The Parish Council (PC) met on 12th March and on 14th May held its Annual General Meeting at which the Council Officers were re-elected to their various post (See Who’s Who on page 30). We were sad to say goodbye to David Mowlam who has resigned as a councillor because of pressure of other commitments. We are delighted that Debbie Luff (from Ramsdean!) has agreed to join the parish council until new Council elections next year.
At the Annual Parish Assembly, held on the same day, which was unfortunately very poorly attended, we had a very interesting talk by Laura Deane who is the SDNP Ranger for this area. She told us about various projects that are happening around here including the reintroduction of Water Voles into the River Meon. After the councillors had given their reports, there was a lively discuss on the perennial problem of traffic in the C28
Traffic on the East Meon Road
A second 2nd permanent SLR is now working on the C28. The other SLR will, as before, be moved regularly between near the Church and Langrish Hill.
There is continuing concern about the volume and speed of traffic along the East Meon Road particularly at school bus times. At present the authorities are unlikely to take any action unless there is a very serious accident but the situation will continue to be monitored.
There have been recent reports of heavy lorries for ARRK ‘parking-up’ in peoples driveways. These incidents have been discussed with the AARK Management and hopefully should not recur.
The shelter on Langrish Green will be refurbished shortly. The one outside Langrish House is in a much poorer condition and will need extensive repairs if not replacement. The PC is hoping to get a grant from EHDC for these works.
The next Parish Council meetings is on Monday 9th July at 7.30pm at Langrish House. All are welcome.