Northwold Parish Council – March

MINUTES OF NORTHWOLD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL ON

TUESDAY MARCH 4th 2014

 

Present: Mrs R Crisp-Chair, Mr F. Eglington, Mr A Collins, Mr A. Jenkinson, Mr G Gillett, Miss A Muir, Mrs S. Leet, Mr M. Peake

1 member of the public and Mr M Storey (NCC)

 

Mrs Crisp welcomed all to the meeting.

 

1.  To receive and consider accepting apologies for absence:  none

 

2. Declarations of Interest made: none

2.1 To consider dispensations: none

 

3. To agree the minutes of the meeting of 04/02/2014: The minutes were signed as a true record, all Councillors agreed.

 

4. Matters arising from the minutes (for information only):

Query on funding for chafer bugs, Mr Collins to follow up.

 

5. Reports:

5.1 Chairman’s report: visited the Cemetery, the driveway is looking dilapidated, needs to be sprayed and gravelled, approximately 126 ft by 10ft./ 39.6 metres. To obtain a quote for pathway and to clear chalk near the 2nd gate.

A query was raised as to where the land belonging to Constable’s Charity is. The Clerk and  Mrs Crisp to investigate further.

 

5.2 Clerk’s report:

  • Fallen tree has been reported
  • High Street/Church Lane, work has been ordered
  • 30mph sign at Little London has been reported.
  • Litter bin near war Memorial has been thrown into a garden.

 

6. To give an update, discuss and agree any action:

Manor House: application failed, permission refused, proceeding with transfer of property.

 

Lightsource:  still waiting for the deed.

 

Playground Equipment:  The Clerk read out the email from the Playground Group, it included:

  • Forward the invoices which need to be made out to the Parish Council so they can claim back the VAT
  • Funds are not infinite so will need to be careful with additional spending
  • AGM in April, Councillors invited to attend

A discussion took place on issues within the playground, Mr Jenkinson to check inspection report and look at moderate risks; check the playground with Mr Collins and report back.

 

Constable’s Charity: discussed previously

 

7. To consider the contract/quotes for streetlights and agree any action:A discussion took place on lights and a comparison of costs. The Clerk to ask K & M to match other quote for extra lights It was proposed to accept the one year variation from K & M, all Councillors agreed.

 

Meeting adjourned

 

OPEN FORUM

Report from Mr Storey:

Norfolk County Council set the budget on 17th February for coming year; took what was fed back from the consultation on board, making cuts accordingly. The Incinerator at saddlebow is in the hands of the Secretary of State who will make the decision.

Parish Partnership grant for mobile speeds signs, trods; had 73 applications, 68 were successful. Highways will endeavour to repair the roads, it is very difficult on a limited budget, will repair emergency areas first. If there are any questions contact Mr Storey. Trying to recycle more rubbish; any queries to contact Brian Long who is the portfolio holder.

 

Meeting reconvened

 

8. Councillor Vacancy: No applications

 

9. Accounts to be presented for approval of payment March 2014

Accounts for Approval March 2014        
         
Payee Net VAT Inland Revenue (Post Office) Gross
CGM (February)

£329.20

£65.84

 

£395.04

CGM (March)

£329.20

£65.84

 

£395.04

Eon (March)

£43.31

£2.17

 

45.48

Stamps

£7.20

   

£7.20

Staff remuneration

£244.95

 

£35.40

£280.35

Staff Mileage (40 miles x 40p per mile)

£16.00

   

£16.00

Staples (Stationary/Ink/paper)

£33.02

£6.60

 

£39.62

Total

£1,002.88

£140.45

£35.40

1,178.73

         
Income        
Cemetery

£220.00

     
Methwold (CilCA contribution)

£72.00

     
Garboldisham (CiLCA contribution)

£72.00

     
Foulden (CiLCA Contribution)

£60.00

     
Mrs M Maguire (CilCA contribution)

£12.00

     
TOTAL INCOME

£436.00

     

 

Invoices were checked, payments were approved, proposed by Mr Peake, seconded by Miss Muir, all Councillors agreed.

 

9.1 Approve budget/bank reconciliation; approved, all Councillors agreed.

 

10.  To consider any planning applications:

Mr Peake took no part in planning.

14/00134/F variation of condition 3, 8 and 9 of planning permission 13/00457/F

(retrospective) at 22a High Street Northwold Norfolk IP26 5LA – support

13/01317/FM proposed change of use to 50 touring caravan site, 50 pitch camping

site, new shop/office/function room/toilets and shower building with associated roads

 and parking etc. at Wellington Lodge Farm Thetford Road Northwold-support.

 

 

10.1 To consider any planning applications and receive any planning decisions after the agenda was produced: none

 

11. To receive and consider correspondence:

Norfolk Chalk Rivers Project: River Gaywood walk Kings Lynn 23rd March 10am-1pm

NALC: Appraisal training for Councillors, legal topic notes on elections, staff pensions and defamation, draft openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations which cover filming and the use of social media, comments welcome.

Zurich Insurance asking to quote for insurance

 

12. Any Further reports/items for the next agenda- for information only (not for discussion) and date of next meeting:

Mr Jenkinson reported on accidents that have taken place on the A134, 91 since 1984 that police have been called to, 126 accidents in total. Will be attending a meeting at saddlebow, will take his file to the meeting.

Mr Jenkinson is in the process of getting another tractor; will roll the recreation ground soon.

Next Meeting-update on website

 

The meeting closed

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