Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 12th September 2019 at 7.15pm in Longstowe Village Hall
Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chairperson)
Cllr Will Bevan
Cllr Geoff Hemmins
Cllr Ben Holland
Cllr Peter White
Sharon Brown – Clerk
Also present: Mrs Bobbie Coe and a member of the Parish, who raised the lack of footpaths, especially to Bourn. Chair to raise this with Bourn Parish Council.
The Chair welcomed the new clerk and there was a vote of thanks to Bobbie Coe for her work as clerk over the last seven years.
35 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
PCSO John Coppard; Cllr Tumi Hawkins (SCDC).
36 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The Minutes of 18th July 2019 were agreed and signed.
37 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO
Cllr Tumi Hawkins (SCDC) (written report) covered Greater Cambridge Planning Service (GCPS); Draft Bourn Airfield SPD (Supplementary Planning Document); Community Chest Grant; Zero Carbon Community Grant; “My South Cambs” Customer Portal; Recycling Centres; Fly Tipping Campaign (SCRAP); A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbett Upgrade; Combined Authority Local Transport Plan (LTP); Noise issues with the Gliding CLub.
Cllr Mark Howell (CCC) (written report) covered Free School Meals; Fly-tipping: country-wide campaign called SCRAP; Greener future; Free sanitary products; Coroner Service; Open Access technology in Cambs libraries; Reduced reliance on plastics; Applications for primary school places; Key Stage 4 GCSE results.
38 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
a) SCDC: We don’t need permission to place stickers on our wheelie bins.
b) SCDC: E-mails about planning for 48 and land on ONR sent to Cllr Tumi Hawkins.
c) SCDC: Zero Carbon Communities Grant Networking and Information event, 04/09, PowerPoint of event circulated.
d) SCDC: Unable to supply map of village; CCC approached.
39 MEMBERS’ DECLARATION OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
Cllr W. Bevan: item 41(b), planning application.
a) ICO: Data Protection fee: direct debit, 20/10/2019: £35.
b) Clerk’s pay + expenses: £677.19; HMRC: £165.40.
c) A summary of income/expenditure to date and expected was provided.
41 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
a) S/1366/17/FL: Discharge of condition 3: 49 High Street (for information only).
b) S/2652/19/VC: Variation of Condition to allow siting of marquee for 12 months of the year for five years: Longstowe Hall. This was supported. Cllr Bevan was absent for this item.
c) S/2966/19/FL: Erection of two storey rear extension and front porch: 58 ONR. This was supported.
42 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS
a) Village Hall update. Cllr P White reported that the hall was booked on six days each week and that a new trench for water and internet cables was being organised. The committee was close to drawing up final plans for the new entrance lobby and change of internal space for toilets and shower.
b) State of footpath ONR: overgrown hedges and grasses. Chair to approach owner.
c) Wheelie bin 30 & 40 mph signs: 40 of each: £98; 80 of each: £125. Cllr P White to check number of 40 mph signs needed.
43 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) High Street Closure: Wednesday 6th November 8.00–23.59.
44 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES
a) Longstowe History Society forthcoming talks and events. All to be included.
b) Letter from America. First Letter to be included.
c) An article about possible new footpaths to be included.
45 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 17th October 2019 at 7.15pm
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