10th January 2011 Minutes

MINUTES of MEETING held on 10th January 2011
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman, J. O’Leary, S. Hannant , L. Chenery, J. Berry & P. Jackson
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from W. Kemp, M. Saunders & A. Tomkinson
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None declared
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 13th December 2010 were agreed as a true representation of meetings
Proposed by J. Berry seconded by S. Hannant
4. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
Tree Warden – Jeff Pennington’s details have been communicated to Landscape Officer. Await confirmation of his appointment
Village Hall meeting on Wednesday. They now have a new committee with J. O’Leary as chairman.
Report from Police – 1 reported crime in December.
Play Area Warden has reported that there has been very few problems of litter and vandalism recently.
5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF PC ASSETS
To consider any current requirements with regard to allotments, Playing Field etc
Grant offered from WREN (£25,000) for phase 4 of the play area renovation. To be ordered in February. Fund raising for remainder of requirements in progress.
CCTV installation. Grant has been applied for and await response
Replacement of damaged fencing on Links Way discussed. Proposed by P. Jackson seconded by S. Hannant that Quote from D. Crisp ( £80 ) be accepted
The fencing to the pub boundary will not be available until later this year
Grant applications for environment improvements being prepared. Steering committee has been formed to progress the Community Composting scheme.
Church Room discussion postponed to next meeting.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
To consider any outstanding Highway/Footpath matters
We agreed to provide grit bins on College Rd and Hampton Ave subject to maximum of £100 per bin. Paul Arnold has put us in touch with one of his suppliers and we have ordered bins (within budget). Placement agreed subject to removal of a tree stump.
7. PLANNING
To include standard clause on light pollution on all applications
No applications
8. CHEQUES
C.Cook Clerks Wages etc £444.31
NTTVH Hire of Hall £8.50
BT Phone etc £84.89
Proposed by P. Jackson seconded by S. Hannant that cheque payments be authorised.
9. PARISH PLAN
Progress of proposals resulting from Parish plan taking into account the Vital Villages seminar to be discussed at next meeting.
Parish Council have responded to the Big Consultation Document
Youth exchange programme discussed.
10. COMMUNICATION
Information on disc re frolic to be transferred to scrap book on web site. Thanks to J. O’Leary the problem with size/readability is resolved but still have a problem loading the revised information to the web site.
Event calendar being updated for 2011
Articles for February newsletter to include Community composting and insulation. Dog fouling. Youth exchange program.
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
Quiz in Queens Head in aid of PFA funds next Monday
Question of timescales and allocation of affordable housing discussed.
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 14th February 2011
NOB meeting closed at 8.10pm

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