Parish Council : December meeting and other updates

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The Parish Council meeting has been cancelled in December. In the normal way,  a special meeting will be held if there is any exceptional business that cannot wait until the January meeting.

Thank you to the Parishioners who attended Monday’s meeting, and to Glynn from Gigaclear for listening and understanding the Parish’s concerns. Parishioners also noted for Glynn that contractors working around the Parish have been very considerate with regard to parishioners access needs, horses etc.

You will have noticed that Gigaclear have already asked their contractors to move the equipment that had been installed at the crossroads green – it will be installed at the back of the green as was the original intention.

Subsequent to the meeting, the positioning of the remaining “small boxes” to be installed around the village has been reviewed with Gigaclear and the contractor. They have been very helpful, balancing their need to install the equipment whilst considering our practical safety and aesthetic concerns.

A separate item has been posted regarding an opportunity to make use of Walgrave Wellbeing Centre’s minibus.

Gigaclear : Road closure information

From Northamptonshire Highways…

John Henry Group, on behalf of Gigaclear, have requested a number of closures to allow for the installation of a new telecommunications network.

The project in the area will commence on the 7th January 2019 and is expected to be completed by the 3rd April 2019.  As you will appreciate there has already been some works taking place using traffic signals within the area and the closures will commence when signed on site giving a minimum of 10 working days’ notice.

With Rectory Lane, Holcot residents will have access although they will need to wait to be escorted through the works.

Plans showing the closures and diversions can be viewed below:-

Spectacle Lane, Moulton and Boughton  –

Rectory Lane, Holcot –

Poplars Lane, Holcot  –

Back Lane, Holcot –

Church Lane, Sywell  –

Road Safety : VASID

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Our VASID (Vehicle-Activated Speed Indicator Device) was installed on Sywell Road this week. It will help us raise awareness of vehicle speeds through the 30mph part of the Parish.

The VASID will provide data about vehicle speeds which we can use with the authorities. It has various modes which displays vehicle speeds,  symbols,  and text. It will also will operate in “stealth” mode (where there is no display, but it is still recording information) – this is it’s current setting. We also have warning panels that fix to the bottom of the VASID to help get the speed awareness messages across.