11th March 2013 Minutes

MINUTES of MEETING held on11th March 2013

 

PRESENT  C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman ,  J. Berry, J. O’Leary, M. Ball, P. Jackson,  L. Chenery D. Smith and  W. Kemp (District Councillor)

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from A. Tomkinson (CountyCouncillor) andS. Hannant

  1. 1.      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. H. Longman and L. Chenery declared interests in the local plan

  1. 2.    MINUTES  OF  THE PREVIOUS  MEETING held on 11th February 2013 were  agreed as a true representation of meetings

Proposed by M. Ball  seconded by J. Berry

  1. 3.    COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING,      LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.

Village Hall AGM this Thursday.

The suggestion from Dick Smith regarding the adoption of a neighbourhood plan was discussed. He outlined his proposals and offer to facilitate further investigation at no cost to the Parish Council at this point in time. Proposed by J. O’Leary seconded by M. Ball that the Parish Council accept the offer. All agreed.

  1. 5.      MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS

The goal posts need removal and or replacement. Clerk to check prices of replacement goal posts. Ground levelling in front of goals await resolution of Mole problem.

Mole Traps have been received.

Dog bins onTithe Barn LaneandSandy Lanemay need attention or replacement this year

Planting of Planters to be progressed in conjunction with  Horticultural Club financed by Holly Farm Garage and Linda’s Shop. Spring bulbs have been planted.

6.  HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS

We await results from use of the SAM  from SNC

  1. 7.      PLANNING

For information a stop notice has been served on the scrap yard onLow Rd(by the Broads Authority)

The proposal for a wind turbine on land West of Crab Apple Lane Haddiscoe was discussed. Proposed by L. Chenery seconded by J. O’Leary that an environmental impact assessment takes place prior to the Parish Council coming to a conclusion on this proposal.

  1. CHEQUES

NTTVH                       Hire of Hall                                                       £9.50

C. Cook                       Photocopies newsletter, Mole traps etc £100.82

K. Cox                         Wardens wages                                                £24.76

Rav Group Mag           Insertion of newsletter                           £50.00

SNC                            Dog Bin Servicing                                             £214.13

Proposed by  J. O’Leary seconded by L. Chenery  that cheque payments be authorised.

The use of funds from village of year competition and community composting receipts was considered. A number of suggestions were put forward including New Goal Posts, fencing on playing field, benches on playing field, sign on village hall, improved access to allotments/bowls club, neighbourhood plan and plants/trees for wildlife area. It was agreed that Clerk could finance running costs for community composting area from petty cash or by personally financing and reclaiming at next meeting up to £200 without prior approval of the Parish Council.

  1. PARISH PLAN

Update on community composting. Recommenced last Saturday. Very professional leaflets were distributed to all participants and volunteers prior to start, detailing collection dates and information from last years results etc

The Youth exchange programme is waiting for funding approval

      10. COMMUNICATION

An interest has been registered for the Big South Norfolk Litter Pick  The date will be April 4th. A number of volunteers have come forward and M. Ball agreed to help Clerk with organisation on the day. School to be contacted.

The GREEN DEAL innovative was publicised in the March newsletter and received a nil response

Big Switch & Save initiative to be advertised in April newsletter.

Articles for April Newsletter to include those mentioned previously plus Good Neighbourhood Scheme, Dog Waste,Village Hall AGM etc

                 11. GENERAL DISCUSSION

            No items raised for discussion

     12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 8th APRIL 2013

            NOB meeting closed at 9.00pm

 

Signed………………………………………………………………..Date……………………….

 

 

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