I wasn’t able to attend the PC meeting last week. These then are the recollections of someone else who was there:
- Councillor Shoults reported that he will be meeting with representatives of Imperial College to discuss Wye school on 13th January 2015 and on the Grade 1 buildings on January 23. He is also writing to Ashford Borough Council pressing them to treat the whole of WYE3 as a single site for an environmental impact assessment.
- Minor adjustments are being made to the Neighbourhood Plan. Patchworkers will be visiting residents to discuss the Plan sometime after January 29.
- As part of its response to the Care Act (2014), KCC has bid for £90,000 for ‘Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods’ funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to support two pilot Village Agent projects. These are based in Wye (rural) and Newington (urban). DCLG is to announce on 19th January 2015 whether the £90,000 funding is approved.
- The draft operational plan for Our Place: Wye must be submitted to Locality by February 20. Before this date the parish council will have to approve the eight projects within the plan and decide whether to employ a part-time project officer.
- Parking issues: The community warden reported that large vehicles have been having difficulty getting down Bridge Street because of people parking on both sides of the road. Wye’s traffic order (yellow lines) is now second or third in the list, so should be started fairly soon. Pavement parking: councillors are requesting that traffic wardens visit the village more frequently.
- Flooding issues: On the Naccolt Road and on Bramble Lane, the council is to take the matter up with Kent County Council.
- Naccolt planning application. Councillor Ovenden expressed concern about sewerage and provision for surface water drainage.
- The parochial church council has received a report on the war memorial and the trimming of the yew tree in the churchyard. The parish council is considering a contribution.
- A grant application from Wye Ground Force for plants and pots (£300) was considered and approved.