Minutes 21st December 2017

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 21st December 2017 at 7.15pm in Longstowe Village Hall

Present:

Cllr Will Bevan (Acting Chair)

Cllr Geoff Hemmins
Cllr Ben Holland
Cllr Peter White

Bobbie Coe – Clerk

Also present: Mr R Murden, who reported on the (still missing) Longstowe sign just before the Red House; a fence down by railway Byway 12 (this should be reported to the Railway officials); the overgrown hedge between Beaconsfield cottages and Beaconsfield House (clerk to respond).

Also reported by others present were two more incidents of hare-coursing between Longstowe and the Gliding Club (these usually happen in daylight on a Friday or Saturday and should be reported to the Police immediately); Anglian Water manhole covers still noisy (by Old Post Office, Middle Farm, High Street bungalows) (Clerk to report); County Council sunken drains all along the High Street (Clerk to report).

72 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr Barbara Cooper, Cllr Bridget Smith, Cllr Tumi Hawkins.

73 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

Minutes of Thursday 16th November 2017 were agreed and signed.

74 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO No Reports.

75 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

a) Longstowe Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan: held over to next meeting.

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

77 FINANCE

a) Parish Precept for 2018–2019: held over to next meeting.

b) Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments for 2017–18, £200 fee.

c) Clerk’s pay + expenses: £832.06; HMRC: £197.20.

d) Victoire Press Ltd: Skylark: January 2018: £61.00.

78 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED None received.

79 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS

a) Richard Murden: Report on Sports Club: strong and well organised; a question of

funds if club closes: it was suggested that the Constitution should indicate that funds should be transferred to the Village Hall Trust Fund, ring-fenced for sports.

b) Village Hall update: nothing new to report.

c) Speeding: held over to next meeting.

d) New Pilot Schemes for community-led ‘Spring Clean-Ups’ (Clerk to request it).

e) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018.

80 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.

81 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES None received.

82 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7.15pm