MINUTES of MEETING held on 11th November 2013
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman S. Hannant , P. Jackson, M. Ball J. Berry, L. Chenery and W. Kemp (District Councillor)
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from J. O’Leary
2 .DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. H. Longman and L. Chenery declared an interest in Queens Head Planning application and Local Plan respectively.
- 3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 14th October 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.
No report from Police
W. Kemp (District Councillor) reported that his comments relate to Agenda items later in the meeting
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
Still a few items to be resolved resulting from playing field annual inspection. Mole Hill
Soil to be moved to resolve trip hazards. Quote to be obtained for repairs to play area surfacing. Suggested that grant funding may be available for this work if this is included with an application for new funding for the next phase of playing field equipment (adult exercise equipment suggested)
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
To consider any outstanding Highway/Footpath matters
Hedge to Horseshoe Barn is currently around 1.5m high. As part of original planning conditions (reference 2002/0494 condition 13) this height should be no greater than 1 metre. Clerk to write to owner and request compliance to this condition with a copy to planning department. This does relate to the Pub Planning Application as this was mentioned in the Highways response to the application.
Hampton Ave needs pothole repair and resurfacing.
The state of Beccles Rd with regard to puddles during rain was also raised which hopefully will be resolved when this road is resurfaced next year.
There was a design fault with the Speed Awareness Equipment so results are not available to use in any constructive manner.
- 7. PLANNING
To receive feedback on current applications or any other planning matters.
H. Longman left meeting and S. Hannant assumed chair
The situation regarding the planning application for a development on the land at rear of the Queens Head was discussed. W. Kemp (District Councillor) said he would recommend this application go to planning committee.
The latest SNC Local Plan consultation proposals only includes the site for 20 houses on the land next to College Road . SNC do not appear to have taken any consideration of Parish Council’s preferences for smaller sites presented at the last two stages of the Local Plan consultation. Their original objections to the two sites at the rear of the Queens Head was access but the Parish Council believe that Planning application for land at rear of Queens Head resolves this objection. Article to newsletter and possible leaflet drop suggested to gain support for Parish Councils opinion/response to this stage of consultations
H. Longman resumed chair for part of discussion regarding Local Plan
NTTVH Hire of Hall £9.50
CPRE Subscription £29.00
Thurlton A & L.G. Rent of allotment £22.00
C. Cook Photocopies N/L £21.90
Cash Petty Cash £30.00
K. Cox Wardens Wages £28.40
Proposed by S. Hannant 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 (delivered) and 2 bench seats (to be sourced) for playing field have been agreed.
Donation (£250) has been received from PFA towards Goal Posts.
We asked for donations to finance a Defibrillator in an article in newsletter and in letters to local organisations. To date we have promises of £1040 . 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 defibrillator. Some residents and organisations have asked for more information re siting, accessibility, operatives etc. Article to newsletter
The precept and budget for 2014/15 based on predicted expenditure to end of this financial year and a proposed budget based on a £6000 precept was considered. Proposed by H. Longman seconded by J. Berry that the Parish Council agree this budget and precept was agreed.
- PARISH PLAN
The Parish Council recorded a vote of thanks to Emma Betney for her input, effort and hard work in organising the community composting facility this year. A meeting is planned in January next year to arrange a rota for next year.
Articles for December newsletter to include defibrillator etc
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
To discuss items for possible inclusion on a future agenda
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 9th DECEMBER 2013
NOB meeting closed at 9.15 pm