The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on Monday 19th November at 7.30pm at Crawley Village Hall
Proposals to install gateway features at the four main vehicle routes into the village have been submitted to Hampshire County Council Highways. Informal support has already been received and we are now obtaining three quotations for consideration.
The gates will be white timber and we would like to adorn these with pieces of metal artwork depicting local landmarks or animals. We hope to organise a competition for budding artists in the village to submit designs.
At writing we have yet to be advised of an opening date, but this has clearly been delayed beyond our expectations. Every effort has been made by the Parish Council to liaise with the owners and the builders about disturbance to neighbours and the village as a whole, but with limited effect. At this point any further avoidable blockages of the highway or pavement should be reported to the Police, tel 101; any noisy working during evenings or at weekends after 1pm on a Saturday, or any other nuisance, to the Environmental Protection Team in Winchester, tel 01962 840222; and any other health and safety concerns, to the HSE tel 0300 003 1647.
We are making efforts to improve the lawn but are conscious that the garden needs more regular care and attention. After the next winter prune, we will ask if anyone would like to volunteer to organise a small gardening group to care for the garden.
VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT
This is about the visual character of the village and how it might be protected or enhanced. The Statement is a Supplementary Planning Document which supplements the Local Plan and forms part of the Local Development Framework for Winchester District. The guidelines must be considered when planning applications are considered. If anyone is interested in joining a group to review and update the Village Design Statement and to consider the introduction of a Parish Plan, please contact Peter for further details.
PARISH COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS
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