Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 held in Phoenix Hall, Netheravon at 7.45 p.m.

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Parish Councillors Present:Cllr. Alan WoodChairman
Cllr. Mrs .Corrine Gowman
Cllr. Mrs. Victoria Jago
Cllr. Mrs. Sheila Symes
Cllr. S. Vaughan-Edwards
In Attendance:Mrs. Mary TowleClerk of the Council

REPORT BY WILTSHIRE COUNCILLOR, IAN BLAIR-PILLING

 

There was no report

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APOLOGIES

 

Apologies were received from:  Cllr. Ed Binsted and Cllr. Greg Morgan

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

There were no Declarations of Interest

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MINUTES

It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on 13th November, 2018    be accepted as a true record.

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REPORTS AND UPDATES


a.  Planning


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FULL PLANNING APPLICATION  For proposed alterations and side extension to existing dwelling.   Removal of willow tree that is within falling distance of existing dwelling and outbuilding and replacement with two new trees at Westbrook House, Mill Road, Haxton.  AMENDED PLANS

Parish Council Comments:  Drive way – Gravel not to extend to the property’s exit. A hard surface laid before the exit to help prevent the gravel travelling onto the pavement and road. Tree The Council have no issues with taking down the willow tree. No replacement tree is required, unless the owners wishes to replace. Side extension – No objection. The Council feel the new planned extension is more in keeping with the building and the surrounding area. 


b.  Footpaths and Rights of Way

 

The Clerk reported that Mr. Pete Hayward has agreed to continue to cut the grass on the Rights of Ways for the year 2019.

Long Ground Right of Way/Stiles

It was agreed that the Clerk should contact the MOD concerning the placing of stiles at each end of Long Ground and asking who would be liable in the event of an accident happening.   Several more complaints have been received and it is now a Health and Safety issue.

It was agreed that a £50 contribution be paid for cutting back trees along Church Path as it is a Right of Way.

 

c.  Allotments

 

Cllr. Mrs Symes reported that there are 2 vacant allotments still but there are people who are interested in taking them over for next season.   It was agreed that a resident be asked to give a price for the repair of the fencing around the allotments.

 

d.  Phoenix Hall

 

Cllr. Wood reported that the rest of the Phoenix Hall will be painted in 2019 with help from a grant from Aspire.   The chairs have been re-upholstered  and a Community Area Grant will pay for this if successful.   The Phoenix Hall have applied for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund for a new store room at the back of the Hall to replace the container.   A Community Area Grant has been obtained for a new baby changing unit which will be put into the disabled toilet.

 

e.  Highways

The Clerk reported that the Parish Steward will be in the village on 10th January.   Cllr. Wood reported that he has distributed gel sacks to properties which could be vulnerable to flooding.

 

Community Speed Watch

 

The Clerk was asked to put the item about Speed Watch into the Newsletter again as there was no response in December. There are only 2 volunteers at the moment and a minimum of 8 are needed.

 

f.  Tidworth Area Board

 

The next Area Board is on Monday, 28th January, 2019 at Wellington College, Ludgershall.   Cllr. Wood and the Clerk will attend.

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PARISH MATTERS

 

Christmas Lights And Carols

Cllr. Wood reported that this was a very successful evening again with £63 being made on the raffle.   A pole was bought to help put up the lights from the proceeds of last year’s raffle.

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REPORT BY THE CLERK

 

  1. The Clerk reported that a PCSO Amy Jones attended a Cheerful Cuppa.   

 

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ACCOUNTS


a.  There is a balance of £5664.95 as at 8
th January, 2019.   

b.  Cheques authorised since last meeting:

EnfordAV Youth Club donation £100.00

Phoenix Hall hire £10.00

Peter Hayward – footpaths £350.00

 

c.  Budget 2019/20


The budget was discussed and it was
RESOLVED that the Precept requirement for the year 2019/20 is £6288.00

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CORRESPONDENCE

No correspondence received

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ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING

Emergency Plan

Summer Party

Tidy Day

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DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 in the Phoenix Hall