Report on the meeting of 15th May 2012

This meeting consisted of the Annual Parish Council Meeting followed by a Parish Council meeting.  During the Annual Parish Council Meeting Parish Council appointments were made:-

Chairman                                 Mr. P Fane

Vice Chairman                        Dr. N Irish

Treasurer                                 The Clerk, Mr. R Stone

Independent Auditor               Mr. H Russell

Reports were received from District and County Councillors and during the period of public participation a fundamental re-examination of housing policies for the Village was suggested as a priority. The Council agreed that in 2012/13 the principal focus, apart from the normal duties, would be on three major Village interests, housing, road safety and a recreational facility.

Parish Council representation to the Village Organisations was reviewed; and each Member’s individual responsibilities for specific areas within the Council defined. Dry Drayton Council memberships of ACRE, CPRE, CAPALC and Society of Local Council Clerks were noted.

The Statement of Accounts for the year 2011/12 was tabled, examined and approved. The Independent Auditor, Mr. H Russell was thanked for his services.

During the Parish Council Meeting Insurance. The Council noted that:

Village assets such as the ‘bus shelters are to be re-assessed in value with a corresponding increase in insurance premium. Allotment rents are to be raised.

Planning. A planning request for an outbuilding at Sherman Oaks, Park Lane, was approved.

Financial Support. Three requests were tabled and agreed, Freaky Friday the sum of £200.00 for repairs to the School field, Baby Owl £200.00 for books and toys, and Little Owl £100.00 for planting shrubs and trees.

Finance. Disbursements for the month of May were £360.00, grass cutting, £10.00 ‘bus shelter glass cleaning, £50.00, Internal Audit, £277.68, Salary, and £301.69, LGS Services. £142.19, VAT refund and £11.50, Allotments wayleave, were received.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 19th June 2012.

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.

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