LONGSTOWE PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 16th May 2019 at 7.15pm
in Longstowe Village Hall
Present: Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chairperson)
Cllr Will Bevan
Cllr Geoff Hemmins
Cllr Ben Holland
Cllr Peter White
Bobbie Coe – Clerk
Also present: Cllr Tumi Hawkins (SCDC).
1 ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON; DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
Cllr Barbara Cooper was re-elected as Chairperson.
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Mark Howell (CCC).
3 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
With one alteration, the Minutes of 18th April 2019 were agreed and signed along with the Minutes of the Parish Open Meeting of 18th April 2019.
4 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO
Cllr Tumi Hawkins (SCDC) reported on the Parklife Sunday 19th May 2019 Event; Over 500 sites for possible building; the Carbon grant (cycle path to the Red House suggested); Staff problems, especially in the Planning office; Planning permission for Waterbeach. Her written report covered the Greater Cambridge Local Plan; Housing; Environmental Services; Business and Finance; Cambs & Peterborough Combined Athority; Transport.
Cllr Mark Howell (CCC) (written report) covered the Pop-up exhibition on the act of writing in Cambridgeshire Libraries (until 27 August); Investment from government for the county’s roads; Protection of children in Cambs; Increase in applications for primary school places in Cambs; Free NHS health checks in Cambs; More phone parking choices in Cambs; Cambs household recycling centres now on summer opening hours.
5 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
a) Park Lane bad road surface reported to CCC.
b) Delivery dates for the Summer edition of SCDC magazine are from 22nd May to 9th June. Please let the Clerk know if you do not receive it.
c) S/1381/19/DC and S/3563/18/LB: Longstowe Hall: Discharge of conditions 3,4,5.
6 MEMBERS’ DECLARATION OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
a) Precept 19/20 A received: £2,625.
b) Annual accounts: 2018/19 audit Section 1, Annual governance statement. Agreed.
c) Annual accounts: 2018/19 audit Section 2, Accounting statements. Agreed.
d) Accounts have been sent to Charlotte for internal audit.
e) CAPALC: Annual fee £150.09 + GDP scheme £25.00.
f) Possible change of Insurers (e-mail circulated). Clerk to contact Insurers.
g) Reading Room Trust: funds can be transferred to the PC.
h) BT phone box. Unlikely to be allocated as the village box has already been removed.
8 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
9 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS
a) Village Hall: A generous sum of money has been received. BT have yet to arrange an on-site meeting for the installation of an internet connection.
10 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.
a) Able Community Care: Door stickers (free) (circulated). Clerk to place order.
11 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES
12 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 20th June 2019 at 7.15pm
Signed by: Barbara Cooper Date: 20/06/2019