Mancetter Parish

The Villages of Mancetter and Ridge Lane

Mancetter Parish Council
Next Meeting: Tuesday 26th March 2019 Parish Council Meeting
The New School Room, St. Peter's Church, Mancetter, 7.00pm prompt

Agenda


Rights of Way Maintenance Contract

Mancetter Parish Council is inviting tenders for the regular clearance of rights of way within the parish.
The deadline for tenders is 22nd March 2019. Read the full details.


Mancetter Recreation Ground

The Borough Council will be undertaking various landscape works to try and deter unauthorised access at Mancetter Recreation Ground. This is in response to the travellers who accessed the Recreation Ground last year and also in previous years. During the latest incursions there was some disruption to services as well as waste and rubbish left at both Sites.

Works will comprise a combination of ditch and mound formation, installation of steel knee railing, timber fencing, bollards and height restriction barriers with gates. The appointed contractor is RMF Landscaping Limited, who hope to be starting the works on site in mid to late February. Weather permitting, the works will take approximately four weeks to complete.

The construction works are highly likely to cause some disruption and when complete will still appear to be unfinished, with soil being exposed until the grass has had time to establish. The site will remain publicly accessible during the works.

The Borough Council intends to notify nearby residents two weeks before the start of the works by leaflet drop and the wider public through posters on Site, the Borough Council website and through social media.

Leisure and Community Development Division
North Warwickshire Borough Council


Mancetter Parish Neighbourhood Plan Adopted

On the 7th September 2017 the Mancetter Parish Neighbourhood Plan went to Referendum. This has now been formally adopted as a document in law that will be used by North Warwickshire Borough Council who are the Planning Authority to influence future decision making concerning the villages of Mancetter and Ridge Lane.

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone for their involvement and taking time out to vote. We will now be monitoring how the plan will shape the outlook of our Parish in the years to come.

Mancetter Neighbourhood Plan Adopted Version


SPEEDING IN MANCETTER AND RIDGE LANE

Are you worried about the volume of traffic and the speed at which vehicles travel through our villages? More lorries; more cars; more vehicles not adhering to speed limits.

Do you feel that you are at risk when you are crossing the road, due to the speed of vehicles?

We have the opportunity to work with other agencies to set up a Community Speed Watch Team. We can then collect information to support our case for traffic calming. Do you have a few hours to spare to join this team? Leave your name and contact details with the Parish Clerk by email or a telephone message. We will be in touch when we have enough people to progress the team.


Parish Council Precept 2019/2020

The Precept is the way that the Parish Council raises money to cover their expenses for the year and is charged through the Council Tax System.

Mancetter Parish Council has always strived to keep the Parish precept as low as possible, whilst still providing a good service. Wherever possible we aim to award contracts to residents of the Parish, whilst adhering to the protocol which must be followed by Parish Councils.

We receive many favourable comments about our cemetery and continue to maintain this to a very high standard.

At the Parish Council meeting on 22nd January, after much discussion, it was unanimously agreed to increase the total precept to £29,254. This being an overall increase of £574.00

The annual increase on Council Tax bands is in the table below, representing the Council Tax Band, the Annual Increase and the Total Parish Levy for the band:

Band A £0.80 £29.25
Band B £0.93 £34.12
Band C £1.07 £39.00
Band D £1.20 £43.87
Band E £1.47 £53.62
Band F £1.74 £63.37
Band G £2.00 £73.12
Band H £2.41 £87.75

All increases are based on the amounts for Band D properties. The percentage increase will show as 2.00%


Mancetter Parish Council's Community Grant Fund

Applications must satisfy a number of conditions to be considered for a grant. Bids should be made for projects which will be of benefit to the whole community or a specific group whose principal objectives are not those of a single individual. Applications will not be accepted where the benefit is to a single individual.

The project should be of benefit to a significant number of persons living within the Parish. Applications will be considered only from "not for profit" organisations. Applications should be for one-off projects. Applications for sums up to 50% of total project cost, to a maximum of £200 will be considered. Applications are considered at each Parish Council Meeting and should be submitted 10 working days before the meeting excluding weekends and bank holidays. Full Guidance Notes and Application Form.

Town and Parish Councils Working Together

Members of Atherstone Town Council, Mancetter and Witherley Parish Councils have met up to address local issues. The first matter they will tackle is the Mancetter traffic island.

St. Peter's Church Mancetter

The Parish Church now has its own website with information about the Church, its services, contact details and some very good photographs. Read More...