BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 at the Scout HQ., Cromer Rd., Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: R.Beckley (Chair), R.Smith, D.Thompson, Mrs.M.Wright, N.Wright,
C.Goodwin, Mrs.S.Goodwin, and the Clerk. Also present were B.Hannah (NCC), and two members of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from M.Knowles, G.Dyson, M.Church and
Mrs.M.Roffe. Apologies were also received from PCSO.Jonas.
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
No interests declared.
2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 14/9/16.
The minutes, which had already been circulated, were accepted as a true record.
(Prop: CG, Sec: NW).
3 . Public Participation (requests to speak on agenda items)
No requests to speak on agenda items.
(a) To approve invoices for payment and note bank balances:
C.Allen £80.00, (bus shelter cleaning)(cheq 101713)
P.Bullimore £252.70 (salary) (101714)
HMRC £63.20 (tax on salary) (101715), Secret Gardens £130.00 (grass)(101716)
W.Runton Scouts £25.00 (hall)(101717), NAMNA. £450.00 (Priory event)(720)
P.Bullimore £47.98 (admin.exps), (101719). Due to a clerical error cheque number 101718 was cancelled.
*** The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: MW). The reconciled bank balances, as checked and agreed by the Chair and available to members, were as follows :- A/C 10162132 £906, and A/C 10162140 £12400. – Noted.
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
(c) Update re Affordable Housing. (incl.public consultation)
Hastoe Housing were consulting the public and the open meeting/exhibition would be on 7th November, 2016. The Clerk had received leaflets which would be circulated to all households, along with the PC Newsletter, approx. 10 – 14 days prior to the event. The newsletter would have a front page feature on affordable housing.
(d) To receive update re the wall constructed at Closewood, Sheringwood.
No further information had been received from NNDC Planning Enforcement.
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
This had been duly considered.
6. Highways/Footpath matters.
(a) To note/consider the new NCC Highways Partnership Scheme 2017-18
Members agreed that the high cost prohibited any further thoughts regarding improvement to the path to the rear of the council houses on the A149.
(b) To consider a new bench seat adjacent Church Cl. (A149) (RB)
The Clerk was instructed to obtain a quotation from Edward Farrow for a bench similar to that on the southern side of the A149 coast road.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The following were noted :-
Hornsea Project 3 Windfarm (Dong Energy) – Local Consultation day on 31/10/16.
Coastal Parishes Forum on 11/10/16.
8. To consider N.Nfk Parish Council Forums report on 2nd homes council tax.
It was agreed to circulate the recently received report and re-visit this topic by placing it on the next agenda.
9. To consider CPRE’s concerns re new housing targets.
It was agreed to circulate the CPRE’s letter and place the matter on the next agenda.
10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To receive update re LCAS. (incl. Accreditation Panels 2nd.response)
Following receipt of a further letter from the Accreditation Panel referring members to matters needing attention a lengthy discussion considered the “way forward” regarding obtaining Foundation Status. It was agreed that RB and CG should try and progress the PC’s application after the Clerk stated that he could not dedicate any more time to this matter (Prop: CG, Sec: RB).
(b) To further consider Annual Asset Inspection
DT had carried out the annual asset inspection and reported just a few minor problems with the bench seats which would be referred to Edward Farrow. All other assets were in good order.
(c) To note/consider NALC’s Training Courses for Autumn 2016.
Three places had been provisionally booked on the LCAS course in Aylsham (27/10) and it was agreed that CG. SG, and RS would attend. RB would also try and make this meeting.
11. To receive financial report re the 800th Anniversary of the Priory event (RB)
RB was still receiving monies regarding advertising and hoped for a “surplus” as the end result. The PC had originally agreed and anticipated a small expense to the PC.
12. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
B.Hannah (NCC) reported on the following :- (a) congratulated S.Pegg and the PC on the success of the priory celebrations (b) now Vice-Chair of the Police & Crime Panel who hoped to receive a talk by the new Commissioner (c) he supported devolution although there was much information still to come forward.
13. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act.
The following report was received via email :- (a) two crimes have been recorded regarding a missing person in the Cromer area although they were reported from Beeston Regis (b) next police surgery is on 15th October (c) current priorities remain the same (d) next SNAP meeting is on 17/11/16.
14. To further consider future use of Daisy Green (RB)
It was agreed to carry this matter forward to the next agenda.
15. To consider celebrating the 60th anniversary of BRPC.(RB)
RB suggested holding a concert/musical evening in conjuction with and held at Beeston Hall School. RS thought that a poetry competition in the parish with a winning entry read at the concert should be considered. SG stated that this was a good opportunity to engage with the School and any other interested organisations. It was agreed that RB should investigate and try and progress this event for 2017. (Prop: RS, Sec: DT).
16. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above)
17. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters)
During public participation the following subjects were mentioned :- (a) Devolution (b) Gate across the track at the eastern end of Nelson Road, Sheringham (c) Defibrillator (d) Church Field. (e) Royal British Legion Wreath required.
18. To confirm date of next meeting & future agenda items.
This was confirmed for Wednesday, 9th November, 2016 (7pm).