Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall on Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm
Present: Phil Gladwin (chair), Robert Kean, Jinny Gale, Clare Lauwerys and 2 members of the public
Apologies for absence: John Walker, Andrew Ellis, Robert Davidson, Zone Warden
Everyone was welcomed to the meeting particularly to Clare, our new parish councillor.
Jinny proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed for Phil to carry on as Chairman for this year. Jinny proposed, Phil seconded and all agreed for Robert to be Vice-Chairman for this year. Jinny proposed, Robert seconded and all agreed for the clerk to be the Responsible Financial Officer for the year. We are seeking to co-opt to fill the vacancies we have and leaflets have been delivered in the villages where the vacancies lie to advertise the positions and it is hoped for an enthusiastic response.
Chairman’s Report: Thanks were expressed to the retiring parish councillors Nicky and Bob who have been a huge benefit to the team with a special mention for Bob’s tireless efforts with being the main driving force in getting the new hall built which would not have happened without him and so a very big thank you to Bob from the community, I’m sure everyone would agree. Thanks were also expressed to Terry, Jack, Barry and Liz for playgrounds and field work in particular and anyone else who has helped the parish council during this last year particularly the County and Borough Councillors and Zone Wardens who have always been available and willing to sort out any problems and issues that have come up. Thanks were expressed to Steve Copeland for carrying out the internal audit without charge and all the parish councillors and the clerk for good team work in addressing matters as and when they have arisen.
The parish council has had numerous planning applications to assess and pass comments on over the year and the new children’s nursery, which the parish council supported, is a major achievement for all and will be much appreciated by the community.
Financial Report: The Parish Council finances are in good order with holding a reasonable reserve for any unforeseen emergencies.
Confirmation of membership of EALC, NALC, CALC, SLCC: It was agreed by all to continue membership of these informative and useful bodies.
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman
Zone Warden Report: No report sent but to note they have removed a fly tipped mattress very quickly and sorted out illegal signs that had been erected.
County and Borough Councillor Reports: None sent
Public-Have Your Say: The drains in The Street at Salcott are still blocked and will be reported again.
Declarations of Interest: Phil for item 5.
|180788:||Proposal: Notification of prior approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to one dwelling house at Green Farm, The Street, Salcott – Prior Approval Required (Approved)|
|101972||R S Pullen – office expenses, light, heat, etc||£250.00|
|101973||R S Pullen – clerk’s salary – May||£426.82|
|101974||Royal Mail Group Ltd. – Wigborough post box||£750.00|
The next meeting will be on Tues 12th June 2018 at 7.30pm in Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough