Council News

Brief Notes of the recent Hedon Town Council Meetings – May/June 2012

Hedon Beacon Sign to be replaced

THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY from Jim Lindop is an overview from Hedon Town Council meetings in May and June 2012. They are based on discussions from the meeting and should not be taken as any official record. They are provided here for residents information and interest.

  • Hedon Town Council are able to access funding which can be used for projects which are sustainable permanent and promote sport, play and active recreation, these include pitch drainage, sports pavilion, fixed play equipment, skate parks, and others, with this in mind the council have embarked on discussions to rebuild or extend the skate park on far bank, this involves contacting consultants to advise on plans and draw up specifications, then tenders can be invited.
  • Entries are sought for Hedon in Bloom which is judged by Radio Humberside’s Doug Stewart on Saturday 14th July 2012.
  • Following meetings to discuss the restoration of Horsewell Pond down Ivy Lane between members of Hedon Town Council, The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and representatives from The East Riding of Yorkshire Council, a mechanical digger is to be brought in between the 20th June to the 1st July to carry out work to establish if the spring is still functioning; to pull back the pond liner and establish a bund wall. Other ideas are to construct a series of two or three ponds at differing levels, which if the situation is right then water would cascade from the highest to the lowest level. It is hoped to take water run-off from Market Hill, but this would involve the construction of drains, pipework and possibly an interceptor tank to hold any contaminants.
  • The Council are to meet with representatives of Alexandra Hall to discuss refurbishment of the toilets.
  • Meetings have taken place with representatives who supply wild flower seeds which it is hoped can be planted within Watson Park and also at Horsewell Pond. The scheme may be funded by Vivergo Fuels.
  • The Hedon Shield which hangs under the Hedon Beacon on Market Hill is under refurbishment and should be back in place soon.
  • The metal gates giving access to the church yard surrounding St Augustines Church are to be removed and refurbished.
  • A letter was received form The Royal British Legion Branch Secretary saying following a recent audit that they could no longer use branch funds to pay for food (except cadets) for those involved in the Armistice parade or the British Red Cross for First Aid cover and street marshals. Remembrance Day services are the responsibility of Local authorities and therefore would the Council pay for these service? They would organise the event if the Council so wished.

Residents are advised that if they have any concerns that they want to discuss or place before the Council, they should contact one of the councillors or the Town Clerk at the Town Hall, all contact numbers and email addresses are on the Council web site. The Town hall is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm.


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