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News from Lake South by Cllr Paul Brading

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well, but also managing to return to some form of normality. Council life has continued to be extremely busy, with all meetings still remaining 'virtual'.

The issues relating to the land behind Premier Inn continue. At the owners request the meeting with the Planning Inspectorate, to determine the appeal against enforcement, was delayed from July to the 8th September. I regularly visit the site to monitor the earthworks that still keep happening.

In my County Council Cabinet Role, I have been dealing with the initial partial reopening of schools, exams results, and now the full return to school of all students. I congratulate all students on their results in such a difficult year and cannot thank all school staff enough for all their hard work and

I have become increasingly concerned about safety in the Bay. I have witnessed dangerous behaviour from a handful of jet skis and motorboat users, and cyclists weaving dangerously in and out of people on the revetment. To start to address this I persuaded the Cabinet to make the Bay a
test area for the Beach Ambassadors project, this is working well, but I will push for further permanent measures to be put in place.

Thank you to one resident who asked me to have a look at the condition of the footbridge over Skew Bridge. I am pleased to report that this is due to be replaced, and until this happens Island Roads are monitoring its condition monthly.

Local issues I have dealt with over recent months have been varied, Planning Applications; bonfires in residential areas; rubbish lying around; disputes over cutting of grass verges, and benches.

If anyone has any concerns, please feel free to contact me at or call me on 07719174690.

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