Present Cllrs. Dr. S. Dawson,(chairman) D. Harrod. C. Horwood, J.Stibbons(clerk)
County Cllr. S. Botikofer and six members of the public.
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies. Cllr.M. Turville-Petre,
County Cllr. S. Botikofer.
Adult and children's services are to be cut next year but, hopefully, the Holt children's centre will remain.
The Fire Service are to have smaller response vehicles which can respond more quickly in an emergency. At present the Police Commissioner will not take over responsibility for the fire service.
3. There were no declarations of interest.
It was proposed, seconded and resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 7th May 2019 be approved. The chairman then signed the minutes
5. There were no matters arising from the Minutes.
6. To consider a request for posts to be placed on part of the Village Green.
The parish council had received correspondence from the owners of Corner Cottage requesting that they be allowed to place bollards of the verge of the village green adjacent to their property. This is to prevent cars parking. It was unanimously agreed that no more posts or other obstructions should be placed on any part of the green. The piece of verge in question should be grass which would be kept mown with the remainder of the village green.
The clerk asked if members would indicate their wishes to him on future planning applications.
If there was opposition to any plans an emergency meeting could be called. If there was no reply to a planning application sent out, then it would be assumed that there was no objection.
8. Playing Field and Telephone Box.
The Safety Inspection report from Playsafe (RoSPA) found all items satisfactory.
It was agreed the NO DOGS signs should be placed at the entrances.
The quotation of £550 for painting the telephone box was approved and the work will go ahead as soon as
9. Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 9/7/2019 Current a/c £8529.68 Savings a/c £4680.96
The following invoices were approved for payment:-
Zurich Insurance £430.12
J. Wright Grass cutting £300
J. Stibbons Salary/expenses March to May £547.94
HMRC PAYE £99.97
Playsafe Playing field inspection £82.20
10. Change of Bank Mandate
It was agreed that Cllr. Harrod should be added as a signatory to the bank account.
Dr N. Cary will be removed as a signatory.
11. Correspondence None
12. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.
There continues to be over-night parking in Beach Road. This is a Highways affair.
The owner of Iona was asked if lights can be reduced and connected to a motion detector.
Allotment holders are to be reminded that there is to be no burning of rubbish or fly tipping.
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.21pm.