13th August 2012 Minutes

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. 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. 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

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

8.  CHEQUES

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.

  1. PARISH PLAN

Community composting in operation with some problems with people dumping garden waste on site. Article to Newsletter in this respect.

 10. COMMUNICATION

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

 

Signed………………………………………………date…………………………..

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