Parish Council July Meeting Report; Dedication of the Middleton Memorial, Middleton in Bloom judging, Grant Award, White Lines, Speed Data, Public Participation Review

The last meeting before the summer break took place on Monday 8th July 2019 in the Committee Room of the Village Hall.

Cllr Peter Slack, chairing, reported that 150 people attended the dedication of the Middleton Memorial in warm sunshine on the afternoon of Sunday 30th June 2019 at the Village Green. Robert Shields DL, Chairman of Longcliffe Quarries Ltd., President of Derbyshire Royal British Legion unveiled the memorial. Cream teas were served afterwards at The Nelson.

Thanks are due to everyone who contributed to making Middleton look its best for the visit of the East Midlands in Bloom judges. Britain in Bloom judges will be visiting at the end of July. The Parish Council approved a grant of £500 to Middleton in Bloom.

It was reported that white line painting at the Water Lane junction is within the current year programme of Highways work and awaits scheduling.

CCllr Irene Ratcliffe reported that the last full speed check in Middleton dated from 2005 and offered to pay towards the £195 cost of a new test from her DCC Leadership Fund.

A revised procedure for the Public Participation was approved for use, a copy is appended to the meeting minutes.

Consideration of undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan for Middleton was deferred to the December 2019 meeting.

The Parish Council currently has three casual vacancies. To find out more about the role or to express an interest contact the Parish Clerk.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled to take place at 6.30pm on Monday 9th September 2019 in the Committee Room of the Village Hall.

Posted: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:02 by John Rowe

Tags: Middleton Remembers, Parish Council Report