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June News from Arundel Town Council

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Extracts from the draft minutes of Arundel Town Council held on 12th April 2018.

Grant Recommendations

  1. A) Home Start. It was agreed that a Grant be approved for the sum of £1000 for supporting isolated and vulnerable families in the Community.
  2. b) Baptist Church. It was agreed that a Grant be approved for the sum of £500 for two fun days in partnership with Arundel Guides as part of the Arundel Festival for Arundel Families.

Planning & Environment minutes

Dog Waste Bins. District Councillors were addressed to ask if they could update on the situation – it was noted that if the general public do not challenge the dog owners then no-one is going to be accountable for this. Most dog fouling occurs early in the morning or late in the evening. The Health and Safety guidance that applies to the waste industry classifies dog waste as Offensive waste. A review of the collection procedures took place in 2017 when West Sussex County Council had to put in place new disposal arrangements. As part of this the waste has to be delivered there in specially marked sacks to show it is offensive waste.

Traffic & Access minutes

The Residents Association from Causeway Court will take on the costs of the repair to the pathway in the area between the Lido Car Park and Queen Street. The Council would like to join the Arun Valley Line Sussex Community Rail Partnership. A letter of thanks should be sent for the recent improvements to Arundel Station.

With several issues arising from adjoining parishes we should consider creating a small group to make united decisions together within parishes.

Could WSCC Highways formalise taking over the license to maintain the land opposite the Baptist Church? The Mayor will ask the Kebab Van owner if he would park on the road and not the grass verge where this is being churned up.

Farmers’ Market

The Farmers Market Street Trading licence payment is being increased to £1850. To continue with the monthly Farmers Market, it has been urgently requested that the Town Council consider taking on this role. Cllr Dendle will make a representation on behalf of Arundel Town Council to find out about the increase of the licence. This will also be brought up at the next ADC liaison meeting. Arundel Town Council agreed that they would support the Farmers Market to ensure its continued existence and in the first instance pay the increased licence fee.

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