MINUTES of MEETING held on13th August 2012
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), S. Hannant , J.Berry, P. Jackson, L. Chenery, J. O’Leary
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from H. Longman, W. Kemp (District Councillor), A. Tomkinson (CountyCouncillor) and M. Ball
- 1. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. L. Chenery declared an interest in land onTithe Barn Lane and S. Hannant declared an interest in item 6 on the agenda.
- 2. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 9th July 2012 were agreed as a true representation of meetings
Proposed by J. Berry seconded by J. O’Leary
- 3. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
Report from Police that there were no reported crimes in July. Mobile Police Office has been discontinued.
Loddon Safer Neighbourhood Team is operating a surgery following the route of the local mobile library on 5th September. Article to newsletter and poster to notice board
J. O’Leary reported that Village Hall committee have received tenders for the renovation work and will be having a stall at Raveningham fair
Allotment Assn are investigating the possibility of establishing a conservation area on the waste ground in the allotment land corner ofTithe Barn Laneand Church Rd. Awaiting quotes for clearance of land
There is a meeting to progress the NCC good neighbour scheme this week and the current plan is to commence on the 1st September.
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
A Working party was arranged for Sunday 19th commencing at 10am to resolve the low/medium risk items from the play area inspection, listed in the July minutes. 1st item on list (repainting edges of VH steps) will be done by VH committee.
Draft Agreement between PC and Bowls Club regarding payment of Anglian Water invoices, circulated with Agenda, was discussed.
Proposed by J. O’Leary seconded by P. Jackson that this agreement be accepted. S. Hannant signed agreement on behalf of Parish Council.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
The fence and hedge to the forge on the corner ofBeccles Roadopposite the pub has been dealt with apart from part of fence has collapsed. Clerk to resolve.
Problem with overgrowth onLow Rdfootpath has been added to the rangers visit list of requirements together with clearance of weeds in gutters onBeccles Rd,Church RdandLinks Way.
The unauthorised pathway across land to rear of Norman Close has been reported to Broadland Housing and they have said they will communicate with residents of Norman Close and repair fencing
Footpaths are now the responsibility of Highways and hopefully will be dealt with through the Rangers on their pre-planned visits to the village, time and manpower permitting.
Highways have asked if there are any volunteers who will help in the clearance of footpaths in the future. This was discussed and an article to the Newsletter was suggested to try an establish a group of volunteers who would commit to an amount of time per month to be involved in village projects in general rather than specifically on footpath clearance.
- 7. PLANNING
Situation regarding possible unauthorised building work onLow Rdhas been reported to Planning Dept through online system
The planning regulations regarding static caravans had also been queried by a resident.
A query was also raised regarding the size of building extensions allowable without planning permission.
K. Cox Wardens wages £38.00
NTTVH Hire of Hall £9.50
Anglian Water Allotments £125.76
Proposed by J. O’Leary seconded byS. Hannant that cheque payments be authorised.
The request fromYareValleyand District Citizens Advice Bureau for a donation was considered. As we normally donate to the local Beccles CAB it was agreed not to make a donation at this time.
- PARISH PLAN
Community composting in operation with some problems with people dumping garden waste on site. Article to Newsletter in this respect.
Articles for September newsletter to include visit of Safer Neighbourhoods Team, request for volunteers and community composting.
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
No items for discussion.
J. O’Leary gave apologies for September Meeting
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 10th SEPTEMBER 2012
NOB meeting closed at 8.05pm