BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 10th January, 2018 at the Scout HQ, Cromer Rd., Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: M.Knowles (Chair), R.Smith, Mrs.M.Roffe, D.Thompson, Mrs.M.Wright,
N.Wright, C.Goodwin, S.Anderson, 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 G.Dyson 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 13/12/17.
The minutes, which had already been circulated, were accepted as a true record.
(Prop: SA, Sec: RS).
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 £300.36,(net salary),
HMRC £18.60 (tax on salary), E.Farrow £45.00, (VAS maintenance),
P.Bullimore £44.60 (admin exps), Soc.Local Council Clerks £139.00 (sub),
(Cheques 101848 – 101853 inclusive)
*** The above payments, scheduled on the agenda, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: RS). The reconciled bank balances, as checked and agreed, were as follows:-
A/C 10162132 £71.20 and A/C 10162140 £9903.04. A transfer of £5000 to the Community A/C had been authorised by the cheque signatories.
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting
Nothing to report.
(b) To consider planning applications received since agenda printed
(c) To receive update re Affordable Housing.
No further news.
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
No matters to consider.
6. Highways/Footpath matters.
(a) To receive update re light in Abbey Pk (concerns of a parishioner)
The louvre had been fitted to column 10 and it was agreed to remove this matter from the agenda.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
There would be a review/workshop re the new “paperless planning system” and the Clerk hoped to attend (Tues.13/2/18 – 6pm at NNDC offices).
8. To receive update re “Battles Over” – WW1 tribute in November, 2018.
Members (MK, RB, and RS) were making enquiries re the cost of a brazier for the tribute on 11/11/18. The possibility of hiring the equipment was also being considered. They would report back at the next meeting.
9. To further consider the purchase of a defibrillator for the village (RB).
RB spoke of the email received from BT regarding the PC purchasing the old phone box and installing a defibrillator. He indicated that the charity would be prepared to fund most of the project and hoped members would agree to proceed with the purchase of the phone box for a nominal sum of £1. It was agreed to go ahead with this purchase (Prop: RB, Sec: DT) and in the meantime SA would look through RBs report and papers.
10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To receive update re LCAS.
The Clerk and RB would get together to submit the application for “quality status”. Clear links on the website needed to be provided for the Accreditation Panel. They would report back to the next meeting.
(b) To receive update re a new PC questionnaire
The Chair apologised to CG and SA for not being able to progress this matter. The group would liaise in the near future.
(c) To receive update re new General Data Protection Regulations.
Members had accepted their responsibilities under GDPR and had appointed the Clerk as the Data Protection Officer. The Clerk would be producing a draft GDPR Policy for members consideration in the near future and in the meantime was awaiting further information from NALC and the SLCC.
(d) To consider publication of a welcome/information leaflet for B/Regis(CG)
CG showed the type of leaflet/booklet he was referring to by bringing Martham PCs version to members attention. The Chair stated that this would be useful to all parishioners, and not just newcomers, and suggested something similar for Beeston Regis should be delivered to all households. Members agreed that this was a good idea and, subject to costs, CG should produce a draft copy for consideration at the next meeting. (Prop: MK, Sec: MR).
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
***J.Oliver (NCC) reported via email on the following :- (a) police budget (b) coastal matters (c) update re Splash (d) council tax discounts (e) Sheringham pedestrianisation (f) economic development (g) new planning officers (h) myalgia encephalomyelitis
*** M.Knowles (NNDC) reported on the following :- (a) proposal by Lib/Dems to use £200k pa of NNDC reserves on 5 new beat officers (b) the new political make-up of NNDC.
12. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act & consider news re PCSOs.
No report received.
13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above).
14. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters).
No comments or other matters.
15. To confirm date of next meeting & future agenda items.
This was confirmed for Wednesday, 14th February, 2018 – 7pm.
SA offered his apologies for the Feb. meeting.