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Minutes 9th June 2010

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HIGH HALSTOW PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE 2010 AT THE

MEMORIAL HALL, THE STREET, HIGH HALSTOW AT 8.00 pm

PRESENT: Cllr Gary Thomas Vice-chairman

Cllr Martin Andrews

Cllr Mrs Angela Bostock

Cllr Ray Collins

Cllr Carl Mitchell

Cllr Martin Mitchell

Cllr Mrs Lesley Munday

Mrs Roxana Brammer Clerk

In attendance 1 member of the public

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85

APOLOGIES

An apology for absence was received from

Cllr George Crozer On holiday

It was proposed by Cllr Thomas, seconded by Cllr Collins and carried unanimously that

this apology be accepted.

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86

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND MEMBERS’ REGISTER OF

INTERESTS

Cllrs Thomas, Carl Mitchell 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 Carl Mitchell declared a personal interest in item 15a

High Halstow Times as working for the contracted printing firm.

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87

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 12 MAY 2010

It was proposed by Cllr Martin Mitchell, seconded by Cllr Andrews and agreed that the

minutes of the meeting held on 12 May 2010 be signed as a true record.

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88

MATTERS ARISING

No matters were raised.

5 PLANNING

89 a Applications

None received

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90 b Decisions

None notified.

91 c Appeals and Other Matters

None.

92 d Licensing Applications

None.

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FINANCE

93 a Bank Balances

The bank balances as listed in Appendix A were noted.

94 b Cheques Signed since the Last Meeting

None.

95 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 A be paid (cheques 100280-100284).

96 c Subscriptions

i Local Council Review. Agreed not to subscribe.

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97

GRANT APPLICATIONS

None.

8 MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNCIL’S LAND AND PROPERTY

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99

a Recreation Ground

i. General Matters. Cllr Martin Mitchell said he had nothing to report. Cllr Mrs

Bostock said she had noticed that more bird boxes had been put up. On behalf of the

Recreation Hall Committee, Cllr Carl Mitchell asked for permission to use the

Recreation Ground on 31 July for a combined Farmers’ Market and boot fair. This was

agreed.

ii. Ditch. Cllr Mitchell reported on a meeting with the contractor and costings were

awaited.

100 b Playpark

Cllr Thomas said he would ask when the work would be signed off and request a

definitive answer on litter bins. The question of signs was discussed and it was agreed

these were unnecessary.

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101 c Car Park

i. Recycling bins. It was reported that Medway Council was investigating an

alternative site.

ii. Overnight parking. Cllr Carl Mitchell said the matter had been reported to the Hall

Committee. Cllr Martin Mitchell said the police were aware and he had asked them to

monitor the situation.

iii. CCTV. Cllr Andrews had obtained a quotation for a password protected remote

viewing system of £3,700. Cllr Thomas said that Cllr Crozer would prefer a monitored

system. Cllr Andrews said this was possible but could be expensive, possibly £800 pa.

Cllr Thomas would investigate Medway Council’s monitoring system.

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102 b Allotments

Cllr Mrs Bostock now had the file. Mr Jones had promised to let her have copies of

anything that might be lacking.

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c Forge Common

Nothing to report.

104

d Village Grounds Maintenance

Cllr Martin Mitchell reported on a site meeting with the contractor. Suggestions had

been made about the Cardigan Close buffer zone and a quotation was expected. Cllr

Carl Mitchell reported that the gate to the Recreation Ground had been left open on one

occasion and Cllr Martin Mitchell would raise this with the contractor.

MM

9 HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORT

105 a Public Rights of Way

Nothing to report.

106

b Street Cleaning

It was reported the weeds in the gutters had been sprayed by Turfsoil and that the street

cleaners would clear the dead material in due course.

107 c Tree Warden

Cllr Collins had nothing to report.

108 d Speed Limits

The confusing speed limit signs on Christmas Lane were discussed. It was agreed that if

possible the limit should be 30 mph, but if that was not possible, it should be 40 mph

both ways.

10 HALLS

109 a Recreation Hall

Cllr Mrs Munday reported on the last meeting. There had been a discussion on the

Farmers’ Market and on how to increase both the number of stalls and visitors. They

hoped to obtain planning permission for the refurbishments by the end of the month and

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to have a new roof by the end of the year. It was reported that Crystal Wakefield would

be taking over as bookings clerk.

110 b Memorial Hall

Cllr Thomas said no meeting had been held.

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111

YOUTH

Nothing to report.

12 RURAL LIAISON COMMITTEE

112 a Representative’s Report

No meeting.

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113

KALC/MEDWAY AREA COMMITTEE

No meeting.

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POLICE LIAISON

114 a Police Liaison Representative’s Report

Cllr Martin Mitchell gave a report on Speedwatch, which had been demonstrated prior

to the meeting. He would take up with the police the complaint about youths

congregating in the car park. The use of Northward Hill for camping had been reported

to the police.

15 COMMUNICATION

115 a High Halstow Times

Cllr Carl Mitchell had nothing to report.

116 b Web Site

Cllr Thomas said he had added a link to Facebook.

16 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

117 a Project 90

The Memorial Hall Committee had requested the removal of the millennium board. Cllr

Mrs Munday asked that the window in the gents’ toilet in the Recreation Hall be

replaced. Litter picking was also needed.

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118

RELIEF IN NEED

Nothing to report.

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118

HIGH HALSTOW PRIMARY SCHOOL

Nothing to report.

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119

CONSULTATION

No documents received.

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120

CORRESPONDENCE

None.

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REPORTS & CIRCULARS

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

22 ANY OTHER BUSINESS

121 a Village Shop

Cllr Carl Mitchell reported that the plot with planning permission was being sold at

auction.

122 b Football Cage

Cllr Carl Mitchell said that the football cage provided by a youth charity at half term

had been very successful and asked that the item be placed on the agenda for the next

meeting.

The Chairman suspended the meeting for the public session.

No matters were raised.

The Chairman reconvened the meeting.

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123

RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PRESS & PUBLIC

It was proposed by Cllr Thomas, seconded by Cllr Collins and agreed the press and

public be excluded form the following items on the grounds that the first two concerned

a commercial contract and the third was a legal matter.

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124

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Information had been requested from Medway Council.

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125

STREET CLEANING

The new contract had been awarded by Medway Council.

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126

INSURANCE CLAIM

The information about the claim for damages by Mr Stewart on behalf of his son was

noted.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 10.20 pm.

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

On the ………day of ……………………..2010

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