24th March 2020

Owing to the current situation with Covid 19 the April Parish Council Meeting and future Parsh Council meetings will be cancelled in their current form ie  public and open.  We are awaiting further guidance from the National Association of Local Councils as to whether we will be able to hold meetngs remotely.  We are not legally permitted to do that at present.

At an abridged March meeting delegated powers were granted for the Parish Clerk, Chair and Vice Chair to carry on making key decisions in the meantime.

The Parish Clerk continues to work from home as normal and can be contacted by telephone (01691 679171) or e-mail (kinnerleyparishcouncil@gmail.com).

17th March 2020

The Parish Council will continue to function as normally as possible during the current Coronovirus epdidemic.  The Clerk to the Parish Council already works from home, and although some Parish Council meetings may be cancelled, we will continue to ensure that key decisions are taken and services like grounds maintenance continue to be provided. 

Where we are given information we feel may be of use to local people we will post it on the website.  For example, we have recently received a communication from Dianne and Ian Postles in Knockin Heath who have set up a Whatsapp Group for the vllage in a  bid to enable people to stay in touch and help each other.  Their letter and contact information is attached below.

Take care everyone and let us know if there is anything you think the Parish Council could be doing to help out by contacting the Parish Clerk on kinnerleyparishcouncil@gmail.com

 

6th November 2019

A COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH SCHEME FOR THE PARISH?
Councillors discussed the potential for a Community Speed Watch scheme in the Parish at their October meeting. It is clear that speed reduction is a high priority for many local residents. Although VAS units have been introduced in Maesbrook, this was an expensive solution, not necessarily suitable for other areas of the Parish. Community Speed Watch (CSW) schemes are coordinated by the police but managed and run by volunteers in the local community. At specified locations, volunteers monitor the speed of passing vehicles with a hand-held speed detection device. Offending vehicles’ details are recorded on a log sheet, together with the speed recorded, and submitted to local neighbourhood policing teams who arrange for a warning letter to be sent to registered keepers.

There are a number of criteria that would have to be met in order to introduce such a scheme locally including:-
• There must be at least 6 volunteers in each scheme
• Speed checks must be conducted by at least 3 of those volunteers
• The area must have a 30 or 40 mph speed restriction

The Parish Council has therefore arranged for the local Community Speed Watch Coordinator, Mr Mark Booth, to speak about the scheme on Monday 27th January 2020 at 6pm in Kinnerley Parish Hall. Anyone who is interested in hearing more about the scheme, or becoming a volunteer, is encouraged to come along on the night.

26th July 2019

On 25th July 2019, The Shropshire Council confirmed the above named order made under section 118 of the Highways Act 1980 and section 53A(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
The effect of the order as confirmed is to extinguish

the full width of that part of Footpath 86 Kinnerley, to be extinguished from point A on the Order Map (SJ3498 1745) where it leaves the County Road, running in a general north easterly direction through two fields and clipping the edge of a pond to point B on the Order Path (SJ3513 1753) a total distance of approximately 168 metres.

17th July 2019

As the Parish Council's gross expenditure for 2018/19 financial year fell below £25,000, the external auditors, PKF Littlejohn, have advised that we are able to exempt the Parish Council from further financial review in this instance. This saves the Parish Council the £200 audit fee. The required Certificate of Exemption is attached for information. The previous news item relating to exercise of public rights still stands.

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