Members of the parish council often report problems such as fly-tipping, potholes in roads, fallen trees on footpaths and overflowing waste bins. Actually this can be done directly by any member of the public. Our Useful Links contain information on how to do this – they are simple processes and can lead to a speedier resolution than first trying to contact a council member.
The parish council is responsible for maintaining, and ensuring the safety of, the equipment on the Spencer Holland Recreation Ground. It has recently replaced two swing seats and chains, and resurfaced the area under the climbing frame. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has just given both the play area and sports ground clean bills of health following its annual inspection.
The parish council has recently arranged for Potten End village pond to be cleared. Although banned for sale in the UK a large amount of crassula helmsii (known as swamp stonecrop or New Zealand pigmyweed) had developed and needs regular attention. Two full days of work have left the pond in a much-improved state.