Minutes of Meeting of the Parish Council was held at The Environment Centre, Stibbington on Wednesday 11th January 2017 commencing at 7 p.m.
|Councillor M Beuttell||Councillor M Bradshaw||Councillor H Facer|
|Councillor D Price||Councillor J Wright||Parish Clerk W Gray|
|Councillor I Turner|
- Councillors were in attendance from 7.00 pm
- 5 members of the public were also present
|1||Opening of meeting – Cllr Beuttell welcomed everyone to the meeting|
|2||Apologies for Absence – to receive and accept apologies for absence – District Cllr R Mathews, County Cllr M MacGuire|
|3||Declaration of Interest in Business to be Transacted – to receive declarations of interest – person and/or prejudicial and the nature of those interests relating to items on the agenda – Cllr J Wright (item 6).|
|4||Co-option of Councillor:
HDC had confirmed we could co-opt and following advertising Miranda Riddington had applied to fill the vacancy. Cllr Beuttell proposed, seconded Cllr Bradshaw, all in agreement that Miranda be co-opted onto the Parish Council. The necessary forms were completed.
|5||Public Forum – to allow any member of the public to address the council. Time limited to 10 minutes:
Water drain outside no. 22 – Cllr Beuttell confirmed workmen were working on some drains today but resident confirmed this drain had not been touched.
Signage – still no news on new signs – Parish Clerk to speak with highways for an installation date.
|6||Sibson Garden Village Proposal – Larkfleet:
Cllr Beuttell read out to all present contents of letter from HDC following the government announcement.
|7||Minutes of Previous Meeting: Minutes of 2nd November 2016 were approved and signed.|
|7.1||Matters arising from above minutes:
Quote obtained for paint for Telephone Boxes. Agreed that we should purchase.
|8.1||Accounts @ 31st December 2016 after payments below taken out:
Community Account – £19,759.28
Business Saver Account – £18,186.05
|9||To Authorise the Following Orders for Payment: all undermentioned invoices were approved for payment.|
|9.1||Wendy Gray (clerk’s salary) – November/December 2016 – £466.66|
|9.2||Wendy Gray – Parish Clerk expenses – £76.62|
|9.3||D Knibbs – Litter pick December 2016/January 2017 plus emptying Dog Bins – £390.00|
|9.4||K & M Lighting – Repairs – £156.00|
|9.5||X2Connect Ltd – Paint for Kiosks – £309.60|
|9.6||Stibbington Church, Donation – £750.00
It was unanimously agreed to increase the church donation from £600 to £750.
It was agreed to look into the purchase of 2 machines to be housed in the Telephone Kiosks (one each end of the village and also accessible from the A1).
|11||Street Lighting Maintenance Contract:
Contract originally given to Balfour Beatty but they have been unable to come up with a contract despite chasing since last August. We have found a further contractor K&M Lighting Services Limited who have provided a contract to repair faults etc at a cost of £521.30 ex VAT per annum, if we were to opt for a 3 year contract there would be a 5% discount. It was unanimously agreed that we would agree a 3 year contract with K&M Lighting Services Limited.
No new applications received.
|13||Painting of Telephone Boxes and Lamp Posts:
Quote to be obtained for repainting Telephone Boxes.
|14||Correspondence from residents:
Telephone call from resident re felt to roof of Bus Shelter torn off – agreed to get replaced and make watertight.
|15||Traffic Calming and Parking:
Cllr Beuttell with speak with MM to see if anything can be done.
|17||Questions from Councillors:
Roads still flooding – Parish Clerk to write to Charles Simpson (Shailesh Vara’s Manager) to request assistance.
Manhole cover on Elton Road (BT) needs repairing.
No reports received.
|19.||Date of Next Meeting:
Wednesday 1st March 2017 commencing at 7 p.m.
Cllr Beuttell thanked everyone for attending.
The meeting closed at 7.35 p.m.