Monday, 27 October 2008

MPC Unapproved Minutes Nov 2008

MIDGHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting held in the Village Hall on Tuesday November 25th 2008 at 7.30 p.m.

Present were Mr R Disson (Chairman), Mr. D. Lombardo, Mr J Goddard, Mrs. M. Rusbridge, Mr S Sawyer, Mrs. E Berry the Clerk and two members of the public.

Apologies were received from Mrs I Neill.

Declarations of interest: There were none.

Minutes: The minutes of the previous meeting were read approved and signed.

Matters arising: Allotments – still awaiting a reply from Woolhampton Parish Council.

Public Time – No comments.

Village Hall - Mr Lombardo had been unable to approach Birds Lane residents due to other commitments but hopes to be able to do so soon.

Parish Plan Update – The steering group has now met twice and 20 people have been involved in different capacities. The group has produced a terms of reference document and have requested that the Parish Council provide the group with free use of the village hall, a small sum with which to set up a bank account, and the initial costs of stationery/postage. Mr Disson proposed and Mr Sawyer seconded and the suggestions were accepted unanimously.
Mr Sawyer, Mrs Rusbridge and Mr Lombardo will rotate as council representative to the group.

Midgham Green Maintenance – Quotes for grass cutting have been received but Mrs Rusbridge is obtaining one further quote.
Mr Disson is expecting one further quote for logs and the councillors agreed that this can be accepted up to a maximum of £500.



Clerks’ report:
Financial statement: c/a £167.12 d/a £19,122.69

Bills to be paid: £559.90 Parish Clerk Salary & Expenses
£101.45 reimbursement to Mr Disson

The Councillors present approved these amounts for payment.


Planning:
New applications: 08/01753/LBC Woottens, Upper Woolhampton – noted but no comments to make.
Decisions: 08/01801/HOUSE Vista, Birds Lane – allowed.

It was agreed that the clerk will circulate decisions via e-mail.




Correspondence:

Open Spaces – request for a donation to legal funds. Mr Disson will raise a query with WBC regarding their possible funding in connection with S106 monies.

WBC re Earth retaining Bund in Brimpton Road. Mr Disson had confirmed with residents that they do not want the bund. Clerk to write to WBC.
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Play Area – No problems to report.

Nursery Copse

Mr Disson and Mrs Rusbridge are attending a meeting with WBC tomorrow to discuss possible enforcement action.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.40 p.m.

The next meeting will be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 27th January 2009 at 7.30 p.m.

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