BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 at the Scout HQ, Cromer Rd., Beeston Regis – 7pm.
Present: M.Knowles (Chair), R.Smith, S.Anderson, G.Dyson, N.Wright, Mrs.M.Wright, C.Goodwin, R.Beckley, and the Clerk. Also present were J.Oliver (NCC), and one member of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from D.Thompson, M.Church, and M.Roffe.
1b. To receive Declarations of Interest on agenda items
No interests declared.
2. To approve the minutes of meeting held 12/12/18.
The minutes, which had already been circulated, were accepted as a true record.
(Prop: RS, Sec: GD).
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), P.Bullimore £43.54 (clerks exps).
*** The above payments, as scheduled on the agenda, were approved (Prop: RB, Sec: RS). – (cheques 101951 – 954 incl). The reconciled bank balances, as checked and agreed, were as follows :- A/C 10162132 £4,415.12 and A/C 10162140 £7,419.27.
(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) To further consider development activity on land adjacent to A149 layby
The Chair had received a copy of the consent letter from Historic England which he summarised and would be circulated to members. It replicated what had been carried out on the site. He informed members that NNDC Planning Dept. was still looking at this matter.
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
There had been nothing to consider on this agenda.
6. Highways/Footpath matters.
(a) To receive update re maintenance of the area surrounding W/Runton bridge.
RB gave a brief progress report and stated that the timber fence was still to be looked at. A light on the bridge had been damaged, and subsequently repaired, following a RTA.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The Clerk had no new announcements. RB informed members that he had submitted a WW1 grant report re the £500 received.
8. To consider the new NNDC Leaders email re “improving the community”.
It was agreed not to respond as a corporate body but leave it to individuals to respond if they wished.
9. To receive update re defibrillator for the village.
The Clerk reported that he was still awaiting an installation date. He had been informed verbally that the Community Heartbeat Trust asks for payment in advance and he therefore had requested an invoice to help speed things up. He was still hopeful that the defibrillator would be installed in the next few weeks.
10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To consider the BRPC Action Plan 2019/20.
The Clerk referred members to the PC website where the Action Plan for 2018/19 could be found under “Council Matters”. After a brief discussion it was agreed that RB and the Clerk draft a 2019/20 Action Plan and forward to members before the next meeting. Members comments and ideas could then be actioned prior to the February meeting.
(b) To consider next Newsletter.
It was agreed that a newsletter be published in the next couple of months and would contain articles about the defibrillator and the May, 2019 elections.
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
J.Oliver (NCC) reported via email and commented on the following :- (a) action to help homeless people and veterans (b) community fridges (c) council tax discounts (d) update re health & wellbeing service (e) update re the Deep History Coast (f) bid writing workshops (g) social recruiting (h) monthly networking meeting hosted by Genix (i) update re childrens centres; JO informed members that a decision re these centres would be made on 14/1/19.
M.Knowles (NNDC) spoke re (a) proposed Holway Road roundabout; members reiterated their support and agreed the Chair and Clerk sent a letter confirming this to NCC and NNDC. (b) NNDC had received a “better than expected” government settlement.
12. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act.
“Cluster” newsletters received as usual.
13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above).
14. Resolution re Public Participation (comments/other matters).
No comments or other matters raised.
15. To confirm date of next meeting.
This was confirmed for Wednesday, 13th February, 2019. (7pm).