Minutes of the Highways Committee Meeting held on Monday 16 September 2002 at 8.00pm in the Community Centre Present: J Farrington (chair) JE Coston R Day B Jefferson PK Oldham HM Smith RT Summerfield LC Twinn RLE Waters In attendance CJ Lock The clerk SJ Daniels 1 Apologies for absence - TJ Siggs 392/02 2 Election of Chairman - RJF was elected chairman. 393/02 3 Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 30 April 02 were approved and signed as a true record. 394/02 4 Highways Questionnaire The County Council's survey of Highways and Engineering Division Services was completed. The three main areas of concern identified were: - Drains - flooding in numerous locations - Cycleway - poor quality work and failure to carry out outstanding remedial works after two years - Grass cutting - the grass area adjacent to A10 north of Butt Lane junction was cut in error by the County Council. This area is owned by MPC and was being left to encourage wildlife and tree growth. 395/02 5 Pedestrian crossing near Tesco - bid to Minor Highway improvements Fund This was being considered in response to a request. The siting of a pedestrian crossing could be difficult close to various road junctions. It was agreed to put in a bid to the Minor Highways Improvements Fund and to include the two unsuccessful bids from 2001 (min 472/01 refers). The motion to submit the three schemes in priority order was proposed: 1 Butt Lane Junction 2 Footpath Link to Cemetery 3 Pedestrian Crossing near Tesco An amendment to submit the schemes in the following order was CARRIED: (4 votes in favour, 2 against 3 abstentions) 1 Butt Lane Junction 2 Pedestrian Crossing near Tesco 3 Footpath Link to Cemetery The following substantive motion was then AGREED: (7 votes in favour 2 against) To submit bids in priority order: 1 Butt Lane Junction 2 Pedestrian Crossing near Tesco 3 Footpath Link to Cemetery. Action: clerk to contact Landbeach PC for a joint approach for number 3 396/02 6 Request for seat at Landbeach Road bus shelter The clerk had received a request to have a seat put in the Landbeach Road bus shelter. It was felt that because of the narrow width of the shelter a seat would not be practical. Concern was expressed that this might become a "meeting point". AGREED (8 votes, 1 abstention) Not to install a seat. 397/02 7 Disused part of Landbeach Road (342/02) The clerk would find out from AWA what access arrangements were needed for their pumping station. Action: clerk It was proposed to erect a gate and bollards to prevent vehicular access. The maintenance committee would look at possible planting of hawthorn around the perimeter of the grass area. 8 AOB 398/02 Cycle Bridge - JEC hoped to have an update soon. The meeting ended at 8.45pm.