Parish Council News for October:
The project to install two bus shelters to both bus stops on Bath Road has been delayed by the normal nonsense of council bureaucracy. Many forms have now been filled in and cheques sent off to different departments deep within Somerset County Councils offices, it is now hoped that the right papers will be returned to the contractor to allow work to start very soon.
Village Water Pump:
The Parish Council has appointed an experienced restore of old artefacts to restore the Village pump (on Church Street), this work will be undertaken by the end of the year.
New Dog Bins:
No not bins for putting unwanted dogs in, but five new bins for their mess! The bins are due to be delivered to the Parish Council in October and it is hoped they will be in place by the end of November.
The Snow & Ice:
The Parish Council is doing all that it can to ensure that the Parish is as prepared as possible for this winter. As reported last month, five new grit bins have been purchased, these have now been delivered and will be installed over the coming month. The Council is also considering paying a local contractor to girt the roads in the Village as and when needed. The Council is also keeping some grit stock of its own in case the County Council fail to keep all the grit bins full.
Parish Council Looks to Next Year:
At its meeting in October, the Parish Council looked at new projects for 2019/20. Using the ‘Bettering Beckington' survey results as a guild the Council debated creating money for footpath improvements including dog friendly styles and a footpath route map to go somewhere in the Village. The idea of creating a safe cycle route to Frome was not forgotten, although it was acknowledged that the Parish Council has little control over this. The planning of bulbs on the entrances into the Village was another thing that many residents had asked for and this will be looked at.