Draft Minutes 140520MinsAGM
In the absence of an elected Chairman, Cllr. Stamford was elected to chair this Parish Council meeting and prior to the formal Parish Council meeting there was a period devoted to comment from members of the public and District and County Councillors’ reports. Cllr. Reynolds was thanked for his report, which had been circulated and was taken as read, and Cllr. Waters reported that SCDC was the most efficient finance collector in the region.
The Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Reeve was present and reported that there had been no crimes since the last meeting but that a speed survey in Scotland Road had resulted in the issue of one ticket and two verbal warnings. It was agreed that Neighbourhood Watch, the Neighbourhood Panel and e-cops worked well together to improve local policing.
During the subsequent Parish Council meeting the following topics were discussed:
Parish Council Chairman. It was agreed that the election of a Parish Council Chairman be carried forward to the next meeting and the one remaining Parish Council seat will be advertised. As reported earlier, Cllr. Irish was elected Vice Chairman.
Review of standing orders, regulations and policies. It was agreed that the Parish Council adopt the simplest mandatory Standing Orders and that the Parish Council Chairman be the Clerk’s line manager. The basic model was adopted for Financial Regulation.
Village Plan. The Implementation Sub-Committee is considering its membership and working group status.
Traffic and Speed limit Policy. A meeting is proposed with R. Preston (CCC) and Cllrs. Irish and Rosewell are to liaise on the allied presentation. Speed stickers. The Parish Council has ordered 40 and 20 mph stickers for wheelie bins, these notices will be distributed by the Speedwatch group.
Finance and Disbursements. Clerk’s salary.£97.48, Admin.£320.19, grass-cutting £360.00. It was noted that Insurance cover with Aviva will save £1000.00 over the three year term.
Planning. 18, Oakington Road, new dwelling and garage, approval recommended.
The Old Chapel, Park Lane, single storey extension, approval recommended.
27-39 High Street, extended time limit, detached dwelling, SCDC approved.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 19th July, 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.