Edited extracts from the draft minutes of the Yapton Parish Council meeting held on 13th May.
Cycle Routes – a member of the public asked if the Parish Council was aware of moves to reduce the speed of traffic on Main Road outside of the Co-operative Store. He also hoped that the Council would be able to hold a meeting of its Traffic Issues Group.
Traffic Regulation Orders – The County Councillor outlined the process for obtaining orders. She also indicated that some local schemes had been included in the County Council’s Community Highway Infrastructure Plan and support would be required from the Parish Council. In terms of resourcing local projects, these would go to the Joint Western Arun Area Committee for approval, whereby two projects would be included in the area which includes Clymping and Walberton.
Community Speedwatch – a local resident volunteered to take part in a re-invigorated Community Speedwatch scheme.
Safer Arun Partnership – Joint Action Group
The introduction of a Joint Action Group (JAG) which has been launched by The Safer Arun Partnership to tackle community based crime and disorder problems. The Group will involve a wide reaching group of organisations, and will look at how agencies can work together to make local communities safer. JAG will be co-chaired by Sussex Police and Arun District Council.
The Safer Arun Partnership believes that Parish Councils are perfectly placed to assist the JAG to identify emerging community concerns, problem behaviour, and hotspot locations. Reports of place-based disorder will be used to analyse crime trends and to look at proactive initiatives to reduce the impact on local communities. Where appropriate, Parish Council representatives will be invited to attend JAG meetings to share further intelligence and be part of the discussions to develop action plans.
Traffic at junction of Maypole Lane and North End Rd
The Council received am email from a local highways engineer who regularly uses this stretch of road and has experienced the issue of the high volume of traffic around the junction since the introduction of the full barriers at the Yapton Railway crossing. In summary, the e-mail stated that there were insufficient factors which would warrant any mediation to the traffic congestion in the area, but the Clerk would keep the situation under review.