Minutes 15th March 2018

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 7.15pm in Longstowe Village Hall

Present:

Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chair)

Cllr Will Bevan
Cllr Geoff Hemmins
Cllr Ben Holland
Cllr Peter White
Bobbie Coe – Clerk

Also present: Cllr Bridget Smith.

Reports: The footpath between St John’s Farm and Middle Farm needs clearing:
Clerk to report. Red House rear building discharging into ditch: Clerk to make contact. Clerk to request information on internet in local Village Halls.

105 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr Sebastian Kindersley.

106 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

Minutes of Thursday 15th February 2018 were agreed and signed.

107 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO

Cllr Bridget Smith reported on various items, including Gamlingay: Pre-School Learning Centre and playing fields; Taxis to have CCTV; SCDC rate set; Mayor appears to be against buses; £1 car park charge dropped from 1st April; CCC to charge for use of computers in Libraries; planning in Northstowe; SCDC planning problems; local plan; call centre; Bourn airfield; reporting potholes.

108 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

a) CCC: Highways: Gully repairs: Clerk to contact again.

b) Anglian Water: Manhole covers: Clerk to contact again.

c) Cllr W Bevan reported on the meeting at the Gliding Club.

d) Cllr B Cooper reported on the SCDC Planning meeting.

e) Clerk reported on the Orchards East meeting.

f) Mobile phone and internet coverage in Villages using Church towers: Report.

109 MEMBERS’ DECLARATION OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA None received.

110 FINANCE

a) Transparency Funds: Longstowe Parish Coucil web site: £1,632.52.

b) PKF Littlejohn LLP Webinar: Clerk reported. LPC decided to report as an exempt authority thus saving £200.
c) Provide Andy Church with fuel. The sum of £100 was agreed.

d) Clerk’s pay and expenses: £517.83, HMRC: £126.60.

111 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED None received.

112 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS

a) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): Chair reported.

b) Speeding equipment: Chair reported.

c) Village Hall update: Nothing to report.

d) Village Hall incorrect details on the SCDC website. Clerk to report.

113 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

A list of correspondence received is printed in the Agenda which is placed on the notice boards and on the web page prior to the Parish Council meeting; details are available from the Clerk.

114 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES

a) Clerk’s notes.

b) Chair’s report on the Longstowe Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan.

115 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Thursday 19th April 2018 following on from Open Parish Meeting from 7.00pm.