The Parish Council has been working with West Berkshire Council Highways department to help address some of the speeding concerns within the village and the Holt. As part of this, Highways have asked the Parish Council to remind landowners that it is their responsibility to maintain their hedges adjoining the highway, and it is important that this done to ensure maximum visibility and the impact of the road signs.
The Parish Council appreciates that in some locations this is not an easy task and asked West Berkshire Council if they could provide some guidance for carrying out the work. Below is a copy of the their Method Statements for working on the highway and for carrying out hedge cutting work. For larger or more difficult areas, the Parish Council would be happy to obtain further details for landowners on obtaining a works permit to allow for traffic management.
Please find below a copy of the draft Parish Council minutes from the meeting held 15th January 2018.
Brightwalton Parish Council
Monday 15th January 2018
8.00pm in the Village Hall
Minutes of the November Meeting
Apologies & Declaration of Interests
PCC & ASPIRE Project Update
Village Hall Committee Update
Matters Arising / Outstanding:
Update of Parish Councillors Declaration of Interests
B4494 Highways Update & Writing to Landowners
2018 Mowing Contract
New Playground Surface
Website Update – New Security & Usage Figures
Grazing at Malt House Farm
Parish Plan – Proposed Actions for 2018
Annual Parish Meeting
Brickleton News Articles
2018/19 Budget including:
- New Audit Arrangements, Fees & Updating Policies
- Village Hall Contribution
- PCC Donation
- West Berkshire Library Situation & Usage Figures
- Re-print of Brightwalton History Book?
2018/19 Precept Setting
HMRC – Update on 2012/13 PAYE Debt
Balance, Invoices and Receipts
Section 106 Balance
Comments / Questions from Parishioners
Any Other Business
These are held in the village hall every 2 months. Please check the latest News for more details.