Decisions made and issues highlighted by Thornbury Town Council and its Committees during December 2021 and January 2022
At the Planning & Town Development meeting on the 7th December it was decided or noted that:-
- Further information should be requested from Councillor Toby Savage, Leader of Council, South Gloucestershire Council following his recent letter regarding the High Street closure process – specifically, the results of the traffic impact assessment from the experimental order, clarification on when an environmental impact assessment on proposed traffic schemes would take place and a copy of the economic impact assessment of the scheme.
At the Full Council meeting on the 14th December it was decided or noted that:-
- As part of the Town Council’s grant scheme, “small” grants were awarded to seven local organisations: Thornbury Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre, The Willow Tree Centre, Castle School Friends, Sight Support West of England, Friends of Marwood School, Phase CIC and Jigsaw Thornbury.
- The Community Toilet Scheme would continue to be run by Town Council, with a number of businesses given grants to allow the public to use their facilities without making a purchase: The Wheatsheaf, The Malthouse, The Swan and Papilio.
At the Full Council meeting on the 11th January it was decided or noted that:-
- Town Council would co-ordinate the 2022 Remembrance Parade, working with key local organisations. Preparations would begin in late Spring.
- The Town Council budget for 2022/2023 was agreed. There would a modest increase in the precept which would be below the rate of inflation.
- The Town Council had been involved in the recent Schools COP 26 Summit, with one of the Councillors giving a speech.
At the Open Spaces meeting on the 18th January it was decided or noted that:-
- Boulders would be placed on the Oakleaze Road side of Oakleaze Green to further protect the area from unwanted vehicle access.
- The Great British Spring Clean will be taking place 25th March – 10th April 2022.
At the Planning & Town Development meeting on the 25th January it was decided or noted that:-
- A Town Council Committee representative had attended the recent South Gloucestershire Council Sites Delivery Committee to speak on behalf of Thornbury Town Council regarding the proposed Barwood development at Butt Lane, outlining the significant concerns it has about it. The Town Council was very pleased that the outcome was that South Gloucestershire Council will be recommending to the Inspector that permission for the development is turned down.