Here we report on recent issues and forthcoming events:
Mid Devon District Council has anounced that there will be free parking in several car parks on the Saturdays up Christmas. That is on 8th, 15th and 22nd of December. There will be two other dates for Christmas lights turn-on events:
Tiverton Multi-storey Car Park: The Saturdays listed above plus 1st December
Cullompton Station Road Car Park: The Saturdays listed above plus 24th November
Crediton St Saviour’s Way Car Park: The Saturdays listed above plus 24th November
These free dates are to support the commercial well-being of those Towns.
Residents will have noticed the signs around the centre of the Town about overnight road closures. The work being carried out is thorough cleaning and inspection of the drains. This is being done in advance of the resurfacing of High Street, Fore Street and Millway which is planned for half term next February. The resurfacing will involve removing the existing surface, not just laying a new layer on top. Some of you will also have noticed a lot of markings in a variety of colours of paint. This was to indicate the depths of the various services so that these can be avoided during the resurfacing work.
The Town Council have been calling for this work to be done for quite some time. It had originally been scheduled for earlier this year but was postponed because of the disruption caused by the Station Road closure.
It is clear that it will be raining at 2:00pm on Saturday 13th so the proposed working party to do some tidying up in the churchyad has been postponed. As was stated in the notice in the October Parish magazine, we will fall back to trying again on Saturday 27th October at 2:00pm. Please come along then with your secateurs and loppers to help clear ivy and unwanted growth.
As most residents of Bradninch will know following a letter-drop in the Town, Network Rail have withdrawn the planning application for their proposed flood relief scheme at Statin Road, Hele. They stated that they will be looking to draw up new proposals.