Minutes 21st May 2019

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING OF ELECTORS HELD IN THE CONRAD HALL AT 7.30 PM ON TUESDAY 21st MAY 2019

Cllr Robert Prestige, Chairman of the Parish Council chaired the meeting.

Present. Cllr R Prestige, Cllr L Jordan, Cllr Tapley, Cllr K Martin, Cllr H Andrews

Val McWilliams – Clerk to the Counci. New City Cllr Mike Sole was welcomed by the Chairman. There were 18 Electors present

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – City Cllr Michael Northey, Ray Coop & Mrs Gubby Wales.

MINUTES – The minutes of the previous AVM held on Tuesday May 2, 2018 were approved and signed as an accurate record.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – The Chairman presented his report, a copy of which is appended.

FINANCIAL REPORTThe Clerk presented the Annual Accounts of the Parish Council a draft copy of which is appended.

REPORT FROM COUNTY CLLR MICHAEL NORTHEY

Cllr Northey was unable to attend the meeting but sent a report which is appended

REPORT FROM CITY CLLR SIMON COOK – This report was presented to the meeting. A copy of which is appended.

ELECTORS

A resident stated that the security lights on the driveway to Bourne Park and at The Pig Hotel were very bright and residents found them disturbing. The Chairman agreed to contact the owners to see if perhaps they would change the angle of the lights.

There was concern about the amount of water that ran down Frog Lane, the Chairman saying that the parish council were looking into digging a small gully into the field to take some of the surplus. It will be necessary to gain permission from the owner before doing so.

A resident mentioned the overhanging rose bushes at the top of Station Hill. The Council will approach the owner asking them if they could cut them back once they had stopped flowering.

There were complaints about the state of the drains at the bottom of Frog Lane and Station Hill. The Chairman assured them that the Parish Council kept a close eye on all the drains and made sure they were regularly cleaned out.

A resident enquired how many meetings the Parish Council held each year. He was told the Council met every two months which totalled six meetings plus and Annual Village Meeting in May. The Chairman explained that if there was a lot to discuss the Council would call and Extraordinary Meeting to deal with any urgent business.

The meeting closed at 8.15 pm

Following the meeting light refreshments were served