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NEWNHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting held on 3rd April 2017 at 7.30.p.m. in the Village Hall.

 

PRESENT:   Councillors  Mr W Nunneley (Chairman)

                                                Mr H Ferguson

                                                Mr N Fleet

Mr R Harcock

Mr D Messenger

                                                Mr J Powell

                                                                                               

                        Clerk              Mrs M Money

 

35.17 TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received and approved from County Councillor R W Brown.

 

36.17 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

No declarations made.

 

37.17 TO SIGN AND APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD 6th

MARCH 2017

On a proposal by Cllr H Ferguson it was RESOLVED that the Minutes be approved and signed.

 

38.17 PUBLIC FORUM

No members of the public present.

District Councillor J Amos made councillors aware of the Community Lottery.

 

39.17 VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR

Ongoing.

40.17 TO DECIDE ON FIRST STREET LGHT TO BE REPLACED

It was agreed lights round The Green would be dealt with first.  Cllr N Fleet agreed to identify the lights and advise the Clerk.

 

41.17 CORRESPONDENCE

a) Clerk’s Report – The main item discussed was repair to the churchyard wall.

After lengthy discussion it was decided to authorise repair of the wall near the gate as this could be a health and safety issue.  Alternative quotes would be obtained for repair of the bulge in the wall.

 

b) Email from Mr Harper re Precept – The responses made to Mr Harper were made available.

 

42.17 PLANNING

Strategic Issues – Councillor H Ferguson advised that he would submit a report to the next meeting.

 

 

644

Applications

Licensing – 17/00612/LAPNEW Marias Kitchen, Romer - No objections raised.

 

Decisions

DA/2017/0098 – Work to trees within a Conservation Area, Stone House, School Hill – Granted

DA/2017/0084 – Work to trees within a Conservation Area, Poets Corner, Poets Way – Granted.

 

43.17 HEALTH AND SAFETY INCLUDING RISK ASSESSMENTS

a) Burial Ground – Nothing adverse to report.

b) Churchyard – The monthly working party has re-commenced.  One or two grave stones are becoming slightly unstable.  These will be monitored closely.

c) Play Area - The area under the slide is in need of treatment.

 

44.17 FINANCIAL

a) To ratify payment of outstanding accounts – On a proposal by the Chairman it was RESOLVED that the following accounts be approved for payment

 

Chq No.

Payee

Detail

Amount

VAT

Total

Stat. Power

1891

Mrs M R Money

Salary/Expenses

408.75

 

408.75

LGA72s 112

1892

P McCulloch

Handyman

198.75

 

198.75

LGA72s 111

 

b) Financial Statement – The bank statements and reconciliation statement were available for inspection.

c) Monies received – 0.27p bank interest

d) Completion of Annual Return – The questions in Part 1 were answered and Part 2 completed.

 

45.17 ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AT NEXT MEETING

No issues raised.

 

46.17 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Monday 8th May 2017 at 7.30.p.m. in the Village Hall

 

Meeting closed 8.30.p.m.

 

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