GURNARD PARISH COUNCIL REPORT FOR GURNARD NEWS

At July’s meeting of the Parish Council, more vandalism was reported to the toilets on the Green; rubbish thrown everywhere, broken glass and wiring pulled from the walls, requiring further repairs. As a result of this sustained vandalism the Parish Council are looking into installing CCTV to monitor the situation which will be a priority for any new toilets proposed for the future, although it is hoped new toilets will be self-locking.

A budget has been agreed by Full Council and tenders to recondition the toilets are being invited from building firms. Site visits can be arranged and a specification for the work obtained by contacting the Chairman, Mr. Terry Nolan, on 01983 298331. Completed tenders should be sent in a sealed envelope marked “Tender” to: The Clerk to the Parish Council, 11 Bay View Road, Gurnard, PO31 8JF by 31st August 2019 and will be discussed in private by the Parish Council.

Access to the pond at Old School Meadow is open and further work is due to be carried out to tidy the Orchard and develop a wild life area where the old fire pit was.

Changes to future grass cutting contracts mean that verge cuts will reduce from 10-12 cuts per year to only 5 cuts a year. Problems with protruding brambles on Winding Way, Place Road, Tuttons Hill, Worsley Road, the top of Albert Road and Cockleton Lane have all been reported to Island Roads given the large proportion of children, elderly, disabled and partially sighted residents walking on these footways.

Councillors are working hard to get Neighbourhood Watch re-established. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

REMINDER THAT PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS NOW START AT 6PM.

The next full Parish Council meeting will be at 6.00 pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019.  Residents are welcome to attend all meetings, which are usually held at the Gurnard Village Hall, Westbrook Lane. Please check the Parish Council notice board in Worsley Road, and/or the Parish Council’s website for meeting confirmation and the agenda www.gurnardpc.co.uk.

QUESTIONS

If you have any queries that you feel that the Parish Council could help with, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council, Mrs. Katie Riley, telephone 07305 013718 or email: gurnardparishcouncil@gmail.com.