Deborah Yamanaka
Happy New Year to everyone! Coxs Green Planning Application 16/P/1291/O This planning application was not after all discussed by NSC in February but will probably go to NSC’s Policy and Regulatory committee on 8th March, 2.30 at the Town Hall. Papers for the meeting will be online at <http://apps.n-somerset.gov.uk/cairo/committees/comidx11- 2016.asp> about 5 days before the meeting. Public Space Protection Orders  As I reported in November, NSC is introducing new Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) aimed at tackling antisocial- behaviour. These orders will replace existing Dog Control orders, alcohol-related orders and some local byelaws. Some orders will apply to any open public land in North Somerset, but others are specific to particular areas. Locally proposals are that in Redhill dogs will continue to be banned from the churchyard, and in Wrington dogs would be banned from the recreation field and kept on leads in the Glebe field. Consultation started in February and continues until the end of March, see online at <http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/myservices/community- safetycrime/asb/public-space-protection-orders/>. For paper copies ring NSC on 01934 888 802 or email <pspoconsult@n-somerset.gov.uk>. A reference copy is also available at all public libraries. Any new orders that are agreed should come into force by the end of October and will be enforced by North Somerset Council and the police. Falcon bus Plymouth to Bristol The Falcon bus which runs hourly from Plymouth to Bristol on the A38 now acts as a local bus in this area. It takes Diamond concessionary cards, and in Wrington parish it stops at Cowslip Green, Lye Hole Lane, the airport and Ashford Rd. Payment can be made to the bus driver.  For the timetable see online at <https://bustimes.org.uk/services/swe_33-FLC-_-y10> or contact me. Rural crime text number Avon & Somerset Police have launched a trial for a new text number to report rural crime. This number is 81819. It is specifically for rural or agricultural crime, eg people or vehicles behaving suspiciously, potentially stolen goods or livestock being offered for sale. Residents should still ring 999 for crimes which need immediate attention. Deals for residents NSC is investigating the provision of ‘socially beneficial offers’ such as affordable energy, insurance, free credit scores and local offers for local residents. Other councils such as Southend, Peterborough and Harrow already do this. Eg Harrow offers a service called ‘Harrow Deals’ which provides residents with a range of negotiated discounts with local businesses. NSC has launched a pop-up advert on selected pages on the website, plus a customer email, which will capture the levels of interest for these types of services. NSC will then decide whether to take this forward as a permanent offer to residents. I am happy to send online links by email to anyone who contacts me.
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