Minutes 23rd February 2017

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 23rd February 2017 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 Sebastian Kindersley.

90 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr Bridget Smith.

91 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

Minutes of 19th January 2017 were agreed and signed.

92 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO

Cllr Sebastian Kindersley reported that SCDC are raising their Precept by £5 on a Band D property. He also reported that CCC are raising their Precept by 2% for the adult social care budget. Government funding of councils is tapering off.

93 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

a) Streetlight faulty: Repaired.

b) Dene Brook bridge breaking up: waiting for response.

c) Community Chest Grants for a Defibrillator: we need to clarify responsibility.

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

95 FINANCE

a) Village Hall & Sports Ground: Insurance received: £357.54.

b) CCC: Street lighting (10 lights), Oct 2015 to Sep 2016: £321.11.

96 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED None received.

97 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS

a) Village Hall update: a grant has been awarded and, if accepted, work should start as soon as possible on the refurbishment.
b) CCC + Environment Agency: Community Flood Groups and Flood Plans. This may be considered at a later date.
c) Coalition of Parish Councils (CPC) from Cllr Steve Jones (Bourn). The points made by the Coalition were acceptable to the Council: Clerk to respond.

98 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.

99 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES

Ricochet: BBC2 “The repair shop”: looking for sentimental items to be repaired,

individual or community items, at no charge: notice.

100 DATE OF NEXT MEETING Thursday 16th March 2017 at 7.15pm