April 1995 PC Meeting Report

The monthly meeting of the Parish Council was held on Tuesday 4th April 1995, with Mr R E Jordan in the Chair.

The Annual Civic Service, to be hosted by the Parish Council this year, is to be held in the Church of All Saints, Compton, on Sunday 15th October.

The continuing problem of parking by parents of school children on Compton Street has received further consideration and a meeting is to be held with concerned residents. Also, a survey is to be carried out to determine the number of parking places required at peak times. The school is also making enquiries regarding the possible extension of the school car park and how best to provide a safe entrance and exit.

Following a request by the Parish Council, a kerbed hardstanding has teen provided, by the M3 contractors, in front of the post box and noticeboard in Southdown Road.

Representations have been made concerning the siting of the new northbound bus shelter near the corner of Compton Street. It is probable that the shelter will be resited and/or the bus stop made a compulsory stop when it will not be necessary for waiting passengers to emerge from the shelter to signal buses to stop.

It was reported that the Tennis Club had carried out a tidy-up around the pavilion at the playing field. Also, that a survey and report on the trees at the playing field is to be carried out shortly by the Council’s playing field maintenance contractors.

The Parish Project for 1995/96 is for safety surfacing tiles to be provided to the swings at both the children’s playground and playing field, which project will attract grant if accepted by the Winchester District Association of Parish Councils.

The professional valuations provided for various numbers of residential units on the land adjoining the Parish Hall, are to be kept under review.

The Hampshire County Council has confirmed that there will be a twice weekly bus service from Compton Post Office, No: 27B Jacobs Coaches, running via Badger Farm to Winchester and returning, commencing 19th April. Depart Compton PO 09.45 – returning Broadway 11.35 on Market Days, Wednesdays and Fridays.

It was reported that Mr John Gay, Chartered Surveyor and Property Consultant, of Messrs Ekins in Woking, has booked the Parish Hall at 8.00pm on Friday l9th May, to address a Public Meeting on compensation for increased M3 traffic noise.

Following complaints regarding the recent deterioration in the amenity value of Shawford Down, the matter has been referred to the Countryside and Community Department of HCC.