Draft Minutes 140617Mins
REPORT OF THE PARISH COUNCIL: 21st February, from Cllr David Wyatt
The formal Parish Council meeting was preceded by comment from members of the public and County and District Councillors’ reports. Reports received from County Cllr. Reynolds and the District Cllrs. were duly noted.
During the Parish Council meeting the following topics were discussed. Village Plan As noted previously, revision of the Plan and associated working group membership continues. The next meeting of the working groups will take place prior to the Parish Council meeting on 20/03/2012.
Traffic and Speed limit Policy on Scotland Road. Cllr Rosewell continues to monitor progress on this project and will attend any site visits from the panel.
Biodiversity Survey V Perrin was thanked for his outstanding survey and suggestions for ‘village walks’ and other exploitation of the Village environment were put forward. This will be an agenda item for future meetings when its full implications will be discussed. As noted previously, ‘Survey of the green spaces’ by V. Perrin is to be printed by Cllr Irish and circulated.
Tree Planting. This topic was discussed in the ‘Jubilee Tree Project’ context with reference to individual and organizational donations of single trees or groups of trees.
Planning No new applications received.
CCC Community Hubs There is an initiative from the CCC to explore with Parish Councils and residents the feasibility of creating a ‘hub’ at Bar Hill to improve access to public services at Bar Hill and surrounding villages. A meeting, open to local Councillors, is to be arranged
Finance and Disbursements The monthly finance report was considered. The following payments were approved, HMRC £24.37, LGS Services (Admin support) £289.11, LG Stoehr £97.48. The invoices were checked by the signatories before payment.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 20th, March, 2012 and it should be noted that the ‘Annual Parish Meeting’ with its ‘organisation reports’ and the ‘Annual Parish Council Meeting’ will take place individually in the following two months.
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 groups and organisations are invited to forward short reports on their activities to all Council meetings. Every Village group and organisation should attend the Annual Parish Meeting and plead their case for a grant, if such is required.
There was no formal meeting in August.
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. County Cllr. Reynolds and District Cllrs. Hall and Waters were thanked for their reports, which were duly noted. Members of the Parish Council and the Green Group reported favourably on their viewing of the solar tracker arrays at Scotland Farm.
During the subsequent Parish Council meeting the following topics were discussed and, where necessary, actioned.
Parish Council. Mrs. Isabel Harrison was co-opted to the remaining Parish Council seat and signed the Declaration of Acceptance.
Village Plan. A revision of the Plan and associated working group membership is in progress. The next meeting of the sub-committee will take place on 15/11/11 prior to the Parish Council meeting. There will be a meeting regarding affordable housing at 4, Bakers Field on 29/09/11 and Shulyer Newstead, the housing development manager for SCD Council, will be attending. The Cotton’s Field proposal will be discussed.
Traffic and Speed limit Policy. Little progress has been made since the last report but relevant discussion continues. The ‘wheelie bin stickers’ are awaited from Cllr. Hall. A comprehensive note on speeding has been prepared for the Crime and Disorder questionnaire by Cllr. Rosewell.
Finance and Disbursements, Room hire £48.00, Election Fee £105.00, Clerk’s salary £194.96, HMRC £48.74, Admin.£578.86, grass-cutting £720.00, allotment water rate £65.06.
Planning. No new applications received. A time extension for comment has been allowed on 29, Park Street and the Parish Council has registered its objections.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 18th, October, 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.
The following organisation may be of interest to some members of our community.
VILLAGE BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE
Every year large amounts of social security benefits are unclaimed because many people do not know what they are entitled to, or how to claim, and older people and those with disabilities face particular difficulties. The Village Benefits Advice Service helps people to claim their share of these benefits, by offering advice and assistance.
Telephone number 01353 666990
VILLAGE BENEFITS ADVICE SERVICE
PO BOX 257
ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB7 9EA
This meeting was the third conducted by the new Council and its first business was to elect a Parish Council Chairman and record acceptance of Office. Cllr. P Fane was proposed, seconded and elected to this post following a unanimous vote. As reported earlier, Cllr. N Irish was elected Vice Chairman.
Prior to the formal Parish Council meeting there was a period devoted to comment from members of the public and District andCountyCouncillors’ reports. Cllr. Reynolds was thanked for his report, which had been circulated and was taken as read, and Cllr. Waters reported that SCDC are running ‘business start up workshops’. There was a reference to financial outlay on care for the elderly which is reported as costing 47% of the County Council budget. A Dry Drayton resident enquired about solar panels for Dry Drayton Village Hall which was referred to the Village Hall Committee.
During the subsequent Parish Council meeting the following topics were discussed.
Parish Council. The one remaining Parish Council seat will be advertised.
Review of standing orders, regulations and policies. It was agreed that the Parish Council fulfil its obligations on Freedom of Information and Data Protection and pay the necessary registration fee.
Village Plan. A revision of the Plan and associated working group membership is in progress.
Traffic and Speed limit Policy. The meeting with R. Preston (CCC) revealed that the County Council has no funds to assist with speed measures but that the Localism Bill may enable Parish Councils to progress these matters. A plan and budget are under discussion.
Finance and Disbursements. Clerk’s salary £97.48, HMRC £97.48, Admin.£300.98, grass-cutting £360.00. It was noted that Admin. Services will be reviewed at the next meeting.
Planning. No new applications received. The Old Chapel,Park Lane, extension approved.
The next meeting of the Parish Council is on 20th, September, 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.
Final approved minutes are here: http://www.drydrayton.net/pdfs/110719DDPCmins.pdf
PARISH OF DRY DRAYTON (South Cambridgeshire District)
Notice of Meeting
I hereby give notice that the Meeting of Dry Drayton Parish Council will be held
In the Village Hall on Tuesday 19 July 2011 at 8pm
The Public and Press are cordially invited to be present
All members of the Council are hereby summoned to attend for the purpose of considering and resolving upon the business to be transacted at the Meeting as set out hereunder
Mrs Gail Stoehr Clerk
1. To elect a Chairman and to receive the declaration of acceptance of office
Comments and observations from members of the public and District & County Councillors’ reports
2. Apologies for absence and declarations of interest
3. To approve the minutes of the last meeting on 21 June 2011
4. Matters arising from the last meeting
4.1 (4.1) Co-option to fill casual vacancy
4.2 (4.3) Speeding on Scotland Road update
4.3 (4.2) Policies and risk assessment review
5. Finance and procedure
5.1 To receive the financial report and approve the payment of bills
6. To consider any planning and tree works applications
6.1 Planning applications received
6.2 SCDC Decision Notices
7. To consider correspondence received
7.1 SCDC Community
Pride and Village Hero Awards
7.2 CCC Street lighting PFI project
7.3 SCDC Draft Parish Charter
7.4 PCC Treasurer retirement and successor appointment notification
8. Closure of meeting
Clerk to the Parish Council
Nfi-s Gail Stoehr, 30 West Drive, Hightields Caldecote, Cambridge, CB23 7NY
Tel 01954 210241 E-mail: drydraytonpcpclgs-services.co.uk Fax 0870 705 2759