Council News December 2006
is the last report from the present Council as election for a new Parish
Council will take place in May 2007. Our thanks and appreciation go to all
present Councillors and those who have left during the current term of
office for their contributions to the work of the Parish Council. Earlier
this year we welcomed Mr Charles Collins as a new Councillor. Being very
interested and experienced in many matters relating to Hythe End, Mr
Collins is a very valued member.
stated earlier, elections will take place this year and this could be your
opportunity if you wish to serve your local community. Should you be
interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please watch for notices a
little closer to the time or contact Roger Marlow for details or any
further information. Meetings are normally held on the first and third
Mondays of each month but please remember that you are not committed to
attending every meeting.
following are just some of the matters in which the Parish Council have
been involved during the past six months.
the early part of this year we funded the purchase and erection of a new
bus shelter outside Old School Court, the old shelter being found to be
unsafe and beyond reasonable repair. Although the replacement was strictly
the responsibility of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, their
financial constraints meant that they could not help for some considerable
time, maybe years. The Parish Council thus took the decision to fund out
of their own resources. The shelter may not be to the standard for which
we might have wished but our finances were also limited, at least we were
able to provide something.
baskets were provided throughout the village during the summer months.
These make a valuable contribution to the appearance of the village but
due to watering restrictions, plants had to be carefully chosen last year
but the effect was still worthwhile and much appreciated. A tree will
shortly be planted on Parish land with funds made available from the
Windsor & Maidenhead Tree Wardens Group. With the aid of finance
received from developers' contributions we were able to make considerable
improvements to the surface of the Memorial Ground which had cracked and
suffered badly in the dry weather. The new surface is much appreciated
especially by the Football Club.
(late for your diary - please note that the Annual Parish Meeting is
scheduled to take place in the Village Hall at 7.30
on Thursday 12th April 2007.
is the opportunity for registered electors of Wraysbury to ask questions.
again Thames Valley Police have asked that we emphasise that ALL non
calls should be made to : 0845
8 505 505
cannot call Police Stations direct but by ringing this Police Enquiry
Centre you will be guaranteed a response but please request a report
incidences SHOULD be reported, but of course, continue to use 999
all emergency calls.
long last we have agreed a design for the new Scouts/Guides Headquarters.
this has been along drawn out exercise but we had to be satisfied that any
new building not only met the requirements of the Scouts/Guides but
complimented the appearance of The Green and the other buildings in the
area. Our finances were also very restricted and any quotation had to be
within these constraints. "There will be some sadness to seethe old
building go as it had along and varied history but demolition has finally
commenced and we believe that the new building, will fit in well with the
surroundings. It is anticipated that this will be completed by Spring of
some consideration of the options available we have now agreed a website
package and development is currently taking place. More details will be
given once available.
disabled parking bay has been designated and marked outside the Village
Hall. This is presently on a trial basis but we hope that it will be
respected by all users as it will make access to the Hall much easier for
anyone who is physically impaired.
and rail fencing has been erected to protect the grass verge at the south
end of Welley Road at the junction with Windsor Road. The area around the
village sign was suffering badly from the inconsiderate parking of
vehicles and the erection of this barrier was the most cost effective
Similar action is being considered
at Hythe End in the area
adjacent to the bridge and close to Bell Weir Close. Whilst on the subject
of car parking, please remember that the car park in the High Street is
primarily for the use of shoppers and should not be used for long term
parking particularly overnight and at weekends. Consideration is currently
being given to how these restrictions can be enforced.
are advised that the former main road from Horton to Datchet is expected
to be re-opened towards the end of the year.
remember that street lighting is now the responsibility of the Royal
Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and any defective lights should be
anyone with Internet access can log on to the Royal Borough's web site: www.rbwm.gov.uk;
select 'REPORT ON-LINE' and then 'HIGHWAYS FIX-IT FORM'
give details of location and lamp number if known.