Challock Parish Council Meeting (Edited Minutes)

 

Memorial Hall, Audrey Allen room

Thursday 20th March 2014, 7.30pm

 

Members of public present: 7

 

 

 

 

 

Apologies

 

Diane Ashworth (holiday)

 

 

Present

 

Roger Spicer, Stephen Brandon, John Ramsden, Akile Clinton, Michael Fisher, Nichola Fox, Kirstie Wooltorton (Clerk), Diane Sandy (Assistant Clerk)

 

 

Minutes of Last Meeting

 

Minutes of 16th January 2014 meeting were signed by Roger Spicer as an accurate record

 

 

David Robey

 

David provided an update on the latest news and developments from Ashford Borough Council

 

 

Clerk’s Report

 

Landscaping

 

The Groundsman has removed two leaning trees on the road to the Post Office

 

The Goundsman has removed a fallen tree adjacent to the village hall car park

 

It was agreed that a resident could clear 4 fallen trees on the Lees next to Tanglewood for firewood

 

The verge between the roundabout and Barn Shop has been cut

 

The Lees will be cut this week

 

 

Highway Issues

 

The Groundsman has filled potholes on all three Lees tracks

 

Clerk has reported potholes on A251 and A252 to Kent Highways

 

Vandalism

 

Nothing to report

 

 

Funding

 

Nothing to report

 

 

Play area

 

One of the parallel ropes has been stolen. Clerk has ordered a replacement

 

 

Correspondence

 

 

 

Email from Methodist Chapel requesting use of the Lees for boot fair on Monday 26th May 2014. Councillors agreed

 

 

 

Letter from Girlings regarding legal costs recovery from Mr Shirley. Noted

 

 

  

Email from ABC confirming 2014/2015 Precepts. Noted

 

 

  

Email requesting use of the Lees for parking for school fair to be held 27th September 2014. Councillors agreed

 

 

  

Email from the Youth Club requesting use of the Lees for boot fair on Sunday 13th July 2014. Councillors agreed

  

 

 

 

Email from Kent Highways regarding request for safety improvements on A252 Canterbury Road. Noted

 

 

  

Email from resident regarding wheelie bins permanently left on verge outside Austen Mews, Green Lane – Clerk has contacted the letting agent and ABC

 

 

  

Tree hazard assessment and quote from Envirocology Ltd. Councillors asked Clerk to get a second quote

 

 

  

Email complaint about bonfires. Bonfire guidelines in next Forester

 

 

 

Councillors considered boot fair fees and agreed that there will now be a flat rate fee of £100 for use of the Lees.

 

 

  

Planning applications

 

Planning application given to Councillors

 

Listed Building Consent/Planning Application to be discussed at meeting

 

Laurenden Forstal, Blind Lane, Challock, Ashford, TN25 4AU

 

Removal of internal walls to create combined kitchen breakfast room with office and pantry. Creation of new doorway from dining room, enlarging 2No small windows to form one larger window and fitting of oak doors in North elevation. Infilling of space between kitchen and dressing room for use in pantry and office. Pitching Kent peg tile roof to perimeter of flat roofed dressing room and fitting insulation to walls, floor and roof

 

Councillors supported this application.

 

 

Broomfield, Blind Lane, Challock, Ashford, TN25 4AU 

 

Construction of new front porch

 

Councillors supported this application.

 

 

Items for Information

 

 

Village Confines

 

Ashford Borough Council Cabinet approved the Built Envelope Report on Challock on 13th March 2014, which means that it will now become a material consideration in judging Planning Applications for houses in the village.

 

There will still be the requirement to come forward with well designed, good quality proposals, that meet all other relevant ABC Policies, such as Parking and Space standards etc, and which fit in with the 'look' of the village.

 

 

Goose Fair storage container

 

The Clerk has ordered the storage container and this will be delivered soon, as ground conditions have improved

 

 

Parish Council Audit

 

Kevin Funnell, the Parish Council Auditor, will be carrying out the Parish Council Audit on 25th April 2014

 

 

William Oure Charity

 

Cheque received from Mr Nightingale for £150 as rent payment for the Poor Field.

 

Charity Commission description of William Oure Charity

To support elderly villagers who are in need. To support villagers or their families who have suffered a tragic accident or bereavement

 

Nicholas Fox requested an article be placed in the Forester to let villagers know about the charity. Clerk to arrange

 

 

Trees on Post Office road

 

UK Power Networks disconnected the power on Friday 24th January to enable the Groundsman to cut two leaning trees

 

 

Skate Park

 

Clerk met Sovereign Play Equipment on site to discuss options. Proposals and costs awaited

 

 

Akile Clinton – leave of absence request

 

To comply with s.85 of the Local Government Act 1972, Akile has requested a leave of absence for 12 months maternity leave.

 

Councillors congratulated Akile and agreed 12 month maternity absence. Akile is our KALC, Parish Forum and Play Area representative which Diane Ashworth and Michael Fisher have agreed to cover respectively.

 

 

The meeting closed at 8.25pm

 

 

Parish Council meeting dates for 2014

 

Thursday 29th May

Thursday 24th July

Thursday 18th September

Thursday 27th November

 

 

The next Parish Council meeting is on Thursday 29th May 2014

 


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