BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 at Scout HQ, Cromer Rd., Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: M.Knowles (Chair), R.Smith, Mrs.M.Roffe, D.Thompson, G.Dyson,
Mrs.M.Wright, N.Wright, C.Goodwin, R.Beckley, and the Clerk. Also present were J.Oliver (NCC) and two members of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from S.Anderson and M.Church.
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
No interests declared.
2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 8/8/18.
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 £307.40,(net salary),
HMRC £20.20 (tax on salary), RBL Poppy Appeal £25.00 (wreath),
P.Bullimore £43.54 (admin exps), Secret Gdns £130.00 ((grasscutting),
W.Peverill £40.00 (fly-tip clearance), E.Farrow £133.00 (VAS maintenance),
Cheverton & Son £300.00 (welcome leaflets).
*** The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: RB). (cheques 101912 – 101920 incl.). The reconciled bank balances, as checked and agreed, were as follows :- A/C 10162132 £3878.70 and A/C 10162140 £6160.29.
(b) To consider request for a financial contribution towards upkeep of graveyard.
The email from the PCC requesting a donation was read to members. It was agreed to increase the annual sum to £550 (Prop: DT, Sec: GD) (cheque 101921 refers).
(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.
The Clerk had nothing further to report. It was noted that a contractor had been working on the A149 affordable housing site.
(d) To note PC response re PF/18/1430; change of use at Sheringham View.
The response sent to NNDC was “no objections”. Noted.
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB. – Duly considered.
6. Highways/Footpath matters.
(a) To note NCC Highways Partnership Scheme – 2019-20.
It was agreed to look at the West Runton railway bridge with a view to (a) making it safer and (b) improving the appearance of the surrounding area. The Clerk would make enquiries regarding obtaining a grant under the HPS, and MK, RB, and RS would meet on site to consider the matter further.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The following were noted :-
NNDC Local Plan event; 30/10/18 – NW and RB attending.
Sheringham TC; Course re Challenging conversations & conflict management. Noted
Sheringham TC; Town Development Group meeting – Noted
RB reported on the meeting held at NNDC offices re WW1 commemoration. He and the Clerk had attended along with many other PC representatives
8. To receive update re “Battles Over” – WW1 tribute in November, 2018.
RB reported as follows :- (a) He was still waiting for a further meeting with the school
(b) had met with Sheringham TC representative to exchange views and ideas (c) still researching information re WW1 stories and hoping to have a proof booklet ready for members at the next meeting. The Chair asked for a vote of thanks to be recorded for the many hours RB had put into this project. It was agreed that councillors could be allocated “work to be done on the day” at the next meeting.
9. To receive update re defibrillator for the village.
RB was currently chasing the Community Heartbeat Trust to progress this project.
10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To receive update re a new PC questionnaire
The Chair stated that further work was needed and could be tackled during the winter months with a view to a doorstep delivery/collection system being carried out in Spring 2019 when weather conditions were more conducive to such systems.
(b) To receive update re new General Data Protection Regulations.
Nothing further to report.
(c) To consider future arrangements for the distribution of the Newsletter.
After discussion it was agreed to keep the delivery of the newsletters “in-house”.
i.e. councillors deliver batches in their own area. (Prop: MK, Sec: DT).
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
*** J.Oliver (NCC) had submitted a written report covering the following :-
(a) Deep History Coast update (b) Consultation re Fire Service Governance (c) Travellers Sites (d) Victory Housing amalgamation (e) Update re Bodham & Selbrigg Wind Turbines (f) Update re NNDC Local Plan (g) Environmental Services report (h) Business & Economic growth report (i) Report re Public Lavatories (j) NCC now providing a treatment and recovery programme for vulnerable adults.
Judy Oliver also answered questions re (a) car park barriers (b) buses using Lodge Hill in Upper Sheringham.
*** M.Knowles (NNDC) spoke about an interesting trip to the Recycling Facility at Costessey.
12. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act.
A “Cluster” newsletter had been circulated.
13. To receive report re Merchant Navy Day.
RB reported on an excellent short ceremony and said that, as recommended, the Red Ensign flag would be raised and lowered each day for a week.
14. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above).
15. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters).
No comments or other matters raised.
16. To confirm date of next meeting.
This was confirmed for Wednesday, 10th October, 2018. (7pm).