Posts Tagged ‘Parish Clerk’

New Parish Clerk in office from 01/04/12

April 1, 2012

Robert Stone is the new Clerk for Dry Drayton Parish Council. Contact him by e-mail clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk

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Report on the 15th March, 2011 meeting

March 19, 2011

Before this meeting commenced, the Chairman welcomed Mrs. Jean Hunter, the new Chief Executive of South Cambridgeshire District Council and Mrs. Gail Stoehr, the new Clerk to Dry Drayton Parish Council. A deputation of residents from Scotland Road were also present to express their concern regarding traffic in this area.

Mrs. Hunter said that she was visiting to familiarise herself with the various parishes and personnel of the District within her responsibility and remained, to observe, during the Parish Council meeting which followed the published agenda. The following topics were discussed or reviewed.

Suitable sites for Development and Recreational Areas. The Chairman reported on the group meeting to explore the Village that took place on 28/02/11 with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council and Mr. Chapman, of Luminus, in attendance. This tour identified two sites, one near the Callow Brook and one adjacent to Oakington Road which will be discussed by the Planning Authority in due course.  
 
Village Play Areas. Work continues on various aspects of this plan. The Chairman has written to the School Governors (next meeting 28/03/11). Bar Hill Parish Council has referred the request for suitable facilities to Bar Hill Football Club.   

Traffic. It was agreed that the speeding problems of the industrial area on Scotland Rd and Dry Drayton village be emphasised to the Highways Authority and the appointment of a Speed Warden was discussed. It was reported that the County Council are currently reviewing speed policies.   

Finance. There were no disbursements. The purchase of four ‘litter sticks’ was agreed. 

Planning. The extension of the Planning Consent for 27/39 High St. was approved.

Parish Council. The Parish Council election is scheduled for May 2011. Candidates must advance their names before noon on 4th April, 2011.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 19th April, 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.

Report on the 15th February, 2011 meeting

February 20, 2011

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.

Report on the 18th January, 2011 meeting

January 24, 2011

This meeting followed the published agenda. The following topics were discussed or reviewed.

Housing Needs  The Chairman’s proposed exploration of the Village with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council, who confirmed the standard procedure for provision of housing following a formal housing survey, has not yet taken place.

Village Plan. Work continues on various aspects of this plan. Mrs Hawkes, a ‘Freaky Friday’ youth group organiser, outlined the parameters for a recreational area. It was agreed that the School Governors be approached for a small area and Bar Hill Parish Council for the use of ‘skate board’ and other facilities.

‘Cycle Paths. Drift to Bar Hill work almost completed. There is no progress on the major routes to Cambridge.

Sustainable Biodiversity Group. Nothing to report. The possibilities of ‘green’ electricity generation are being researched.

Finance. Disbursements were £218.05 for salt bins. £284.62 for footway lighting. £570.06 for Clerk’s salary and expenses. The grant to the Church will be £400.00 and the ‘Green Group’ will receive a solicited £75.00.

Retirement of Parish Clerk. The vacancy is being advertised. Prior to a new appointment, LGS services of Hardwick, an experienced provider of Clerking, will be employed on a ‘three month rolling contract’.

Parish Council. The Parish Council election is scheduled for May 2011.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 15th February, 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.

WANTED – PARISH CLERK

December 12, 2010

At the last Parish Council Meeting, Lily Volans, our Parish Clerk for the last 28 years, told us that she wished to retire in March. This, of course, leaves a huge void in the Council which we need to fill.

We are therefore looking for someone to take over this vital job. If there is anyone in the village or you know of someone who is interested, could you please get in touch with me or Ian Alexander.

This is a paid post at the centre of village affairs and you would be responsible for administrating the Parish Council meetings, doing the minutes and correspondence, (increasingly by email) and doing the Parish accounts.

Training is available.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Nick Irish Chairman 780661, Ian Alexander Vice Chairman 782974

Report on the 16th November, 2010 meeting

December 12, 2010

This meeting followed the published agenda. The following topics were discussed or reviewed.

1. Housing Needs and Warren’s Field proposal The Chairman reported a meeting with Miss Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council, who confirmed the standard procedure for provision of housing following a formal housing survey. Miss Newstead had noted the comments made at the October Parish Council meeting and it was unlikely that planning would be granted for the proposed site on Warren’s Field. She volunteered to explore the Village, in company with a Parish Council representative, to assess the possibilities of other, more suitable, building sites and the Chairman will arrange this survey.

2. Village Plan. Work continues on various aspects of this plan.

3. Cycle Path, Drift to Bar Hill. Work almost completed. There will be a site meeting to discuss the economics of appropriate signage and an end barrier. 

4. Sustainable Biodiversity Group. Nothing to report.

5. Extension to lay-by at Methodist Church. A meeting with the Highways division revealed that finance for such a modification is not available.     

6. Grass Cutting. It was agreed to accept the tender of Mr. W G Round.

7. Best Kept Village Competition.  This year there will not be a competition.

8. Finance. Disbursements were £290.46 for grass cutting. £84.00 had been received for allotment rents.     

9. Salt Bins.  Two bins have been delivered and placed in the agreed positions.

10. Retirement of Parish Clerk.  Mrs. L Volans, after twenty eight years of exemplary service, is retiring from the position of Parish Clerk but will continue in this role until the end of the financial year (31/03/2011). Applicants for this important post should contact the Parish Council Chairman.       

The next meeting of the Parish Council is in January, 2011, but a meeting will be convened if business of an urgent nature arises. 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.