MINUTES 138 Page 626
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Village Hall, Hothfield,
on Wednesday 7 February 2015 at 7.00 pm
** DRAFT - to be formally accepted at the next PC Meeting **
Mr L Krause (Chair), Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mr J Collins, Mr M Cook,
|PARISH CLERK:||Mrs J Batt|
|MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:||
There were no Members of the Public present.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
An Apology for Absence was received from Mrs D Hogben and Borough Councillor Robey.
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
The meeting was opened from 7.02 – 7.24 for discussion with Mr Starley, who updated councillors on his work with the young people of Hothfield. He said the youth workers are working hard to try and help the young people’s self-image and trying to encourage them to enrol onto training courses or to find suitable employment. He feels that they are making headway with the youngsters and hopes to be in a position to apply to hire the village again at some point. He has funding for the project until March 2016.
4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
Minutes 137 of the meeting held on 7 January 2015 were accepted and it was unanimously agreed that Mr Krause should sign them.
Proposed Mr Collins Seconded Mr Libbeter
5. MATTERS FOR REPORT ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
Mr Howard has the signs for the salt bin and the MUGA.
The abandoned car has been removed by the owner.
6. CORRESPONDENCE AND GENERAL COUNCIL BUSINESS
Rural Housing Alliance
ABC Agenda for the Parish Forum 28.01.15
KALC Minutes of meeting held 19.11.15
Email Correspondence – all emails received are forwarded to all councillors
Mrs Bennett re fly tipping and general disposal of litter – Mr Krause will forward to
Borough councillor Robey and ask him to reply.
Update on Provision of Broadband in Hothfield
Nothing to report.
Litter Picker’s Terms and Conditions
The Clerk will send Mr Marden some time sheets and ask him to complete them so
that we know how long it takes him to do each area of the village.
Funding of Hothfield Newsletter
Deferred until after the election, when councillors will discuss this again if necessary.
Installation of Equipment in the Play Area
Mr Krause is in discussion with officers from ABC regarding this.
The Clerk will complete section 7 and submit it to the SLCC.
Date of Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting
The Annual Parish meeting will be held on 17 April 2015 at the Village Hall at 7.00 pm
and the Annual Parish Council meeting on Thursday 14 May 2015 at the Bluebell Centre at 7.00 pm.
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 Collins
Please see attached.
9. FORUM FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COUNCILLORS
It was agreed to hold the Garden Competition bi-annually, during the year that we do not hold a Summer Fete.
The Clerk was asked to report the following to KHS:-
Potholes in Cade Road, Park Drive and on the junction of The Street and School Road
The water leak outside of Alder House
The Clerk was asked to prepare the thank you letters for the litter pickers.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.14 pm.
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD
14/01582/AS The Kings Head, The Street, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN26 1ES
WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT
Councillors agreed to discuss the following application even though it was not on the agenda as it was not considered to be contentious
15/00089/AS Hothfield Service Station, Maidstone Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1AP
Replacement 5 no. illuminated copy fascia signs and erection of new main illuminated ID sign
Parish Council: Support
Decision Notices received from ABC
14/01285/AS Tamarisk, Church Lane, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1EL
14/01286/AS Proposed extensions to front, side and rear and internal alterations
14/01285/AS Borough Council: Permit
14/01286/AS Borough Council: Listed Building Consent is not required
|Last Update ~24.02.2015||
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