Pedestrian strip replaced with white line
Paint brushes to be moved & differentiation at road crossing to Limnerslease
Trimmed back to improve safety for pedestrians
Ditch deepened to improve drainage
Pond - Withies Lane
Silt removed and re-sited
Minor landscape improvements to surroundings - reseeded.
Following a great deal of work by Cllr Sharples and Clerk, Joanna Cadman plus a full consultation, Compton Parish Council submitted plans for the Village Sign which was unveiled by the children of Compton on May Day 2018.
Cemetery Hand Rail
Having consulted with those who need some assistance in accessing the cemetery, Compton Parish Council agreed to fund the installation of a handrail at the cemetery, which, was installed by Watts Gallery.
Compton Parish Council website was produced. We hope you find it useful.
VAS - Vehicle Activated Sign
It was agreed that we could have a 30MPH sign with a camera but instead we received a duplicate version of the old one, which said 'Slow Down'. The traffic committee gained approval to replace it but the lack of police checks means the criteria is no longer fulfilled.
Parish Council Review
The Parish Council Review compared our activity and overall effectiveness with other Parish Councils. As a result it was decided that the clerk would spend 2 hours a week in Compton (Thurs pm at Watts Gallery), would copy in relevant councillors on all correspondence and the PC would consider monthly meetings if needed.
CPC contributed to independent surveys
To inform our input into the local plan, Compton Parish Council contributed towards an independent SHMA carried out by GRA (Guildford Residents' Association) and a traffic survey plus a landscape assessment.
Himalayan Balsam Clearance
Residents came out in force in the summer of 2016 to help clear the woodlands of this attractive invader that spreads like wild fire! Each year residents take to the woods and each year we believe there is less that the previous year, so it must be working. Drinks in the Withies afterwards make it worth the effort!
Compton Parish Council extended the play area as part of a two-part scheme beginning in 2017. When complete the scheme will have an adventure trail, a zip wire and new fencing as well as a facility for disabled children.
Cllr Sharples and the Clerk gained quotes from a very limited pool of people with the necessary skills and availability to do the restoration work and also gained funding from the War memorial trust. A full restoration programme was carried out, which, includes filling cracks, checking electrics and reinstating the light at the top. The memorial has also being cleaned (see the difference above) and the lettering will be re-painted.
Compton PC has, via the Local Plan Committee taken part in all consultations relating to the Local Plan and had professional representation at the enquiry. The judgement at Judicial Review was that the Plan was legal. It was not however widely supported by the borough.
What a fantastic turnout and an incredible job. There was a phenominal amount of rubbish this year, but thanks to those who took part in today's litter pick, Compton is once again a litter free zone!