cllr Thomas reported an incident of threatening
a door to door salesmen recently.
He praised the police for
taking prompt action.
reported that it had been a quiet month for Neighbourhood
Watch. The new
Neighbourhood Watch signs had been collected and were being
distributed where necessary.
Newsletters were currently being distributed.
A neighbourhood watch contact person is needed for
Crabtree Close – Cllr Swyer will try to address this.
02/07/08 359 – Matters Arising
With the agreement of all
members, the Chairperson re-
arranged the order of the agenda.
Closure of Dundry
Inn – the Clerk had received a response from Enterprise Inns
which was superseded by the attendance at the meeting by the
new landlady and landlord who introduced themselves and
announced the re-opening of the pub on 1st
Councillors were pleased to hear this news and extended a
warm welcome to Dundry to Jane and Nigel.
Village Car Park-
application for grant from BIA – Cllr Thomas had worked on
the application form for a grant from
which he shared with members before passing to the Clerk for
finalization (to include photographs) and submission.
The Chairperson thanked Cllr Thomas for his work on
Road Repairs to Dundry Lane –
still outstanding and correspondence still on-going between
North Somerset Council and landowner.
The Clerk reported that she had not received a
response to the letter she was instructed to write at the
last meeting, and after discussion, the Clerk was asked to
write to Mr Graham Turner demanding the immediate
instigation of carriageway repairs.
Cllr Gregor was also asked for assistance and was
given a copy of the last letter submitted to NSC.
Footpath No 30 –
the Clerk passed a letter to the landowner regarding the
installation of a stile etc, to Cllr Peters for delivery.
Land Clearance A38/Dundry Lane Junction – no news to date.
Visibility Jackets – these had been purchased and will
marked and be brought to the Dundry Day for distribution as
Ham Lane Drainage – the Chair reported that he and Cllr
Nevitt had had a very successful meeting with Alan Irons
from North Somerset Council during which they had walked
around the area identifying the source(s) of the
Mr Irons had emailed a summary of the solutions being
suggested which include installing two new chambers in
strategic areas and re-siting/re-levelling drains.
A detailed survey with jetters and cameras will be
undertaken prior to a final work order being submitted.
Mr Irons recognized the deep concerns over property
flooding and was hopeful for a fairly rapid response.
The Clerk was asked to write to the Ham Lane resident
who originally supplied the Parish Council with written and
photographic evidence of the problem to advise of progress.
North Somerset Council
Service Level Agreements – Cllr Nevitt had received a copy
of the SLA’s from North Somerset and had distributed copies
He ran through the complaints procedure and suggested better
logging of communications to aid any necessary pursuing.
Cllr Nevitt felt very strongly that North Somerset Council’s
procedures should be followed implicitly if we are to be
successful in achieving our aims.
Removal of BT
Payphone outside of Dundry Inn – the Clerk had submitted the
strong objections to BT and North Somerset Council.
The consultation period has been extended until the
end of July and the Clerk had been informed by BT that any
objections should be directed to North Somerset Council