Minutes of the Highways Meeting
held on Monday 22 November 1999 at 8.10pm in the Community Centre

Present:   RJ Farrington (chair)   JE Coston   R Day   RT Summerfield
           PK Oldham   LC Twinn   RLE Waters
           the clerk SJ Daniels

       1   Apologies for absence - none

551/99 2   Minutes
           The minutes of the meeting of 24 May were approved and signed as
           a true record.

552/99 3   Bus Shelters
(520/99)   The County Council would contribute £1000 towards a new shelter in
           the next financial year. The Charities would not consider making a
           grant until a new home was found for the present one.
           The clerk: to investigate whether the present shelter could be
           incorporated into the cycle scheme in  High Street/Cambridge Road.
           AGREED to accept the £1000 and to recommend purchasing a new
           The clerk: to obtain two more quotes.

553/99 4   Winter Maintenance
           Noted that the County  Council had agreed to grit High Street/
           Cambridge Road.
           AGREED therefore that there was no need to purchase a salt bin.

554/99 5   Survey of Highways Division Services
           The clerk: to fill in survey.

555/99 6   A10
(535/99)   AGREED to make following comments to Highways Agency:
           A10/A14 interchange traffic lights should be switched on
           permanently; Council's suggestions to make the Butt Lane junction
           safer would not be made until the HA's proposals for this junction
           were known.
           Noted that this junction had a serious accident problem.
           The clerk: to write to Highways Agency - copy to Councillors.

556/99 7   Cambs Transport Plan
           Council's response: "The Plan highlights the problems but fails to
           find any solution."

557/99 8   Car Parking on verge opposite Tesco
(336/99)   AGREED that concrete bollards set back from the carriageway would
                  be the best solution to stop parking on the verge.
           The clerk: to arrange meeting between RJF,  RLEW and Ed Thornton
                      of Cambs County Council.

           AGREED not to change the level of maintenance/planting of the

       9   Any Other Business
558/99     Verges
           There was concern about possiblet encroachment on to verge in
           Cambridge Road. Committee to monitor.

The meeting ended at 9.30pm