Minutes of the PACT meeting
February 21st 2012
Chilham Parish Church
in the chair Chilham
Yvonne White PCSO Peter Willows Community Support Officer
Apologies: were received from PeterWead
As no action had been taken to clarify which reports the Parish Council are recording, the group recorded their disappointment.
ACTION: The Secretary to write to the Pc clerk to record PACT's disappointment at the lack of response to their request for information.
At the North Weald Police Forum, two issues were raised by members of PACT: what involvement had the Police had in respect of traffic measures for the proposed development on the saw Mill site(they were unaware of any involvement), and the concern that the development could result in a traffic increase using Branch Road to escape queues.
It was agreed that PACT should attend the public meeting to be held in the Village Hall on the 23rd and our concerns that pavements, a lit crossing, a central refuge and some traffic control at the junction of the A28 and A252 should be given some consideration, because of the number of cars and pedestrians likely to be emerging from the development at already congested times.
ACTION: Speed monitoring to be continued in Branch Road during the next few months.
Mountain Street Action Group
The core committee have produced leaflets and posters urging visitors and residents to slow their speed and a petition has been mounted to encourage everyone to pledge their commitment to the scheme.
When the group is able to fund this project, it was agreed we should include details of Branch Road monitoring.
The Green outside OWL Village Hall has a problem with do fouling and Latin Fields continues to have a problem in the early morning.
Figures are now given for Chilham, Molash and Challock. These show an increase for all crimes, from 19 to 74 for the period April 2011 to the present. Burglary and other crimes are up by 9 crimes, theft from motor vehicles up by 6 crimes. Individul village figures can be looked at on the Police website under “Crime Mappiong” – enter the post code for the area required. Locally, there had been a quad bike taken off the A252 and a disturbance in OWL.
Chilham is temporarily without a PCSO but one will be appointed soon. Shottenden is being covered by PCSO 57084 Christine Peel as part of her area.
Next meeting: Tuesday March 20th 7pm Chilham Parish Church