P Patten (Chair), Mrs S Whittington, Mrs M Highwood,
Mr J Collins, Mr R Fletcher, Mr P Howard, Mr R Pitt and
Mr A Rawlins
PARISH CLERK Mrs J Batt
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: There were no Members of the Public present
1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
Mr Patten asked for nominations for Chairman.
Mrs Highwood proposed Mr Patten, Seconded by Mr Collins Unanimous
There were no other nominations. Mr Patten agreed to accept the
post, but informed
councillors that he would like to stand down in a few months time.
Mr Patten signed
his Declaration of Acceptance of Office.
2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence.
3. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN
Mr Patten proposed Mrs Whittington, seconded by Mr Pitt.
There were no other nominations. Mrs Whittington agreed to accept
4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS TO COMMITTEES
Mr Collins represents the Parish Council on the Village Hall Committee.
Mr Oliver represents the Parish Council regarding Hothfield Common.
Mrs Guy continues to represent the Parish Council on the Thanet
Mrs Whittington is the Parish Councils representative on the Hothfield
5. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no Declarations for Interest
i Updating of Declarations of Interest for the Code of Conduct
The Clerk reminded Councillors that they should update their Declarations
with the Monitoring Officer if necessary.
6. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES
Minutes 42 were accepted and it was unanimously agreed that Mr Patten
should sign them.
Proposed Mrs Whittington Seconded Mr Rawlins
7. CRIME AND DISORDER (Incorporating Report by Rural Warden
Nothing to report.
8. MATTERS ARISING
Mr Rawlins and Mr Pitt are to meet with Mr Stanley regarding the
The glass around the telephone box has been cleared up.
LaMis are sending another CD.
Mr Patten handed out a copy of the letter he sent to ABC regarding
the MUGA. It could
cost the Parish Council in the region of £2000 for Legal and
Planning Fees. It was suggested
that we approach Richard King and ask for a grant from his Member
Community Grant Fund.
A training session for Speed Watch is to be held at 6pm tomorrow.
Mr Patten reported that he had looked at the insurance documentation
and is happy that all is in order.
9. CORRESPONDENCE, ACCOUNTS AND OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS
Kent Parish Councils News
Copy of letter to Mr Van-Loggerenberg
Bethersden Parish Council
Clive Stanley Associates
Weald Neighbourhood Watch
ABC Minutes of Standard Committee Meeting held 12 April 2006
ABC re LDF
KAPC Minutes of meeting held 05.04.06
Local Council Review
Kent Wildlife Trust
Clerk and Councils Direct
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister – Local Authority Byelaws
in England: A discussion
Accounts to be paid
|Mr R Fletcher
||Bags for Litter Pickers
||Cleaning Bus Shelter 2005/2006
|Village Fair Cttee
||Donation from Parish Council
||Renewal of Insurance Premium
Proposed Mr Rawlins Seconded Mr Pitt
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to pay the above accounts.
The Bank Balance stands at £9705.44.
Adoption of Internally Audited Accounts
The Clerk presented the Internally Audited Accounts to the meeting.
It was unanimously
agreed to accept the accounts.
Mr Patten and Mrs Batt signed the Annual Return and the Statement
of Internal Control.
It was agreed to increase the Clerk’s salary to SCP 20 backdated
to 1 April 2006.
It was agreed that Councillors would run the same stall as last
year. Mr Patten asked for
permission to raise a cheque for £7 during the month to send
with our application form.
Permission was unanimously given.
This will be started after the Village Fair.
Please see attached list.
11. VILLAGE RESPONSIBILITIES
Mr Patten thanked Mr Howard for all his work in arranging for the
sign to be
manufactured and erected.
Mr Patten said he would write to Mr Smith at Data Tooling and thank
him for his help.
Nothing to report.
Mrs Highwood’s resignation becomes effective from the end
of this meeting so we now have
two Casual Vacancies.
12. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Mr Fletcher asked the Clerk to ask ABC for more copies of the Hothfield
It was noted that there was some concern as to the siting of the
There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.50 pm.