MARK PARISH COUNCIL
MARK PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – 7 JULY 2015
The Parish Council held a meeting at the Village Hall on 7 July 2015. Here are some extracts.
Work to provide new surfacing under the roundabout had been completed and the grant of £2,966 claimed.
As at 1 June, Current Account £7,822.09. Reserve £16,934.04. £100 given in sponsorship to Neighbourhood Watch.
Mark Church Clock
Agreed to renew a 3 year service level maintenance agreement with Smith of Derby costing a total of £480 + VAT.
School Parking/Mark Cricket Club New Ground Development
James Heappey MP has written to the Somerset County Council Chief Executive seeking a meeting to resolve its objections to the proposals of:
After another meeting between Highways, Mark School, the Police and the Parish Council to discuss issues relating to the extended Zig Zag markings, it was agreed to:
Public Areas Portfolio
Several defects reported to County Highways.
Public Rights of Way
Special Projects - National Grid
Councillor Mrs Corkish reported upon issues relating to a response to National Grid regarding tree planting at Ashtrees and colour of T-pylons. Further details are being sought from Sedgemoor District Council.
Work is now underway regarding construction of a new pumping station and associated pipework near the Poplar Lane/Causeway junction. This not an Affordable Housing project.
The Somerset River Authority plan to carry out de-silting work on a section of the Mark Yeo in order to:
The work will focus on sections of the river next to properties on Yarrow Road where riverbed material is about 700mm deep and therefore reducing the capacity and flow rate of the river. It will be co-ordinated with the routine annual weed cutting. A tracked excavator fitter with a long reach mechanical arm will place the silt on the field side of the channel. Contact details is Michael Lake on 01278 484701; Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org; Environment Agency Rivers House East Quay, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4YS
The Somerset NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has announced a new organisation, the Somerset Doctors Urgent Care (SDUC), to deliver out-of-hours and 111 healthcare services in a more integrated approach across the county. Close collaborative services should relieve the demand experienced by district hospitals last winter when Accident and Emergency Departments saw unprecedented numbers of frail elderly patients and those with long-term conditions being admitted to hospital. The press release states that “Somerset Doctors Urgent Care is successfully providing the 111 and out-of-hours services for people living Staffordshire and Bath and North East Somerset. We hope this same success will be replicated for the people of Somerset.”
The 24-hour 111 telephone helpline providing health advice and signposting the public to the correct service for their healthcare needs remains the number to call for all non-emergency queries. For more information about the NHS 111 visit www.nhs.uk/111.
SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL
Roadshows Somerset County Council will be repeating its ‘Listening, Learning, Changing’ roadshows in which the public are invited to help balance the budget and can contribute on how to save £42 million by 2019/2020. There will be 14 roadshows, those nearest to Mark including:
People can also suggest priorities by completing a ‘Think Tank’ questionnaire on www.somerdset.gov.uk/listening.
NEXT PARISH COUNCIL METTING
Tuesday, 8 September 2015 at Mark Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Members of the public are invited to attend.
Nick van der Bijl
Mark Parish Council