There has been a couple of attempted break-ins in Aberford over recent weeks, underlining
the ongoing message that property should be securely locked and valuables kept out
of sight. Please be careful also when visiting the Village Shop. Allegedly, the odd
car has been left running, while the owner just pops in for a paper…..
Discussion took place at the latest PC meeting around the next financial year’s budget.
It was agreed to seek an increase in the precept that will result in an annual rise
of £1.34 for a Band D property. The PC will continue to explore more cost effective
ways of delivering its services; an example being the Xmas lights on Pump Hill, traditionally
sourced from LCC, where we may be able to get better value elsewhere.
FUNDING FOR THE FUTURE
Tied in with the expenditure theme, the PC is responsible for a number of assets
which will, as time passes, become life-expired. The Play Area is likely to be first
on the list. It has been agreed to create a “Renewals Reserve” from existing funds
to be utilised for this purpose in the future. We cannot assume that external grant
funding will always be available to help us out, although it will be sought where
Remember grit supplies are available for use on public footpaths and roads, but please
use sparingly. A little goes a long way.
LCC CORE STRATEGY: HOUSING ALLOCATIONS
Aberford village has not been scheduled for any housing in the City Council’s core
strategy. This does not mean, however, that there will be no further development.
There is a long history of infill plots, changes of use, conversions, etc. etc. that
has resulted in an increase in our housing stock, and we have no doubt that planning
applications along these lines will continue.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
This has been advanced, exceptionally, to Tuesday 10 February.
Minutes from the December 2014 meeting are now available. To view, please click here(pdf file: 358 kb)