Meeting 8th August 2016

MINUTES of MEETING held on 8th August 2016

 

PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), S. Hannant , M. Ball, L. Chenery, J. Lucy, and W. Kemp (District Councillor)

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from M. Stone (County Councillor) , J,O’Leary, J. Seaward and P. Jackson

2 .DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 Chairman asked for any declarations of interest. None declared

  1. MINUTES OF  THE PREVIOUS  MEETING held on 11th July 2016 were  agreed as a true representation of meetings

Proposed by M. Ball seconded by L. Chenery

  1. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
  2. Kemp (District Councillor) had nothing to report

Car park renovation almost complete

  1. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS

Results of this year’s play area inspection  had been received and e-mailed to all Councillors.  Problems with pathway edges, mole hills, litter bins, bolt caps missing, weed growth on tiger mulch included in report. Removal of stones from front of goals recommended as was ownership signs and signs to exercise equipment to suggest use by adults only. To be progressed.

Although we have had no direct communication it has been suggested that recent works at Church Rd/ Beccles Rd junction are relative to improvement of Broadband provisions

A complaint received from residents of queens head close  property adjacent to playing field relative to lack of privacy when youngsters climb an adjacent tree and overlook their property was discussed. It was agreed that Parish Council will not finance any tree surgery to resolve this problem. However it was suggested that they are entitled to trim any overhang past their fence line and if they are prepared to finance tree surgery then Parish Council would be prepared to consider any proposals they would like to put forward.

Following resignation of Shaun for personal reasons we need a replacement  to do weekly/monthly checks on defibrillator. Both Ian and Paul have said they are prepared to take on this responsibility. Clerk to arrange

  1. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS

Cliff Stevens who regularly cuts the verge opposite the shop and the Shop, particularly Caroline Leybourne, who have helped with watering of planters this year to be thanked. Article to newsletter

The proposal to place lockable posts, to restrict lorry/caravan access to playing field, at top of Mill Lane was discussed. Clerk to communicate with hall users.

  1. PLANNING

Nothing to discuss.

  1. CHEQUES

David Bracey                           Play Area Inspection                                £90.00

AON UK Ltd                          Insurance for good neighbours sheme       £182.14

  1. Cox Wardens Wages    £32.40

Norfolk Copiers                       Monthly copy charges                              £59.35

Proposed by M. Ball and seconded by J. Lucy that  payments be authorised.

A letter has been received from school thanking the PC for the donation to their outdoor project.

  • COMMUNICATION

 

Letter to Gazes regarding recent fire to be progressed

 

Articles for September newsletter to include shop, thanks for looking after planters and grass  area, car park resurfacing etc.

 

  • GENERAL DISCUSSION

 

Suggestion of bench(s) on Links Way amenity area to be included on Agenda as a future project?

 

  • DATE OF NEXT MEETING SEPTEMBER 12th 2016

 

   

NOB meeting closed at 8.05

 

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

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