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News from the Council Chamber - March 2018

A brief look at some of the items discussed at the Parish Council meeting on 6th March, which are intended to complement the formal minutes available on this website.

Library Consultation

Following the consultation drop in session during the afternoon at the Village Hall as part of the libraries consultation, two members of the SCC libraries team attended the Parish Council meeting to update council and to answer questions. Their focus is to obtain community involvement to keep all existing libraries open. It was agreed to form a working party of Parish Councillors to work the issues with the Friends of Milborne Port Library, some of whose members were also present. If anyone has ideas to contribute to this discussion, please contact the Parish Clerk.

South West in Bloom

After some discussion, it was agreed to enter this competition again as it does keep a focus on improvements to the built environment. However, mainstays of the work, Phil and Maureen Lock would welcome more support from villagers to help with the formal submission but also to make their local area of the village more attractive. If anyone wants to help with this, please contact Phil/Maureen or again the Parish Clerk.

Housing Needs Survey

Council agreed to having a housing needs survey carried out. This will be independent of the Parish Council and at no cost to the council. It will be more rigorous than the simple questionnaire that was carried out in Milborne Port last year and hopefully give more detailed information about the true need.

Dog Poo – again

There was a written question from the football club, concerned about the continued deposits of dog faeces on the playing fields. There was extensive discussion on this matter, recognising that many dog owners are responsible in this respect, but some are not. A working party was formed (mostly including dog owning councillors) to investigate this further together with the playing fields and clubs. Ideas from the general public on this are very welcome. Again contact the Parish Clerk if you would like to contribute.

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