371.3 Removal of Village Phone
Box – the Clerk reported that North
Somerset Council had recommended the retention of the
box by the Dundry Inn, but that she had received
regarding an ‘adopt a kiosk’ scheme.
The Clerk will ascertain
whether or not this is necessary.
371.4 Ham Lane Drainage – Cllr Nevitt reported
that the drains had
been cleared and surveyed that very day during which
discovered that problems are being experienced
because of a 12
inch pipe joining a 6 inch pipe halfway down the
Somerset Council will therefore consider the
replacing the smaller pipe to match the larger
works will prove extremely expensive.
Alan Irons, the engineer
from North Somerset Council, will be submitting a
full report to
371.5 Hill Road Turning Circle – the Chairperson
Stark, Public Rights of Way Enforcement Officer from
Somerset Council, who had kindly agreed to attend the
to discuss access along
A member of the public had
complained to North Somerset Council of blocked
beyond the turning circle and as a result and in view
of the on-
going anti-social behaviour problems being
between the Chair and Mr Stark had begun to see if a
mutually agreeable solution could be found.
Hill Road is
currently classed as a ‘country road’ all the way to
but the gate just beyond the turning circle prevents
proposal has therefore been put forward by
Council to make Hill Road the
subject of a Traffic Regulation
Order suspending vehicular access to all but
residents and their
General traffic would be prevented from accessing Hill
Road by way of a ‘horse gate’ which would be
North Somerset Council at some point to be decided in
consultation with the Parish Council and residents.
some suggestion that the gate may be remotely
lengthy discussion followed which concluded that
consultation had shown that
residents would not
approve the installation of a gate and that
may be prevented by revising the turning circle into
head style turn-around which had been previously
Mr Stark was therefore asked if
Hill Road’s formal
classification could be down-graded beyond the
only and if North Somerset Council might make funds
to assist with this – Mr Stark agreed to put this to
The Chairperson again thanked Mr Stark for his
asked if the Parish Council needed to contact the
concerned in the public access matter.
Mr Stark replied that
North Somerset Council would be making contact but
Councillors felt that as it had been discussed, it
courteous to forewarn the landowner.
The Clerk was therefore
asked to write.
371.6 Downs Farm Noise – The Clerk
reported that she had received a
response from the owners who had apologised for the
noise which they would attempt to reduce.
However, she had
also received a letter from a North Somerset Council
Enforcement Officer who would be investigating, and,
has been no direct contact with the Parish Council,
some confusion as to exactly what is being
of the licenced area of Downs Farm had also been
which showed an area marked ‘immune from
Cllr Thomas undertook to liaise with North Somerset
order to clarify the situation.
Somerset Council ‘Out of Office’ Messages – the
reported that this matter had been taken up with NSC.
371.8 Land Ownership – A38/Dundry Lane
Junction – Cllr Gleave
had confirmed that the land belonged to
Council and had asked the Clerk to contact the
section to seek agreement for the installation of a
This is still on-going and after discussion, Cllr
that District Cllr Gregor ask North Somerset Council
a piece of land in a suitable position on the A38
that a board
may, with their permission, be installed upon.