Here are the Minutes for November 2011 Wansford 14th November 2011
WANSFORD PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Wendy Gray
25 Windsurf Bank, Tallington
Tel: 01778 341496
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD IN THE WANSFORD COMMUNITY HALL ON
MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2011 AT 7.30 P.M.
Present: Cllr R Clarke
Cllr S Forward
Cllr T Pearson – Chairman
Cllr J Stannage – Vice Chairman
Cllr G Stevens
Cllr T Sortwell
In Attendance: Wendy Gray – Parish Clerk, Cllr J Holdich, Mrs S Mamone, Mr Brown,
Mr M Handley and Mr G Garner
3a. Wansford Community Hall: Sue Mamone attended the meeting to discuss some issues
regarding the Community Hall.
v Business Rates – previously had always been granted 100% but this year this had been reduced to 80% and wondered if the Parish Council would consider assisting with the extra cost approx. £70. Cllr Pearson proposed the Parish Council looked at helping with the additional cost. All in favour. Due to an interest Cllr Stannage abstained from voting.
v Grant Application – in previous years this has always been completed and agreed very quickly. This year due to change in legislation more forms have had to be completed The forms were duly completed and sent off in April and as yet no funding has been received. As the Community Hall have no public liability (this was cancelled last year) this could cost them the grant of £1200. Sue explained that WPC had their own public liability but this was not acceptable. John Stannage had spoken with insurers re public and employers liability. They are looking at it now for the Village Hall and have advised will cost approximately £300 extra to cover. The grant has now come to a sticking point, John Stannage has a meeting arranged with someone from PCC on Tuesday. Could WPC transfer insurance to Community Hall and make contribution towards covering the cost of it. Suggestion: It was established the Community Hall has £4000 in reserve – find out how much involved, pay out of funds they already have and if some time in the future need extra funds come back to WPC to cover/make donation. All councillors in favour of this suggestion.
v Talk-Talk – offered a sponsorship of £600. What is required – plaque displayed in hall, click through to website, leaflets on display, article in monthly magazine.
true account of meeting, all in agreement.
a) Invoices – Parish Clerk, Salary – £362.10
b) Invoice – Parish Clerk, Expenses – £96.57
c) Invoice – Moore Stephens, External Auditors – £176.40
d) Invoice – CPALC re Councillor Training – £1050.00
All above invoices were agreed for payment.
Cllr Clarke reported that legislation is still not complete, getting there. PCC has all the mechanics
necessary for Parish Plans to be written in the new format. Once published if need to go forward
can do at that stage. Take heading off agenda until further notice.
A church clock – add to Special Projects List
i. PCC – Flood Warden Volunteers – this was advertised in Living Villages but no responses received. Cllr Stannage offered to undertake this as he has previous relevant experience having been “snow warden” for Easton in the past.
ii. Augean Newsletter – Copy provided for each councillor.
iii. Village magazine – look at councillors alternating to produce report each month for magazine to give some variety. Cllr Pearson will complete for the next edition.
iv. Letter from HDC re Textile Recycling and Paper Banks addressed to Sibson-cum-Stibbington Parish Council forwarded to Cllr Sortwell to pass to Christie Hall – may be useful for them.
Talk Talk in recent ad were offering notice boards ideal for Nene Close Area. Parish Clerk to
Bank signatories – new documentation to be obtained to set up further signatories to bank
accounts. Parish Clerk to sort.
i. Cllr Sortwell reported that British Legion have not come back re rent increase, still in abeyance. Christie Hall Management Committee has no meeting planned as have nothing to discuss.
ii. Cllr Clarke attended Parish Liaison Committee Meeting – two specific issues which Cllr Holdich raised do the Parish Council own any trees, if so need to get trees inspected by competent person/company. This raised the issue of who owns the trees on the green, who owns the land. Parish Clerk to write to PCC to see if they have any documentation of ownership.
iii. No one attended Rural North Neighbourhood meeting from Wansford Parish Council.
12. Dates of next meetings in the Community Hall:
Monday 12th December 2011 Monday 9th January 2011
The meeting closed at 9.45 p.m.
Cllr Forward offered his apologies in advance but he will not be able to make 12th December meeting.
|Actioned by Parish Clerk