Hothfield Parish Council
...in the rustic heart of Kent
2008 PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Village Hall, Hothfield,
on Monday 10 November 2008
[ Draft Minutes - to be approved at next meeting ]
PRESENT: Mrs S Whittington (Chair), Mrs K Pender, Mrs P Warren, Mr J Collins, Mr P Howard, Mr L Hughes, Mr L Krause and Mr P Patten
PARISH CLERK: Mrs J Batt
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: There were no Members of the Public present
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
3. PUBLIC INTERVAL
4. VILLAGE APPRAISAL
5. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The Corporate Bond with the NatWest was renewed at the beginning of November.
Minutes 71 were accepted and it was unanimously agreed that Mrs Whittington
should sign them.
Proposed Mr Patten Seconded Mr Hughes
6. MATTERS ARISING
The balance stands at £9898.74 in the Reserve Account, £100 in the Current Account and
Village Appraisal - 1134.32 – 100 – 550 – 118.93 = 365.39
Accounts to be paid
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to pay the above accounts.
8. GENERAL COUNCIL BUSINESS
Mrs Whittington reported that she had received an email quote for repairs to the bus shelter. Following discussion Mr Krause proposed and it was unanimously agreed that we should request a formal quote and make a decision at the next meeting.
Action: Mrs Whittington to request formal quote from Autocross
Following discussion it was agreed to consider this item in the New Year, as any funding will have to be included in next year’s budget.
In order to try and address the problems of noise when the hall is in use the Village Hall Committee have repaired the limiter and there is now a designated smoking area at the rear of the hall for use during functions.
Action: Include as an agenda item on January agenda when budget is discussed
It was suggested that we should ask the Manager of the Children’s Centre whether they would be prepared to pay for the installation of the cable and the electricity for the lights and the Parish Council will provide the tree.
Action: Mrs Whittington to speak with the Manager of the Children’s Centre
We have received a letter from Mr Mortimer at ABC asking whether we would like to take on responsibility for the field under licence at a nominal fee of £1.00. Councillors were not generally in favour of this suggestion.
Action: The Clerk to research
Nothing to report.
Action: Clerk to contact BT again
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to allocate £1000 per year from the
S137 grant to pay for the publication of the newsletter and associated
costs. Pro rata for the remainder of this financial year.
Action: Mrs Whittington will ask Mr Twydell for a letter giving the Parish Councilpermission to pay the printer direct.
12. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Mr Howard reported on the recent Nature Conservation Forum that he attended.
Mrs Warren reported that the crime figures for Hothfield were up, mainly due to motorists taking petrol and driving away from the garage.
Mrs Pender asked whether there was any progress on the possibility of street lighting being installed between Beech Drive and Park Drive. Mr Patten said the issue might come up as a result of the Village Appraisal. The Housing Department at ABC have funds available for improvements to Hothfield. The tenants need to raise the matter when they are consulted about the improvements they would like to see in the area.
There is a Race Night this coming Saturday and a Quiz night on 13 December.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.49 pm.
HOTHFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD
14 OCTOBER 2008 - 10 NOVEMBER 2008
Planning Applications Received
Full Planning Permission requested – Delegated to Officers unless otherwise stated:-
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