MINUTES of MEETING held on 12th December 2011
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman, S. Hannant , J. Berry, M. Ball, P. Jackson & J. O’Leary
- 1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from W. Kemp & A. Tomkinson
- 2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. None declared
- 3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 14th November 2011 were agreed as a true representation of meetings
Proposed by M. Ball seconded by J. Berry
- 4. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
Police e-mail listed 4 reported incidents in November (Other category)
Village Hall Committee are organising a Burns Night for which tickets are selling well. T. Smith has decided to continue on the committee
H. Longman E-mailed Nick Will regarding change of use etc regarding Church Room. Nick Will has replied.
SAM training. E-mail received recently and circulated. Suggested that PC apply for permanent speed signs.
NCC good neighbour scheme. Open event was held in the Village Hall in November. A drop in event in the village shop will occur on 14th January. J. & A. O’Leary will be in attendance. Posters to be arranged.
EDP pride of Norfolk Award and WI forward to the future award plaque placement discussed. Suggestion of an engraved hardwood plaque which would be free standing or attached to Village Sign to be progressed. The plaques awarded could be displayed in the Village Hall subject to agreement with the Village Hall Committee.
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
Notices to newsletter and Mill Lane have been placed regarding slippery when wet/icy
The petition presented to the last PC meeting asking for a Skate Park on the playing field to be progressed by newly elected Playing Field Assn. Gate to restrict access to playing field and suggestion of adult keep fit equipment also to be progressed by this committee.
A request for dog bin on or close to churchyard, from the Church, was considered. Cost of bin is approximately £200 and servicing is around £70 per annum. There are two bins within a couple of hundred metres and it was agreed that the Parish Council will not fund a further bin. Suggested that notices be placed reminding Parishioners of location of the dog bins. The other suggestion is that the Church finance a bin out of the donation from the PC if this is agreed in item 8 of this meeting.
The suggestion that the dog bin on Sandy Lane be moved to the opposite side of the road to be considered at the next meeting.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
Awaiting information from footpath officer regarding ownership of land on which the footpath is situated on Low Road.
The PC involvement in highway services:- grass cutting, gritting & road sign cleaning to be discussed at next meeting. Clerk has e-mailed Highways asking for details on payments for same.
Nothing to report
SLCC Subscription £61.00
C. Cook Photocopies newsletter £22.00
NTTVH Hire of Hall £8.50
Cash Petty Cash £30.00
K. Cox Wardens wages £27.36
Proposed by S. Hannant seconded by J. O’Leary that cheque
payments be authorised.
Donation to Norfolk Accident Rescue Service considered. Proposed by J. O’Leary seconded by S. Hannant that PC donate £25 agreed.
Donation to Church considered. Proposed by M. Ball seconded by J. Berry that PC donate £200 agreed.
- PARISH PLAN
Community Composting steering group meeting to be arranged in January. Planning application has been presented and a delay in the timescales for spending of the grant has been requested
Environmental improvement applications still being progressed. There is still moneys available from the £10,000 grant. Review at next meeting
Application for funding for 2012 Youth exchange program has been submitted
Dates for meetings next year based on 2nd Monday of Month agreed other than 9th April Meeting be postponed to 16th .
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
Localism –what do communities need to next agenda
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 9th JANUARY 2012
NOB meeting closed at 7.55pm