Minutes of the Meeting held virtually on Thursday 15th October 2020 at 7.15pm.
Present: Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chairperson)
Cllr Will Bevan
Cllr Ben Holland
Cllr Peter White
Sharon Brown – Clerk
Also present: Cllr Tumi Hawkins, Cllr Mark Howell and Mrs Chris Morton who were welcomed.
SCDC have publicised a new small Covid Support Grant. Agreed to request the grant.
46 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Geoff Hemmins and Mrs Bobbie Coe.
47 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The Minutes of 17th September 2020 were agreed and approved for signing.
48 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO
Cllr Tumi Hawkins, SCDC: highlighted, a) Covid-19; South Cambs is now at medium level
alert. SCDC are holding a webinar to support businesses; b) GCSPS call for sites published,
with two in Longstowe and many more and larger proposals in the vicinity.
Cllr Hawkins was thanked for arranging a meeting with Stephen Kelly, Joint Director, GCSPS.
Cllr Mark Howell, CCC: highlighted, a) communications concerning Rushbrook Close trees;
b) CCC focus increased for both cycleways and social care as a response to the covid-19 situation, though many projects in Cambridge first; c) many road works have gone ahead in recent months including resurfacing of the A1198 through Longstowe.
49 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
a) Pathway to Bourn: The proposed meeting with Bourn PC still to be arranged.
b) Village Hall Wifi: No further update.
c) Rights of Way map: Permissive path note to be agreed before printing.
d) Road drains: Gullies at the west end of the village at the start of the 30mph zone have now been cleaned out.
e) Byway 12 – Red House Pub west to B1046: Noted that CCC did not open the barriers all summer due to the covid-19 situation and that they are now closed for the winter.
f) Postbox by village sign – condition: Chase up lack of programmed maintenance.
50 MEMBERS’ DECLARATION OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
a) Invoice: Victoire Press for October Skylark printing, £69.00. Agreed.
52 TO CONSIDER/REPORT ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
53 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS
a) Village Hall update: There has been a break-in to the equipment container, no equipment taken but locks have had to be replaced, including that of the main gate. There was discussion as to whether a QR notice should be put up at the village hall. Cllr Howell will forward photos of playground covid-19 safety notices at Papworth that we can consider using.
b) Covid-19 village update: The need for direct assistance remains low.
c) Old Railway Bridges in Longstowe: The contact details for maintenance works noted.
d) Letter from Bourn Surgery, 2/10/2020: Agreed to publicise invitation to become a PPG (Patient Participation Group) member in Skylark.
e) Battery recycling: Now that batteries are not collected by SCDC for recycling, agreed to have a box at the village hall.
54 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
A list of correspondence received is printed in the Agenda which is placed on the noticeboards and on the web page prior to the Parish Council meeting; details are available from the Clerk.
55 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES
Agreed to produce a Supplement for the beginning of November before the next issue in
56 DATE OF NEXT MEETING THURSDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2020
Signed by: …………………………………………Chairperson Date: ………………..