Craster Parish Council, October meeting

At the October meeting of Craster Parish Council, Coun Michael Craster discussed the latest meeting with Paul McKenna from Northumberland County Council about parking in the village.

A seasonal no waiting restriction is to be replaced by no waiting at any time, and double yellow lines are to removed along the grass trip alongside the church on Heugh Wynd.

County councillor John Taylor is to look at costings for the overflow car park and suggested improvements to the grass strip outside the church.

He explained the county council is looking to extend the quarry car park and, if the parish takes on its running, it will also have to maintain it.

A representative from the Northumberland Coast AONB will attend November’s meeting to create an accurate picture of second-home ownership, holiday homes and holiday lets in the Craster area. This could be a chance to the parish council to input into the AONB’s draft new management plan.

Coun Taylor has spoken to county highways about the re-surfacing of the road at Dunstan.

A major drainage problem will have to be solved before the work is done.

Bus shelters and rubbish bins are now owned by the parish council, although the county still owns the land they are on.

Building work has won egun on a holiday home at Dunstanburgh Road.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21.