WATERINGBUY PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of Highways Committee Meeting
Tuesday 29th January 2019 6pm Village Hall
Cllr J Roe (Chairman)
Cllr D Marks
Cllr L Simons
Cllr D Stones
Mrs S J Cockburn – Clerk to the Council
Cllr M Wells
0 Members of the Public
Item 1 – Election of Chairman
Cllr Roe was proposed as Chairman by Cllr Simons and seconded by Cllr Marks. All voted in favour. Cllr Roe was duly elected Chairman of the Highways Committee
Item 2 – Apologies for absence – None
Item 3 – Declarations of Interest/Dispensations – none
Item 4 – Speeding -Speed Awareness Sign, SID, Speedwatch
Cllr Roe stated a reply was still awaited from MP Tom Tugenthat regarding why KCC would not cover the cost of replacing the sign Canon Lane. It was stated that if a new sign was erected KCC would have to move the existing pole and find a new electric supply. It was agreed the cost of £7000 in the budget to fund a new sign may fall short of the final cost.
The Committee would put forward any recommendations to the next Parish Council meeting on 5th February
Item 5 – Road Repairs – Cllr Roe had drawn up a list of roads in the parish either needing attention or work completed.
The potholes at the crossroads had still not been repaired
The pavement opposite the village hall was covered in leaves and mud and needed clearing
It was reported vehicles were using the public right of way from Bow Road to Love Lane during the road works in Bow Road. At this point Cllr Stones declared an interest confirming part of the track was owned by Wateringbury Pear Orchards. Cllr Roe suggested a letter go to WPO pointing this out.
TMBC had been advised of vehicles parking in Fields Lane right up to the junction with Tonbridge Road
After discussion it was agreed the Committee would put forward any recommendations to the next full Parish Council meeting on 5th February.
Item 6 – Pollution – nothing to report other than the unit in the village hall was attended regularly by TMBC
Item 7 – Crossroad Planning update – nothing further had been heard from KCC on the proposed alterations to the crossroads. It was suggested Council ask for a meeting with KCC to discuss this further
The Chairman stated a letter had been received from a resident who had asked KCC, under the Freedom of Information Act, to have sight of the study/reports on the crossroad alterations. This had been refused and the resident has asked the Parish to obtain the information.
After discussion it was agreed the Committee would put forward any recommendations to the next full parish Council meeting on 5th February
Item 8 – Public Discussion – There were no members of the public in attendance
Item 9 – Date of next meeting – Tuesday 26th February 2019 6pm
The meeting was closed at 7.30pm