Edited extracts from draft minutes of the meeting of Yapton Parish Council held on 12th November 2018.
Parish Council Vacancy
Mr Chris Sprules has tendered his resignation as a Parish Councillor with effect from the date of the meeting. although is happy to continue his work on the Public Rights of Way on behalf of the Council.
The Clerk reported that under current Electoral Rules, if a resignation is received within 6 months of the retirement date for a Parish Councillor, following the next Scheduled elections, which are due to take place on the 2nd May 2019, then the vacancy caused by the resignation could wait to be filled until the next scheduled election. The Council agreed to advertise the vacancy but to state that the position will be held vacant until the next election due to take place in May 2019.
Proposed Traffic Regulation Order – Kings Close, Yapton
The Clerk refereed to a letter and drawing he had received from Mr Michael Gadd, a Director of Kingham Homes, who were currently constructing the new dwellings in Kings Close, at the rear of the Co-operative Stores on Main Road in Yapton. The letter was seeking support to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for improvements to the access and junction arrangements at Kings Close and Main Road. Resolved: That the Council support the proposed Traffic Regulation Order and to enquire if the double yellow no parking lines could be extended further from Main Road into King’s Close.
Network Rail investing to improve safety at Yapton level crossing
The Clerk referred to a letter received today, from Liam Farrell, Communications Manager with Network rail, with an update on the major investment Network Rail is making to improve safety at Yapton level crossing, which is being upgraded from a half barrier crossing to a full barrier crossing controlled by CCTV. The letter set out details for the completion of this work, which will require engineers to close the crossing for 10 days in January 2019.
Age UK Grant Request
Lynda Ryan, from AgeUK West Sussex made a presentation in support of her correspondence on Social Prescribing include elsewhere on the Agenda. Ms Ryan handed out copies of a presentation and a specification for the service which was seeking a grant of £1,000 from the Parish Council to continue the work at local Doctors’ Surgeries in 2019/2020.