MINUTES OF A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Held in the Village Hall, All Cannings on Wednesday 31st July 2002
PRESENT: Mr.T. Daw (in the chair)
Mrs. Currie, Mr. Hunt, Mrs. Riseley-Prichard, Cll. A.Molland(WCC)
APOLOGIES: Mr. Butcher, Mrs. Butcher, Dr. Hollway, Cll. J. Combe(KDC)
Minutes of the previous meeting held on 26th June 2002 having been circulated, were confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.
Recycle bins: See Village Hall Committee
Humberts Field: Grass has now been cut
Audit: David Owen & Co. have been engaged as Internal Auditors at an agreed cost of £160 per annum. Annual Accounts were approved by the council and have been submitted to the External Auditors.
Parish Notice Board: Now repaired.
POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF VILLAGE SHOP/POST OFFICE
Information given to the Council by Marian Rayner, Rural Services Officer, Community First. See attached Report. They have given the following dates
when they will be available to attend a public meeting, to give a presentation during September: 12th, 25th, and 26th.
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES:
Village Hall: Clerk has written to the Committee regarding the position of the recycle bins and we await response. Sophy Hunt appointed Secretary of the Village Hall Committee.
PCC: Launching Financial Awareness Programme
FtPs: Clerk has obtained two Litter Pickers at a cost of £56.40. Mr. Game has agreed to do the clearance and litter collection work with payment to be made from the litter grant as agreed. Clerk to discuss financial agreement with Mr. Game. Mrs. Lock has suggested that people perhaps should adopt a footpath and look after the upkeep.
Play area yet to be re-painted.
Golden Jubilee: Council to discuss ideas for a Tree Seat at next meeting. Clerk to circulate details of brochure and prices obtained.
K/043534 Mr & Mrs Oakley, Chandlers Cottage, 16 The Street, All Cannings.
Demolition of single storey extension and erection of a two- storey extension in its place. Approved by the council. KDC informed.
K/043751 Mr & Mrs Postlethwaite, Home Farm, Allington. Swimming Pool/Oil tank Location
K/043391 The Kings Arms, Pub Lane, All Cannings. Internal alterations, new fire exit, doorway & external porch, subject to compliance with the following condition:
The development shall not be commenced until details of the bricks to be used on the external walls of the development have been submitted to and approved of by the local planning authority in writing.
Reason : To secure harmonious architectural treatment.
Community First: AGM 11th September 2002
Transport Grants to Parish Councils: Clerk to investigate possibility of Grant for “Walking Bus Project”.
Public Rights of Way: Need to identify priorities of the paths throughout the Parish of All Cannings.
KDC: ACPC agreed to comply with proposals regarding the Standardisation of Urban Grass Maintenance.
Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2002: Statement of Assurance: We acknowledge as members of All Cannings Parish Council our responsibility for the preparation of the accounts and confirm, to the best of our knowledge and belief, with respect to the council’s accounts for the year ended 31 March 2002 the Statement of Assurance is approved and adopted by the Council and recorded as council minute reference 292 dated July 31 2002.
One cheque was submitted for signature.
31st July- Village Hall Rental 000403 £10.50
Received £65.00 from Winchcombe & Son in respect of the exclusive rights of burial and Interment for the ashes of Mr K.G.Bellotti.
Pub Lane Sign: Clerk has obtained a post anchor. Mr Game will re-erect the sign.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Shop Closure: Article regarding the concern over the possible loss of the
Shop/Post Office has been printed in the Gazette&Herald and also advised that a Public Meeting will be held in September.
Mr. Ken Bellotti- Memorial Tree: Clerk has contacted the Garden Club and awaits response regarding the positioning of the tree.
Liaison Meeting: Reminder of Meeting and to decide who will be in attendance.
WCC: Cllr.Molland advised that WCC await the result of the recent Performance Assessment from the Best Value/Audit Commission and that they are addressing the perception of the County Council. The Highways Maintenance scheme has seen an improvement with an increase in complaints regarding disruption caused by the amount of repairs carried out e.g. London Road. Lengthsman scheme working well. Internal structure is improving communications. New wardings to take place next May.
Cutting of Green: Football Club to pay Mr. Game for the extra ground
maintenance required on the football pitch. Council have no objection.
Sheep-pool: Mr. Daw to investigate the problem with the catch on the gate.
Meeting closed at 9.25pm
Next meeting: Wednesday 4th September 2002