Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 4th July 2017
Present Cllrs. Dr. S. Dawson,(chairman) M. Turville-Petre,D. Harrod,C. Large, Dist. Cllrs. D. Young PCSO N. Jonas and five members of the public. J.Stibbons(clerk)
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies There were no apologies
2. Declarations of Interest None
3. The Minutes of the meeting held on 9th May 2017, having been previously circulated, it was agreed by the members that these were a true and accurate record of that meeting. The chairman then signed the minutes.
4. Matters arising from the minutes None.
5. REPORTS FROM POLICE, DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLORS
Police:- Sarah Jope is the new inspector for the area. As from the 1st May there no crimes reported. There has been an increase in bogus callers in the district. There is a drive to enlist special officers, who must be 18 or over. The engagement officer is P Staverton.
Dist. Cllr. D. Young A new system on advice for planning applications has been put in place. The first fifteen minutes will be free free. Email advice will cost £95.
The final financial position in June has shown a surplus against budget of £671,000 for the year ended March 2017. The saving made by the management restructure last October when the Chief Executive and Head of Finance resigned to take up post at Yarmouth - is projected to be around £200,000 per annum. The final financial position in June has shown a surplus against budget of £671,000 for the year ended March 2017. About £500,000 will be spent on new toilets and display boards at Cart Gap and West Runton. Tenders have been put out for replacement glazing on the Cromer Council buildings
Waste contract - the current contract with Kier is due to end in 2018, and officers are preparing for the negotiation of a new contract.
6. Planning It was noted that permission had been granted for a detached summer house at Haverlock Barn.
7. Herbicide spraying of verges. A letter of reply was received from Norfolk County Council listing the chemicals used and admitting the system was wrong. The Parish Council were against spraying, cutting should be sufficient.
8. Salthouse Heath Concern had been expressed over recent operations on the heath including the new fencing. For the benefit of parishioners, it was felt that the trustees should be making their management plans known. The heath is held in trust for all Salthouse parishioners and is a subject of great interest to them. There had been no reply to the letter from the Parish Council ,sent after the last meeting, asking for information.
The Parish Council appoints three trustees and these are renewed every 3 years . It was felt there should be openness and transparency over all operations. There has been nothing published on the web site to date. A reply to these queries is needed at the next Parish Council in September.
It is well known that funding arrangements and management of the heath is going to change in the near future. Plans and budgets should be prepared and a full and audited set of accounts kept.
9. Playing Field. The annual safety report form RoSPA showed that no remedial actions were necessary on the playing at present.
10. FINANCIAL MATTERS.Bank Balances: - Savings a/c £4659.00 Current a/c £7885.55
Invoices for approval and payment:-
NNDC Dog bins £199.68
J. Wright Grass cutting £260
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £459.24
HMRC Tax deducted £122.68
Playsafe Ltd Safety inspection £79.80
C.T.Baker – the mobile post office can deliver groceries by prior arrangement
12. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.
The Defibrillator should be installed in the near future.
It was agreed to hold the village party on Sunday 13th August.
Church Lane – scaffolding still in place and the hedge needs cutting.
Some posts on the green have been damaged and need straightening.
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.39pm.