title="Hinton Charterhouse Parish Council in Somerset"

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   Parish News Summary Sept 2014    30 September, 2014

A few things have been happening over the course of the summer. Here is a summary:


Village Defibrillator: At the most recent Parish Council Meeting the council received a presentation from two Rode residents who had been involved in the establishment of a village defibrillator kept in the telephone box there. 

After some discussion, the PC was convinced the Hinton Charterhouse should have one also and resolved to set about raising the funds necessary and investigating all the various aspects of procurement and training.

It is anticipated that the PC will need to raise around £2000 and fund raising will start soon.

Look out for more information on this web site and on the email broadcast service.


Millennium Green: Over the course of this year the Parish Council has been in the process of taking over as sole trustee of the Millennium Green.  This means that the current trustees can retire and the Green remains in local trusteeship as was originally intended.

The paperwork of this has been trying and somewhat tortuous but between the Parish Clerk and Christina Pearce we have reached a point where we believe we are about to cross the finish line.

Thanks to Geoffrey and Christina for all there efforts on this.


Speed limits: The council has received disappointing news that the application for Hinton Charterhouse to become a 20mph zone would not be supported by BANES.  The reasons given are that the average speeds in the village are too high and therefore additional engineering works would need to be carried out before a 20mph limit could be brought into effect. 

At its recent meeting the council resolved to pursue the idea of 20mph limits on Green Lane and Wellow Lane and also to progress the faux gates at the entrances to the parish as a first step.


HGVs on the B3110: The issue of HGVs travelling along the B3110 continues.  HCPC has recently learned that the height limit on the bridge in Midford is to be lowered to 12ft.  HCPC believes that this is a step in the right direction but enforcement, at least for a period of time, is the way forward.  Neither BANES nor the Police appear to be interested in supporting enforcement action.  The Chairman recently wrote to South Stoke Parish Chairman suggesting a joint ‘Lorrywatch’ scheme.  As yet no reply has been received.


Pipehouse Planning Application: Over the course of the summer a planning application has been under consideration for 10 houses on the old Rentokil site at Pipehouse. 

This is in Freshford Parish however, given the close proximity to Hinton Charterhouse Parish and the fact that some of those affected are in Hinton Charterhouse Parish HCPC took part in the consultation phase. 

HCPC objected to the plans as it felt the development was inappropriate for the site and would cause too much strain on Pipehouse Lane. Freshford PC also objected to the developments as did the local residents. 

Despite this objection the application was approved by BANES.



This is just a summary; please remember you can read the minutes of all HCPC meetings on this site. 

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