Minutes of Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 4th June 2019

WATERINGBURY PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 4th June 2019

7.30pm Wateringbury Village Hall 

Present

Cllr M Wells (Chairman)

Cllr L Simons (Vice Chairman)                                                          

Cllr D Marks          

Cllr F Fielding                                                                                                                  

In attendance:

Mrs S Cockburn – Clerk to the Council

Mrs Christine Byron – Rostrum Correspondent

4 members of the public

The Chairman opened the meeting by reminding everyone in attendance the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed or otherwise reported and asked if any person present intends to make a video or audio recording of the proceedings.  None

 19/014       APOLOGIES FOR ABSCENCE

Apologies received from Cllr Tripp, Cllr Hudson & PCSO Wendy Stanley

19/015       DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST/DISPENSATIONS

Cllr Marks declared an interest in the co-option of a new member, as he was related to the candidate

19/016       CO-OPTION OF NEW MEMBER ON TO THE PARISH COUNCIL

There was one candidate, Mr Mark Burrows.  There was a secret ballot – Cllr Marks did not vote.  All Councillors voted in favour and Mr Burrows was duly elected.  Mr Burrows took his seat with Councillors and signed a Declaration Acceptance of Office          

19/017       ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman said Mr William English of Manor Farm had reported damage to newly installed fencing and gate posts along the public right of way across his land.  This had been reported to the police

19/018        REPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR

 Cllr Balfour was not present

19/019       REPORT FROM BOROUGH COUNCILLOR

Cllr Hudson was not present -Cllr Hudson’s report attached

9/020       CRIME REPORT

Any reports from Kent Police, Kent Police website and e-watch – attached

Cllr Marks reported some fly tipping in Boorman’s Mews

19/021       MINUTES OF ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 14th MAY 2019

The Minutes having been read approval was proposed by Cllr Simons and seconded by Cllr Marks and signed as a correct record   

19/022       MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES OF THE 14TH MAY 2019

19/009 Tree Inspections – more discussion and quotes needed

19/009 Tom Smith memorial – no remaining family traced.

19/009  Repairs to track – further quotes needed

19/011  Repairs to basket swing Cheque required to go with order

19/023       MINUTES OF ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD ON 21ST MAY 2019 TO BE APPROVED FOR ACCURACY

The Minutes having been read approval was proposed by Cllr Simons and seconded by Cllr Fielding and signed as a correct record.

19/024       REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES

Finance & General PurposesNo meeting   Cllr Marks reported he understood that at present the car sales site next to the car park was to be let not sold

Planning – Meeting to follow.

Wateringbury Sports & Recreational Association – It was reported waste bins had not been emptied.  One damaged bin needed replacing

Village Hall – The Chairman referred to the previous suggestion of a community library in the foyer of the hall.  After discussion it was agreed to contact former Councillor Jessica Roe and suggest she looks for a site that would be open all the time.

Tonbridge & Malling Area Committee of KALC_– The Chairman referred to Borough Green Parish Council whose Clerk had been taken seriously ill which meant no one could get access to the council’s computer at it was voice activated.   Parish Councils were warned about the danger.  The Chairman said Council would discuss this at a private session at the July Parish Council Meeting

Parish Partnership Panel – Next meeting 13th June

Joint Parish Council Transport Consultative Group – Next meeting 20th June

Kent Community Rail Partnership – Cllr Burrows agreed to be representative

Highways & Transportation-Speedwatch  –  The next meeting 11th June 6pm   Speedwatch report attached

Allotments – All fees had been paid

Cemetery –  No Committee  – nothing to report

Joint Flood Group – Nothing to report

 19/025       FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

Agreement of the Financial Statement was proposed by Cllr Fielding and seconded by Cllr Wells.  All cheques were signed

19/026       PUBLIC DISCUSSION

It was reported the bin at the corner of Canon Lane had not been  emptied.  Christine Byron offered to replace the padlock on the Lock-up      Dog bins not being emptied was also reported.

It was reported a manhole cover in Bow Road as loose. It would be reported.

It was reported that hedges and vegetation was overgrown along the A26 Tonbridge Road from Canon Lane to Pizien Well Road.  This would be reported.

It was reported a vehicle had been seen using the public right of way  from Bow Road

 

There being no further business the Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting at 8.45pm