MINUTES

 

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

held on 16th May 2011

 at 8pm in the Memorial Hall

 

 

Councillors Present

Chris Cudmore – Chairman (CC), Ian Barnes (IB) and Rose Martin (RM)

Clerk – Sandrine Vaillant (SV).

 

The meeting was also attended in part by Phil Ham (PH) and Val Horler (VH), District Councillors, and 6 members of the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Action

1.0

Meeting opening

 

1.1

The Chair introduced the meeting.

 

 

 

 

2.0

Report from Parish Council

 

2.1

Chair started by thanking the all Parish Councillors, District Councillors, County Councillor and clerk for their work over the year (councillors past and present).

 

 

 

 

2.2

The following was covered by the report:-

  • Precept increase;
  • New Village Signs;
  • Search for land for new Cemetery;
  • Planning Applications;
  • Highway issues;
  • Grit Bins;
  • Street Lights;
  • Overgrown hedges & footpaths clearing;
  • PCSO.

 

 

 

Val Horler & Phil Ham joined the meeting.

 

 

 

 

3.0

District Councillor Report

 

3.1

PH thanked the council for their support over the last few years, and invited feedback on the work of MDC.

 

 

 

 

3.2

Recyling Centres - It would seem that the traffic is picking up and some issues are being addressed. Assessments are being carried out on usage, taking into account whether the amount of waste collected via the wheelie bins or from fly-tipping is going up. CC thanked PH and the councillors who campaigned to save the recycling centre.

 

 

 

 

4.0

Report from Recreation Field Management Committee

 

4.1

After thanking all the volunteers who help with the Rec Field, Vicky Higgins reported on the activities of the Committee as follows-:

·      Jobs/maintenance undertaken;

·      Play equipment will be painted this year;

·      Problem with dogs fouling on the playing field;

·      Mole problem is ongoing;

·      Following work on the pitch, they are hopeful the football team will come back;

·      Youth Club had to fold due to falling numbers and little help.

 

 

 

 

4.2

Rent of £1 was paid to the Parish Council for the yearly rent.

 

 

 

 

4.3

CC also thanked the members of the committee for their work.

 

 

 

 

 

5.0

Report from Memorial Hall Committee

 

5.1

Keith Cockroft read a report on behalf of the Memorial Hall committee:-

·      Cavity wall insulation was installed before the winter;

·      Replacement of water heater in the kitchen;

·      Take Art has lost its funding and, unfortunately, there will be no further events;

·      Annual quiz was well supported;

·      Thanked the parish council for their continued interest in the village hall.

 

 

 

 

5.2

CC thanked the members of the committee for managing the Memorial Hall.

 

 

 

 

6.0

Open Meeting 

 

6.1

Nothing further was discussed.

 

 

 

 

6.2

Chair reminded members of the public that the council met every 3rd Monday of the month and that the public was very welcomed to attend.

 

 

 

 

6.3

The meeting was closed at 9pm.