Edited extracts from the draft minutes of the Planning and Environment Committee 23rd May 2018
The Mayor is keen for the Town to work on the notion of making Arundel a ‘zero food waste’ town. UKHarvest gave a powerpoint presentation on their vision to make this happen. UKHarvest is a perishable food rescue operation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it direct and free of charge, to charities that support vulnerable people in West Sussex. Their Patron is HRH Duchess of Cornwall. Their aim is to educate communities, vulnerable and non-vulnerable alike, engage with the corporate sector and Innovate by revolutionising the way food is being rescued and used to support vulnerable people.
Three grants were approved:
- a) CAB – receiving £500 to provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice in the Community.
- b) Cruse -receiving £500 to promote the wellbeing of bereaved adults, children and young people, helping them to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Currently several of their volunteers live in Arundel.
- c) Arundel Festival – receiving £5000 towards the costs of the street entertainment which is provided as part of the Arundel Festival which takes place over a ten-day period.
Claire Ellis from WWT asked if ADC could replace the yellow signs reinforcing the double yellow lines along Mill Road. Claire commented that the road yellow lines are very faded and people do not take much notice and the area is not often enforced by Arun. Ian Fricker, Chair, welcomed the new yellow lines near the Baptist Church, but said that they did not go far enough along. The danger issue has now been shifted towards the junction with Ford Road. Cars sometimes have to queue on Ford Road to get passed parked cars, in front of the Church with cars coming the other way.
Arundel by Candlelight is set to be on the 8th/9th December. On the 1st December there will be the lighting of the Christmas Tree, and on the 15th December the Christmas Farmers Market.
Cllr Wheal voiced his disgust at the decision by SDNPA to go against the public consultation, in view of them taking their decision to go to a judicial review at a recent meeting and he re-iterated this again to the Full Council. Cllr Wagland requested her comments be recorded with regards to her preference to see the Draft copy prior to the Full Council Meeting.
Cllr Harriott noted that the SDNPA meeting was not bought to the attention of the Town Council.