Hothfield Parish Council
...in the rustic heart of Kent
2009 PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Village Hall, Hothfield,
on Monday 8 June 2009 at 7.00pm
[ DRAFT - to be formally accepted at next meeting ]
PRESENT: Mrs S Whittington (Chair), Mrs K Pender, Mr J Collins, Mr L Hughes and Mr L Krause
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: There were 3 Members of the Public present
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
i) Updating of Declarations of Interest for the Code of Conduct
3. PUBLIC INTERVAL
4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
Mr Hughes reported that the number of tarmac lorries seems to have reduced slightly.
The dogs continue to be a problem. The Postman and 8 year old girl were bitten during the last month. David Lloyd is monitoring the situation.
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to hire a skip for Beech Drive, but it was stressed that this is the only occasion on which they are prepared to do so. Residents should not allow rubbish to build up to this level again and if they do so it will be their responsibility to arrange for it to be cleared.
Action: Mrs Whittington to organise a skip for Beech Drive
Received this month
Accounts to be paid
The cheque for Mr Rawlins was paid during the month, following verbal agreement from Councillors Whittington, Warren and Patten.
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to pay the above accounts.
We now have a football team consisting of 8 lads from the village who are representing Hothfield in a Knockout Tournament at Stanhope. Mr Beckley asked whether the Parish Council would donate £30 towards the cost of food on the day. Councillors unanimously agreed to his request.
i. Proposed New Play Area
The project has gone out to tender and it is hoped that the play area will be installed in
ii. Village Hall Trees
Action: Mrs Whittington to contact Mr Rogers. Clerk to invite tenders.
iii. Hothfield Village Hall
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed that they have no objections to the proposals to change the contents of the Charity Commission’s Scheme, outlined
in recent correspondence received from the Village Hall Committee.
Action: The Clerk will inform Mr Rogers of our decision
v. Update on Items requiring attention following Risk Assessment
Action: Mr Hughes and Mr Beckley.
8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Mr Collins felt that the Bluebell Centre is having a detrimental effect on the hall, but other Councillors felt that if amember of staff at the Centre acted as Booking Clerk, they would be in a better position to bring the benefits of the hall to the attention of a wider range of potential hirers.
The KCC is funding youth activities in the village. The Youth Club for older children is active on Thursday evenings and an activity for 6 – 10 year olds is being organised for the next 6 weeks. The theme, requested by the children, is The Performing Arts.
Mrs Pender reported that she had received complaints about the rubbish in the alley between Sackville Close and Plantation Close. Mr Beckley is dealing with this.
Mrs Whittington suggested that the Parish Council should nominate Dave Beckley for the Safer Kent Award. Councillors unanimously agreed with her suggestion.
Mr Krause asked for the poor verge cutting to be reported to the County Lengthsmen.
Action: Clerk to report to KHS
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.55 pm.
HOTHFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD
11 May 2009 – 8 June 2009
The following appeal has been allowed:-
08/01539/AS QN Hotels Group re Holiday Inn, Maidstone Road, Hothfield,
Application for Ashford, Kent TN26 1AR
Advertisment Installation of new totemConsent
The following applications have been granted:-
09/00168/AS Mr S Brock, The Granary, Church Lane, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1EL
Listed Installation of a flue through the roof and installation of a new ventilation brick
09/00174/AS Mr S Jefferys, Benacre, Pluckley Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1 ER
Erection of a single storey ancillary building to incorporate a home office,
single bay garage and 2 external log stores
The following application has been refused:-
09/00094/AS Hollie Homes Ltd, re Land Adjoining 24 The Street, Hothfield
Proposed development of three 4 bedroom houses with detached garages and
new private driveway
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