Minutes 20th April 2017

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 20th April 2017 following the Open Meeting 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 Sebastian Kindersley, Cllr Bridget Smith, Mr Richard Murden.

112 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

113 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

Minutes of 16th March 2017 were agreed and signed.

114 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO

Cllr Bridget Smith reported that the new Mayor would be over eight local MPs, have a large budget and take decisions on housing, roads and transport strategy, at a cost of £2m. She also reported on the City Deal, the Local Plan, and Community Funding. Cllr Smith also reported that SCDC would loan all the necessary equipment for the village litter-picking.

The monthly report from Cllr Sebastian Kindersley had been circulated.

115 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

a) Community Chest Grant for Defibrillator. A grant is currently being sought; however, no offer of a permanent sight has yet been received.

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

117 FINANCE

a) Fen Feeds Ltd: advert in 4 x Skylark: £20.

b) New pay rate for Clerk from 1st April 2017 (circulated).

c) Victoire Press Ltd: Skylark: £63.

d) CAPALC: Annual Catch Up Day: £30.00 (replacement cheque: 51d).

118 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

S/1229/17/FL: Single storey extension to the rear of 28 Old North Road. The Parish Council supported the application.

119 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS

a) Village Hall update: Work is starting on the footings and the external walls. Some meetings may have to move to the Church whilst the work is in progress.
b) Highways England: A14C2H mobile visitor centre: not currently requested.

c) Highways England: A428 Caxton to A1 Black Cat: the response form was discussed and completed.
d) Risk Management Policy: to be finalised at the next meeting.

e) Financial Regulations Model: to be finalised at the next meeting.

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

a) Request from Macmillan Cancer Support to publish article. It was suggested that it was placed on the noticeboards, if possible.
b) A summary of the Open Meeting will be published in the next Skylark.

122 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Thursday 18th May 2017 at 7.15pm – Annual General Meeting