Minutes of Comberton
Annual Parish Meeting on Monday 24 May 2004
at 7.30pm in the New Village Hall
Present: 27 parishioners including councillors; District Cllr
Also present by special invitation: Mr Gary Wimblington of the Community Safety Partnership.
Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on
The minutes were taken as read, approved by the meeting and signed by the Chairman as a true record.
2. Matters arising from the minutes
3. Report of the Parish Council for the year 2003-2004 including reports from members
This was presented by Miss Westgarth, the Parish Council Chairman. The Chairman thanked all her fellow members for their hard work and energy through the past year.
Miss Westgarth’s report covered the Council’s active year bring
about numerous improvements to the amenities and appearance of the village and
the enormous progress that has been made over the last year with the youth
facilities. In September the village again was successful at the annual Village
of the Year Competition as joint winners in the Environment Section. The work
of the new village Groundsman/Handyman was outlined and community events such
as the Christmas Lights events highlighted. She ended with mention of the
Reports from the individual Council members which along with the Chairman’s report is to form the Annual Report of the Parish Council is be published in 'Contact'.
The RFO presented the audited
financial statement of the Parish Council for the year ended 3
Report by Cllr
Cllr Harangozo’s report covered planning, housing, recycling and bus services. The District Council had given its support to the village by awarding grants for community projects.
Report by Cllr
Cllr Martlew's report covered his work as a
7. Report on the work and activities of groups and organisations which have either received a grant from the Parish Council or have Parish Council appointees on their charity or organisation
Dr Hoskins presented the report on the Charity’s activities behalf of the Charity’s Trustees.
7.2 Old School House
7.4 St Mary’s Church (grant)
7.5 Comberton Scouts (grant) – no report.
7.6 Comberton Village Institute
An additional report was received from PC Chris Bradley
8. Presentation by Gary Wimblington from the Community Safety Partnership on shed and outbuilding safety
The Chairman welcomed Mr Wimblington to the meeting.
Mr Wimblington gave a half-hour presentation on how parishioners could improve the security of their sheds and outbuildings. The initiative to raise awareness was a result of a partnership between the Police and the District Council and was targeting, in the first instance, villages that had suffered the most from shed and outbuilding burglaries.
Mr Wimblington showed examples of locks, bolts and other security measures that for a few pounds would make it more difficult for the opportunist burglar. Leaflets were also available and parishioners invited to take some away for information.
Mr Wimblington was thanked by the meeting for attending and for an enjoyable and informative presentation.
8. To consider resolutions of which written notice has been
None had been received.
9. Any other Parish Matters
There was no further business and the meeting closed at 9.25pm.
Signed (Chairman) (date)
 Chairman’s report
 Comberton Parish Council’s Annual Report for 2003-2004
 The audited financial statement of the Parish Council for the year
 Report by Councillor S Harangozo on District Council matters
 Report by Cllr
 Old School House
 St Mary’s Church
 Comberton Village Institute
 Police report