There was considerable consternation at the assertion that the parish had need for only one additional social house and one low cost house over the period to 2012.  The Parish Council have made attempts to get someone from the council to come and discuss the concerns of the parish on this matter and it was resolved to ask them to try again to do this.  Two members of the Community Plan Committee attended a meeting in Melmerby on June 26th which was examining the role of affordable housing in assisting rural sustainability: the Allerdale Housing Needs Officer has agreed to come to talk about affordable housing in Westward and Rosley.

The width restrictions imposed on Parish roads have been a great success and it was generally agreed that the verges have recovered but more importantly it was felt that the roads were safer for all.  The continuing monitoring of the restriction is an excellent example of self-help in the Community, which is one of the reasons a community Plan was wanted.

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Education

The school now have their playing field: they have developed a play area and summer house within the school grounds.

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Minutes 4th August 2008

1. APOLOGIES

1.1 Declaration of interest

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