Durley Parish Council held their Monthly Meeting on Tuesday 8th January, 2019 in the Ken Stainer Suite at Durley Memorial Hall. Cllr Charles (Chairman), Cllr Watts (Vice Chairperson), Cllr Pitter, Cllr Delmege, the Clerk – Mrs Anne Collins, District Councillor Miller and 2 parishioners were present.


Apologies were received from County/District Councillor Humby, District Councillor Mclean, Cllr Smith, Cllr Bartlett and Cllr Clegg. Kirstie Baines and Nick Apps also sent their apologies.


Cllr Pitter and the Clerk will arrange a Meeting to discuss the questions to go on the Survey Monkey Broadband Questionnaire. It is important to get these questions correct as Durley residents are on two different exchanges and some have better broadband access/speed than others. When the Survey is available it will be published so that residents are aware that it is ready to be completed.


Parking in the residential areas of the Sawmills is still causing problems for residents who live there. Durley Parish Council are liaising with Distrit Councillor Miller to see if WCC can put in any parking restrictions.


District Councillor Miller gave the WCC Report. He said that the Sports Centre building which will serve this area will commence in mid-March. Outline Planning Permission is being sought for the Station Approach regeneration in Winchester and funding has been secured for WCC to build more Council homes in Knowle. Funds have also been approved for the extension of the car parking facilities at the Jubilee Hall in Bishops Waltham.


Two residents attending reported some tyres which had been dumped in Durley Road recently. The Clerk will report this. The lay-by opposite the Church is a target for antisocial behaviour so the Police will be asked if they will monitor the situation when they visit Durley Recreation Ground car park during the evenings.


The WCC Draft Licensing Policy for Consultation and the WCC Draft Statement of Principles for Consultation were discussed and no additional comments were made.


Cllr Watts gave a Neighbourhood Watch Report informing Councillors scams pretending to be from the Inland Revenue and British Telecom are the most prolific ones at the moment.


There was no School Report, but the Clerk is still pursuing the Community Infrustructure Levy (CIL) to hopefully fund the School crossing and flashing lights.


Cllr Pitter reported the some pot holes have been filled in and more have been reported. Clerk reported that Calcot Lane will be closed on 10th January for bridge repairs. After a request from the Parish Council the kerb has been dropped outside of Beech Corner Garage so that anyone can get off the pavement easily. Once approval has been given by HCC the new Village Entry signs will be ordered.


Clerk has received half the cost of the new Hall floor from Lottery Funding, and secured some funding from an anonomous doner, Durley Entertainments Committee and a County Councillor Grant. Although there is a shortfall Councillors agreed that the floor should be ordered and replaced as soon as Hall bookings will allow. All regular hirers will need to be cancelled when the floor is replaced, but they will be notified once a date is agreed with the Contractor. If there is anyone else who would like to make a donation towards the Hall floor then please get in touch with the Clerk.


Cllr Watts reported that the repairs to the Pavilion veranda will be carried out as soon as help is available. The fencing alongside the swings in the play area at The Sawmills has been completed.


Anne Collins

Clerk to Durley Parish Council

durleyparishcouncil@gmail.com (Please note the new Parish Council e-mail address)