AUGUST 2015 PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES 144 Page 654
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Bluebell Centre Hothfield,
on Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 7.00 pm
Mr L Krause (Chair), Mrs L Slater, Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mr M Cook, Mr P Howard, Mr R Libbeter, Mr D Parker, Mr C Slater
|PARISH CLERK:||Mrs J Batt|
|BOROUGH COUNCILLOR:||Mr L Krause|
|MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:||
There were no Members of the Public present.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
An apology for absence was received from Mr R Libbeter, (work commitment).
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Declarations of Pecuniary Interest
There were no Declarations of Pecuniary Interest from councillors present.
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. PUBLIC INTERVAL
There were no Members of the Public present.
4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
There was a typing error on page 652. The closing balance of the earmarked funds should have read £11042.60 not £11842.60.
Minutes 143 of the meeting held on 1 July 2015 were accepted and it was unanimously agreed that Mr Krause should sign them.
Propose Mr Parker Seconded Mrs Sutcliffe
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
Clerk and Councillors Direct
Community Governance Review of Ashford Borough Draft Recommendations –
Councillors noted that ABC is recommending no change to the Parish Boundary
Email Correspondence – all emails received are forwarded to all councillors
KHS re Salt Bags – Councillors agreed to ask for a salt bag to be delivered to the
Village Hall Car Park.
The Clerk explained the problems that she had been having with her email and asked
councillors to be aware of this.
Response to Plan-it-Ashford Consultation
Councillors would like to meet with Simon Cole, Planning Policy Manager for ABC and
Mr Krause asked everyone to email him with their availability so that he can set up a meeting.
Mrs Sutcliffe reported on the last Hothfield Regeneration Group meeting which she attended on behalf of the Parish Council.
Installation of Equipment in the Play Area
Mr Howard will liaise with ABC regarding this and report back at the next meeting.
Mr Parker will complete a Risk Assessment in time for the October meeting.
Pilot Local Warden Support Officer Scheme
We were unsuccessful in our application to be included in this scheme.
Pavement outside the Old Kings Head
Mr Krause is liaising with our KCC Councillor, Mr Simkins regarding this.
Parish Caretaker Scheme
The Clerk was asked to inform the officer at ABC that we do not wish to be involved in this scheme.
Changes to Area PCOS’s
Our new PCSO is Angie Burden.
Residents are still advised to contact 101 and report all incidents in the parish direct to
the police, who will forward details to the officer on duty.
Resolution: It was resolved that the authorised signatories in the current
mandate for all Hothfield Parish Council accounts be changed in accordance
with sections 5 and 6 of the mandate form and the current mandate will continue
Parish Council signatories from the activation of this mandate will be:-
Mr Krause, Mr Howard, Mrs Slater, Mrs Sutcliffe, Mr Cook, Mr Libbeter,
Mr Parker and Mr Slater.
Councillors will liaise with regards to returning the mandate to NatWest.
Bank Balance per Cash Book Balance at Bank
Councillors unanimously agreed to draw cheque no 331 for £77.60 in favour of
Mr Marden, for his August salary, during the summer recess
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 Mrs Sutcliffe
No applications received.
9. FORUM FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COUNCILLORS
The Clerk was asked to contact Mr Mortimer regarding the fact that a councillor’s
spouse’s occupation is listed next to the councillor’s name on the DPI forms.
The drain outside of 10 West Street is blocked again and causing the road to flood into
the gardens. The Clerk will report to KHS.
The next meeting is due to be held on 7 October 2015.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.30 pm.
HOTHFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD
Decision Notices received from ABC
15/00686/AS Agricultural buildings, Britton Farm, Maidstone Road, Hothfield, Kent
Demolition of existing buildings and erection of 5 detached dwellings
Borough Council: Refuse
15/00803/AS Hall Farm, Little Chart Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1EX
Change of use of garage/workshop into living accommodation
Borough Council: Permit
|Last Update ~12.10.2015||
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