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Minutes 4th November 2015



The Meeting of the Parish Council was held at The Environment Centre, Stibbington on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at 7.00 p.m.



Councillor M Beuttell Councillor D Price Councillor I Turner
Councillor R Cawood Councillor M Bradshaw Parish Clerk W Gray
Councillor J Wright (arrived late)    


  • Councillors were in attendance from 7.00 pm
  • 1 member of the public was also present


Business Discussed

1 Opening of meeting – Cllr Beuttell welcomed everyone to the meeting
2 Apologies for Absence – to receive and accept apologies for absence – District Cllr Rita Mathews.
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 – None
4 Public Forum – to allow any member of the public to address the council.  Time limited to 10 minutes:  No questions raised.
5 Minutes of Previous Meetings: Minutes of 2nd September 2015 were approved and signed.
5.1 Matters arising from above minutes:

Sign on entrance to village – Parish Clerk to contact highways, Parish Council will pay for sign, could they order.


Lighting Bridge End – established reason taken so long to repair, Balfour Beatty had not received contract from CCC, they have now.  PC2 outside Barnaby House not working to be reported.

6 Financial Accounts
6.1 Accounts @ 31st October 2015 after payments below taken out:

Community Account – £21,814.68

Business Saver Account – £18,176.80


Report from External Auditor on 2014/2015 accounts – “on the basis of our review of the annual return, in our opinion the information in the annual return is in accordance with proper practices and no matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met”.

7 To Authorise the Following Orders for Payment: all undermentioned invoices were approved for payment.
7.1 Wendy Gray (clerk’s salary) – September/October 2015 – £433.32
7.2 Wendy Gray (clerk’s expenses) – £80.18
7.3 A Flatters – Emptying and Disposal of contents of Dog Bins etc – £170.00
7.4 D Knibbs – Litter pick September/October 2015 – £240.00
7.5 PKF Littlejohn, External Audit – £120.00
7.6 D Knibbs – Clearing footpath at side of Christie Hall – £60.00
8 Precept 2016-2017:  Draft Budget agreed, it was agreed that the Precept should remain the same as last year £11,000.  Parish Clerk will complete paperwork.
9 Planning Application(s):

15/01601/FUL – Demolition of existing dwelling/guesthouse and erection of replacement dwelling at Stoneacre, Elton Road, Wansford, PE8 6JT – no objections raised.


15/01755/FUL – Erection of replacement dwelling at 95 Elton Road, Stibbington PE8 6JX – no objections raised.

10 Correspondence from residents:

White Fence on Elton RoadParish Council noted.


TreesChapel Court (trees planted by person who owns land) Cllr Beuttell will contact re trees on allotments.


Drainscomments received from Planning at HDC, it appears to be planning is one thing, sewerage nothing to do with planning.  Letter to be sent to Cllrs Mathews and MacGuire – Planning advised say nothing can be done about it leaving development of further site.  Letter also to be sent to Shailesh Vara MP.


Email re Dog Bin on Bridge – it was agreed that this would be included as an agenda item at January meeting to enable the PC to explore further options.  Parish Clerk to request further visits to empty bins if required in the interim.  Resident to be advised.

11 General Correspondence:

HDC Elections – email circulated to all Cllrs.

12 Questions from Councillors:

Cllr Cawood may be moving away from the area after January meeting next year.

13 Reports: None.
14 Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 6th January 2016 commencing at 7.00 p.m.


The meeting closed at 7.25 p.m.

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