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Draft Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held remotely via Zoom, 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th April 2020

Draft

COUNCILLORS PRESENT: Councillors Jonathan Sebright (Chairman), Sara Box (Vice Chairman), Helen Neary (Vice
Chairman) Alyson Worthington and Philip Warden.
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: BANES District Councillor David Wood and Philip Edwards (Clerk).

20/21-1 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

Dst Cllr David Wood gave a report on:

The BANES coronavirus response and the economic impact to the council.
The new footpath from Meadway to Brandown Close.
A village larder in being set up and run by community volunteers.

20/21-2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.

20/21-3 DECLARATION OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest or dispensation requests.

20/21-4 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

That the minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council Meeting which took place on Tuesday 10th March 2020 are approved as an accurate record and signed by the Chairman.

20/21-5 CHAIRMANS REPORT

Cllr Sebright acknowledged the very sad news of the death of Cllr Hooper, and expressed the best wishes of the Parish Council to Lynda and family. It was noted that the Parish Council would like to look at a suitable way to remember Cllr Hooper’s contribution to the Parish Council and community. It was noted that Cllr Hooper had wanted to complete a War Memorial for the village and that the Parish Council should try to achieve this.
Cllrs Sebright, Box and Neary have had an initial communication with the school regarding the possible use of parking spaces.

20/21-6 CLERKS REPORT

  • The four remaining vacancies were highlighted on the Parish Council, two which may be currently filled by co-option. The Clerk will look at promoting the vacancies with some interview questions to be sent to the councillors.
  • Correspondence was noted regarding possible Eastcourt Road development from a concerned resident. The Parish Council had investigated and had not found any evidence of unlawful development or activity.

20/21-7 FINANCE


RESOLVED: £2754.25 from the 19/20 staff budget would be attributed to the CIL budget to cover the costs of projects undertaken by staff during the 19/20 financial year for additional work relating to upkeep of the local area to address the demands of the new development.

20/21-8 RESOLVED: The Parish Council will open a 90 day notice business savings account with Nationwide Bank with a transfer from the Unity Bank Account of £75000.
20/21-8 RESOLVED: The following payments were approved:

Payee
Deadline Accounting
Came and Co
Purpose
Payrol services
Mower Insurance
Amount
122.40
176.40

Total payments for approval 298.80

Noted income for the month:
– Village Hall Bookings March: £677 (breakdown emailed)
Noted payments:
– Payments under £500 approved by Clerk / Chairman totalling £654.02 in March (breakdown
emailed)
Noted unpresented payments:
– Payments under £500 approved by Clerk / Chairman totalling £502.41 in March (breakdown
emailed)

20/21-9 The updated regular payments schedule of direct debits and standing orders which has been emailed to the council were noted and will be signed by Cllrs Warden and Sebright.

20/21-10 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The status of the following application was noted as refused:
Application Reference: 19/04764/OUT
Application Address: Former Builders Yard, Temple Inn Lane, Temple Cloud, Bristol,
Proposal: Outline planning permission for demolition of existing storage building and erection of single dwelling
Planning Portal Reference: PP-08263858
Application Received: 31/10/2019
Application Status: Application Refused

20/21-11 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The date of next scheduled meeting of the Parish Council was agreed as: Tuesday 12th May 2020

There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 20:51