Planning Meeting November 4th 2014

A meeting of the Parish Council’s planning committee will take place on November 4th at 7.30 in Elsworth School Hall Broad End.  Pleased note this is a TUESDAY and not the usual Wednesday on which most parish council and committee meetings are held.  This date has been scheduled to avoid the Guy Fawkes celebrations.

The rights and responsibilities of a riparian owner

If you own land adjoining, above or with a watercourse running through it, you have certain rights and responsibilities. In legal terms you are a ‘riparian owner’. If you rent the land you should agree with the owner who should manage these rights and responsibilities.

Smaller watercourses, ditches and drains, known as ‘ordinary watercourses’ play a crucial role in managing flood risk to people and property in Cambridgeshire. That is why it is important to ensure that they are well maintained and kept free from debris, obstructions and do not become overgrown. Cambridgeshire County Council, under the Flood and Water Management Act (2010), is a ‘Lead Local Flood Authority’, and responsible for regulating ordinary watercourses outside of internal drainage board areas.

For more information please see this document.

Street Lighting


Balfour Beatty has advised that they have managed to slot Elsworth village for the street lighting project back in for the 1/2nd week of October.

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