At December and
January’s meeting of the Parish Council the main topics discussed were:
- Seafront railings. A request was received from the Isle of
Wight Council for Cowes Town Council and Gurnard Parish Council to contribute
£2000 each towards the purchase, removal and installation of 190
metres of railings between Cowes and Gurnard. Whilst it is essential that these are
replaced, Councillors resolved not to contribute as they believe the Isle of
Wight Council should replace these on health and safety grounds. They will
however be proposing cheaper high quality material and alternative suppliers to
be sourced locally to reduce the cost
- A budget and precept of £58,000.000 for 2019/20 was agreed.
Funds have been ring fenced to upgrade the toilets and costs are being looked at
to replace the current facility with unipod toilets
- The Isle of Wight Council’s draft Island Planning Strategy will
be discussed at the next planning meeting on Wednesday 30th January
2019 and Councillors would like to ensure residents know how to comment on the
strategy in relation to the proposed housing land allocation for 25 houses on
- An observation has been received
from a local resident regarding car drivers not slowing down for horses
in the village and Councillors would like to request drivers please be more
considerate with their speed not only for horses but for pedestrians and
- The Parish Council has agreed to take part in the Great British
Spring Clean 2019. A date will be arranged for the village soon
- The Annual Parish Meeting will take place at 7.30pm on
Wednesday 24th April this year and nominations are being sought for
the Parish Award
- The Parish Council currently has three vacancies which they
will be filling through co-option. If you are interested in applying for one of
these vacancies please provide a written expression of interest outlining why
you want to be a Councillor and what experience you can bring to the role by
the end of February. Applications will be considered at Full Council on
Wednesday 13 March 2019.
FUTURE PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
The next full
Parish Council meeting will be at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 13 February 2019.
Residents are welcome to attend all
meetings, which are usually held at the Gurnard Village Hall, Westbrook Lane.
Please check the Parish notice board and/or the Parish Council’s website for
meeting confirmation and the agendas – www.gurnardpc.co.uk.
If you have any
queries or questions that you feel that the Parish Council could help with,
please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council: Mrs. Katie Riley, telephone 01983
294606 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.