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Welcome to our newsletter giving news from Box Parish Council for the month of . . .


Meeting 25th July 2019

Additional Electricity Pole on the recreation ground.  Following advice from SSE, another pole was erected to support some of the electric cable going to the tractor shed.  The reason this was done is due to the existing water pipe and BT cables under the path, because the water and BT cables are close to the surface, SSE advised the 2nd pole.  SSE cables are the last ones to go into trenches, it has to go on top of any other utility works. We appreciate that this has caused concern for some residents, and it is not as we first planned, but we felt the safety to the parish had to be considered, when we agreed to the second pole.   SSE also dismissed our suggestion of taking the cable from the Pole in front of the school, they said they do not put high voltage cables across schools etc.

The Welcome to Box Parish boundary signs have been delivered and we are awaiting Ringway to erect them for us, they will be placed on the A4, coming into the parish from Bath, and from Corsham, on the B3109 just before Rudloe and on the A365 coming from Melksham.  We hope this will help with speeding on these road. 

Request for a Caution 30mph Slow down now sign on the A4 coming down Box hill into Box. WC Officer Kate Davey informed us that they are only allowed to erect  highway signs as specified in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016.

Lovar Garden We have appointed a working party to look at the future of the whole of the Lovar garden, and they will be reporting back their views at the meeting on 2nd September. 

Lovar Bridge Survey.  We have collated all of the information from the survey and this will be discussed at the next Playing fields and Pavilion meeting.  Sadly it was a poor response of 6%.  

Parish Web Site.  We are hoping that the new web site will be ready in September, once it is live, you will still be able to log into the old one, but it will have a link to our new one. 

Cemetery Lodge.  We are working on the repairs that need doing to the Lodge before it can be re-let.

Shredder v Chipper.  It was agreed to trial both machines to see which one is more suitable for the groundsmen, this will be done in September.

Co-Option.   We would like to welcome Mrs Bronwen Walton to the parish council, she was co-opted after the resignation of Alan Clench.  We all look forward to her joining us.

Thank You.  I was delight to present Alan with a small gift that the Cllrs contributed towards, as a thank you for his 11 years of service on the Parish Council, we all wish him well for the future.

Sheila Parker


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