Edited extracts from the draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 9th July 2018.
Yapton Playing Field Entrance Posts – a local resident offered some lengths of chain which might be useful in repairing the posts following the recent incursion by the travellers;
Yapton Playing Field – Incursion by Travellers – two local residents asked when the rubbish left behind on the field would be cleared and who was responsible for paying for the clean-up. The Clerk responded by saying that the clearance had been arranged through Arun District Council’s cleansing contractors and would be done in the next day or so. The cost would be met by local council tax-payers;
Maypole Lane – A resident on Maypole Lane, referred to the repair works to the lane which were done under the Operation Watershed Grant project 3 or 4 years ago. He informed the parish council that the edge of road which was previously repaired, washes away in periods of heavy rain. The resident was seeking assistance from the Parish Council to get help in making a permanent repair to this 30 foot strip of the lane, which is as much as 8 inches deep. The Clerk was asked to arrange a site meeting with the local highways engineer.
Horses on the Playing Field – It was reported that horses were now regularly using the field and that the police had said that the bye-laws stated that horses could be ridden on the field.
Strategic Transport Investment Programme
The Parish Council had been invited to identify any schemes the Council wished to be considered as part of the STIP prioritisation process. The following schemes were put forward:
- NCN2 Completion of Cycling Scheme – Chichester to Shoreham
- Level Crossing issue – B2132 Yapton Lane. Provision of infrastructure solution to resolve problems of lorry turning movements in and out of Lake Lane.
Grant Application awards:
Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau – £50
Bognor Regis, Chichester and District branch of the Samaritans – £120; West Sussex Mediation Service – £50; Yapton & Ford Parochial Church Council – £100 (for the maintenance of the closed churchyard); Yapton and District Cottage Gardeners’ Society – £150; Yapton Evergreens – £100; The Budget for 2018/19 is £890 and the above allocations total £570.