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Report on the meeting of 15th May 2012

June 10, 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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Report on the September 2009 meeting

September 20, 2009

This Parish Council meeting followed the published agenda and the following topics were discussed or reviewed.

Telephone. The B.T. box on Church Green has been removed. The Parish Council has requested B.T. to install a replacement as a matter of urgency.

Public House. The ‘Black Horse’ re-opened in late August.

Village Plan. The Parish Council Chairman has met with members of the steering group to discuss publication and implementation of the Plan and has consulted all members of the Parish Council. A sub-committee, reporting to the Parish Council, incorporating members of all interested parties, including the Churches, is to be formed and the Parish Council will be responsible for recording the activities of the sub-committee and reporting its activities to the Annual Parish Meeting. Representatives of this ‘Village Plan Implementation Sub-Committee’ will liaise with ACRE and make a Presentation to the Local Strategic Partnership in November. The Village Plan is available on paper and on the Village web site.

Housing Needs Survey. A survey, implemented by the Rural Housing Enabler is to proceed during the Autumn months. Parish Council members will discuss details and local implementation with the Enabler, prior to the actual survey.

Finance. Disbursements included £258.75 for grass cutting, £40.81 Allotment Water Rate and £10.00 for ‘bus shelter glasswork cleaning.

Footpaths. Some clearance has been carried out in Butcher’s Lane. This work, organised by the Countryside Access Group, presages various re-surfacing and repair work envisaged for the current year on other footpaths, including Long Lane. The footpath bridges and drainage systems have been surveyed for damage and remedial work will be carried out.

Green Group. A conditional grant of £100.00 was made.

Vacancy. M. Johnston has retired from the Parish Council. A public declaration of vacancy will be made.

Tree Warden. T. Stephenson agreed to act in this capacity.

Future Agenda Items. 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.

Agenda for September Meeting

September 8, 2009

The next Parish Council Meeting will take place in the Village Hall at 8.00pm on Tuesday 15 September

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of last meeting 20 July 2009

3. Matters Arising

  • Housing Needs Survey and Village Plan
  • Report on Telephone Kiosk Church Green
  • Footpaths and clearing of Long Lane

4. Resignation Mrs S Johnston

5. Finance

Bills paid

  • Allotment water rate 4.81
  • P Rounds grass cutting 258.75
  • Over Cleaning Services cleaning bus stop Oakington Road
  • Grant to Green Group

6. Correspondence

CCC Emergency Planning Awareness Seminar

SCDC Recycling bin for collection of textiles

  • Microsoft software donations for charities
  • SCDC CIEH Level 3 Award for health and safety in the workshop
  • SCDC Gypsy and Traveller County Strategy
  • SCDC Tree Wardens

7. Next Meeting 20 October 2009