AUGUST 2014 PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES 131 Page 597
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Bluebell Centre, Hothfield,
on Wednesday 6 August 2014 at 7.00 pm
Mr L Krause (Chair), Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mr J Collins, Mr M Cook, Mr P Howard and Mr D Parker.
Mr R Libbeter (after co-option)
|PARISH CLERK:||Mrs J Batt|
|MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:||
There were no Members of the Public present.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Mrs D Hogben (family commitment), Borough Councillor Robey and County Councillor Simkins.
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Declarations of Pecuniary Interest
There were no Declarations of Pecuniary Interest.
Declarations of Significant Interest
There were no Declarations of Significant Interest from councillors present.
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. CO-OPTION OF PARISH COUNCILLOR
Mr Howard proposed Mr Libbeter for the vacant position of councillor, seconded by Mr Parker.
Mr Libbeter had previously confirmed his eligibility to become a councillor.
Mr Libbeter signed his Declaration of Acceptance of Office and took a DPI form to complete and return to ABC within 28 days, with a copy for The Clerk.
4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
Minutes 130 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 Cook
5. PROVISION OF BROADBAND IN HOTHFIELD
Mr Krause reported on his correspondence with BT.
It would be possible for the Parish Council to arrange to have fibre optic broadband installed in the parish within a year, but the financial cost, to the parish of doing so will be rather high.
Following an in-depth discussion it was agreed that Mr Krause should write a comprehensive article for the Hothfield Newsletter, the website and noticeboard with copies to be left in the Post Office, explaining to residents that this possibility exists, outlining the costs involved and the Parish Council’s suggestion for funding such a project.
It was agreed to hold a public meeting on Thursday 4 September to enable councillors to discuss this with members of the parish and decide whether or not to proceed. As the Clerk is not available on that night, Mr Parker offered to take the minutes.
6. ANY URGENT CORRESPONDECE OR FINANCE
NatWest re changes to our accounts
KALC Minutes of meeting held 16.07.14
KCC Kent Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2013-30 Notification of Publication
Bank Balance per Cash Book Balance at Bank
Accounts to be Paid
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to pay the above accounts and
noted the Direct Debit Payment to EDF for the electricity for the MUGA, taken on
the 1st of each month for £20.00.
Proposed Mr Parker Seconded Mrs Sutcliffe
No applications received this month.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.25 pm.
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