Durley Parish Council held its Monthly Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 10th April, 2018 at Durley Memorial Hall. 5 Parish Councillors and the Clerk – Mrs Anne Collins were present.

Apologies were received from County/District Councillor Humby, District Councillor Mclean, District Councillor Miller, Cllr Clegg and Cllr Bartlett.

Councillors were pleased that the double yellow line markings which are coming into force soon will soon be painted onto the junctions at Beech Corner and the end of Manor Road. Durley Parish Council has been persuing this for a number of years and it is hoped that once in place these junctions will be safer for everyone to use.

Cllr Delmege reported on the price for the speed indicator sign which will record speeds of vehicles coming through the village and also light up a speed sign. There are 5 suggested locations and these will be used on a rotation basis. It is proved that if the sign is in one place for over 2 – 3 weeks it is not so effective. Councillors agreed the price for the sign and Clerk will put in an order.

The Parish Council part of the village website is now live and information will be added as and when available.

Cllr Watts, Cllr Delmege and the Clerk will attend a Meeting to discuss World War One commemorations in Durley. It is hoped that all the village organisations and residents will be able to get involved in these important commemorations.

Correspondence has been received about the Esso Southampton to London Pipeline Project Consultation Launch. Individual letters and information has been sent to those land owners who might be affected. The nearest Exhibition is at The Jubilee Hall, Bishops Waltham on Friday 20th April from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. if any residents wished to attend.

Memberships subscriptions were agreed for the Hampshire Association of Local Councils and the Hampshire Playing Fields Association.

Cllr Pitter reported that there are many pot holes in Durley which have been mainly caused by the recent bad weather conditions, but he has been unable to report them this month as they are filled with water. Once the wet weather is over he will photograph the pot holes and then report them to HCC Highways via the on-line system. Anyone is able to report a pot hole via the on-line system if they wish.

Councillors agreed the financial transactions for the month and the Internal Audit Report. The Annual Governance Statement for 2017-18 and the Accounting Statements for 2017-18 were also signed ready to send off to the External Auditor.

Cllr Smith gave a Hall Report and said that the Caretaker is still unwell at the moment, but everyone wishes him a speedy recovery. The new sound system has now been installed.

Cllr Watts reported that the painting of the Pavilion continues, although it was hoped that this would be completed this week. Clerk was asked to write to see when the work is to be completed.

The Annual Parish Assembly then followed this Meeting.

Anne Collins

Clerk to Durley Parish Council