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CORNFORTH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: APRIL 2012

 

Minutes of the meeting of Cornforth Parish Council held at 7.00pm, in the Community Centre, Cornforth, on Monday 10th April 2012.

 

Present: Councillor Dr. S. C. Drew and

 

Councillors: Mr. T Cutmore, Mrs. H.P.Drew, Mrs. S. Neville, Mrs. M. Poole, Mr. R. Poole, Mr. M. Simpson, Mrs. S. Traynor, Mr. R. Vaughan and Mr. A. Wilson.

 

Apologies:  Councillors:  Mr. K. Clasper, Mr. A. Hodgson, Mr. P. Metcalfe, Mr. M. J. Pennick and Mrs. P. M. Walker.

 

1.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of personal or prejudicial interest made with regard to any item to be transacted.

 

2.  MINUTES

 

There was one correction to the Minutes of 5th March 2012 and that was to amend the declaration of interest made from item 12 to 11(a), otherwise the Minutes were confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

 

3.  MATTERS ARISING NOT COVERED ON THE AGENDA

 

 There were no matters arising from the Minutes that were no covered on this agenda.

 

4.  POLICE LIAISON

 

There were no matters to report from the PACT meeting.

 

5.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

There were no members of the public present at the meeting.

 

6.  CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

The Clerk had received no correspondence or invitations addressed to the Chairman.

 

7.  AAP ISSUES

 

There was no report on this matter from Members.

 

8. BANK RECONCILIATION STATEMENT – POSITION AT 31st March 2012.

 

The Clerk had circulated the current bank reconciliation statement and a comparison of this year’s budget to actual expenditure for this period at the meeting.  The statement was approved.

 

9. SCHEDULE OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS MARCH 2012.

 

Receipts

 

Insurance/way-leave payments/allotment rents  1,511.03

 

Payments

 

R. A. Sunman-Salary                                                      640.75

R. A. Sunman-Allowances and sundries                       96.18

Society of Local Council Clerks-Fees                             10.60

Chilton Town Council-Civic Dinner tickets                   44.00

Julie’s Florist-Flowers (Chairman’s allowance)             30.00

Cornforth Village Show-Donation                            1,000.00

Durham Miners’ Gala-Advertisement                           75.00

West C. And Dist. Comm. Assoc-Donation                  25.00

BR Gardening Services-Work at Stobbs Cross       1,140.00

Art Decor-Photo frame(Chairman’s allowance)          30.54

 

TOTAL  NET EXPENDITURE                                        1,581.04

 

The schedule was approved. 

 

10. PLANNING MATTERS AND APPLICATIONS FROM MARCH’S WEEKLY LISTS.

 

The Clerk reports that there had been no planning applications notified by the South Western or the Strategic Office of Durham County Council which were of note to this Council.

 

11.   CORNFORTH IN BLOOM.

 

The Clerk advised the Council that Cornforth had been entered into the “Large Village” category of Northumbria in Bloom, from which, if it is successful, it could go forward to Britain in Bloom.  This was the first year it had been entered in some time.  Within the overall competition there are special categories which could win awards this year.  Areas such as the Park, the Green, the Aged Miners’ accommodation, the school and the land at the surgery could be chosen by the judges to receive these awards.

 

Members were advised that the role of the Parish Council was limited.  It had given an undertaking to the Cornforth in Bloom group that all of its land would be mown and tidy at the time of the judging, this to include land around the war memorial.  The key is the planting added by residents and the Parish Council had received a request for financial help from Cornforth in Bloom to augment the award it has received for “living” for hanging baskets and planting in these and other areas.  Members agreed to pay a sum of £1,500.  Following discussion on the work proposed in the Community Park by the group, the Council agreed to grant permission for them to weed the beds and consolidate and augment the existing planting as well as agreeing to the Council weeding the paved paths and removing dilapidated fencing.

 

The Council was advised that the sub group set up to improve the High Street had as part of the venture had met on 15th March 2012.  Subsequently, the council learnt that the High Street and its improvement should be divorced from the In Bloom competition.  Over 30 jobs need to be tackled.  Minor work could be achieved by the time of the judging in August, but the rest were mainly long term goals for which an application will be made to the AAP regeneration fund; the work includes painting May’s shop, for which permission has been given, new street furniture, improving the former Victoria Public House and other property.  An application is being drafted for this work and Members agreed to meet half of the costs, estimated at £20,000.

 

12.   UPDATE ON ITEMS DISCUSSED AT PREVIOUS MEETINGS.

 

a) Closure of Thurston Grange – The Clerk’s request for a meeting with representatives of “livin” had not been granted, but he had been invited to submit a list of questions on the timetable, re-housing of tenants and the future of the site.

 

b)  Street works and furniture – a meeting had been sought with Mr. Bennet of Durham County Council to discuss street furniture and bins at the allotments, on the High Street and at Money’s Building, including dog fouling bins.

 

c)  Travellers policy – The Clerk had written to Durham County Council following the last meeting. Given the advent of The Appleby Horse Fair a reminder had been sent pressing for action about the land to the rear of “Costcutters”.

 

d)  Dog fouling - Durham County Council’s staff associated with Cornforth in Bloom had been asked to address this issue.

 

e)  Footpaths 10 and 15 – Mr. Shaw, the local Rights of Way officer from Durham County Council had been advised that these footpaths have been cut following work by a local farmer.

 

f)  Community Park – Groundwork had been asked to replace the three entrance ways to the Community Park. The wording for a plaque rededicating the park had been sent to Mr. Wilson’s family for agreement.  Members agreed to the morning of 30th June 2012 as the date for a rededication event following its installation.

 

g) Holy Trinity Church-yard -  The application for consent to fell 12 trees and cut back others had been augmented by the addition of pruning to trees to the rear of 16 Glebe Villas and 11 The Lane.  The cover to the flower bin was to be removed and altered at the request of Members.

 

h)  The Green – Durham County Council was still negotiating the price for the approved works.  However, it had been asked to bring forward its proposals to repair the gully in the north west corner as a matter of priority.

 

 

NOTE:  At the close of business Members were asked if they had any items

of business to be included on the next agenda. None were notified.

 

Ray Sunman/Clerk.

To all members of the Parish Council.

MINUTES OF CORNFORTH PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: MAY 2012

 

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Cornforth Parish Council held at the Community Centre, West Cornforth, at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 8th May 2012.

 

Present:  Councillor Alan Hodgson and

 

Mrs. H. P. Drew, Dr. S. C. Drew, P. Metcalfe, Mrs. S. Neville, Mr. M. J. Pennick, Mrs. M. Poole, Mr. R. Poole, Mr. M. Simpson, Mrs. S. Traynor, Mr. R. Vaughan, Mrs. P. M. Walker and Mr. A. Wilson

 

Apologies: Councillors Mr. Colin Clasper and T. Cutmore.

 

1.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of a personal or prejudicial interest made.

 

2.  ELECTION OF A CHAIRMAN

 

Members elected Councillor Alan Hodgson as Chairman of the Council for the 2012/13 Municipal Year.  The motion was proposed by Councillor R. Poole and seconded by Dr. S. C. Drew. The Chairman made and signed a declaration of Acceptance of Office.

 

3.  ELECTION OF A VICE CHAIRMAN

 

Members elected Councillor S. C. Drew as Vice Chairman of the Council for the 2012/13 Municipal Year.  The motion was proposed by Councillor R. Poole ans seconded by Mrs. S. Traynor. 

 

4.  AUTHORISED SIGNATORIES

 

The council approved the appointment of the following designated signatories for the purpose of signing cheques and issuing instructions to the Council’s bankers:  Mr. R. A. Sunman, (Clerk), Dr. S. C. Drew, Mr. M. J. Pennick, Mr. R. Poole, Mrs. S. Traynor and Mr. A. Wilson.  Any three of the above were confirmed as needed to sign cheques and issue instruction to the bank.

 

5.  COMMITTEES

 

a)  The Council approved its Membership of the following Committees for the 2012/13 Municipal Year:

i)  Allotment Committee: Mr. P. Metcalfe (Chairman), Mrs. P. M. Walker, Mr. R. Vaughan, Mr. K. Clasper, and Mr. M. D. Pennick, plus the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council (ex-officio).  It was noted that at the last meeting of the Allotment Committee, the allotment holders asked that all tenants be invited to future meetings: they did not wish to appoint representatives.

 

ii)  Recreation and Amenities Committee: Councillors Mrs. H. P. Drew, Mr. A. Hodgson, Mr. T. Cutmore, Mrs. S. Traynor and Mrs P. M. Walker plus the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Council (ex-officio).

 

iii) Planning Committee: Chairman and Vice Chairman and Councillors Mr. R. Poole and Mrs. P. M. Walker.

 

6. REPRESENTATION ON OUTSIDE BODIES

 

The Council approved the following representation on outside bodies for the 2012/13 Municipal Year.  The Clerk was asked to check if The Bishop Middleham Quarry and Planning Liaison Committee still met.

 

TITLE OF ORGANISATION (MEMBERSHIP)

 

Bishop Middleham Quarry Planning Liaison Committee

(Councillor Mrs. P. M. Walker and Councillor Dr. S.C. Drew)

Cornforth Community Association

(Councillors Mrs. H. P. Drew, Mr. M. J. Pennick and Mrs. S. Traynor)

The Cornforth Partnership

(Councillors Mrs. S. Traynor, Mrs. S. Neville and Mr. A. Hodgson).

Cornforth Village Show

(The Chairman and Councillor Mr. A Wilson).

Lafarge Liaison Committee

(The Chairman, Councillor Dr. S. C. Drew and Councillor Mrs. P. M. Walker).

Cornforth in Bloom

(Councillors Mr. R. Vaughan and Mr.  A. Wilson).

The 4Together Partnership (AAP)

(Chairman)

Police and Community Together (PACT)

(Councillor Dr. S. C. Drew)

 

7.  PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF COUNCIL MEETINGS – 2012/13 CYCLE

 

DATE

PURPOSE/NOTES

Monday 11th June 2012

 

Monday 25th June 2012

Annual Accounts

Monday 9th July 2012

 

Tuesday 7th August 2012

Delayed for Bank Holiday

Monday 10th September 2012

Delayed for bank statement

Monday 8th October 2012

Delayed for bank statement

Monday 4th November 2012

 

Monday 10th December 2012

Delayed for bank statement

Monday 7th January 2013

 

Monday 14th January 2013

Precept Meeting

Monday 4th February 2013

 

Monday 4th March 2013

 

Monday 8th April 2013

 

Tuesday 7th May 2013

AGM and meeting on its arising, delayed for Bank Holiday

 

R. A. Sunman, Parish Clerk: 17th May 2012.

MINUTES OF THE CORNFORTH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING:

MAY 2012

 

Minutes of the meeting of Cornforth Parish Council held on the arising of the Annual General Meeting, in the Community Centre, Cornforth, on Tuesday 8th May 2012.

 

Present:  Councillor Alan Hodgson and

 

Mrs. H. P. Drew, Dr. S. C. Drew, P. Metcalfe, Mrs. S. Neville, Mr. M. J. Pennick, Mrs. M. Poole, Mr. R. Poole, Mr. M. Simpson, Mrs. S. Traynor, Mr. R. Vaughan, Mrs. P. M. Walker and Mr. A. Wilson

 

Apologies: Councillors Mr. K. Clasper and Mr. T. Cutmore.

 

1.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of a personal or prejudicial interest made with regard to any item to be transacted.

 

2.  MINUTES

 

The Minutes of the meetings held on 10th April 2012 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

 

3.  MATTERS ARISING NOT COVERED ON THE AGENDA

 

Members pointed out that for a few Councillors the calling of the meeting had breached the need for three clear days notice, because of postal delays.  The Clerk would try to ensure that this was not repeated, particularly over a Bank Holiday.

 

4.  POLICE LIAISON

 

The Vice Chairman had not attended the last PACT meeting, but understood that the priority remained the anti social behaviour around Barrett Way.

 

5.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

There were no members of the public present at the meeting.  However, the meeting discussed the issue of travellers caravans raised under this heading at the April meeting when Mrs. Iceton attended.  The issue of obstruction at the back of Hawthorn and Poplar Terraces has been raised with Emma Rothwell of the Travellers Liaison Service of D.C.C. The County Council won’t act because the caravans belong to travellers who are now in houses.  The Police regard the problem as a landlord issue and the landlords are private.  There is one caravan that has a damaged wheel and we are going to pursue its removal.  The Clerk was asked to send letters to the Highways Department and the Police with copies and a letter to our MP.

 

6.  CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

The Clerk had received a letter from Lafarge advising that the company had been in consultation with the County council about the waste transfer service and possible contracts.  Claire Teesdale, who deals with waste disposal on behalf of the County Council knew nothing of this contract, as the whole issue of waste disposal was still at the consultation stage.  The Clerk was instructed to send a letter to try to clarify the situation.

The Chairman and Members drew attention to the R.A.O.B. “Sportsman’s Evening to be held on 28th September 2012.  The poster would be displayed on the Parish Council notice board.

 

7.  AAP ISSUES

 

The AAP meeting will be held on Wednesday next.

 

8. BANK RECONCILIATION STATEMENT – POSITION AT 30th April 2012.

 

The Clerk circulated the current bank reconciliation statement and a comparison of this year’s budget to actual expenditure for this period at the meeting.  The statement was approved.

 

9. SCHEDULE OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS APRIL 2012.

 

Receipts

 

Precept Durham County Council                           47,844.50

Awards for All – Healthy Cornforth Project            9,069.00

 

Payments

 

R. A. Sunman-Salary                                                      640.75

R. A. Sunman-Allowances and sundries                       88.18

Society of Local Council Clerks-Fees                             10.60

J. W. Smith-Power cleaning                                           180.00

Cornforth Partnership-Room hire and copying        712.13

H.M.R.& C.-Tax and N. I. C                                            542.45

Northumbrian Water-Allotment water                      228.07

Lumalite-Third Xmas tree instalment                         783.29

 

TOTAL  NET INCOME                                                53,728.03

 

The schedule was approved. 

 

10. PLANNING MATTERS AND APPLICATIONS FROM APRIL’S WEEKLY LISTS.

 

There had been no planning applications of note to this Council in this period.

 

11.   CORNFORTH IN BLOOM.

 

The “Cornforth in Bloom” group has carried work to weed the shrub beds and add planting in the park.  The Parish Council had arranged to spray the weeds on the paved areas and the redundant fencing has been taken out. Weeding at the war memorial is to be undertaken.  The group was granted the permission of the Parish Council to work on the memorial and on land south of the Slake public house on Middleham Road.

 

12.   CORNFORTH HIGH STREET.

 

Some of the work proposed for the High Street has already been taken forward.  County Councillor Avery has agreed to use part of his highway budget to paint the lamp standards and railings in the High Street.  The railings involved are those outside the school, at 64a High Street and Roberts Square, plus all the seats in the High Street. A letter of thanks is to be sent.

 

An application has been discussed with the AAP for the remainder of the work and the permission of the owner of “The Victoria” has been sought. The meeting to replace all of the litter bins in the High Street has been held and two new bins are already in place at the County Council’s expense.

 

13. CORNFORTH COMMUNITY PARK

 

Members were advised that the ceremony to rededicate the Community Park has been fixed on 30th June 2012.  The proposed time is 10.30am, and the Rev. Lumsden has confirmed his attendance.  Invitations will be sent to local organisations and to our Member of Parliament.

The costs of the work to date, not including the new plaque, are £3,158.40.  Whilst the Parish Council has agreed to meet the cost, it is understood that over £8,000 is available for work in this community from the housing development at Stobbs Cross (so called Section 106 monies).  Members approved the use of these monies, in part, for this purpose, if agreement can be reached with the County Council.

 

14.  THE GREEN.

 

The Parish Council had been advised that the County Council will start work on the last phase of The Green on 28th May 2012, the works to include carriageway repairs, scoria block edging, lay-by repairs, the reconstruction of a road gully, two anti vehicle mounds and minor repairs.  A site meeting is to be held on Thursday next, to confirm the work included in the contract.  The Parish indicated its agreement to allowing the work to be undertaken on its behalf and to maintaining the work once complete.  The County Council will inform the residents in writing.

 

15.QUALITY PARISH STATUS

 

The Clerk advised the Council that he had recently completed a training session on The Localism Act 2011 as part of his CiCLA course.  The powers included in that Act over ride previous legislation, which necessitates a Parish having QPS in order augment its powers.  There is now no financial or legislative incentive to the quality mark.  Members agreed that the Clerk should deliver training on the Localism Act, and that Members would then consider the need to pursue QPS.

 

16. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH YARD

 

The Clerk advised the Council that he had been invited to attend the Church Council meeting on Wednesday next to discuss the content of the application for the felling and pruning of trees recently granted by Durham County Council and agree which trees are to be included in the first phase of work.

 

NOTE:  At the close of business Members were asked if they had any items

of business to be included on the next agenda. None were raised.

 

Ray Sunman/Clerk:  12th May 2012.

 

MINUTES OF THE CORNFORTH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING:

JUNE 2012

 

Minutes of the meeting of Cornforth Parish Council held in the Community Centre, Cornforth, on Monday 11th June 2012.

 

Present:  Councillor Alan Hodgson and

 

Councillors:  Mr. K. Clasper, Mr. T. Cutmore Mrs. H. P. Drew, Dr. S. C. Drew, P. Metcalfe, Mrs. S. Neville, Mrs. M. Poole, Mr. R. Poole, Mrs. S. Traynor, Mr. R. Vaughan, Mrs. P. M. Walker and Mr. A. Wilson

 

Apologies: Councillors Mr. M. J. Pennick and Mr. M. Simpson.

 

1.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of a personal or prejudicial interest made with regard to any item to be transacted.

 

2.  MINUTES

 

The Minutes of the meetings held on 8th May 2012 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

 

3.  MATTERS ARISING NOT COVERED ON THE AGENDA

 

The Clerk advised the Members that with regard to item 16 of the minutes of 11th June 2012, he needed to receive the approval of the Parish Church Council before proceeding with the work on trees in the churchyard.

 

4.  POLICE LIAISON

 

The Vice Chairman advised the Members that the parking of travellers’ caravans in the village was to be a police target, but that action would not be taken until the end of the Appleby Horse Fair.

 

5.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

Mrs Angela Iceton attended the meeting to complain about caravans at Hawthorn Terrace.  She had intended to go to the PACT meeting and noted the previous report. The problem had persisted and damage had been done in the Oaks area.  It was alleged that the occupancy of No.1 Poplar and 2 Hawthorn amounted to overcrowding.  The Clerk was asked to place this item on the next agenda.

 

6.  CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE.

 

The Clerk had received a letter addressed to the Chairman from Ferryhill Town Council outlining the events throughout the Municipal Year.  The contents of the letter were noted.

 

7.  AAP ISSUES

 

The Chairman advised members that the next meeting of the AAP Task and Finish group would be held on Thursday 14th June 2012.  The application to regenerate the High Street was being progressed..

 

8. BANK RECONCILIATION STATEMENT – POSITION AT 31st May 2012.

 

The Clerk circulated the current bank reconciliation statement and a comparison of this year’s budget to actual expenditure for this period at the meeting.  The statement was approved.

 

9. SCHEDULE OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS JUNE 2012.

 

Receipts                                                                                NIL

 

Payments

 

R. A. Sunman-Salary                                                      640.75

R. A. Sunman-Allowances and sundries                       82.33

Society of Local Council Clerks-Membership Fee       10.60

Society of Local Council Clerks-Publications               62.60

Society of Local Council Clerks-Training fee                48.00

JWS Powercleaning-Bus shelter cleaning                   120.00

Cornforth in Bloom-Contribution                            1,500.00

 

TOTAL  NET EXPENDITURE                                        2,464.28

 

The schedule was approved. 

 

10. PLANNING MATTERS AND APPLICATIONS FROM MAY’S WEEKLY LISTS.

 

At the time of the despatch of this agenda, the following planning applications received by the South West Office and the Strategic Office of Durham County Council are of note to this Council:

 

i)  Ref. 7/2012/9191/DM – Mr. Thomas Chapman – 55 The Green, Cornforth – Removal of existing cement render and restoration of underlying stone, replacement of UPVC windows with timber sliding sash windows and removal of the existing canopy.  Submission made 17th May:  consultation ends 18th June 2012.

 

ii)  Iles Wind Farm – The first consultation period for this application to the Secretary of State has expired and following representations made the proposal has been amended.  Details of the new proposals will be available at the meeting.  Whilst there has been some discussions in the press of the legality of the application as it now stands, the Parish Council’s comments are still valid.

 

Members resolved to make no comments with regard to the application on the Green, but to monitor the situation with regard to any damage to the Green caused by contractors’ vehicles.  Members resolved to repeat our opposition to the Iles farm development and to advised the County Council that the revised proposals were so radically different to the original that the application should be determined at County level.

 

11.   CORNFORTH IN BLOOM.

 

Members of the Council, who have volunteered for work on the “Cornforth in Bloom” project reported very positive feedback from the residents.  The positioning of a bin in the Moneys’ building area had been successful in reducing litter and dog dirt.  Members asked that when available a bin be located in Raisby Terrace and another on Middleham Road. 

The Parish Council approved expenditure of £150 to pressure clean the wall at Roberts Square prior to the judging and separately from other expenditure on the High Street.

 

12.  REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

 

The Clerk advised Members that following the last meeting, requests had been received for help towards two Jubilee events organised by the School and the West Cornforth and District Community Association. The Parish Council approved donations of £200 for the school and £300 for the Association.

 

13.  AAP AND THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE HIGH STREET

 

Members were advised that the shutter improvement programme piloted in Dene Bank would now be rolled out to include Cornforth.  This affects the “Prop Services” houses in the High Street and the Clerk was asked to contact the company. 

 

14. SECTION 106 MONIES

 

The Clerk advised the meeting that the Parish Council had been notified that £8,250 is being held by the County Council from the Stobbs Cross housing development for “off site environmental improvements”.  Members agreed to claim all of this money for works in the village, using part of it immediately to cover £1,140 to paint the railings in the park, and replacing three seats, two of them at Stobbs Cross and one at the roundabout at the top of the village.

 

15.   UPDATE ON ITEMS DISCUSSED AT PREVIOUS MEETINGS.

 

a) Rededication Ceremony – Members are reminded of the ceremony to rededicate the park on 30th June 2012 would now be held at 3.00pm..

 

b)  The Green – Members were advised that work on the Green has commenced.

 

NOTE:  At the close of business Members were asked if they had any items

of business to be included on the next agenda.

 

The following items were requested:

 

i)  Houses in Barrett Way – dumping of furniture on railway land by “Livin” tenants.

 

ii)  The setting of a budget for the maintenance of work on the Green.

 

iii)  The Cornforth Healthy Community Project.

 

Members were reminded that the mobile gym would be in the village for 9 weeks

from 15th June 2012, and that the next meeting would be followed by a short training session on the Localism Act, given by the Clerk.

 

Ray Sunman/Clerk:  2nd July 2012.

To all Members of the Parish Council.

MINUTES OF THE CORNFORTH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING:  JUNE 2012

 

Minutes of the meeting of Cornforth Parish Council held in the Community Centre, Cornforth, on Monday 25th June 2012.

 

Present:  Councillor Alan Hodgson and

 

Councillors:  Mr. K. Clasper, Mr. T. Cutmore Mrs. S. Neville, Mrs. M. Poole, Mr. R. Poole, Mr. M. Simpson, Mrs. S. Traynor, Mr. R. Vaughan, Mrs. P. M. Walker and Mr. A. Wilson

 

Apologies: Councillors Mrs. H. P. Drew, Dr. S. C. Drew and Mr. P. Metcalfe

 

1.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no declarations of a personal or prejudicial interest made with regard to any item to be transacted.

 

2.  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

There were no members of the public present at the meeting.

 

3. AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS

 

The Council considered the results of the internal audit and approved them, prior to submission to the external auditor.

 

4. RISK  ASSESSMENT AND INSURANCE

 

Members considered the current risk assessment policy and the need to change any insurance values.  They resolved to approve the current policy for another year and to leave the current insurance values unchanged.  However, they noted that in the course of this year planned work to No.66 High Street and additional street furniture would require a change to insurance values.

 

5. STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS

 

Members considered their Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.  Having reviewed the situation and given consideration to the fact that only one year of the life of this Council remained before an election, Members resolved not revise these documents.  It was formally noted that Councillor Mrs. M. Walker dissented from this decision.

 

R. A. Sunman Parish Clerk

2nd July 2012.