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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.

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.

Agenda For Meeting 15 March 2011

March 13, 2011

Minutes of meeting of 15 Feb 2011

Matters Arising

Recreational facilities at Bar Hill – request for our children to use them

Use of Area at the School for children to play ball on

Identification of a suitable recreational area in the village 

Report on recent survey

Planning Application – Mr and Mrs S James and Dawn Lesley Walker 27-39 High St, Erection of detached dwelling

Litter Picking Sticks – consider funding 3-4 Mrs Stephenson

Finance

Correspondence
CCC Proposed changes 2011 – changes and reductions to some bus services
CCC Highways Warden Scheme

Next Meeting 14/4/11

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.