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Minutes 12th January 2011

Posted on February 14, 2011 by admin

Minutes 2010/11 page 40

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HIGH HALSTOW PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY 2011

AT THE MEMORIAL HALL, THE STREET, HIGH HALSTOW AT 6.30 pm

PRESENT: Cllr George Crozer Chairman

Cllr Martin Andrews

Cllr Mrs Angela Bostock

Cllr John Callaghan

Cllr Ray Collins

Cllr Mrs Lesley Munday

Cllr Gary Thomas

Mrs Roxana Brammer Clerk

In attendance 4 members of the public

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Action point

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317

APOLOGIES

Apologies for absence were received from

Cllr Martin Mitchell Held up in traffic on way home from work

It was proposed by Cllr Mrs Bostock, seconded by Cllr Andrews and carried

unanimously that this apology be accepted.

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318

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND MEMBERS’ REGISTER OF

INTERESTS

Cllrs Crozer, Thomas and Mrs Munday declared personal interests in item 10a,

Recreation Hall, as members of the Management Committee. Cllrs Thomas and Mrs

Bostock declared personal interests in item 10b, Memorial Hall, as members of the

Management Committee. Cllr Mrs Munday declared a personal interest in item 18,

Relief in Need, as a trustee.

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319

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 10 NOVEMBER 2010

It was proposed by Cllr Mrs Munday, seconded by Cllr Andrews and agreed that the

minutes of the meeting held on 10 November 2010 be signed as a true record.

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320

MATTERS ARISING

No matters were raised.

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321

CASUAL VACANCY

No election had been called by electors and no applications had been received. As it

was now within 6 months of the next elections, it would not be necessary to seek to fill

the vacancy.

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6 PLANNING

a Applications

322 i MC/10/4544: Hollyberry, Christmas Lane: 1st floor side extension

No objection.

323 ii MC/10/4414: 9 Thames Avenue: Construction of a single storey extension to side and

porch to front (demolition of garage)

No objection

Out of Time

324 The response to the out of time application as listed on Appendix A was ratified.

325 b Decisions

The decisions as listed on Appendix A were received.

326 c Appeals and Other Matters

None.

327 d Licensing Applications

None.

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FINANCE

328 a Bank Balances

The bank balances as listed in Appendix B were noted.

329 b Cheques Signed since the Last Meeting

The cheques signed since the last meeting as listed on Appendix B were ratified.

330 c Accounts for Payment

It was proposed by Cllr Thomas, seconded by Cllr Mrs Munday and agreed that the

accounts for payment as listed on Appendix B be paid (cheques 100316-100321).

331 d Budget and Precept 2011/12

A draft budget had been circulated prior to the meeting. Cllr Thomas ran through the

figures. He proposed that the budget be adopted. This was seconded by Cllr Mrs

Munday and agreed. Cllr Thomas proposed that the precept for 2011/12 be £43,000.

This was seconded by Cllr Mrs Munday and agreed.

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332

GRANT APPLICATIONS

None.

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9 MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNCIL’S LAND AND PROPERTY

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334

a Recreation Ground

i. General Matters. Nothing to report.

ii. Drainage Ditch. The contractor had been delayed in starting work and subsequently

the weather conditions had been unfavourable. A new start date was awaited.

335 b Playpark

Cllr Thomas said everything appeared satisfactory. An inspection would be made each

project day.

336 c Allotments

Cllr Mrs Bostock said the fence was in a poor state of repair and asked that this be

looked at as part of the next project 90.

337

e Forge Common

Cllr Collins said the quotation from Turfsoil for work to the hedges had not yet been

received.

338

f Village Grounds Maintenance

Nothing to report.

10 HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORT

339 a Public Rights of Way

Nothing to report.

340

b Street Cleaning

Cllr Andrews and the Clerk to meet and arrange a staff meeting.

341 c Tree Warden

Cllr Collins said the quotation from Turfsoil for work to the eucalyptus tree in Valentine

Drive had not yet been received.

11 HALLS

342 a Recreation Hall

No meeting.

343 b Memorial Hall

It was reported some repairs had been carried out.

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344

345

YOUTH

i. General matters. Nothing to report

ii. Football cage. Cllr Thomas had started to investigate options.

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13 RURAL LIAISON COMMITTEE

346 a Representative’s Report

The next meeting was the following week.

347 b Rural Liaison Grant Projects

Deferred to next meeting.

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348

KALC/MEDWAY AREA COMMITTEE

Cllr Mrs Munday had not been able to attend the last meeting.

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POLICE LIAISON

349 a Police Liaison Representative’s Report

In Cllr Mitchell’s absence, there was no report.

16 COMMUNICATION

350 a High Halstow Times

Cllr Thomas said he would prepare an article about next year’s budget for the next

issue. Alan and Doreen West had retired from their delivery round. It was proposed by

Cllr Andrews, seconded by Cllr Callaghan and agreed a garden voucher to the value of

£25 be sent to them in recognition.

351 b Web Site

Cllr Thomas would update this.

17 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

352 a Project 90

Project 90 would not take place in January.

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353

RELIEF IN NEED

Nothing to report.

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354

HIGH HALSTOW PRIMARY SCHOOL

In Cllr Mitchell’s absence, there was no report.

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355

CONSULTATION

No documents received.

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356

CORRESPONDENCE

None.

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357

REPORTS & CIRCULARS

The reports and circulars as listed on the agenda were received.

23 ANY OTHER BUSINESS

358 a Village Stores

Cllr Crozer said the new owner was looking for written support for the shop to help

with a grant application he was making.

The Chairman suspended the meeting for the public session.

The resident of 18 Goodwood Close said that he had experienced flooding in his garden again. The Chairman

responded that the outstanding work to the ditch should be finished before any further action was

contemplated, as this was expected to solve the problem. If it did not, further measures would be considered.

The Chairman thanked members of the public for their attendance and closed the meeting at 7.00 pm.

Signed ………………………………………………………..Chairman

On the ………day of ……………………..2011

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