MINUTES of MEETING held on 10th June 2013
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman S. Hannant , J. Berry, J. O’Leary, M. Ball, P. Jackson, L. Chenery, W. Kemp (District Councillor) and M. Sommerville (County Councillor)
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE None received.
2 .DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. None declared
- 3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS held on 8th April 2013 and 3rd June 2013 were agreed as a true representation of meetings
Proposed by J. O’Leary seconded by P. Jackson
- 4. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
W. Kemp (District Councillor) reported that the meeting at which the local plan site specifics are to be agreed has been postponed.
M. Sommerville introduced herself as our new CountyCouncillor. She offered to help in anyway she can and outlined her areas of involvement. She outlined the problems facing the County Council particularly with regard to organisation.
Village Hall have been awarded a grant towards improvements. Thanks to J. O’Leary and M. Ball for their work in achieving this. David Fairhead has been awarded the contract.
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
The goal posts need repair. It was agreed at last meeting that we purchase goal posts. For purposes of safety and to reduce vandalism potential it was agreed to purchase steel posts at around £500. Clerk was given permission to raise a cheque for these as soon as pro-forma invoice arrives.
Mole problem. Traps have been installed and 3 moles have been caught. However there is still activity and Jem will place further traps. I am attempting to keep mole hills clear for Charlie Barber to mow safely.
Annual inspection organised for this week
There is a problem in the centre of the toddler are where surface has been dug up. A repair was completed this morning but we may need at least a partial resurface in the future
There is a need for a working party to tidy, repair this surface and fit new goal posts etc. This to be arranged when new goal posts have been delivered.
Planting of summer bedding was completed at the end of last week. Note to be placed on the notice board to record thanking to businesses that have sponsored this year and Horticultural Club for planting.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
To consider any outstanding Highway/Footpath matters
SAM analysis shows that over 9 days (23 hours) 5% of vehicles were speeding.
Clerk to report pot holes again.
- 7. PLANNING
To receive feedback on current applications or any other planning matters. Nothing to report.
To consider further information on the Local Plan consultation as and when available. Nothing to report
NTTVH Hire of Hall £9.50
C. Cook Newsletter, Ink £27.59
K. Cox Wardens wages £29.92
J. Youngman Internal Audit £35.00
E.S.T.S. Ltd Mesh for Community Composting £33.74
Proposed by J. O’Leary seconded by S. Hannant that cheque payments be authorised.
The use of funds from village of year competition, Playing Field Assn donation and community composting receipts was discussed. Clerk to check prices of cycle racks and benches. M. Ball to investigates costs of defribulator.
We did not get the wildlife area grant
The clerk has received a quotation for the track though and entrance to the allotments. (over £5000)
- PARISH PLAN
Mesh has arrived for sieving the compost on the community composting area.
Youth exchange programme will not occur this year as Latvia did not get funding
Robin Konieczny has ideas for future exchanges in conjunction with a group in West Norfolk
To review localism bill, the big consultation and quality status as and when information available. Nothing to report
To consider articles for July Newsletter. Pumpkin competition, Thanks to sponsors and H.C. for planting, SAM analysis, Fly tipping at Re-cycling centre. VH grant and building work, good neighbourhood scheme.
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
M. Ball to investigate SNC environmental crime scheme with a view to possible use of cameras to catch flytippers
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 8th JULY 2013
NOB meeting closed at 8.20pm