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NEWNHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

NEWNHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the meeting held on 9th January 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 J Powell

                                                Mrs T Summers

                                               

                        Clerk              Mrs M Money

 

Also attending two members of the public.

 

 01.17 TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received and approved from Cllr A J Hyde and County Councillor R W Brown.

 

02.17 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

No declarations made.

 

03.17 TO SIGN AND APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 5th DECEMBER 2016

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

 

04.17 PUBLIC FORUM

Footpath at top of Newnham Hill – Mr Taylor updated Councillors on the response from Ian Boyes of Northamptonshire County Council Highways. The general feeling was that the response was not satisfactory and Mr Taylor was requested to obtain a realistic costing for discussion at a future meeting.

 

Romer Arms – The Clerk said she would contact the owners again to see if there were any developments. [Since the meeting the Clerk has ascertained that Terms and Conditions have been agreed with a new landlord and it is hoped to finalise by the end of March}.

 

Overhanging branches at top of Church Street

Although these had been cut back the light was still obscured and remained on all day.

 

[Mr Taylor left the meeting at 7.50.p.m]

 

05.17 VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR

Cllr T Summers tendered her resignation due to work pressures.  This now means there are two vacancies.  The Clerk will notify Daventry District Council.

 

635

 

06.17 CORRESPONDENCE

Clerk’s Report – The main issues related to the telephone box and street lighting. With regard to the telephone box it is now a case of waiting to hear further from DDC.

With regard to the street lighting Aylesbury Mains have suggested a conversion kit could be fitted.  It was agreed to ask them to fit one on a trial basis. It will then be possible to evaluate the three options available.

 

07.17 PLANNING

Strategic Issues – None.

 

Applications

DA/2016/1164 – LBC for alterations to fireplace to re-instate inglenook; construction of stone chimney for a wood burning stove – Hilltop, Church Street -  No objections raised.

 

11/0052/FULWIND – New canal arms and associated works linking the Grand Union Canal and Daventry Town Centre – No comments.

 

Decisions

DA/2016/0879 – Construction of dropped kerb, vehicular crossover and concrete hardstanding – 1 School Hill – Application withdrawn.

 

DA/2016/1074 – Work to trees within Conservation Area – Murray House, School Hill – Application granted.

 

08.17 HEALTH AND SAFETY INCLUDING RISK ASSESSMENTS

Burial Ground – Nothing adverse to report.

Churchyard - The handyman routinely inspects for rabbit burrows and mole hills.

Play area – Algae growth on mats to shaded areas.

 

09.17 FINANCIAL

a) To ratify payment of outstanding accounts

On a proposal by the Chairman it was RESOLVED that the following accounts be paid

 

 

Chq No.

Payee

Detail

Amount

VAT

Total

Stat. Power

1873

Mrs M R Money

Salary/Expenses

408.75

 

408.75

LGA72s 112

1874

P McCulloch

Handyman

180.00

 

180.00

LGA72s 111

1875

Aylesbury Mains

Light repairs

25.50

5.10

  30.60

Highways Act

1876

NVHMC

Hire of Hall

15.00

 

15.00

LGA72s.111

1877

Anglian Water

Cemetery Rates

12.23

 

12.23

Open Spaces Act

1878

EON

Electricity

398.25

19.91

418.16

Highways Act

636

 

a)    Financial statement – The bank statements and reconciliation statement were available for inspection at the meeting.

b)    Monies Received - £0.60p bank interest.

 

10.17 ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AT THE NEXT MEETING

Grass Damage around War Memorial

 

11.17 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Monday  6th February 2017 at 7.30.p.m. in the Village Hall.

 

 

Meeting closed at 8.10.p.m.

 

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