6th November 2019

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.

30th June 2019

As a local elector, or an interested person, you have certain legal rights in respect of the accounting record of the Parish Council. If you are a local government elector for the area you can also ask questions about the accounts and object to them if you wish. Any interested person can inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates.
Kinnerley Parish Council has finished preparing accounts for the financial year ending 31st March 2019 and approved them, and a summary of those accounts, together with the formal notice of your right to view and/or inspect them is attached. The period for inspection is open from Monday 1st July to Friday 9th August 2019.

6th June 2019

An extinguishment order for footpath 86 in the Edgerley area of the Parish has been made by Shropshire Council. The order and reasons for it can be viewed on Shropshire Council’s website at
https://shropshire.gov.uk/outdoor-partnerships/countryside-access-and-pu.... Representations or objections about the order can be made by e-mail to outdoor.recreation@shropshire.gov.uk not later than 5th July.


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