PPC Agenda - 17th November 2015
Peasemore Parish Council Meeting
17th November 2015 at 8pm
Peasemore Village Hall
NOTICE AND AGENDA
Firestation Open Days - Oct 26-28th 2015
If you're looking for a family day out, then Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has just the thing for you. Bracknell, Langley and Whitley Wood fire stations will all be putting on a fun-filled open day during the October half-term.
The open days will include realistic live demonstrations from the crews, including releasing a 'casualty' from a simulated road traffic collision and 'working at height' equipment. The hot oil display unit will be there to demonstrate the dangers of this type of fire and visitors will also be able to test out some of the life saving equipment that is used by our firefighters everyday in emergencies.
2015 Peasemore Committee AGM - Chairmans Report
Peasemore Committee Annual Report 2014/15
So now is probably a good time to admit the reason I'm standing down from the committee is that I've run out of whitty comments to include in my chairmans report each year so don't get your expectations up!
As is my tradition lets do a quick run-through of the year since the AGM last October
November bought the madness that is Peasemore Race Night, betting frenzies, much drinking, great fun and a big thankyou to Tim Bean who stood in for me as caller. This was a bit of a risk as to reduce costs and keep prices down we decided not to run the night ourselves rather than employ someone and then buy the race video's off the internet as a package. This took a lot more preparation and work on the night but resulted in a much more "Peasemore" feel to the event which we will definitely do again.
Wine Call My Bluff - Sat 14th November 2015 - 7pm
Remember the 1970's TV Gameshow Call My Bluff with Arthur Marshall and Frank Muir, this is our updated boozy version! Five carefully chosen quality mystery wines will be presented by a panel consisting of 'Wine Bluffers' and other Peasemore Personalities to be tasted/drunk by you. Our personalities will offer several possible identifications for each wine, and each team will be able to vote for what they believe will be the correct one.
Get your team of 6 together in advance or on the night and join us for a fun evening!
See the the flyer below for details and how to book your tickets
Searching for sewage pumping stations
Thames Water is searching for privately owned sewage pumping stations that would become its responsibility next year.
Some customers may not be aware that the cost and responsibility of their pumping station will pass to Thames Water so they want to ensure they're aware of them.
For more details see this article
Results of Speed Monitoring
In response to concerns raised by villagers the Peasemore Parish Council has been working with the local authorities to review the speeds of cars going through the village.
As part of this work the local authority installed 4 speed monitoring boxes for a period which monitored traffic at key points in the village.
A copy of the results is available for you to download
Historic insights of Peasemore now available
I've been passed a collection of transcripts of a number of talks done by Walter Brown in the last 1990's which provide a wonderfully interesting insight into Peasemores more recent anecodotal and experience based history but also details of the historic basis of the village and its surroundings. They make a fascinating read and have now been re-scanned and formatted so that hopefully they'll be available to anyone searching on the internet for information.
If you want to read about cricket matters, haunted burial mounds and why a Dumbledore isn't really a white bearded magician from hogwarts then visit the History Section to have a read
Significant Roadwork Disruption at A34/M4 Chieveley
Access from Peasemore to M4 and Newbury via Chieveley significantly impacted on Weekends during May, June and July 2015
Highways England are doing some major works to the A34/M4 roundabout and bridge which will seriously impact access to the A34, Newbury and M4 from the Peasemore/Chieveley direction for long periods of weekends and evenings over the next few months
Please find below a copy of the letters delivered to Chieveley residents recently with details (thanks to Faye for providing copies)
You can also find information on the highways agency site at http://www.highways.gov.uk/m4chieveley