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NEWNHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting held on 6th March 2017 at 7.30.p.m. in the Village Hall.

 

PRESENT:   Councillors  Mr N Fleet (Chairman)

                                                Mr H Ferguson

Mr R Harcock

                                                Mr J Powell

                                                                                               

                        Clerk              Mrs M Money

 

23.17 TO RECEIVE AND APPROVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received and approved from Cllr W Nunneley, District Cllr J Amos and County Councillor R W Brown.

 

24.17 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

No declarations made.

 

25.17 TO SIGN AND APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD 5th

FEBRUARY 2017

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

 

26.17 PUBLIC FORUM

No members of the public present.

 

27.17 TO CO-OPT PARISH COUNCILLOR

On a proposal by Cllr H Ferguson it was RESOLVED that Mr D Messenger be co-opted on to the Council.

 

28.17 VACANCY FOR PARISH COUNCILLORS

A written resignation has now been received from Cllr A Hyde.  DDC will be informed and a notice put in the notice board.

 

29.17 CORRESPONDENCE

Clerk’s Report:

Romer Arms – New licensees have been appointed and they hope to re-open the pub on 6th May.

Street Lighting – Subject to one or two queries being resolved it is proposed to draw up a rolling programme of lamp replacement.

Dog Fouling along Preston Capes Road – It was agreed to purchase a dog bin to be located along this road

Churchyard Wall – Apart from the original damage caused when the beech tree fell down, further deterioration has occurred along the wall adjoining Newnham Manor. It was agreed that repair work should be done as soon as possible

Beech tree in churchyard – Felling of this tree was authorised.

 

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30.17 – PLANNING

Strategic Issues – Nothing to report.

 

Planning Applications

DA/2017/0089 – Change of use from ground floor shop and first floor flat to four bedroom dwelling – Newnham Stores – Discussed and Cllr Ferguson to draft response.

 

Planning Decisions

None received.

 

31.17 HEALTH AND SAFETY INCLUDING RISK ASSESSMENTS

a) Burial Ground – Nothing adverse to report.

b) Churchyard – Nothing adverse to report other than the wall. 

c) Play Area – Not inspected.

 

32.17 FINANCIAL

a) To ratify payment of outstanding accounts

On a proposal by the Chairman it was RESOLVED that the accounts be approved for payment.

 

Chq No.

Payee

Detail

Amount

VAT

Total

Stat. Power

1885

Mrs M R Money

Salary/Expenses

402.15

 

402.15

LGA72s 112

1886

P McCulloch

Handyman

195.00

 

195.00

LGA72s 111

1887

NVHMC

Hire of Hall

30.00

 

30.00

LGA72s 111

1888

W S Gardens

Hedge work Burial Ground

300.00

60.00

360.00

Open Spaces Act

1889

Citizens Advice Bureau

Contribution

50.00

 

50.00

LGA72s 111

1890

Direct Office Consumables

Office Supplies

106.66

21.33

127.99

LGA72s.111

 

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

c) Monies received - £448.36 from NCC towards grass verge cutting; £0.31p bank interest.

33.17 ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AT THE NEXT MEETING

Street lights – Decision to be made on which ones to replace first.

34.17 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Monday 3rd April 2017 at 7.30.p.m. in the Village Hall.

Meeting closed 8.30.p.m.

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