Held in the Village Hall All Cannings on Wednesday 24th April 2013


PRESENT:       Cllr. C. Butcher, (in the chair)

Cllr. S. Butcher, Cllr. A. Gray, Cllr. L. Sharpe, Cllr. R. Daw,

Cllr. D. Tilley (in part), Cllr. K. Gay (in part)



APOLOGIES: Cllr. P Whitehead, (WC)


One member of the public attended




Attached to minutes.





Minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting, held on Wednesday 30th May 2012, having been circulated were confirmed as a true record and signed by the chairman.








Bank Balances 31 March 2013


Lloyds Bank Treasurers Account:                  0019780                      £13156.30

Lloyds Bank Business Account:                     7404484                      £5950.26

NSB Investment Account:                             137921791                  £1460.83

              Total:           £20,567.39



An approximate forecast for receipts and payments had been given for the financial year 2012 – 2013. The annual financial return for accounts for the year ending 31 March 2013 will be presented for approval by the council as directed by Grant Norton, appointed External Auditors on behalf of the Audit Commission. The annual financial return to be approved by the Parish Council by 30 June 2013.



There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.30pm.



                                                Chairman                                           Date   



                                    OUTGOING CHAIRMAN’S REPORT


Many years of giving and volunteering, following in the steps of my father many years before.


Fields in Trust

QEII Field/ The Village Green


The green is now registered as a QEII Field for the Jubilee Year. Hopefully this will open the way for more and easier access to grants, funding etc.


Best Kept Village Competition


Success again in this competition. Thanks must go to the clerk, volunteers and the members of our community.




Another success story, there are approximately 36 allotments in place. It is pertinent to the age we are now living in. Looks very good and takes me back to when I was a boy!


Grass Cutting and Maintenance Contracts


Following a year of some turmoil, there are now contracts in place with new guidelines and new contractors engaged. Hopefully we shall see the benefits of this as time progresses.


Orchard for All


Situated adjacent to the allotments this is certainly one for the future, one the Parish Council can be proud of.


Jubilee Woodland


Intensive work being carried out by steering group.


This sums up the Parish Council quite well, working quietly for the good of the village with the future in mind.


Thanks to the clerk, sometimes the ‘backbone’ of a council, and of course the councillors and all volunteers.


Charles Butcher