The villages of Mancetter
and Ridge Lane
Speeding and Traffic issues in Mancetter and Ridge Lane
Are you worried about the volume of traffic and the speed at which vehicles travel through our villages? More lorries; more cars; more vehicles not adhering to speed limits.
Do you feel that you are at risk when you are crossing the road, due to the speed of vehicles? You are not alone!
Mancetter Parish Council have been working with Borough and County Councillors and members of the County Highways department to battle for action to be taken. A camera that flashes with the registration numbers of speeding vehicles has been suggested but is yet to be approved.
Plans have been drawn up for 5 gateway sites with refreshed road markings including painted 30mph roundels and dragon's teeth. The County Council have also finally agreed to fund an up to date speed survey using the latest technology in May/June 2021.
The Precept is the way that the Parish Council raises money to cover expenditure for the year and is charged through the council tax system.
Mancetter Parish Council where possible uses local contractors to maintain the picturesque village green, St Peter’s churchyard and Mancetter Cemetery as well as Ridge Lane allotments and several miles of rights of way and rural footpaths. The annual display of daffodils on the banks of Harpers Lane is often remarked upon.
It employs a part time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to implement the work of the Parish Council which is also a burial authority. There is an office base in Mancetter Memorial Hall so that when restrictions allow, members of the Public can arrange a visit as well as using the phone, email and website addresses.
At the Parish Council meeting on 28th January 2021 after reviewing the draft budget, it was unanimously agreed to increase the total annual precept to £30,000 this being an overall annual increase of £160.00 equal to a percentage increase of 0.54%.
The annual increase on Council Tax bands is as follows with a band D property increasing by 74p from last year.
The table below represents the Council Tax Band, the Annual Increase and the Total Parish Levy for the band:
Band A £0.50 £30.05
Band B £0.58 £35.06
Band C £0.67 £40.07
Band D £0.74 £45.07
Band E £0.91 £55.09
Band F £1.08 £65.11
Band G £1.24 £75.12
Band H £1.49 £90.15
Mancetter Parish Council has always strived to keep the Parish precept as low as possible, balancing good financial management with providing a good service. Wherever possible we aim to award contracts to residents of the Parish who care about their villages. This supports local business whilst adhering to the protocol which must be followed by Parish Councils as the first tier of local government. We receive many favourable comments about the view of the Church, Village Green and Cemetery and are proud to allocate funds to maintain this to a very high standard.
Mancetter Parish Neighbourhood Plan
The current Mancetter Parish Neighbourhood Plan went to Referendum on 7th September 2017. This has been formally adopted as a document in law that will be used by North Warwickshire Borough Council who are the Planning Authority to influence future decision making concerning the villages of Mancetter and Ridge Lane.
The Parish Council will be reviewing our Neighbourhood plan in the light of a new North Warwickshire Local Plan which is in its final stages.