Present Cllrs. Dr. S. Dawson.(chairman) M. Turville-Petre, D. Harrod. C. Horwood.
County Cllr. S. Butikofer Dist. Cllr. K. Ward J.Stibbons(clerk)
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies. Cllr. J. Wright
2. The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 were approved by the members.
3. Thee were no matters arising from the Minutes.
County Councillor S Butikofer. Much money has been spent during the present crisis. A better idea of the full expenditure will be available at next months County Council meeting.
So far, during the pandemic, four million pounds has been spent on Personal Protective Equipment.
This has been for many uses including Norse care homes, Bin collectors, social services
Some private care homes, who are responsible for their own supplies, have purchased PPE in an emergency.
There is much debate taking place at the moment about the re-opening of schools. A survey has been sent out to parents to determine which group they would prefer to be started. The County Council view is that it would be better to open for older age groups.
County Council have been sending a great deal of information regarding the shut-down to District councils who have been making the vast majority of the responses.
District Councillor K. Ward Much of the work related to the Covid-19 outbreak has been undertaken by the District Council. The Supplementary Benefits team have been very active. Charity groups have been organised and food supplies provided at distribution hubs. Testing for Covid is being carried out at two temporary centres at Cromer and Fakenham.
People suffering from domestic violence can obtain help at Boots the chemist. There they have a consulting room where individuals can receive confidential help.
Finds are also being provided to help Bed and Breakfast businesses in this difficult time.
Nine toilets out of thirty nine will be open during the bank holiday. There will be no lifeguards on the beaches and it is hoped there will be a coast watch formed.
5. There were no declarations of interest.
6. Playing Field. The playing field is still closed off at the moment due to the Clovid 19 outbreak.
With the present partial lifting of restrictions it was proposed by Cllr. Dawson that the play equipment should be closed off but the remainder of the field opened. This was seconded by Cllr. Horwood and approved.
7. Phone mast/improved connectivity. Cllr. Turville-Petre stated that although the planning application for the proposed mast had been rejected Salthouse still needs an improved mobile signal.
It was suggested that Dist Cllr. Butikofer should be contacted as he had experience of obtaining grants for funding of improved mobile reception.
8. Beach Road is closed at present to cars
It was proposed by Cllr. Dawson that the Certificate of Exemption from a full Annual Audit should be approved. This was seconded by Cllr. Turville-Petre and approved.
Bank Balances at 19/5/20 Current a/c £8967.33 Savings a/c £4752.63
The following invoices have been paid during the lock-down:-
24th March Community heartbeat Defibrillator £45
1st April NCC Allotment rent £1150
1st April NALC Subscription £86.69
28th April K. Power Paint telephone box £550
2nd May Environment agency Drainage rate £34.19
10. Correspondence There was no correspondence
11. Matters for information or the next agenda.
It was agreed that the next meeting of Salthouse Parish Council should be held on Tuesday 14th July, not the 7th July as published.
12. There was no Public participation.
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.38pm.