Meeting 14 January 2013 - (last updated 20/01/2013)

Draft MINUTES OF MEETING OF BUCKWORTH PARISH COUNCIL HELD On Monday 14 January in Buckworth Cricket Club

PRESENT CLLRS COOPER , MRS WARRENER, MRS MORRISON , CLLR DAVISON AND WATERHOUSE. Two members of the public were present

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE none

1.1 OPEN FORUM This will last for 10 minutes. Members of the public may ask question or raise points on items on this agenda or, for inclusion at the next meeting. Council Members may speak concerning items for which they are declaring a prejudicial interest. Once the meeting starts, members of the public are reminded that they may not speak. – There were no members of the public present.

1.2 COUNCILLOR’S INTERESTS To receive from Councillors declarations as to personal and\or prejudicial interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any Agenda items. See also flow chart from HDC, a copy of which has been given to each councillor for reference purposes. Cllr Morrison declared an interest in payment for office supplies. (section 6a)

2. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING held on 15 October 2012 were approved and signed as a true record.

3. MATTERS ARISING
a. Blocked ditch – It was agreed to continue to chase HDC and also to mention blocked ditch along bottom of footpath. The blocked gullies on the Home Farm side of the road had been brought to the Council’s attention and it was agreed that this also be included in a further letter to HDC along with reporting the gullies to Cambs Highways.
b. Telephone and letterbox painting. The painter is primed to come and paint phone box when the weather improves, possibly March. No further action on painting of letterbox as it has been reported to Royal Mail and awaits their action.

4. AGENDA ITEMS

a. The meeting ratified the precept for 2013/14 be £2538 as agreed at previous meeting.

b. It was agreed to appoint Roger Waters as internal auditor as last year and a letter was approved and signed to him to this effect.

5. Clerk’s Report – Salt bins had been rapidly refilled thanks to Cllr Davison.

6. FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES

6.a Financial Report . Cllr Davison as RFO circulated statement of financial position, estimated expenditure to 2018 provisional precept for 2013/14
6b – Payments for approval and cheques for signing
100425 £30 to Cambs Acre for membership renewal
100426 £53.98 to Fiona Morrison for office supplies
100427 £2016.00 to K Ferguson for grass cutting

6c Confirm dates of next meetings 25 March 2013

NOTICES & CORRESPONDENCE
For information* by email

a. Ian Sim – Town/Parish Taxbase and Grant 2012?14 – Very important news (3 emails)
b. Tina Webb – Area joint committee disbanded*
c. Tina Webb – for distribution to all councils and boards
d. Tina Webb – LCTS communications update*
e. Tina Webb – very short update precept setting*
f. Danielle Sancaster – local village publication*
g. Lisa Bulbeck draft email to parish clerks.*
h. Chris Thompson – draft document – landscape sensitivity to wind turbine development.*

The meeting closed at 9 p.m.