THURLTON PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES of MEETING held on10th December 2012
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), S. Hannant , J. Berry, M. Ball, L. Chenery, J. O’Leary
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from H. Longman, P. Jackson & A. Tomkinson (CountyCouncillor)
- 1. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest
L. Chenery declared an interest in the Local Plan and S. Hannantdeclared an interest in item 7 (fence bordering playing field)
- 2. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 12th November 2012 were agreed as a true representation of meetings
Proposed by J. Berry seconded by J. O’Leary
- 3. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
It was agreed to send a letter of support in respect of the Village Hall grant applications for disabled facilities and access etc.
Good neighbourhood scheme now established and progressing well.
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
The goal posts need repair. Ground levelling in front of goals await resolution of Mole problem.
It was agreed to purchase the chemicals to gas the moles and Jem Smith has the necessary qualification to carry out the work, (and has agreed to do so). It will be essential that the field is closed to people and dogs for four hours after the chemicals have been placed in the runs so we will need to arrange a working party at Jem’s convenience during a time when the field can be closed. A Friday morning was suggested, with posters, warning signs placed to playing field entrances and letters to all residents bordering field in case some of mole runs encroach on their gardens. An article to newsletter to inform parishioners of the PC intensions in this respect was included in the December newsletter. No response.
Suggestion of local businesses to sponsor the planting of Planters was discussed. A joint offer from Holly Farm Garage and Linda’s Shop to finance the plants for the spring planning was welcomed. Clerk to arrange in conjunction with Horticultural Club who have offered to
Plant and maintain.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
Flooding problems onBeccles Rd, Hall Farm Corner and at the Gazes junction have been reported to highways. Some work appears to have occurred on Hall Farm Corner.
M. Ball to progress the application for loan of a SAM (Speed Awareness Machine). J. Berry offered to help with manning machine during the placement period. It was agreed that main priorities for placement were onBeccles RoadandChurch Road.
- 7. PLANNING
The amended planning application for Gazes site was discussed. It would appear that none of the amendments address the concerns of the Parish Council’s previous response regarding traffic movements on B1140. Clerk to respond to the current application reiterating these concerns.
A Resident of Hampton Ave had asked for guidance on the ownership of his fence which borders playing field which is in need of repair. The fences on both theHampton AveandLinks Waydevelopments, bordering the playing field, were installed by the developers at the time the properties were built. In the opinion of the Parish Council the ownership of these fences is therefore inherited by the residents/landlords who now own these properties. Clerk to respond to the enquiry
NTTVH Hire of Hall £9.50
C. Cook Copies etc £22.80
SLCC Subscription £63.00
Cash Petty Cash £30.00
Proposed by J. O’Leary seconded by M. Ball that cheque payments be authorised.
The need to review the 2013/2014 precept based on information received and circulated was discussed. It was agreed that the Clerk should adjust the Precept of £6000 if any funding from District Council is offered to compensate for those properties which are excluded or have reduced Council Tax due to changes due to the central government approach to Council Tax support.
- PARISH PLAN
Final payment has been made on Youth exchange programme. Clerk to chase outstanding offers of financial support.
A communication has been received from Norton Subcourse PC congratulating Heather personally for achieving the Volunteer Award and the Parish Council for the Forward to the Future Award. The £100 prize for the Forward to the Future Award has been donated to the Frolic as their resurrection of this activity was one of main reasons that we received this award for the second year running.
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 14th JANUARY 2013
NOB meeting closed at 7.59pm