MInutes of Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 5th January 2016

 

WATERINGBURY PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting

Held on Tuesday 5th January 2016

7.30pm Wateringbury Village Hall

 

Present:

Cllr M Cayzer (Chairman)                               

Cllr M Wells                              

Cllr Mrs L Simon

Cllr Mrs C Moreland

Cllr D Stones

                                                 

In attendance:

Mrs S Cockburn – Clerk to the Council

Mrs Christine Byron – KM Reporter

4 members of the public

                  

15/088       APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies received from Councillors Marks, Talbert, Tripp, Balfour & Jessel

 

15/089       CO-OPTION OF MR JOHN EVANS AS A MEMBER OF THE PARISH COUNCIL

                   The Chairman proposed the co-option of Mr Evans.  All Councillors voted in favour. Mr Evans took his seat with Councillors and signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office

 

15/090       DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

 

15/091       ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman confirmed The Mill Pond is now on the Borough Council’s Community assets list and the owner/owners would be advised.

 

15/092       REPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR

Cllr Balfour was not present   

 

 

15/093       REPORT FROM BOROUGH COUNCILLOR

 Cllr Jessel was not present

 

15/094       CRIME REPORT

                   No report received

 

15/095       BUDGET 2016/2017

Councillors were asked to consider if an additional ‘one off’ £40,000 should go on the budget to cover a new surface for the play area taking into account that from 2017/18 the Financial Arrangement monies received from Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council were to be reviewed which would mean losing all or part of the fund.  After discussion all Councillors voted in favour.  It was therefore resolved that £40,000 be added to the budget.

                    

15/096       MINUTES OF PARISH MEETING HELD ON 1ST DECEMBER 2015 TO BE APPROVED FOR ACCURACY

Approval of Minutes was put by Cllr Stones and seconded by Cllr Mrs Moreland.

                   The Chairman signed the minutes

 

15/097       MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 1ST DECEMBER 2015

Page 28 15/079 – Plans had been received from Croudace Homes

Page 29 15/083 – Playdale had inspected decaying wood supports at the play area and as all supports were guaranteed for 20 years these would be replaced. One item of equipment (Cross Scales) was supplied by Timberplay and work could not commence until they had inspected and reported back to Playdale.

The Chairman reported on a meeting held with Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council regarding pollution in the village. However, after discussion the result was that pollution made no difference to future planning.

15/084 – Nothing further had been heard from Seimens

15/085 – A quote for repairs to some of the play equipment had still not been received from RSS

 

15/098       REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES ON OTHER BODIES

Finance & General Purposes – No meeting

Planning – Minutes of last meeting attached.  Committee meeting to follow

Wateringbury Sports & Recreational Association –  Mike Witts reported that due to the adverse weather James Woolley had been unable to carryout work on the grounds.  Cllr Stones agreed to represent the Parish Council on the  WSRA Committee

Village Hall – nothing to report

Tonbridge & Malling Area Committee of KALC_-  Next meeting would be on Thursday 14th January 2016

Parish Partnership Panel – nothing to report

Kent Community Rail Partnership – nothing to report

Highways & Transportation-Speedwatch –  Speedwatch report attached

Allotments –  some minor repairs had been carried out to the gate.

Cemetery – nothing to report

Village Warden – John Ibbs had reported that due to the weather the playing fields had been quiet over the past few weeks.  He did report that dog fouling was still a problem

 

15/099       FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

Agreement of the Financial Statement was proposed by Cllr Mrs Moreland and seconded by Cllr Stones.  All cheques were signed.

 

15/100       PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Mr Michael Williams asked the Parish Council to put forward the Field at the corner of Fields Lane as a Community Asset. He stressed this area, with views over the Medway Valley, should be preserved as a green wedge between the parishes of Wateringbury & Teston.  The Parish Council agreed to put this forward to Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council

 

There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.50pm