Don’t miss your chance to have a say at the Annual Parish Meeting…..


Annual Parish Meeting at 7.30 on Thursday May 19th

Are there things you want to see our Parish Council tackle? Are  you satisfied with the current priorities?

This is a public meeting, although it is organised by the council, and is designed to let everybody know what the council is doing, and more importantly, to give people the opportunity to tell the council what they think they should be doing!  Are people happy with the council’s priorities, such as the provision of a play area, or do they feel they should be focussing more on other things such as environmental improvements?  Here is the opportunity for people to have their say.

The agenda for this meeting is

  • Introduction of Parish Councillors
  • Michael Hardinge Trust Annual Report
  • Chairman’s Report
    • Kerbing works
    • Proposed play area
    • Defibrillator
    • Speeding through the village
    • Reports from other village organisations
    • Questions from the public
  • Any other business

See 16 05 19 annual parish meeting

This meeting will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting.

Annual General Meeting – Thursday May 19th  7:00 pm

The Parish Council AGM will start at 7:00pm in the Old School Hall, villagers are invited to attend as observers only and will get the opportunity to ask questions later at the Annual Parish Meeting at 8:00pm.

The AGM agenda is :

1) Apologies

2) Declaration of Interests

3) Nomination and election of the Chairman for the year

4) Nomination and election of the Vice-Chairman for the year

5) Allocation of responsibilities

  • Finance and general purposes
  • Highways and footpaths
  • Proposed children’s play area
  • Planning
  • Cricket club liaison
  • School liaison
  • Michael Hardinge Trust liaison
  • Ironstone and scout camp liaison
  • Communications and notice board
  • Any other roles?

   6)  Dates for Future meetings

  • 25 August 2016
  • 17 November 2016
  • 16 February 2017
  • 13 April 2017
  • 18 May 2017

7)  Minutes of the meetings held on 14 April 2016 (attached)

8)  Matters Arising

9)  Land at Clump Lane

An issue arose recently at Clump Lane.  Heavy goods vehicles exiting Clump Lane and turning left were damaging the verge which comprises the front garden to Clump House.  The owner of that property arranged for some large stones to be placed on the edge of Clump Lane to prevent this encroachment, but it was suggested that this might make it more difficult for heavy goods vehicles to turn left, and avoid driving through the village.  The issue was brought to this Council’s attention, but was referred to OCC, as at least one of the stones appears to stand on land which comprises public highway.  Discussions between the owner of Clump House and OCC have resulted in an offer to remove the stones on condition that OCC install highway marker posts to protect the owner’s adjoining land.  OCC have no funds available to finance this work, and have asked whether the Parish council would wish to assist.

10)  Emergency Planning

To consider whether the Council wishes to formulate an Emergency Plan, and how to respond to the email from the Police annexed to this report.

11)  Date of next meeting

To be agreed at item 6 above.

12)  Any other urgent business

See full agenda 16 05 19 AGM agenda

To be followed at 7.30 pm by the Annual Parish Meeting (see above)