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Winter 2010



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Barrow Focus

Parish Council Members

Cllr. P Cantle Cllr. H Fryer Cllr. P Ranson Cllr. M Slater
Cllr. A Childs
Chairman
Cllr. A Goater Cllr. EJ Rodgers Cllr. L Smith
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COMMITTEE MEETINGS CALENDAR JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2010
Full council Meetings in Village Diary

January

February

March

10th Planning 12 noon
1st Full Council 7.15pm
1st Full Council 7.15pm
11th Full Council 7.15pm
8th Millennium Park 11.00am
16th Cemetery 11.00am
31st Planning 12 noon
16th Playing Fields 9.30am
22nd Policy and Finance 2.00pm
28th Planning 12 noon

PUBLIC TOILETS

Following notification from Charnwood Borough Council that the toilets at North Street are to be closed in March 2011, the Parish Council is exploring the matter of adoption.

A Toilet Team has been set up and site meetings with representative of the Borough Council have identified works that would be required to bring the toilets up to an acceptable standard, for which funding is already allocated by CBC. The Parish Council has also agreed to organise its own independent survey and in addition is investigating a new lease (originally between CBC and the landowner which is presently expired), running costs and estimated future maintenance costs.

At the recent public consultation, Barrow residents indicated overwhelming support for the Parish Council to take over the running of the toilets


REVISED PLANNING APPLICATION

P/10/1518/2 Revised application by GVA Grimley on behalf of Jelson Homes Land at Melton Road P/10/2376/ refers

As with the previous planning application, a detailed response has been submitted opposing this application. In its submission the Parish Council makes clear that the applicant has not satisfied the nine reasons for refusal relating to the previous application and in particular those relating to traffic issues.


BARROW UPON SOAR CEMETERY

Exclusive Right of Burial is the purchase of the right to be buried in a specific numbered grave or garden of remembrance space. The area of land where the grave is situated remains in the ownership of the Parish Council who also maintains the land. If you have recently purchased The Exclusive Right of Burial, you will have agreed to the 'Rules of the Cemetery' but in the past this has not always been successful. We now need to be clearer about what is required. All information relating to the cemetery is available through the Clerk at the Parish Council Office.


LAWNED GRAVES

If graves have been cultivated on either side of a purchased but as yet unused grave this leaves nowhere for the soil to go except on top of the cultivation when the grave comes to be dug.

The Parish Council hopes to avoid this. We have therefore agreed that an area of 18" deep excluding the memorial base can be cultivated in order that families are able to place a live tribute. Installation of kerbs is not permitted. Following internment and after the ground has settled, all new graves will be laid to turf thus enabling the grounds to be properly maintained.

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

Here, cultivation is not permitted at all.

Memorials all require approval of the Parish Council. Those at the Garden of Remembrance are limited to four designs.


ROUNDHOUSE AVAILABILITY

The Roundhouse is now available for hire by interested groups and the Parish Council can supply large display boards. Booking forms are available from the Parish Council Office.