COMBERTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held in
the Old Village Hall on Wednesday 8 June 2005 at 7.30pm
Mr A Bailey
Mr M Bennett
Dr B Burton
Mr D Charge
Mr A Hollick
Mrs S Hyde
Dr J McCabe,
Mrs D Morison
Dr H Roscoe
Miss C Westgarth (Chairman)
In attendance: Cllr
Mrs A Webb (social engagement) Mr R Rowlands and Dr C Chambers (work)
2. To approve the minutes of the last
On a proposition by Mr Bennett, seconded by Mr Bailey the minutes of the meeting and also the confidential minutes were approved as a true record with the following amendments:
· delete ‘a little’
· delete ‘incite’ replace with ‘insight’
The minutes were signed by the Chairman.
3. Matters arising or carried forward from the meeting
On a proposition by Miss Westgarth, seconded by Mrs Morison the Parish Council gave its agreement in principle to support Mr Christopher Fisher setting up a youth neighbourhood watch scheme in Comberton and provide a start up grant of £500. This was subject to satisfactory references being received from both the Police and Whaddon Parish Council, that there was good liaison with other village youth groups and that scheme did not sap children from other groups.
On a proposition by
Mr Bennett, seconded by Mrs Morison it was unanimously agreed that the Parish
Council accepts that the current layout of the
4.2 District Councillor
Cllr Harangozo reported on the proposal to transfer the housing stock to a housing association and the associated implications including whether or no another ballot was necessary. The Parish Council expressed its concern that staff at the District Council would be made redundant and as that a large area of District Council office space would become vacant.
5. Parish Plan
Mr Bennett reported that the group was scheduled to meet later this month and that Ms Cook at CVC had informed him that she had recruited a female youth worker.
It was agreed that an opening ceremony for the skateboard park should be arranged and it was noted that the facility would be having its District Council building inspection to fulfil the terms of the grant.
The financial report
was received and considered. On a proposition by Mrs Morison, seconded by Dr
McCabe it was agreed that the payments as listed in the financial report plus
Connections Bus Project
It was agreed that Mr Gristwood’s invoice should be queried and until clarification on ‘special projects’, ‘mileage’ and ‘petrol’ included in his time sheet was received to reduce the amount of payment to £559.07. It was also agreed that he should be reminded to submit his invoice as per his contract so that any queries could be clarified before the meeting.
6.2 To approve the accounts for FY ending 2005 and complete the annual return and supporting statement of assurance
On a proposition by Dr Roscoe, seconded by Mr Bennett the accounts were
approved by resolution of Comberton Parish Council and the statements in
section 2 of the annual return were all answered ‘yes’. The Chairman signed
7. To receive reports and consider recommendations contained in the reports
Dr Roscoe’s report was taken as read.
7.2 Village Hall representative and Steering Group representatives
It was noted that as the Parish Council was partly funding the proposed new village hall then the Council’s financial regulations regarding open tender apply.
7.3 Recreation ground including vandalism and tennis court fencing
The Groundsman’s report was received and considered. It was noted that the tennis courts fencing had been damaged due to youngsters climbing over to retrieve their ball and that Mr Gristwood would find a more appropriate position for the goals. Recent fires on the recreation ground were noted. The Police had been informed.
It was noted that there had been an incident of vandalism on the camp site and that this had been caught on CCTV.
The Parish Council was pleased to hear that its
solicitor finally had received the Watts Wood transfer papers. On a proposition
by Dr McCabe, seconded by Mrs Morison it was resolved that the Chairman and one
other member be delegated to sign the transfer when ready and that a cheque
could be written for the Land Registry and £
9. To consider matters arising out of correspondence/communications received including
The letter from Mr Thulborn, County Council and accompanying residents’ letters objecting to the proposed parking bay were considered. On a proposition by Miss Westgarth, seconded by Mr Bennett it was agreed that:
Council supports the application for a disabled bay to be installed outside 3
· There is garaging to the rear of the property but the Council was uncertain how far this was from the dwelling and therefore Mr Thulborn might wish to clarify this with the applicant
Parish Council first considered this matter
with Mr Thulborn if the parking bay can be allocated specifically to 3
There was no item
At 9.03pm on a proposition by the
Chairman, carried unopposed, in accordance with S
At 9.36pm the meeting was declared re-opened to the public. None returned to the meeting.
There was no further business and the meeting closed at 9.38pm