Hardwick Parish Council Report January 2018
The meeting opened with an open session where there were concerns about the additional details of a cycle/footpath from Sadlers Close through to the development proposed for Grace Crescent.
The Parish Council knew nothing more than the red line marked on the plans but was equally concerned that the path would be shared with a current in-use farm track.
Primary Healthcare provision for Hardwick continues as Martin Cassey has delivered another briefing paper to Heidi Allen recently.
The PC has been notified about improvements to street lighting in Hardwick as part of the details using S106 money from new developments. However the £15,000 designated for upgrades and addition to current lighting to benefit the south of the village, where the development will be, has now been allotted for improvements to the WHOLE village. The PC voted to hold onto this £15,000 for Main Street improvements only, but would welcome SCDC upgrading to LED lighting for the rest of the village.
There has been a request by a resident for speed stickers for wheelie bins for some roads in the village. The PC will obtain quotes for 30 and 40mph stickers, 4 per household for St Neots Rd, Cambridge Rd and Main Street.
Caxton PC will be borrowing the Speedwatch equipment for a fee of £500 while not in use by us at present. We cannot find volunteers to run it ourselves, should anyone be interested and be free during busy morning and afternoon times please contact the clerk.
Elections for District Council and Parish Council seats will take place on 3rd May 2018. The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 17th April 2018 and the PC meeting for May on 15th May 2018. The Parish Council warmly welcomes new applications to join the council. There are a total of nine seats available.
The gas is due to be disconnected on the corner of St Neots Rd on 31st January.
The Playparks next step of improvements is complete and the additions to the park on Egremont Rd look wonderful. The PC would like to commend Clare McGowan and her team for their tireless work to complete this second stage.
A new perspex panel is needed for the bus stop on St. Neots Rd opposite Millers Way.
The next meeting is the Budget meeting on Tuesday 6th February at 7pm.