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Environment Minutes 3rd November 2009

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE
HELD ON
3rd NOVEMBER 2009 at 6.50pm
HELD AT THE PARK PAVILION BOARD ROOM, BARRACK LANE, HARWICH, ESSEX

Present: The Deputy Mayor, Councillor S Tyrer, in the Chair
Councillors: M Gardner, L Payne, D McLeod

Clerk to the Council, Mrs S Anderson

Also present: The Mayor, Councillor J Wares

E10/09 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence received from Councillor J Brown

E11/09 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
None

E12/09 MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
RESOLVED: that the minutes of the Environment and Highways Committee meeting held on 8th September 2009, (previously circulated), be accepted as a true record.

E13/09 TREE PLANTING PROGRAMME 2009/2010
Further to Minute E05/09, a letter received from Tendring District Council confirming £200 towards the Tree Planting Programme 2009/2010 was noted. The Committee were disappointed with the shortfall of £200 but RESOLVED: to purchase eight trees, including cost of planting, at a cost of £820 and eight scroll top tree guards at a cost of £966 + VAT.

E14/09 MINESWEEPERS WAR MEMORIAL
Further to Minute E06/09, the Committee noted a grant payment of £6290 had been received from English Heritage for the Minesweepers Memorial restoration works.

E15/09 TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES
The following temporary road closure was noted by the committee.
Guy Carnival Saturday 28th November 2009 18.00 to 21.00 hrs.

E16/09 BUDGET FOR MUNICIPAL YEAR 2010-2011
War Memorials £500
Tree Planting £1600
Harwich in Bloom £1200
Promoting Environment Awareness/Schemes £1000
Highway Safety £1000
TOTAL £5300

A member proposed a memorial garden, at Bathside, to commemorate people who died in the 1953 flood. A local school will be involved in designing the garden. RESOLVED: to apply for financial support in next year’s budget.

E17/09 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The Committee agreed that the next Committee meeting should take place on 2nd February 2009.

Meeting closed at 7.35pm.

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