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Agenda for the Planning Sub-Committee of Staplegrove Parish Council – 7th August 2018

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in General

Please click HERE to see a copy of the agenda for the next meeting of the Planning Sub-Committee of Staplegrove Parish Council, to be held at Brookfield, Rectory Drive, Staplegrove, Taunton, TA2 6AP, on Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 5.00pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend, and are advised to consult Taunton Deane’s website for details of the planning applications under discussion. This can be found at http://www2.tauntondeane.gov.uk/asp/webpages/plan/plapplookup.asp

DRAFT minutes of the meeting of Staplegrove Parish Council – 19th July 2018

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in General, Parish Council, Parish Council Minutes

Please click HERE to see a copy of the DRAFT minutes of the meeting of Staplegrove Parish Council held on Thursday 19th July 2018.

Response to Parish Council request to Somerset County Council to paint SLOW on road near Village Hall

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Highways, Parish Council

The Parish Council have received a response from Somerset County Council to their request to Somerset County Council to paint SLOW on road near Village Hall (see original post 27th June 2018).  The response can be seen below.

“Ref:  SLOW road marking, Staplegrove Road

We have previously responded to this request for a SLOW marking in the road near the Village Hall.

Chapter 5 of the Traffic Signs Manual states on page 131 “Although the marking may be used alone, it is most effective when it complements a warning sign so that drivers are told why they need to slow down.” In Somerset we have had a policy in place for a number of years of not putting down ‘SLOW’ markings in isolation.

Although the PC are offering to pay for this road marking it is not something that SCC can support. SCC needs to be consistent with its road markings across the County and this marking has shown to be ineffective when used in isolation.

The reason for the SLOW and Yellow Bar markings on the NIDR is due to a speed reduction measure being required on the approach to the bend after a long extent of straight road. This measure was recommended by the safety audit team and was permissible because there are no houses fronting the NIDR.

I apologise for being unable to assist you further in this instance.”

The Parish Council have made the following comments in response:

“We were disappointed to receive your reply below but not altogether surprised.

We had rather hoped that as we had offered to arrange and pay for the cost of putting ‘SLOW’ on the carriageway you would permit us to provide this simple measure. It would have been an endeavour to remind traffic that they were approaching two blind left hand bends and could well come across cars in the middle of the road which had just left the village hall car park. We consider that we to have a responsibility to ensure the safety of vehicles on the road and, of course, in that we have the advantage of our everyday experiences of travelling the local area to guide us.

I have tried to point out the inconsistencies in your various justifications for doing nothing in our many letters over the last few years and particularly in my reply to Mrs Bev Norman dated 10 Nov 2017, but I think that we shall just have to wait for the next regular highway inspection you carry out, as per the Safety Inspection Manual, to see if there is indeed a need for some action before any serious accident does occur.”

The Parish Council will no longer be pursuing this issue.

Minutes of the meeting of Staplegrove Parish Council – 17th May 2018.

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in General, Parish Council, Parish Council Minutes

Please click HERE to see a copy of the approved minutes of the meeting of Staplegrove Parish Council held on 17th May 2018.

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Posted on Jul 20, 2018 in General, Parish Council

As the extended period of hot weather continues, please remember that children, the elderly and those with chronic conditions can be more at risk. To help you enjoy the sunshine whilst staying safe, please look at https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/

There is also help and advice available at http://www.somersetprepared.org.uk/

 

Taunton Transport Strategy – have YOUR say!

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, General, Highways, Local bus services, Parish Council, Tourism and Somerset's Heritage

Somerset County Council are seeking views from the public about their Transport Strategy for Taunton.  You can have YOUR say, by completing the on-line survey at http://www.somersetconsults.org.uk/consult.ti/TauntonTransportStrategy/consultationHome

 

 

 

Agenda for the next meeting of Staplegrove Parish Council – Thursday 19th July 2018

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Parish Council, Parish Council Agendas

Please click HERE to see the agenda for the next meeting of Staplegrove Parish Council.  The meeting will be held at the Village Hall on Thursday 19th July 2018, and will start at 5pm.

Minutes of the previous meetings are available on this website.  Please contact the Clerk (staplegroveparishcouncil@hotmail.com) if you would like any other papers for the meeting.

Letter to sent to Somerset County Council re Taunton’s Transport Strategy

Posted on Jul 4, 2018 in Development of Staplegrove - The North Taunton Development, Highways, Parish Council

Please click HERE to see a copy of the letter sent to Somerset County Council regarding a recent meeting to discuss Taunton’s Transport Strategy.

Parish Council request to Somerset County Council to paint SLOW on road near Village Hall

Posted on Jun 27, 2018 in Highways, Parish Council

The Parish Council has sent a letter to Somerset County Council about the possibility of funding the painting of SLOW on road near Village Hall.

Please click HERE to see the letter.

DRAFT minutes of the Planning Sub-committee meeting – Wednesday 20th June 2018

Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in Parish Council, Parish Council Minutes

Please click HERE to see a copy of the DRAFT minutes of the Planning Sub-committee meeting held on Wednesday 20th June 2018.