Speed signs – working party – catalytic converter thefts – free trees – precept – bus service – Annual Parish Meeting – dog fouling – mobile warden – VE Day – litter pick
MVAS – The MVAS has been in Landbeach 12 times, 30 weeks in total over 2 years. The data are downloaded and transferred to the cloud. If anyone wants to access it, they can email and it will be made available. It has been in three locations:
- Waterbeach Road, sign facing east: There are an average of 800 cars a day going into the village. Most cars are going less than 30mph, 20% speeding typically at just under 40mph. The 30 sign should be moved outwards by about 100m to ensure that speed drops before the first properties. The peak periods are 8-9 a.m., and 5-6 p.m. There is a good reason for the 30mph sign to be moved back 100m.
- High Street, sign facing south: Most vehicles speed when they go past the 30mph sign. The average daily traffic is 1,700 varying from 2,000 to 1,200. The peak period is 5-6 p.m., with a smaller peak around 11 a.m. The majority of traffic is going back to Cottenham or to the village. There are 11% speeders at 40mph. There is a case for deceleration zone there to make it 40mph before the 30mph zone.
- Green End, sign facing north: Average speed 28mph. Average 2,000 vehicles a day. Over the Christmas period 1,200 cars but can be as high as 2,500, 8% speeding. The average speeder is going 39.5mph.
The maximum speed recorded in all three locations is 60mph. The data when the Cottenham Road was closed have not been calibrated yet.
One more sign would give more accurate data as to which route through the village is being taken.
Working Party – A Working Party met on Saturday 15 February and cleaned all the algae off the play area. A big Thank You to everyone who came.
Neighbourhood Watch – 15 catalytic converters have been taken off cars. Parishioners need to be vigilant and park cars with exhaust close to a wall. There are also locks that can be put on them.
SCDC Three Free Trees Scheme – SCDC are offering every Parish Council in South Cambridgeshire three free trees or one large one. The Parish Council are going to get a large one to put in the hedge where a car has damaged it.
Precept 2020/21 – SCDC have confirmed that the Precept will give a Band D equivalent for 2020/21 of £66.98. This is an increase of £1.89 or 2.90% above the Band D equivalent charge in 2019/20. The tax base has increased from 384.1 to 388.2.
Bus Service – Councillor Bradnam has spoken to Stagecoach who have confirmed that they will speak to their drivers in relation to going through Landbeach when they are supposed to.
APM – Annual Parish Meeting – This will be held on 27 April 2020. Speakers to be confirmed.
Mobile Warden – The Mobile Warden has resigned for personal reasons. Age Concern have confirmed that the scheme will continue to run until someone else is appointed. There are interviews on 26 February.
VE Day – The Parish Council have purchased a Beacon which will be lit for VE Day.
Litter Pick – The Parish Council propose doing a litter pick on Friday 20 March 2020 at 5 p.m., starting at Village Hall. There will be a drink in the bar afterwards for all volunteers.
Mrs Maria Sylvester