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NEWNHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the meeting held on 5th June 2017 at 7.30.p.m. in the Village Hall.

 

PRESENT:   Councillors  Mr W Nunneley (Chairman)

                                                    Mr H Ferguson

                                                  Mr R Harcock

                                            Mr D Messenger

                                                Mr J Powell

                                                Mr T Regan

                                                                                               

                        Clerk              Mrs M Money

 

In opening the meeting the Chairman welcomed Cllr T Regan to the meeting.

 

60.17 TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr N Fleet, District Councillors D Smith and County Councillor R W Brown.

 

61.17 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Cllr H Ferguson declared an interest in the planning application for the Old Smithy, Church Street.

 

62.17 TO SIGN AND APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD 8th MAY

2017

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

 

63.17 PUBLIC FORUM

No members of the public present.

 

64.17 VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLOR

It was agreed that Cllr J Powell should extend an invitation to Mr H Jolly to attend the July meeting with a view to joining the council in September.

 

65.17 CONSIDERATION OF COMMENTS ON INTERNAL AUDIT REPORT

The Report was discussed at length.  At the request of the Chairman the Vice-Chairman had prepared figures which were presented as follows:

Bank balance at last statement                                         £42160

Adjustment for Unpaid cheques (say)                             £ 5,000.                      £36,160.00

Take out precept instalment receipt (working capital)   £14,168                      £21,992.00

The Vice-Chairman was authorised to draft a letter for circulation to councillors for approval prior to submission to the Internal Auditor.

 

66.17 CORRESPONDENCE

Clerk’s Report –

The main issues discussed related to Street Lighting when it was agreed that an additional light should be added to the list of those to be converted to LED lamps.

A request received from the Romer Arms to use the Green for the Festival of Sardines on 11th June was approved.

A request to use the Green for Music on the Green on 1st July was also approved.

The Clerk reported that she had ordered a dog waste bin to be installed along Preston Capes Road.

 

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Parking in Bradbury Road – As this is not within the Parish Council remit the complainant was advised to refer to the police.

 

67.17 PLANNING

Nothing to report.

 

Applications

DA/2017/0426 – Installation of two dormers to rear elevation – The Old Smithy, Church Street – Application supported.

 

Decisions

DA/2017/0089 – Change of use from a ground floor shop and first floor flat to a single four bedroom dwelling- Newnham Stores – Application received full approval.

DA/2017/0291 – Demolition of single storey rear extension.  Construction of single and two storey rear extension – Dolphin Cottage, Mounts Lane – Application granted.

 

68.17 HEALTH AND SAFETY INCLUDING RISK ASSESSMENTS

a) Burial Ground – Nothing to report.

b) Churchyard – Headstones are being monitored regularly. No other issues.

c) Play Area – The cradle swing needs to be replaced and the Clerk was asked to order a replacement.  The estimated cost is £150.00.

 

69.17 FINANCIAL

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

1903

Mrs M R Money

Salary/Expenses

447.18

 

447.18

LGA 72s.112

1904

NVHMC

Hire of Hall

45.00

 

45.00

LGA 72s.111

1905

P McCulloch

Handyman

 

 

 

LGA 72s. 11

1906

ICO

Registration Renewal

35.00

 

35.00

LGA 72s.111

1907

Direct Office Consumables

Office Supplies

44.26

8.80

53.11

LGA 72s 111

1908

W S Gardens

Grass Mowing

1065.00

213.00

1278.00

Open Spaces Act

1909

Bruce Wortley

Wall Repair

1700.00

 

1700.00

Open Spaces Act

1910

Ben Emery

Tree Removal

1750.00

350.00

2100.00

Open Spaces Act

 

b) Financial Statement - The bank statements and reconciliation statement were available for inspection at the meeting.

c) Monies Received – 1st instalment of precept £14,168.00; Donation from Romer Arms £51.00; Bank interest £0.26p; VAT Reclaim £349.64.

 

70.17 ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AT NEXT MEETING

No additional items put forward

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71.17 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Monday 4th July 2017 at 7.30.p.m. in the Village Hall.

 

Meeting closed 8.15.p.m

 

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