OCTOBER 2011 PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Bluebell Centre, Hothfield,
on Monday 10 October 2011 at 7.00pm
[ DRAFT - to be formally accepted at next meeting ]
PRESENT: Mr L Krause (chair), Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mrs E Turner
Mr J Collins, Mr P Eckersley, Mr P Howard
Mr D Parker and Mr J Patel
Mr D Beckley, Community Warden
PARISH CLERK: Mrs J Batt
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: There were 2 Members of the Public present.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no Apologies for Absence.
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no Declarations of Interest
i) Updating of Declarations of Interest for the Code of Conduct
Councillors are reminded that they should update their Declarations of Interest
with the Monitoring Officer if necessary.
3. PUBLIC INTERVAL
The meeting was opened to Members of the Public from 7.05 – 7.15 for questions and comment.
4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
Minutes 101 were accepted and it was unanimously agreed that Mr Krause should sign
them as a true record of the meeting.
Proposed Mr Collins Seconded Mr Parker
5. MATTERS FOR REPORT ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
The notice board has been erected. The Clerk will order a spare set of keys.
Members of the community will be permitted to publish notices on the board provided there
is room, but Parish Council notices will take priority at all times.
The Clerk was asked to write to Mr Miles and thank him for making the header.
The Clerk was asked to contact Mrs Parker of the Bluebell Centre and suggest that
a meeting be arranged between herself, Mrs Turner and Mr Patel to discuss
funding for activities for Hothfield children aged from 6 – 11 years.
6. RISK ASSESSMENTS
Mr Parker reported that he had given the Village Hall Committee a copy of the
7. CORRESPONDENCE AND GENERAL COUNCIL BUSINESS
CPRE How to respond to Planning applications
ABC Chairman’s Report on the Parish Forum 20.07.11
ABC Parish News
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons
Mr Krause did not bring any emails to the attention of councillors.
Use of the Bluebell Centre for Parish Council Meetings
Following receipt of an email from the Bluebell Centre, in which they informed councillors
that they have been reviewing the use of the Children Centre by any services not directly linked to children and that these organisations would have to pay for usage from January 2012, councillors agreed to look for an alternative venue for Parish Council meetings.
Storage of Parish Council Documents
It was agreed to move the Parish Council’s filing cabinet back to the Village Hall.
The Clerk will liaise with the Bluebell Centre and Mr Howard regarding this.
Report on Youth Project by Mrs Sutcliffe
Mrs Sutcliffe presented a report on the first year of the Youth Project. Please see attached.
Accounts to be paid at this meeting
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to pay the above accounts.
Proposed Mrs Sutcliffe Seconded Mr Collins
Bank Balance per Cash Book Balance at Bank
Mr Krause, Mrs Sutcliffe and Mrs Parker will meet to prepare a draft budget to be
discussed at the next meeting. Mr Krause will email Mrs Sutcliffe and Mr Parker to
arrange a date.
Please see attached list.
10. FORUM FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEEN COUNCILLORS
Mr Krause reported that Councillor Richard King has agreed to fund a zebra crossing
on School Road. We hope it will be in place by April 2012.
Our ABC Councillor and the Deputy Leader of ABC are discussing plans for the triangle
between Station Road and Cade Road. Their plans include demolishing the toilets and
redeveloping the area with housing.
The Clerk was asked to report the verges along Bear Lane to KHS and to ask them to
cut the hedge opposite the entrance to the golf club car park.
The parking on the corner of Park Drive and The Street is becoming more and more
dangerous. Mr Krause will raise this issue with Councillor King.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.55 pm.
HOTHFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD 2011
DECISIONS TAKEN AT MEETING HELD 10 OCTOBER 2011
11/00927/AS Heath Cottage, Maidstone Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1AN
Single storey rear extension to outbuilding and extension to link it to the main dwelling
Parish Council: No comment
11/01077/AS Mrs M Burgess, 3 Meadow View, The Street, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1DW
Conversion of garage into habitable room
Parish Council: Support
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