Recent Highways Meeting

The Parish Council would like to thank all those who attended the recent highways meeting at the Memorial Hall on 31st Oct.

The meeting started with the celebration of nearly 20 years of service from the previous clerk, Janet Burdge, who retired this year at the end of September. The Chairman and Council are hugely appreciative of all the service, help and support provided by Jan over so many years.

Photo above of Janet receiving flowers from Parish Council Chairman Richard Ireland

The new Clerk, Philip Edwards has taken up the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. Philip looks after two other Parish Councils in the area and is qualified with the ‘Certificate in Local Council Administration’. This professional qualification enables the Parish Council to use extra legal powers with the newly acquired status of ‘General Power of Competence’

Provisional outcomes of the public meeting:

The highways meeting gave an opportunity for members of the public to share many ideas and concerns about road safety in the village. Representatives from BANES attended, including District Councillor David Wood and Gary Peacock, the Head of Highways. It was agreed by the majority of about 30 people present that a professional study should be undertaken by BANES to look at solutions to the wider problem of speeding and safety. BANES have offered to fund this study worth about £10,000.

The Parish Council will investigate some of the smaller budget options requested in the meeting up to £5,000 using Parish Council development funds.

It is expected that further consultations will take place with the public after further research. To take part in these consultation please keep subscribed to consultations in our mailing list.

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Community SpeedWatch Team

Thank you to all the volunteers who help with the SpeedWatch team to reduce speeding in the village. A request was made at the meeting for more volunteers to help. If anyone is interested in volunteering for the West Harptree SpeedWatch team please email

Police Mobile Speed Cameras

The parish council has asked District Councillor David Wood to liaise with the police to include West Harptree to locations to be checked by mobile police cameras.

  • Created: 5/11/2022