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Minutes 2019 - 25th February
Written by Pat Marsh   
Monday, 08 July 2019 14:37

The Wincheap Society

Minutes of the Committee Meeting of The Wincheap Society

at 7.30 pm on Monday, 25th February 2019 at 53 Wincheap

(thanks to John)

Present: John Osborne (Chairman), Derek Maslin, Barney Parsons, Gillian Bull, Pat Marsh, Ed Craven, Cllr Nick Eden-Green

1. Apologies for absence: Eddie Peake

2. Minutes of the last Meeting 21st January, 2019

The minutes were signed as a correct account.

3. Matters Arising

  1. Subway

CCC is waiting for KCC to upgrade the lighting. After that the plastic wrap in the tunnel can go in quite quickly. The bleeding of the grouting on the tiles in the approaches will eventually settle down but needs to be scraped off. The contractors will do that. Cctv is only in the tunnel and the image is too dark to be useful.

  1. Bus services / new stops

John hasn't yet written to KCC about this.

Action: John

iii. Hop Garden Way / Birch Road

There is no news from Cllr Northey but the vegetation has been cleared on Hop Garden Way. Gillian, Nick and Cllr Northey are making representations to CCC about the Birch Rd problems.

iv. Graffiti / Litter Pick

Ed has arranged a WinSoc litter pick for 14th April, 11am-12.30pm, meeting outside Wincheap Foundation Primary School. The Litter Roundtable has it on their list and will again be providing refreshments. Pat will send out a mailing to members and others who have volunteered before. Ed has completed all the forms for the Council and extended the area to be litter-picked to the entrance to the Horses and Goats tunnel.

Road signs graffiti needs to be cleaned off by KCC. Nick has been requesting them to do it to no avail so far.

Action: Pat

v. Parking at Thanington

The Council has scaled back the plans for double yellow lines to simply the corners of roads leading to the new developments, without the extensions first proposed. Nick will send his email on this to John, Pat, Gillian and Camilla.

Action: Nick

  1. Park and Ride

WinSoc has got their letter of representation in the documents now. There are 492 documents in the consultation, 440-odd comments. The Environment Agency and CPRE have submitted strong objections.

vii. Tree Felling at Pets at Home

No further information on this.

viii. Dane John Entrances

This matter is up for discussion at SMACS in their meeting next week.

4. Obituaries - Deaths recorded since our last meeting

John Haynes, creator of the Haynes car manuals; Rosamunde Pilcher, British novelist; Gordon Banks, England’s World Cup winning goalkeeper; Jeremy Hardy, English comedian; Clive Swift, English actor (Richard Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances); Michel Legrand, French composer (The Windmills of your Mind); Lady Falkender (Marcia Williams), Labour politician, head of Harold Wilson’s political office; George Mendonsa, American sailor in “Victory Kiss” photo in Times Square; Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer; Rev. Ruth Scott, Anglican priest and broadcaster (Radio 2’s Pause for Thought); John Stalker, British police officer who led the 1982 investigation into the Shoot to Kill policy in Northern Ireland; Peter Tork, American bass guitarist and multi-instrumentalist of The Monkees; Stanley Donen, American film director and choreographer (On the Town, Singin’ in the Rain); Norman Eyres, Treasurer of Wincheap and District Allotment Association for many years; Emiliano Sala, Argentinian footballer.

5. Any other business

  1. Canterbury District Campaign for Democracy has suggested WinSoc might arrange a ward hustings for the local council elections on 2nd May. After much discussion it was concluded that this would require a lot of organising and leafleting of residents. It was decided not to hold a WinSoc hustings but to attend the Canterbury Society hustings on 17th April and put questions about our ward.

ii. We have received an invitation to make representations to the Council on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations as amended. CIL is a government-imposed idea designed to raise a levy towards infrastructure on all developments by square metrage. (Section 106 levies are for large developments.) John will look at it.

Action: John

  1. Barney tried to comment on the Heritage Strategy but only had 500 characters for each section. He found some errors in figures etc and realised it was a faulty document. He will email the Council about the IT problems.

Action: Barney

6. Date of next Meeting.

Monday, 8th April 7.30pm at 53 Wincheap