Minutes 18th April 2019

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 18th April 2019 following the Open Meeting in Longstowe Village Hall

Present: Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chairperson)
Cllr Will Bevan
Cllr Geoff Hemmins
Cllr Peter White
Bobbie Coe – Clerk

Also present: Cllr Tumi Hawkins (SCDC) and members of the Parish.

The state of the road surface of Park Lane was of some concern. Clerk to report.

112 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Ben Holland, PCSO John Coppard

113 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Minutes of Thursday 21st March 2019 were agreed and signed.

114 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO
Cllr Tumi Hawkins’ written report covered the 2019 Parklife Event to be held on Sunday 19th May; the Village Design Guide; a National Design Award won for the design of the Marmalade Lane Co-housing development at Orchard Park; the future of the Tithe Barn, Landbeach; the A10 improvements; Environmental Services; New Investment on The Science Park; Housing Syrian Refugees; the “My South Cambs” Customer Portal.

Cllr Mark Howell’s written report covered Cambridgeshire Roads; Alconbury Weald Civic Hub; the removal of charges for computer use in libraries; Joint Minerals and Waste Plan; Quit Smoking campaign; LGBT Fostering; Apprenticeship Celebration Event for National Apprenticeship Week 2019; East West Rail; Secondary school places.

115 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
a) Non-delivery of the SCDC Winter magazine has been reported.
b) A police speed camera has been requested.
c) The bad state of the footpath from the crossroads to the bridge has been reported.
d) The bad road-surface north of the crossroads has been repaired.
e) The two dumped gas cylinders have been removed.
f) S/0663/19/FL Planning application: SCDC informed of PC’s concern over the amount of water entering the ditch.

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

117 FINANCE
a) Annual accounts: 2018/19 for Internal Audit.
b) Problem with Reading Room Trust, as LPC is not registered as a charity.
c) Eyelid Productions: Website development: £670.00.
d) Victoire Press: Skylark April 2019: £59.00.
e) New pay scales from 01/04/2019.
f) Rent of Village Hall: £144.00.
g) Village maintenance: grass-cutting by A. Church £100.

118 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
None received.

119 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS
a) Village Hall update, the Internet connection will be with BT.
b) New Longstowe website: LongstoweParishCouncil.co.uk is now live. Further discussions are needed on connections, photos, information to up-load.

120 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.

121 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES

122 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 16th May 2019 at 7.15 – Annual General Meeting.

Signed by:  Barbara Cooper   Date:   16th May 2019
Chairperson