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Here is the village update for March 2021. If you have any questions please contact Linda Harley on firstname.lastname@example.org
The referendum for Gt Barton ‘s Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 6th May 2021.
A resident raised the ownership of the land where the original Mission Church on Conyers Green used to stand. Councillor Maggie Dunn will contact the Baptist Church for further details.
There will be a general rise in Suffolk County Council’s Council tax by 1.99% for 2021-22 with a further 2% for adult social care.
Suffolk is 2nd nationally for the Coronavirus vaccine role out.
The removal of the Livermere Road bus stop is in Suffolk County Council’s works order programme.
Drains on Livermere Road will be cleared out and drainage ditches checked. Once any repairs have been made this will be included on the regular cleansing schedule. Flooding at Icepits Close and Thurston Road will be reviewed.
A new quote will be sent to replace the damaged white gates on East Barton Road and increase the height.
West Suffolk Council have carried out a report on the Mill Road tree belt. The team undertaking the work will also look at the fly tipping in the ditch, when they are working on the trees. Borough Councillor Sarah Broughton offered to arrange for some ‘No Fly Tipping’ signs for the village.
West Suffolk’s homeless team reacted quickly to a man found camping in Icepits Wood.
It was confirmed that when West Suffolk Council skirt back the debris on footpaths, they take it back to the hedgerow or the highway boundary. A rolling road closure may be needed on some roads.
Councillor Rebecca Hopfensperger will chase the cost of an entrance onto the A143 from land adjacent to Icepits Wood.
Councillor Matthew Parker is continuing to plan the best way to complete the School Road/Downing Drive link footpath.
Councillor discussed the first draft of the development plan for the triangle site. The Chair allowed members of the public to join the discussion. The following points were raised:
A report will be sent to Suffolk County Council raising these points.
The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Monday 19th April at 7pm before the Council meeting. The Council’s Annual General Meeting will be rearranged to Tuesday 4th May 2021 as temporary legislation only allows Council’s to meet remotely until 7/5/21. Face to face meetings will resume from 21/6/21 if allowed.
Planning application site visits will resume from 29th March if 6 people are allowed to meet outside.
The book exchange in the telephone box on Livermere Road will re-open in-line with Suffolk libraries.
The next Parish Council meeting will be on Monday 19th April 2021 and everyone is welcome to attend.