MINUTES of MEETING held on 9th December 2013
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman S. Hannant , P. Jackson, M. Ball J. Berry, J. O’Leary & L. Chenery
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE None received.
2 .DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. L. Chenery declared an interest in Local Plan
- 3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 11th November 2013 were agreed as a true representation of meetings
Proposed by S. Hannant seconded by J. Berry.
- 4. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
Still a few items to be resolved resulting from playing field annual inspection.
Quotes have been received for repair and/or resurfacing of play areas. This firm do not supply tarmac (ball park) but suggest drilling drainage holes to resolve puddling on the ball court and offer this free of charge if they get the job for repair or resurfacing. Suggested that in view of costs involved the Parish Council arrange a working party to do repairs and S. Hannant offered to drill drainage holes in BallPark. To be reviewed in the New Year.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
Pot Holes on College Road to be reported, if not already done. Problems with footpath on Beccles Road to be reported to Highways.
- 7. PLANNING
The situation regarding the planning application for a development on the land at rear of the Queens Head was discussed. A business plan has been requested by Planning Department
The response to latest Local Plan consultation was discussed. SNC have not taken consideration of Parish Council’s preferences for smaller sites and again promote the 20 house option adjacent to College Rd. A proposed response, circulated prior to meeting, was agreed (proposed by S. Hannant and seconded by J. Berry).
The application for an agricultural dwelling on Manor Farm (Mr Morgan) has been withdrawn but a new application has been submitted for 5 Years temporary change of use for travellers caravan and touring caravan. It was agreed that Parish Council response to this new application will be as the response to the previous application.
SLCC Subscription £64.00
NTTVH Hire of Hall £9.50
C. Cook Photocopies N/L less Norton N/L ins £9.50
K. Cox Wardens Wages £27.34
Proposed by J. O’Leary seconded by S. Hannant that cheque payments be authorised.
The use of funds from village of year competition and community composting receipts etc. was considered
Agreed at a previous meeting that we would purchase bicycle racks (delivered) and benches for playing field. The quotations for benches were discussed
We asked for donations to finance a Defibrillator in an article in recent newsletters and in letters to local organisations. To date we have promises of £1290 . Jessica Mace will apply for a grant from the Poor Mans Trust and suggests we have a meeting at which we get someone to demonstrate a defrbrillator. Also some residents and organisations have asked for more information re siting, accessibility, operatives etc some of which we included in the last newsletter. Ian, a local resident, who also works for ambulance service and also runs a mobile disco has offered to help with a disco / fund raiser at the Queens Head. He also offered to investigate setting up a first responders group for the Raveningham area.
All to be progressed in the New Year.
We await information as to the need to review the agreed precept and budget for 2014/15 . There is some confusion as to the grant aid which will be available from central Government this year and depending on this we may need to review the precept request.
- PARISH PLAN
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
- GENERAL DISCUSSION
2014 meeting dates (proposals issued with agenda) agreed
Dog fouling was discussed as a continuing problem. Use of fluorescent spray to highlight offending deposits suggested. Clerk to ring dog warden.
J. O’Leary and H. Longman gave apologies for January meeting.
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 13th JANUARY 2014
NOB meeting closed at 7.56pm