MINUTES 149 Page 678
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Bluebell Centre Hothfield,
on Wednesday 3 February 2016 at 7.00 pm
Mr L Krause (Chair), Mr M Cook, Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mr P Howard,
|PARISH CLERK:||Mrs J Batt|
|BOROUGH COUNCILLOR:||Mr L Krause|
|MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
There were 2 Members of the Public present.
PRESENT: Mr L Krause (Chair), Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mrs S Parker, Mr P Fothergill,
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 M Cook (Personal matter) and Mrs J Batt (sickness)
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Declarations of Pecuniary Interest
There were no Declarations of Pecuniary Interest
Declarations of Significant Interest
Mr Krause declared a Significant Interest in Planning Application No 16/0008/TC, as he is a neighbour of the applicant.
i To note the granting of any Requests for Dispensations and the decision
No such applications received.
ii Updating of Declarations of Interest
Councillors were reminded to 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
Minutes 148 of the meeting held on 11th January 2016 were accepted and it was unanimously agreed that Mr Krause should sign them.
Proposed: Mr Parker Seconded: Mr Libbeter
5. MATTERS FOR REPORT ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
There were no Matters Arising that were not covered on the agenda.
6. CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER GENERAL COUNCIL BUSINESS
St Edmunds School
ABC Agenda for the Parish & Urban Forum
Plan it Ashford Consultation
The “drop-in” undertaken on 23rd January 2016 was considered to be a success, with a high turn-out of residents. Mr Parker will contact Simon Cole, Head of Planning Policy at ABC to ascertain whether the feedback given by Hothfield residents in respect of the Housing Development example opposite Coach Drive is available for perusal.
Installation of Bench in The Street
Mr Howard is still awaiting further information from ABC regarding installation costs before we proceed with this work.
2016 Play Area Inspection
The Play Inspection Co has confirmed receipt of our Repeat Inspection Form.
Sector Led Body to procure Audit for small councils – Introduction Letter
and Factsheet from NALC/SLCC/Association of Drainage Authorities
KALC Local Plan Workshop
Mr Parker reported on the meeting held in January.
Hothfield Neighbourhood Plan
ABC has agreed to commence a 6-week consultation period starting from 8th February.
Review of Parish Council Documents
As the Parish Clerk was unable to attend this meeting, this item will be carried forward to the March meeting.
Date for Annual Parish Meeting
The Parish Council agreed Saturday 7th May 2016 from 2pm – 4pm in the village hall and this is now a confirmed booking. Councillors would like to create a more informal and inclusive format for this year’s meeting.
The Parish Council Chairman in his capacity as ABC ward member gave an update on the proposed new junction. The parish council considered that in view of the distance of Hothfield from the proposed site, there wasn’t any need for Hothfield Parish Council to register any views with ABC.
Mobile Library Service
ABC has entered into a period of consultation over the continuation of the mobile library service and especially in those areas where the library has on average only been in villages for less than 15 minutes or with two or less customers across the last 12 months. Hothfield is one such village, so there is every possibility the parish may lose this service in the future.
Provision of Youth Service in Hothfield
Mrs Parker and Mr Fothergill advised they were giving consideration to re-establishing some form of youth activity for girls living in the village and will investigate further.
They will report back at the March meeting on any progress.
Balance per Cash Book
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 Parker Seconded Mr Libbeter
Please see attached list.
9. FORUM FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COUNCILLORS
Mrs Sutcliffe reported the Garden Competition will take place on Saturday 2nd July 2016.
Mrs Sutcliffe requested that ABC be chased up about the potholes/road surface in Cades Road, the large pothole in Waterfall Road, not far from the waterfall and the blocked drain in West Street.
HOTHFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD
15/01171/AS 4 Thanet Terrace, The Street, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1EH
Dropped kerb, hardstanding and erection of replacement fencing
Parish Council: Support subject to Kent Highway regulations being applied
16/0008/TC Park Cottage, Hothfield Place, Bethersden Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN26 1EL
Parish Council: Support
Decision Notices received from ABC
15/00219/TC Sian Cottage Polla House, Church Lane, Hothfield, Ashford, TN26 1EL
Reduce canopy and re-shape Oak Tree (marked A)
Borough Council: Raise no objections
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