WOLLASTON PARISH COUNCIL
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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF WOLLASTON
PARISH COUNCIL HELD AT THE OASIS, HIGH STREET, WOLLASTON ON THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2023.
PRESENT: Councillors Messrs Alms, Alvis, Carter, Goldsmith, Jackson, Savage, Talbutt, Threadgold, and Mrs S. Grant (Clerk & RFO).
IN ATTENDANCE: No members of the public
23/056 – OPEN MEETING
23/057 – TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllr Boddington, Hodson, Jones, Milroy (annual leave) and Cllr Mitchell.
23/058 – NORTH NORTHANTS COUNCIL
No report was available (Cllr Alvis to forward on line consultation to Clerk for parking).
23/059 – DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
None relating to business on the agenda.
23/060 – MINUTES
Minutes of the Parish Council meeting from 25 May 2023 were agreed and signed as a true account. Proposed by Cllr Goldsmith, Seconded by Cllr Threadgold. Unanimously agreed, motion carried.
23/061 – CLERK’S REPORT
Report circulated with Agenda, appendix 1.
required (proof of spending). Cllr Alvis and Clerk to meet to discuss.
23/062 – FINANCES
May 2023 – Receipts
June 2023 (nett) – PC Payments
Office/phone/website/stationery/emails/training – LGA ’72 s112 Staff/HMRC/pension – LGA 1972 s133
EDF Engery PF Floodlights
364.54 1302.27 1387.75
(Maintenance included CC Invoices of £9,765 which has been repaid by the Cricket Club in June Receipts)
Payments Circulated. It was RESOLVED to approve payments for June 2023. Proposed by Cllr Goldsmith. Seconded by Cllr Talbutt. Unanimously agreed, motion carried.
23/063 – REPORTS
(a) Playing Field & Parks Management Committee Update – draft minutes circulated. No issues. Cllr Savage confirmed that St Mary’s play equipment had been painted. External audit has been carried out on the PF equipment and St Mary’s and there are a few issues. Cllr Savage to look into.
(b) Environmental, Highways, Cemetery & Street Lights Update – Cllr Savage to obtain a further quote for Pyghtles fence repair (S106 monies can be used). The weeds in the far right hand corner of the Pyghtles play area need attending to – Hayeswood to Spray? Cllr Alvis and Savage to discuss. The railings in Church Lane have been painted and Cllr Savage thanked Cllr Talbutt for his help. High Street railings need & Benches are to be stained/painted over the summer by committee members (paint has been purchased).
(c) Street Dr/Fix My Street Report – Report to be circulated w/c 19th June by Cllr Savage.
(d) Footpaths Update – nothing to report. The section of the footpath down to the playing field is obstructed by overgrown bushes. Cllr Goldsmith to arrange for this to be cut back.
(e) Village Hall Update – draft minutes circulated. No issues although the lack of attendance at the monthly meetings by weekly/regular users was noted.
(f) Crime and Community Safety Update – In Cllr Milroy’s absence the Clerk reported 14 crimes within May 2023.
(g) Community Events Update – Sunday 25th June 12 – 4pm. All help gratefully received for marshalling the road closure.
(h) Community Centre and Preschool update – a letter had been sent to the HSE on June 15th and we are awaiting confirmation of the 2011 new danger zones. Alternative plots discussed – London Road A509, Field opposite Water Tower and Doc Martens site.
23/064 – PLANNING (i) Applications
Schedule was circulated with Agenda. Cllr Carter updated:
Cllr Carter confirmed that Cllr Hodson & Jackson had joined the Planning sub committee and that a new process for applications that need further investigation had been agreed following the issues from 2 Hickmire. Cllr Carter also confirmed that he was attending two Planning Training sessions to obtain further technical knowledge.
23/065 – NEXT MEETING
Meeting of Wollaston Parish Council meeting to take place on Thursday 20th July 2023, 7pm, Oasis Building, High Street, Wollaston.
The Chair thanked Councillors for their attendance. The meeting was closed at 8.15pm.
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