JANUARY 2012 PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Bluebell Centre, Hothfield,
on Monday 23 January 2012 at 7.00pm
[ DRAFT - to be formally accepted at next meeting ]
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
Mr L Krause (chair), Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mrs E Turner
Mr J Collins, Mr P Howard, Mr D Parker and Mr J Patel
Mr D Beckley (Community Warden)
Mr I Rickards (Ashford Area Warden, Kent Wildlife Trust)
Mr C Stanley (Webmaster)
Mrs J Batt
Mr D Robey
There were 12 Members of the Public present for part of the meeting plus one child.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
An Apology for Absence was received from Mrs J Colby (work commitment) and Mr P Eckersley (illness).
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 7.00 – 8.45 for questions and comment.
Mr Rickards updated those present on the work being undertaken on Hothfield Heathlands.
Mr Robey reported on the current situation regarding the public toilets.
4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
Minutes 104 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 Patel
5. MATTERS FOR REPORT ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
An email has been received from Mr Clarkson, Deputy Leader of ABC, asking that the comments made at the October meeting, regarding housing on the Triangle be corrected as ABC has no plans to develop the Triangle.
Mrs Turner reported that she and Mr Patel had met with the staff at the Bluebell Centre
and the Head Teacher of Charing School and that Mrs Parker was going to put in a proposal
as to how future funding could be spent.
6. CORRESPONDENCE AND GENERAL COUNCIL BUSINESS
CPRE Planning Explained
KCC re Grounds Maintenance
KALC Minutes of meeting held 30.11.11
ABC Sustainable Design and Construction SPC
KCC Consultation on the KCC Household Waste Recycling Centre Service
ABC Rural Sports Project
ABC Minutes of Standards Committee held 01.11.11
ABC Planning and Development re Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004)
Office of the Lord Lieutenant of Kent
KCC re Zebra Crossing – School Road
KALC Agenda for 08.02.11
Clerk and Councils Direct
CPRE How to shape where you live: a guide to neighbourhood planning
ABC Agenda for Parish Forum 25.01.12
Mr Krause brought the following emails to the attention of members of the Council:-
Storage of Parish Council Documents
Deferred until we have a permanent venue for meetings.
Future of Public Toilets
Nothing to report.
New Zebra Crossing – School Road
The plans for the Zebra Crossing have been drawn up by KCC. Some members of the parish
are concerned that it will represent a safety hazard if cars are allowed to continue to park on School Road.
Accounts paid during December
Resolution: Councillors unanimously cheques being drawn during December.
Proposed Mr Parker Seconded Mr Collins
Accounts to be paid at this meeting
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to pay the above accounts.
Proposed Mr Parker Seconded Mr Howard
The NatWest Bond has been reinvested.
Proposed Mrs Sutcliffe Seconded Mr Collins
Bank Balance per Cash Book Balance at Bank
Budget and confirmation of Precept 2012-2013
Mr Krause reported that the Finance and Working Party had not prepared the budget.
They will do so in time for the next meeting.
The Clerk confirmed that she had requested £9500.00 from ABC for the forthcoming year.
She had also applied for the Concurrent Functions Grant of £610.00.
The total amount requested from ABC for 2012 – 2013 is £10110.00.
Please see attached list.
9. FORUM FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEEN COUNCILLORS
Mr Krause is meeting with a representative from KHS to discuss ways of financing double yellow lines around the village.
Mrs Sutcliffe and Mr Howard will send details of the Garden Competition to Mr Grenfell Banks to be included in the Hothfield Newsletter.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.10 pm.
HOTHFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD 2011
DECISIONS TO BE TAKEN AT MEETING TO BE HELD 23 JANUARY 2012
11/01379/AS Frogs Hall, Cades Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1HD
Proposed rear single storey extension and erection of timber framed car port/garage
Parish Council: Support
11/01370/AS 6 Meadow View, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1DW
First floor extension over existing garage and porch
Parish Council: Support
12/00019/AS Land at Ashford Golf Complex, Bears Lane, Great Chart
Removal of conditions 5,6,7 and 8 of permission 11/01204/AS
Parish Council: Support
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