MINUTES OF GEDNEY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT GEDNEY VICTORY HALL ON TUESDAY 10th MARCH 2009 COMENCING AT 8.30PMIn Attendance /
ActionPresiding over the meeting Cllr H Piggins
Cllr J Piggins Cllr D Sones
Cllr W Webb
Cllr M Hutchison
Also present: District Cllr Marthews & Mrs J Ripley, Parish Clerk.
The Chairman welcomed all present.
ITEM No 1 – APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE/ 32/09
Cllr D Wilson and Cllr R Roscher Gave their apologies and the council RESOLVED to accept their reasons.
ITEM No 2 – DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST / 33/09
ITEM No 3 – SIGNING OF THE MINUTES/ 34/09
Notes from the last meeting held on 10th February 2009 were read, approved by the council and signed by the chairman.
ITEM No 4 – POLICE MATTERS/ 35/09
Cllr Webb mentioned the regular sighting of the new PCSO in Gedney.
ITEM No 5 – TO DISCUSS APPLICATIONS FOR CO- OPTION TO COUNCIL
ITEM No 6 – QUESTIONS ON DISTRICT COUNCILORS REPORT
District Cllr Marthews updated the council on the polluted Dyke in Gedney Drove End.
It would appear that the pollution is coming from one or more of the properties in Hoburn site. Tests will be carried out by SHDC to find the source and steps taken to stop it from happening.
The problem at Elgoods field could well be down to the same problem.
ITEM No 7 – CLERKS REPORT
All requested correspondence from the February meeting has been sent.
A letter of thanks and some invoices have been received from Gedney Drove End Primary School.
The Dog bin on Main Road Gedney Drove end has been emptied and is now on the route.
Malc Firth has started the Mole control for Dawsmere Cemetery, Dawsmere Playing field and Walker Memorial Park. / 36/09
ITEM NO 8- FINANCIAL MATTERS
a. Accounts for payment
Date / Payee / Item / Chq No / Net / VAT / Gross
10/3/09 / Mrs J Ripley / Salary Feb 09 / 101627 / £633.03 / £633.03
10/3/09 / Mrs J Ripley / Expenses / 101628 / £125.26 / £125.26
10/3/09 / H M Rev & Cust / PAYE / 101629 / £295.37 / £295.37
10/3/09 / Miss Collett / Cemetery Admin / 101630 / £500.00 / £500.00
10/3/09 / The Crown Est / Allotment Rent / 101631 / £325.00 / £325.00
10/3/09 / Malc Firth / Mole Control / 101632 / £750.00 / £112.5 / £862.50
10/3/09 / SH Voluntary car Service / **** / Car scheme / ****** / £689.89 / £689.89
**** Following lengthy discussion at the Parish meeting it was proposed and seconded to withdraw from the Voluntary Car service as its usage had dwindled over the past year, the scheme seems to have been superseded by Call Connect within the parish and there are no disabled facilities. The cost to the parish was no longer economic. A vote of four in favour and two against (Cllr Webb recorded his vote against). Council RESOLVED to withdraw from the service.
ITEM No 9 – CORRESPONDENCE
- SHDC – Copies of meeting agendas and minutes
- The Doyle Family 5 George Ave – complaint
- T Cresswell 13 George Ave – complaint
- Fairfields Creations – Introduction letter
- Mr j Hayes MP – Highways query
- SH Voluntary Car Service – constitution
- Gedney Drove End School – Thank you letter and invoices
- SH Voluntary Car Service _ reply to councils questions
- LCC – Public rights of way (definitive map)
- Best Kept Vilage – entry details
- HM Rev & Cust – End year return
- SHDC – Asset management task group (hand out at meeting)
- Update on outstanding matters
On the sharp bend of Engine Dyke, outside Barns Mill entrance in Gedney Dyke had
Been turned down by highways as unenforceable.
The upgrading of the footway from the school at Gedney Drove End to the Village hall to enable Access for disabled has hit a stumbling block. Council RESOLVED for the clerk to contact Highways and discuss.
- To report new matters:
ITEM No 11 –PLANNING MATTERS/ 42/09
Applications17/2/09 H06/0085/09 Mr Clark, Maleada, Lowgate, Gedney Dyke
Proposed extension to bungalow to form kitchen and bedrooms
The council approved this application.
AppealsAPP/A2525/A/08/2086496 Mr Gillett, Homestead Nursery, Hallgate, Gedney
ApprovalH06/1298/08 Mr P Neatherway, Angels Keep, Kingsgate Gedney Dyke
Proposed extension to rear of bungalow
ITEM No 12 –DATE OF NEXT MEETING / 43/09
The next meeting will be at Gedney Drove End Village Hall on the 14th April 2009.
There being no further business the meeting was declared closed at 9.20pm
1Gedney Parish Council Minutes March 2009