This meeting followed the published agenda. The following topics were discussed or reviewed.
Housing Needs. It was confirmed that the Parish Council members are in favour of a small amount of appropriate and varied housing on a suitable site and that possibilities will continue to be explored with the South Cambridgeshire District Council.
Suitable sites for Development and Recreational Areas. The Chairman’s meeting to explore possible areas with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council and Mr. Chapman, of Luminus, will take place on 28th February.
Village Play Areas. Work continues on various aspects of this plan. The Chairman has written to the School Governors and Bar Hill Parish Council requesting the use of suitable facilities.
Finance. Disbursements were £24.36 for Allotment water rate, £70.00 for Village Hall rent and £75.00, grant to the ‘Green Group’. It was noted that the grass cutting allowance from the County Council may be reduced to 75% of that paid in 2010.
Retirement of Parish Clerk. The vacancy is being advertised through the the Parish Clerk’s Association and CALC. Prior to a new appointment, LGS services of Hardwick, an experienced provider of Clerking, will be employed on a ‘three month rolling contract’ which was duly approved by the Council and endorsed by the Chairman.
Parish Council. The Parish Council election is scheduled for May 2011.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 15th March, 2011. The Community is reminded that Parish Council agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, in writing, at least 14 days prior to the Parish Council meeting and that village organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to Council meetings.