14th October 2013 Minutes

THURLTON PARISH COUNCIL

 MINUTES of MEETING held on 14th October 2013

 

PRESENT  C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman  S. Hannant ,  P. Jackson, M. Ball  J. Berry, J. O’Leary,  L. Chenery   W. Kemp (District Councillor) and three members of the public

 1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE None received.

2 .DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. Clerk declared an interest in review of Clerks wages under item 8.  L. Chenery declared an interest in Local Plan and H. Longman declared an interest in the planning application for land to rear of Queens Head.

  1. 3.    MINUTES  OF  THE PREVIOUS  MEETING held on 9th September 2013 were  agreed as a true representation of meetings

Proposed by  J. Berry seconded by J. O’Leary

  1. 4.    COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING,      LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.

E-Mail report  from Police was read out.

W. Kemp (District Councillor) commented on progress of Local Plan.

It was suggested by the Chairperson that the planning application for land to rear of Queens Head be brought forward to this point of the agenda as those members of the public present were here to comment on this application. This was agreed. H. Longman left the meeting and S. Hannant chaired the discussions on this application.

Some discussion took place. Comments from the neighbours, who hope to build a single property on adjacent land, regarding siting of the proposed properties can be resolved at a later stage. Bearing this in mind it was proposed by S. Hannant and seconded by J. O’Leary that this planning application be approved. All in agreement. Reasons being that this and adjacent site were preferred sites (by the Parish Council) for development in the Local Plan consultation and that the Planners objections to this site because of access have been addressed within the application. The Parish Council is also aware of the need to support the viability of the local pub as being an important part to the sustainability of Thurlton and this proposal would help enable the pub to continue in business.

H. Longman returned to meeting and resumed Chair.

  1. 5.      MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS

Still a few items to be resolved resulting from playing field annual inspection.

6.  HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS

SAM results have been inconclusive at present. Agreed that we include an article to newsletter with regard to speeding and inconsiderate drivers during wet weather.

  1. 7.      PLANNING

Planning application for land south of manor farm, low road was discussed. H. Longman, W. Kemp (District Councillor) and D. Smith attended the Planning Committee Meeting on the 9th October and spoke against approval of this application. Application was refused.

  1. CHEQUES

BT                               Phone and Broadband                                      £101.89

Read Brothers              Wood for Community Composting                    £168.00

C. Barber                     Grounds Maintenance                                       £550.00

NTTVH                       Hire of Hall                                                       £9.50

K. Cox                         Wardens Wages                                               £28.90

C. Cook                       Clerks Wages etc                                             £371.79

HMRS                         Clerks Tax                                                       £92.60

Proposed by  L. Chenery seconded by  J. Berry  that cheque payments be authorised.

The use of funds from village of year competition and community composting receipts etc. was discussed. Bicycle racks have been purchased. Benches for playing field to be reviewed.

The Clerks wages, in his absence, were reviewed. Last reviewed in November 2009 at which it was agreed that he was paid £8.919 per hour (spinal column Point 18 on the then current NALC agreement). It was agreed to increase the Clerks wages to Spinal Column Point 20 at current NALC payment levels (£9.687 per hour)

A donation to Good Neighbours Scheme was considered. It was proposed by by S. Hannant seconded by J. Berry that the Parish Council finances the Good Neighbours insurance costs for the next year. All agreed

  1. PARISH PLAN

Community composting  Petty Cash system considered. Proposed that they they run their own petty cash system for minor expenditure using income from donations for compost.

 10. COMMUNICATION

Articles for October newsletter to include use of available funds, Defibrillator, speeding  etc

     11. GENERAL DISCUSSION

            Nothing raised

     12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 11th NOVEMBER 2013

           

NOB meeting closed at 8.45pm

 

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

 

 

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