Minutes of the Maintenance Committee held on Monday 17 March 2003 at 7.55pm in the Community Centre Present: PK Oldham (chair) EH Baker B Jefferson HM Smith LC Twinn In attendance: R Day CJ Lock RT Summerfield The clerk 1 Apologies for Absence - RLE Waters 136/03 2 Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 23 September 02 were approved and signed as a true record. 137/03 3 Village Maintenance/Grass Cutting Contract Review PKO, CJL, RTS and the clerk had toured the village and were satisfied with the condition of the open spaces. The clerk would remind Herald Contract Services to: - Cut a meandering path through the cow parsley on the land between 83 Coles Road and the doctors' surgery down to the entrance to our nature reserve and not to cut the whole area until after the cow parsley has died down. - Cut only 1-2 metres wide on northern side of cemetery path so as not to encroach too far into our wild flower meadow. - Leave the cowslips to flower in the old part of the cemetery. - Prune beside path at 122 The Sycamores and on path between Faulkner Close and Butt Lane. Action: the clerk PKO advised committee members to report any problems immediately so that the clerk could arrange for prompt remedial action. 138/03 4 Any other business Holm Oak - PKO would water the holm oak as and when necessary. Litter - RD, ME and the clerk had collected six bags of rubbish from Fen Road - between the railway crossing and the river. The clerk would find out if Fen Road was on the SCDC rota. Action: the clerk HMS and RJF were meeting the Tesco manager to discuss the problems of letter at The Sycamores recreation Ground. There was still a problem of litter being dumped at the entrance to the recreation ground. Street Signs - the clerk would remind SCDC about the damaged Fen Road sign. Coles Road signs (northern end) were in need of replacement. Old School Lane sign for the cul-de-sac "39-49" was being ordered. The meeting ended at 8.15pm.