Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting held at The Village Hall Hothfield,
on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 at 7.00 pm
** DRAFT - to be formally accepted at the next PC Meeting **
Mr L Krause (Chair), Mrs D Hogben, Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mr P Howard, Mr R Libbeter and Mr D Parker, PCSO Stuart Manning
|PARISH CLERK:||Mrs J Batt|
|BOROUGH COUNCILLOR:||Mr D Robey|
|MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:||
There were no Members of the Public present.
|1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
An Apology for Absence was received from Mr M Cook and County Councillor Simkins.
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Declarations of Pecuniary Interest
There were no Declarations of Pecuniary Interest from councillors present.
Declarations of Significant Interest
Mr Krause declared a Significant Interest in Planning Application No 15/00123/AS, as he is a neighbour.
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 from 7.03 – 7.30 for questions and comment.
4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
Minutes 139 of the meeting held on 4 March 2015 were accepted and it was unanimously agreed that Mr Krause should sign them.
Proposed Mrs Sutcliffe Seconded Mrs Hogben
5. MATTERS FOR REPORT ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
There were no Matters for Report not covered on the agenda.
6. CORRESPONDENCE AND GENERAL COUNCIL BUSINESS
Community Governance Review of Ashford Borough
Email Correspondence – all emails received are forwarded to all councillors
KCC re Bus Shelter
ABC re Bus Shelter
Mr Church re garden competition
The Pensions Regulator
Mr and Mrs Heron – passed to Mr Robey
Installation of Equipment in the Play Area
Mr Krause will contact the Children’s Play Officer to discuss this.
Mr Parker reported that he had completed a risk assessment and there were no items
in serious need of attention, although there is an appalling amount of litter on the
Our County Councillor has informed us that he believes ABC owns this shelter and he has asked an officer from ABC to contact the council.
Not shown as an agenda item, but Mr Howard informed councillors that the Solar Park was connected at the end of March. The permanent entrance is from Bethersden Road.
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 £21.00.
Proposed Mr Parker Seconded Mr Libbeter
Please see attached list.
9. FORUM FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COUNCILLORS
A pair of iron gates have been stolen from a residence in the parish.
There have been a number calls regarding Anti-Social Behaviour, but residents will not leave their names for fear of reprisals.
A resident was causing a nuisance driving around the Bluebell Centre car park earlier in the month. If he is caught again his vehicle will be seized.
Another resident is known to walk around with an air gun and a number of dead pheasants have been found on the Heathland.
The toilets have been very badly damaged and ABC asked for the Parish Council’s support in closing them earlier than originally planned. Councillors agreed to support this request.
Lorry parking is not a police matter; anyone with any concerns should contact the Community Safety Unit at Ashford Borough Council.
Our Community Warden, Dave Beckley should soon be back in the parish. Due to cuts by KCC he will have an additional parish as well as covering the office.
The Clerk was asked to report the following to Kent Highways:-
The West Street name sign on the junction of West Street and The Street is missing.
The verge outside the entrance to the Solar Park
The verge along Bears Lane
The potholes along Park Drive
The surface along Waterfall Lane is opening up badly.
The next meeting is due to be held on 14 May 2015.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.35 pm.
Signed …………………………………………………………. Dated …….............................
HOTHFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD
15/00431/AS Tamarisk, Church Lane, Hothfield, Ashford, TN26 1EL
Proposed extensions to front, side and rear and and extension to create an ancillary annex. (Revised scheme to approved planning permission
Parish Council: Support
|Last Update ~06.05.2015||
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