Minutes of the meeting held remotely by Zoom on Tuesday 14th July 2020
Present Cllrs. Dr. S. Dawson.(chairman) M. Turville-Petre, C. Horwood. J. Wright
Dist. Cllr. K. Ward One member of the public J.Stibbons(clerk)
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies. Cllr. D. Harrod.
There were no Declarations of Interest
2. The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 19th May 2020 were approved by the members.
3. There were no matters arising from the Minutes.
District Councillor K. Ward – Rubbish on the coast has become a major problem since the lock-down has been eased. No toilets are open on much of the coast especially at Morston and Weybourne. It has been necessary to have a continuous rubbish collection on the coast during the weekends. Sometimes visiting the bins two or three times in a day.
Grants of £2.76 million have been given to smaller businesses on top of the £51 million already distributed.
District Council Play areas are closed at present.
The plan is that the power from all the new wind farms in the North Sea is coming ashore at Weybourne. This decision is still being contested.
Cley Wildlife centre has applied to make a charge for parking points. This has not been approved. If charges were made at this site it would encourage parking on the coast road. An agreement on this has been reached for one year.
5. Playing Field.
The Playing field is open but the play equipment needs a full risk assessment before it can be used. Equipment to be kept closed at present.
Equipment has been inspected by Playsafe. It was noted in the report that the seat was not firmly fixed. This will be investigated further and some form of fixing fitted.
6. Village Green
It was agreed to allow the North side of the village green to become wild. A cut will be taken once a year and the grass will be raked up. A working party will be organised to clear the grass. This part of the green will not be closed off at present. This will need to be considered further if parking on this area becomes a problem. The situation will be reviewed in two years time.
7. The Annual Governance and Accountability Returns 2019-20 were discussed and approved by the meeting.
8. Finances Bank Balances at 14/7/20 Current a/c £8057.04 Savings a/c £4752.63
The following invoices have been paid during the lock-down:-
J. Wright Grass cutting £300
J. Stibbons salary and expenses £567.30
HMRC PAYE £109.25
An invoice for £82.20 from Playdale for the safety inspection of play equipment was approved for payment.
9. Correspondence There was no correspondence
10. Matters for information or the next agenda.
Potatoes have been stolen from the allotments.
It was asked if a person who was not a resident of the village could become an allotment tenant.
It was assumed that the same rules applied to those governing who could become a parish councillor – namely that they live in the parish, or they have a business interest in the parish or live within three miles. Further investigation will be made on this point.
Letters have been sent to allotment holders asking them to tidy their plots and not burn rubbish.
11. There was no Public participation.
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.11pm.
The next meeting of Salthouse Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 15th September 2020