LANEHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday, 08.06.09 at 7.00 p.m. in the Village Hall

PRESENT: Councillors G. Scrini, Mrs. B. Barber, Mrs. C. Simpson-Kane, P Baines, P. Cable, F. Clark, Dist. Cllr Mrs Isard, PCSO Ciacci and PCSO Aimee Whitehouse

 

APOLOGIES

Cllr J. Cobb, County Cllr J. Hempsall, Dist. Cllr Keith Isard

 

2.  DECLARATION OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS

None

 

POLICE REPORT

PCSO Ciacci stated there had been one reported crime in Church Laneham in the last month.  The police have attended the village on Friday last to do a routine check on possible incidents regarding teenagers, but nothing serious reported.  Cllr Clark reported there had been some damage to the bench at Top Town Bridge.

 

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 11.5.09

The minutes had been circulated before the meeting. It was proposed by Cllr Clark and seconded by Cllr  Mrs. Barber, that the minutes were a true record, this was unanimously agreed.

 

5. MATTERS ARISING

a) Bridleway 25 – the letter from Laura Summers was read to the meeting. Councillors considered the current signs are a deterrent to walkers.  It was agreed to write to Cllr Hempsall for his help in the matter and send him a copy of Laura’s letters.  (Letter to Laura Summers copy to JH) GS

b) Bus Shelter – the plants are not available yet, and Cllr Cable requested help with planting when the plants are available.  Cllr Scrini offered to help.

c) Village Maintenance – Hoo Lane – was reported to be “bumpy”- agreed to write to Anglian Water stating the condition of the lane is still not acceptable.

d) Village Signs – the third sign still to be painted – in hand.

e) Trees –an urgent request to be sent by e-mail to Cllr Hempsall for the staking of the trees on Main Street to be done asap. Cllr Cable to do this.

f) Christmas Tree –One tree offered is not in good order, but the other one donated by the Sheeran family is OK.  A demonstration of the Christmas lights already bought was found to be satisfactory.  It was proposed we get another set for the Church Laneham tree.

g) Northern Area Committee – the Chairman gave a detailed report of the meeting he had attended on 18th May.

h) Grass Verge, Church Laneham – the verge has been cut by a local resident.

i) Parish Field – a quotation to cut the field for £40 has been received from Mr. Hewitt.  It was proposed by Cllr Cable and seconded by Cllr Mrs. Barber that this be accepted. All agreed.

 

 

6.  PUBLIC DISCUSSION

No public present.

 

 

7. PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

a)  Ken Walker   Mowing £55, Sweeping £24  (000767)

b) Caretaker  £341.66  (000768

c) P. Cable  Christmas Lights  £44.98  (000769)

Payment proposed by Cllr Baines, seconded by Cllr Mrs. Barber and agreed by all.

VAT refund of £247.27 has been received.

The Insurance from Came Company had been accepted at a cost of £319.55.

The Annual accounts have been internally audited by Mr. Smith and the appropriate notice posted on the board.

The new Bank Mandates were circulated for signing.

 

8. PLANNING

Cllr Cable gave a detailed report on a training seminar he and Cllr Mrs. Barber had attended with BDC planning representatives and useful information was gained.  Following the presentation the meeting agreed to draft a letter  - to be undertaken by Cllr Scrini and checked by Cllr Cable before sending to the Planning Department.

 

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

a)       Best Kept Village – first round judging will take place between 8th and 26th June.

b)       BDC Parish Grant Scheme to be discussed at next meeting.

c)       Mobile Unit – details of mobile rural contact point were received and are to be posted on the notice board

d)       Letter has been received from Mr. Hardman requesting details of all correspondence dealing with Trentfield Farm and Byway 25 under the Freedom of Information Act.  A cheque was requested and sent to cover the costs but the cheque has been returned by the bank marked “Refer to Drawer”.

 

10. LANEHAM LAST MONTH

a)       No plans for local events taking place in the village over the coming weeks. 

b)       Repairs to be carried out to the public bench at Top Town Bridge.  The rowan tree to be cut up and removed.

c)       Cllr Mrs. Simpson-Kane said the two speed bumps outside their home on Broading Lane were to be removed.

 

 

There was no further business discussed and the meeting closed at approximately 8.55 p.m.