Edited extracts from draft minutes of the meeting of Yapton Parish Council held on 10th September 2018.
The Council noted an e-mail dated 19th July 2018 (attached to the minutes) from a resident writing on behalf of local residents concerning anti-social driving and other matters in the area. The Council noted that the area referred to in the e-mail was in the parish of Ford.
CCTV in the village
The Council noted an e-mail dated 2nd August 2018 from a resident who asked that the Parish Council, at its next meeting consider that, by working in partnership with Arun police and West Sussex council new CCTV cameras are considered around the village centre and surrounding area. The Council felt that the practicalities of installing and monitoring a CCTV system in the village and surrounding area would not be cost effective. The other public bodies were also currently severely constrained for resources to be found to introduce these systems.
Parking in Bilsham Road
The Council noted an e-mail dated 12th August 2018 (attached to the minutes) from a resident regarding an increase in parking outside Two Hoots in Bilsham Road, Yapton. The Council noted the increase in cars in the rear garden and outside the front of the property and confirmed that it regularly keeps this matter under review.
Yapton Emergency Group
Mrs Sheena McKenzie was present at the meeting to give an update on the Yapton Emergency and Resilience Group and the work it was doing with its volunteers and in conjunction with other neighbouring parish councils. The Clerk was asked to contact the parish clerks of Ford, Clymping and Walberton to request that new link Councillors are appointed as soon as possible. The Council received and agreed the latest edition of the Yapton Emergency Plan (a copy was attached as a confidential appendix to the agenda).
Bonfires on the allotments
The issue of the lighting and control of bonfires during the summer months. Some residents living nearby had found the smoke nuisance difficult to cope with, especially when residents wished to keep their windows open at night. The Clerk confirmed that bonfires could be lit from 7pm, but should be extinguished overnight. The Clerk would review the practice of holding bonfires on the site with Councillor Kendall and Mr Caiger.