JULY 2014 PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES 130 Page 594
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Bluebell Centre, Hothfield,
on Wednesday 2 July 2014 at 7.00 pm
Mr L Krause (Chair), Mrs D Hogben, Mr J Collins, Mr M Cook, Mr P Howard and Mr D Parker.
|PARISH CLERK:||Mrs J Batt|
|BOROUGH COUNCILLOR:||Mr D Robey|
|MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:||
There were 3 Members of the Public present.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
An apology for absence was received from Mrs P Sutcliffe (prior engagement).
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.
Mr Robey reported that ABC is reviewing the Local Plan and put out a call for sites.
Nearly every parish in the Borough has taken part in Plan-it-Ashford and for Hothfield it is hoped that the difficulties with the triangle, parking and highways will be alleviated and that any future development will result in a modest level of market housing. ABC is hoping to collate all the information in time to hold a further consultation in the Autumn.
A meeting is being held next week to discuss the planning application for the café.
Mr Robey handed out copies of Ashford Borough Council’s Annual Report.
4. PUBLIC INTERVAL
The meeting was opened to the members of the public present from 7.06 -7.20 pm for questions and comment.
5. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
There were 2 errors on the payments table. The Clerks Salary should have read Salary £206.94 and Expenses £35.18 making a total of £242.12. The Direct Debit to EDF was taken on 1 June 2014.
Minutes 129 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
6. MATTERS FOR REPORT ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
There were no Matters for Report that were not covered on the agenda.
Clerk and Councils Direct
KCC The definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way County of Kent –
Relevant Date 31st May 2013
KALC Agenda for meeting to be held 16.07.14
Email Correspondence – all emails received are forwarded to all councillors
No emails were brought to the attention of the meeting.
The Chairman had nothing to report that was not covered on the agenda.
MUGA and Youth Shelter
The work to the MUGA has been completed.
ABC is undertaking a litter bin review and the officer has asked us to wait until this is
Arrangements for August
The Parish Council will not meet in August unless any planning applications are received.
Councillors agreed to draw the cheques for Mrs Batt and Mr Marden in advance. The Clerk
will release them on 2 August.
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 Collins Seconded Mr Cook
9. RISK ASSESSMENT
Mr Cook reported that a bottle had been broken on the MUGA. Mr Marden will be asked to clear it up.
No applications received this month.
11. FORUM FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COUNCILLORS
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.00 pm.
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