MINUTES of MEETING held on11th February 2013
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman S. Hannant , J. Berry, M. Ball, P. Jackson, and W. Kemp (District Councillor)
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from A. Tomkinson (CountyCouncillor), L. Chenery & J. O’Leary
- 2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. It was agreed that the Chairpersons interest in the planning applications on Low Rd, discussed at last meeting, no longer constitute a prejudicial interest as the last time she acted as agent on this site was approximately 10 years ago 3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 14th January 2013 were agreed as a true representation of meetings Proposed by J. Berry seconded by S. Hannant
- 4. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
William Kemp reported that SNC are freezing their share of this year’s council tax
Village Hall is in the process of applying for grants for the improvements.
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
One of goal posts now in need of urgent repair.
Reports that there have been further instances of drinking on the field and consequential broken glass and a resurgence of vehicles, (looks like motorcycle tracks) spinning around on the playing field to be reported to police
Underground Traps to resolve playing field mole problem be progressed. Agreed that Clerk is authorised to spend up to £200 in this respect without further discussion at Parish Council Meetings.
Playing Field Association meeting to be arranged.
It was suggested that we include another article to March newsletter regarding dog mess.
Dog bins onTithe Barn LaneandSandy Lanemay need attention or replacement in the future
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
A number of potholes and other highway problems have been reported to Highways and Anglian Water over the last few weeks. Some have been resolved.
SAM has been in use but has been limited by weather conditions.
- 7. PLANNING
The planning application for Land West of Blaen Waun,Low Rdhas been withdrawn
NTTVH Hire of Hall £9.50
C. Cook Photocopies newsletter less adj £9.30
K. Cox Wardens wages £25.79
Proposed by J. Berry seconded by P. Jackson that cheque payments be authorised.
The use of funds from village of year competition and community composting receipts to be considered at March meeting.
- PARISH PLAN
Credits for community composting were received today.
Youth exchange programme for this year has been changed to 16th-25th of August. Robin Konieczny can make these dates as leader and will be able to find the second leader if necessary. Four (male) participants have confirmed and they are looking for two female participants. Article to newsletter.
The Sneek ,Netherlands, workshops in 2013 were about ‘Ageing in Villages’. Mary and Jim Lucy attended these workshops and have written a brief resume of the work they did there.
Last Thursday H. Longman attended a Living Library event organised by NRCC in partnership with our Dutch colleagues, under the EU funded SMART project. All the delegates were from EU countries and the learning was a two way process. On Saturday Mary, Jim, Bruce and I had lunch with the Dutch visitors hosted by Fred who was one of the people involved in the very successful new village hall at Weston Longville. The conversations around the table covered many topics to do with rural living and the possibilities for providing community facilities
These two events have brought to mind the thought that we are not doing enough for our older residents. There is no day centre and there is no longer a ‘meals on wheels’ service. Linda and Keith are partly filling the gap, brilliantly, with their successful café morning on Wednesday but this is only one half day a week. The good neighbour project also helps. Perhaps we should think about other ways we could organise social care within our own community and incorporate into a revised Parish Plan.
Participation in the Big South Norfolk Litter Pick was agreed . Clerk has registered an interest on behalf of the Parish Council. Martin still does a litter pick but does no longer get funding from CPRE. Agreed that this occurs on 4th April which is during Easter holidays and that we try to involve some of the Village youngsters. Article to newsletter
Participation in the SNC/Broadland DC GREEN DEAL was discussed.The initial assessments are free. Referrals should be sent by March 2013. Article to newsletter.
Newsletters are not being delivered to Norman Close. Clerk to check.
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
Nothing reported other than positioning of signing on Norman Close
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 11th MARCH 2013
NOB meeting closed at 8.40pm