Hothfield Parish Council

...in the rustic heart of Kent


 
FEBRUARY 2015 PARISH COUNCIL
MEETING MINUTES

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 **

PRESENT:  

Mr L Krause (Chair), Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mr J Collins, Mr M Cook,
Mr P Howard, Mr R Libbeter
and Mr D Parker


Mr Lloyd Starley CXK

PARISH CLERK: Mrs J Batt
BOROUGH COUNCILLOR: --
COUNTY COUNCILLOR: --
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

           Ramsak Ltd

           Revelation

           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.

 

           Clerk’s CiLCA

           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.     

 

7.    FINANCE

          

            Bank Balance per Cash Book                                                   Balance at Bank  

Parish Council Opening Balance

   28627.21

 

PC Reserve A/C

   34019.41

Plus Receipts

   17669.42

 

Less u/c cheques

     9579.04

 

   45396.63

 

 

   24440.37

Less Payments

   17459.82

 

PC Current A/C

       100.00

 

   28836.81

 

Y Current A/C

     3266.76

 

 

 

Y Reserve A/C

     1029.68

 

 

 

 

   28836.81

Less Earmarked Funds

   12440.30

 

 

   12440.30

AVAILABLE FUNDS

   16396.51

 

 

   16596.51

           

 

            Accounts to be Paid

PAYEE

CHQ

   NO

DETAILS

NET

£

VAT

£

GROSS

£

Mrs J Batt

1297

Salary

Expenses

213.43

  33.76

 

   

    247.19

Mr K Marden

1298

Salary

  79.40

 

      79.40

Colin Miles Signs

1299

Signs

  90.00

18.00

    108.00

           

            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

           

            Earmarked Funds   

 

O

Balance

+/-

Feb

C

Balance

MUGA

EDF February

Signs

 

  5256.52

 

   20.00

   60.00

 

 

  5176.52

Road Sweeping

Salary February

2086.64

 

  79.40

 

  2007.24

Shelter

    251.60

 

    251.60

Garden Competition

    177.40

 

    177.40

Village Projects

  2400.00

 

  2400.00

Village Fete

  1727.54

 

  1727.54

Salt Bin

    700.00

 

    700.00

TOTAL

12599.70

 159.40

12440.30

                  

8.    PLANNING

           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

 

2015

FEBRUARY 2015

 

14/01582/AS     The Kings Head, The Street, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN26 1ES
Erection of a terrace of 3 No. 3-bedroom dwellings

                          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


  

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 2015 Hothfield Parish Council