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LPC News – December Newsletter out now…

The December 2020 issue of our newsletter should be finding its way through your doors over the next week if it hasn’t already. Volunteers and councillors are out pounding the pavements, lanes, tracks etc!

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Limpsfield Village CAAMP consultation ends this Friday 27th November

Our Limpsfield Village Conservation Area Assessment & Management Plan initial period of consultation comes to an end this Friday, 27th November. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts by then…

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Response to Government’s paper – Parking on Pavements: Options for Change

Over the last few decades as traffic and number of cars has increased dramatically in all cities, towns and villages, parking on or half on pavements has become common practice.

Photo: PedestrianSafety.org

Most towns, cities and villages were not designed to accommodate today’s high traffic levels, but in many locations, especially those residential areas with narrow roads and no driveways, the pavement is the only place to park without obstructing the carriageway.

While this may enable the flow of traffic, it does present significant danger to pedestrians, who are often forced onto the carriageway and into the flow of traffic in order to negotiate their way around parked cars.

Since 1974, parking on pavements, with certain exceptions, has been prohibited in Greater London by the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974, while the reverse applies to most towns and villages in England, where parking on pavements and verges is permitted unless specifically prohibited by a local authority.

As part of its wider agenda to improve accessible transport, the DfT is seeking views on pavement parking through a consultation process being managed by the Transport Committee. View the consultation and key points here.

Limpsfield Parish Council’s response and thoughts on pavement parking can be downloaded below, as drafted by Cllr Bob Harvey and Neighbourhood Plan Committee Co-optee, Ted Beresford-Knox.

What do you think about parking on pavements? You can take the online survey until November 22nd 2020 when the consultation period ends.

Feature image: Living Streets

Planning for the Future White Paper – Limpsfield Parish Council’s Response

In August this year, The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government launched a consultation period for its White Paper – Planning for the Future, which proposes a fundamental and wide-reaching reform of the current planning process in England.

The Consultation period has now ended and Limpsfield Parish Council has submitted its response to the proposed reforms…

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Conservation Area Assessment & Management Plan Gets Underway

We are very happy to report that following previous communication about the implementation of an Appraisal and Management Plan for the Limpsfield Village Conservation Area, this project is now underway.

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2020

2019/2020 Audit of Small Authority has now been completed without any response required. Notice of Conclusion of Audit and all Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) documents are available on our Financial Statements page.

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June Newsletter & Annual Report now online

It’s been a bit of a strange year and we were unable to hold our Parish Annual Meeting in May due to the Covid-19 Lockdown. We have a lot of news to share and so have produced two documents – our Summer Newsletter and an Annual Report.

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Public Rights and AGAR 2019-2020 now published

Please note that our Notice of Public Rights and publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return are now online.

Please see the Key Financial Documents page HERE.

For any requests to view accounts within the stated period, please email the clerk. clerk@limpsfield.org.

Thank you.

TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR PARISH

In these “Covid times” we are pulling together as a community in so many ways, helping neighbours, supporting local business and enjoying a renewed sense of community. So, it would be great if we could ALL take pride in our beautiful Parish and help to keep Limpsfield looking lovely!

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Time to get ready for Limpsfield in Bloom

This year’s Limpsfield in Bloom will be a desktop exercise, judged remotely by the Britain in Bloom Judging Team via a portfolio of photos and videos, with a ‘virtual’ judging day planned for Thursday, 9th July, when the LIB team hopes our village will look at its beautiful best. Here’s how you can help Limpsfield go for another Gold!

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