BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 at the Scout HQ, Cromer Rd., Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: M.Knowles (Chair), R.Smith, D.Thompson, S.Anderson, G.Dyson, Mrs.M.Wright, C.Goodwin, R.Beckley, and the Clerk. Also present was one member of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from N.Wright, Mrs.M.Roffe,, and M.Church. Apologies were also received from J.Oliver (NCC).
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
No interests declared.
2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 11/7/18.
The minutes, which had already been circulated, were accepted as a true record.
(Prop: DT, Sec: MW).
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:
G.Sadler £80.00, (bus shelter cleaning),P.Bullimore £307.20,(net salary),
HMRC £20.40 (tax on salary), Morston PC £2.00 (photocopying),
P.Bullimore £44.12 (admin exps), Secret Gdns £130.00 ((grasscutting)
*** The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: CG). (cheques 101906 – 101911 incl.). The reconciled bank balances, as checked and agreed, were as follows :- A/C 10162132 £4462.72, and A/C 10162140 £6160.29.
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
(c) To receive update re Affordable Housing.
Nothing further to report.
(d) PF/18/1388; Extension at Priory Pebbles, Beeston Common.
This was a re-submission and after discussion it was agreed again to support this application (Prop: RB, Sec: SA). Members thought that the plans maintain the heritage aspect of the property and it does not impact on the conservation area or the scheduled priory ruins.
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
Nothing considered within the AONB.
6. Highways/Footpath matters.
(a) To note NCC Highways Partnership Scheme – 2019-20.
The Clerk reminded members of the recently announced scheme.
There was a brief discussion regarding the charge for maintaining the VAS. It was agreed the contractor raises his charges to cover increased vehicle costs.
The Chair and Clerk agreed to look at (a) encroachment of ivy etc on to the footpath at the northern end of Regis Ave. (b) encroachment of hedgerow and brambles causing poor visibility at the top of Britons Lane/A148 junction.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The Clerk announced the following :-
Cromer Shoal Chalk Bed – Questions & Answers evening (10/8/18) – RS attending.
NNDC Local Plan Update Meeting (30/10 & 1/11/18) Clerk to reserve 2 places.
Sheringham Development Group Meeting, July– no representative attended.
8. To receive update re “Battles Over” – WW1 tribute in November, 2018.
RB reported as follows :- (a) more information had been received from Bruno Peek
(UK Pageantmaster) (b) further meeting with Headmaster of Beeston Hall School (he had requested a reduction in the length of the programme on the day) – another meeting was planned (c) PC had been awarded £500 from the Norfolk WW1 Fund via the Norfolk Community Foundation. It was agreed that the PC accepts the money along with the terms and conditions applied (Prop: RS, Sec: DT). (d) PC had also been awarded two silhouettes (sitting WW1 figures) (e) RB continued his search for further information regarding WW1 veterans to be included in the event programme
9. To receive update re defibrillator for the village.
RB informed members that the deal with BT had been completed and he had placed notices in the phone box stating that the PC now owned and were responsible for the box which had now been decommissioned (equipment removed but power supply left for PC use). He would now obtain updated quotations for the defibrillator and liaise with the Community Heartbeat organisation.
10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To receive update re a new PC questionnaire
Carried forward to the next meeting.
(b) To receive update re new General Data Protection Regulations.
Nothing to report.
(c) To approve welcome/information leaflet for B/Regis.
The final draft was approved (Prop: SA, Sec: DT) and RB would arrange for printing a.s.a.p. It was hoped that the leaflet would be distributed with the next newsletter.
(d) To consider resolution re the General Power of Competence.
Members had been emailed with details and the criteria to adopt the GPOC. After discussion it was proposed and agreed that Beeston Regis PC meets the conditions as prescribed by the Secretary of State to use the General Power of Competence (i.e. has two thirds elected members, a fully qualified clerk who has completed the relevant stand alone training in the exercise of the GPOC) (Prop: RS, Sec: GD).
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
*** J.Oliver (NCC) had offered her apologies – no report.
*** M.Knowles (NNDC) spoke on the following :- (a) wind-turbines at Bodham; NNDC had challenged the “written presentation” approach for the appeal (b) very high success rates at collecting business rates and council tax (c) the Audit Committee had signed off the accounts for the previous year (d) Sporting Centres of Excellence; very successful with some very high achievers.
12. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act/Crime Commissioners Consultatn.
“Cluster” newsletter received. It was agreed to leave the Police & Crime Commissioners consultation on taking over the Fire Service to individuals to respond if they wished.
13. To consider arrangements for Merchant Navy Day.
The PC Flag Ceremony, in conjunction with the Church, would take place on Sunday, 2nd September. The Red Ensign would be raised and lowered each day for a week as recommended. Notices had been placed on the main notice-boards and a programme would be available on the day.
14.To note/consider increase in military aircraft movements in Nth Norfolk.
Parishioners had expressed concerns re this and members agreed that excessive and long periods of noise were disturbing. However, after discussion, it was agreed by members that we have to reluctantly accept training exercises by the RAF.
15. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above).
Copy of maps/detail re the NNDC Green Spaces Review – to be circulated.
16.Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters).
17. To confirm date of next meeting.
This was confirmed for Wednesday, 12th September, 2018. (7pm)