BEESTON REGIS PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 at Scout HQ, Cromer Rd., Beeston Regis. (it followed the annual parish meeting)
Present: M.Knowles (Chair), R.Smith, Mrs.M.Roffe, D.Thompson, Mrs.M.Wright,
N.Wright, C.Goodwin, and the Clerk. Also present was one member of the public.
1a. To receive and consider apologies
Apologies were received and accepted from R.Beckley, G.Dyson, 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 20/3/19.
The minutes, which had already been circulated, were accepted as a true record.
(Prop: MW, Sec: MR).
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), P.Bullimore £48.98 (clerks exps)
Norfolk ALC £243.55 (annual sub), J.Green £70.00 (payroll services),
P.Bullimore £372.12 (holiday pay 2018/19), Secret Gdns £65.00 (grass cut)
Norfolk Parish Training & Support £111.21 (annual sub).
*** The merits of the arrangement whereby the PC belongs to NALC and NPTS were discussed and agreed. The above payments, as scheduled on the agenda, plus one other payment, were approved (Prop: DT, Sec: MW). The “other” payment was in the sum of £15.00 payable to R.Beckley and was for reimbursement of expenses relating to work on the West Runton bridge (see agenda item 6a). (cheques 101967 – 976 incl). The reconciled bank balances, as checked and agreed, were as follows :-
A/C 10162132 £2277.49 and A/C 10162140 £7423.65.
(a) To note decisions/information received from NNDC/NCC since last meeting
The following was noted :-
PO/18/2330; Access only re “Rosewood”, Sheringwood; application withdrawn.
(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 adjac. to A149 lay-by
The Chair had still not received a reply from NNDC Planning Dept.
(m) To consider PCs responsibilities re the AONB.
There was nothing to consider.
6. Highways/Footpath matters.
(a) To receive update re maintenance of the area surrounding W/Runton bridge.
In the absence of RB this matter was carried forward to the next meeting.
(b) To receive report re litter-pick and the Big British Spring Clean.
This had gone well except that there had been considerably more work at the southern end of Britons Lane compared to other areas. MW and NW said they had worked much longer than the other teams and the matter needed more thought before carrying out the next litter pick. Noted.
(c) To further consider memorial, flower borders, shrubs in the parish (RS)
The Clerk reported that (a) the ownership of the land immediately outside the shop was in the hands of NCC Highways whereas the land outside the garage was split roughly 50/50 between NCC Highways and the garage owners. (b) Victory Housing Association had no initial objections to the land at the rear of the bus shelter (south of A149) being used for a small memorial as had been suggested by RS. It was agreed that RS comes back to members at a future meeting with more detailed proposals. An idea by CG regarding a “village logo” on the sides of the brick bus shelter was well received and he would report back with details at a future meeting.
7. Meetings & Conferences (to receive reports and announcements)
The Clerk had no new announcements.
CG reported the following from a recent SNAP meeting :- (a) a minor assault which took place at the priory ruins (b) an injury to a swan, thought to have taken place in the same area (c) attendance of the police at parish council meetings. CG stated that the reports in the media regarding (a) and (b) had been misleading.
8. To note/consider Merchant Navy Day on 3/9/19.
Members agreed to proceed as last year except that the flag ceremony would take place on Sunday, 1/9/19. RB had already informed the Clerk that the matter was in-hand.
9. To receive update re defibrillator for the village.
SA had informed the Clerk that he had registered himself as the main contact with the Community Heartbeat Trust with RS being registered as the reserve back-up. Concerns were raised following the defibrillator being removed earlier in the day when there had been confusion, with the “user” apparently being given the wrong code by the emergency services (Ambulance Serv). Members were also concerned to know whether the equipment had been returned. RS would make enquiries regarding both matters.
10. Local Council Award Scheme & Governance
(a) To further consider a parish questionnaire.
Carried forward to next agenda.
(b) To further note the PC elections in May, 2019.
Election information was duly noted with a contested election welcomed by members.
11. To receive reports from District & County Councillors
There was nothing to add to the reports given at the earlier parish meeting.
12. Police Report /Sect.17 Crime & Disorder Act.
A “Cluster” newsletter had been circulated to members on 13/4/19. Further concerns from members were expressed re the lack of information regarding the actual parish and the complete withdrawal of attendance at meetings.
13. To receive Correspondence (not included in agenda items above).
A retirement announcement from Nicholas Hancox (Solicitor) who had served parish councils in Norfolk for many years.
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, 15th May, 2019 – 7pm.
This will be the annual parish council meeting and the first meeting of the “new council”.