Monday, 19 September 2011
Hedge End Heritage Sign
I felt it would have been more appropriate and appreciated by more people in the village centre near the library, but the Chair of Recreation and Amenities made a strong case for her preferred option and the voting was 6-3 in favour of the chosen location.
Other items discussed at this month's R&A committee included the poor project management by the suppliers of the new skateboard park at Woodhouse Lane. Outlook for completion of this project is now the end of October.
Following an excellent discussion including nearby residents, the Chair of the HEWEB Youth Council and a representative of the supplier company, councillors agreed to move forward with plans to install acoustic fencing to reduce any possible noise nuisance when the skateboard facility is complete and in use.
An informal footpath between Stubbs Drove and Willow Close will be closed off as there has been a long history of late night antisocial behaviour. Unfortunate for those that use it as a handy short cut during the day without causing any nuisance. I abstained on this vote, not because I didn't want to help the people who live there whose lives are being made miserable, but because I felt the Town Council should have worked through the Community Safety Forum to ensure that all the necessary agencies are involved.