MINUTES of MEETING held on 8th July 2013
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman S. Hannant , J. Berry, J. O’Leary, P. Jackson, L. Chenery and M. Somerville (County Councillor)
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from M. Ball & W. Kemp (District Councillor)
2 .DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. L. Chenery declared an interest if local plan is discussed
- 3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 10th June 2013 were agreed as a true representation of meeting.
Proposed by J. Berry seconded by S. Hannant
- 4. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
Police e-mail recorded one theft of electric fencing and posts in Thurlton in the last week.
M. Somerville (CountyCouncillor) reported that a new Child Care Director has been appointed.
Village Hall improvements are progressing well..
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
The goal posts have been ordered
Mole activity has reduced. Jem is waiting for remaining mole(s) to move to edge of field when he will place further traps.
Annual inspection has taken place. Other than replacement of Goal Posts most items that need review are low to medium priority and will be dealt with, as necessary, when we have a working party. Working Party to be arranged when Goal Posts arrive.
There was a problem in the centre of the toddler are where surface had been dug up. H. Longman and C. Cook made a temporary repair. It will be necessary to review surfacing in this area and on the Ball Park and take appropriate action in the due course of time
An article was placed in the last newsletter to thank businesses that have sponsored planters this year.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
Outstanding Highway/Footpath matters were discussed.
Resurfacing in Norton and on Raveningham Road was discussed and the suggestion was made that Thurlton has similar problems needing similar action. M. Somerville (CountyCouncillor) offered to contact Highways on our behalf.
SAM machine being delivered on 15th July. M. Ball to use to monitor early evening ‘rush hour’ on Beccles Road coming into village.
- 7. PLANNING
The planning application for Marshlands, Low Road for a proposed side porch and rear two storey extension was discussed. Both immediate neighbours have objected to the application.
A proposal was made that the Parish Council should object to the application on the grounds that in its present form the changes are detrimental to the neighbouring residential properties. A vote was taken and 4 councillors voted for the proposal with 2 against.
BT Phone and BT £96.70
Net World Goal Posts etc £600.00
David Bracey Play Area inspection £72.00
NRCC subscription £20.00
C. Cook Clerks wages etc £371.79
HMRC Clerks Tax £92.60
NTTVH Hire of Hall £14.25
K. Cox Wardens Wages £33.01
Proposed by P. Jackson seconded by H. Longman that cheque payments be authorised.
The use of funds from village of year competition, community composting receipts, etc were discussed. Items raised were, other than Goal Posts which have already been agreed, cycle rack(s) opposite the shop, further benches and fencing on the playing field, Allotment wildlife area, Defibrillator and/or first aid training and scaffold boards for Community Composting bins. Clerk to obtain quotes.
- PARISH PLAN
Community composting is progressing well.
There will be no Youth exchange programme as Latvia failed to get funding. Other options are being looked at for something similar in the future.
A communication was received by H. Longman requested information regarding Manor Farm and the history of this area. It was agreed to reply referring the enquirer to the Land Registry Site.
M. Ball has spoken to B. Hibbert and notices have been placed regarding fly tipping at the recycling centre
Good Neighbours Scheme article which included notification of 24th September meeting to be repeated in the September newsletter.
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 12th AUGUST 2013
To be held in the Queens Head restaurant. P. Jackson gave his apologies for this meeting
NOB meeting closed at 8.35pm