NEW ROADSIDE GRIT CONTAINER
Please note that the Village has a new road salt container situated near the Pink House at South Mills at the end of Blunham Road. This is for the village and residents are welcome to use some of this grit when necessary during icy conditions. The other grit container is situated by the duck pond in St John’s Road.
The Village Speedwatch team have been active during early February. A semi-portable display unit was supplied by the police for use during Feb 2nd through 7th.
An automated count unit was recently sited in the Bedford Road and a surprise count of over 90,000 vehicle movements was recorded for the week on a 24/7 basis. This figure was actually provided by the police themselves so the checks done by the Parish Council have been well supported.
NEW DOG CONTROL ORDERS
Four new Dog Control Orders have been made by Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) which came into force on 19 Oct 14. The new Orders apply in Moggerhanger Parish and extend the scope of previous dog controls and widen the responsibilities of any person in charge of a dog.
Failure to observe the new orders can incur a penalty up to £1000. Alternatively, the opportunity to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 may be offered in place of prosecution. This can be reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days.
You can read all about the new Dog Control Orders on CBC’s website at https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/. The Orders can be found under Health and Social Care / Community Safety / Anti-social behaviour (ASB) / Dog Control Orders. Alternatively you can go direct to them by clicking here.
Moggerhanger Parish Council fully supports the new Dog Control Orders and encourages people in charge of dogs to familiarise themselves with the new requirement which go well beyond what they will know already.
Following the Parish Council meeting on 18 Sep 13 Parish Councillor Robert Anderson agreed to trim back the overhanging trees and shrubbery that obstructs vision when driving from Station Road, Blunham toward the Blunham Road.
ROAD GRIT FOR RESIDENTS
The Road Grit/Salt that is in the yellow roadside container near the junction of St John’s Road and Park Road is provided for any resident to use to help clear their paths etc. of ice and snow.
We have now managed to get the manhole covers reset and repaired and hopefully this should help quieten some of the clattering from traffic on the A603.
You may also note that I have, at last, managed to get the bottle-bank emptied and the Advertising Banner moved inboard slightly to allow better visibility to oncoming traffic from the Bedford direction.
Chris – on behalf of the Parish Council
MOGGERHANGER BUS SHELTER
Our bus shelter was demolished by a runaway car in May 2012. Following requests by the Parish Council and many parishioners, the new shelter has been designed to be almost identical to and totally in keeping with its predecessor.
JUBILEE COMMEMORATION BENCH
The 2012 Jubilee Fete, held on the Recreation Field, raised almost £500 which has been used by the Parish Council in response to popular request to erect a bench in the Children’s Playground.
VISIBILITY AT ROAD JUNCTION
Blunham Road and Station Road
The Parish Council have persuaded the Highways Department to prune the trees at the junction of Blunham Road and Station Road (often called the grass triangle) to improve visibility and safety.
CHILDRENS PLAY AREA
We are pleased to announce the new playground swing-about is safely installed. Purchase of this apparatus was made from donation from a recent village development.
The New Children’s Play Area is now open. The new surface is rubberised bark with a bonding resin and looks very smart. Thanks go to Peter Dean who has organised the work to be done. The project has been funded by The Big Lottery with a donation from Moggerhanger Parish Council.