Finance & General Purposes Meeting 15th August 2018 LPC General, LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports

LENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

REPORT OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE

ON WEDNESDAY 15thAUGUST 2018 AT 8.50pm

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PRESENT            Cllr. R Greenwood, Chairman presiding.

Cllrs. M Ballard, M Cockett, C Huggens, N Osborne & A Walmsley.

Cllr. A Ratcliffe was also present. Mrs. M McFarlane. (Clerk & RFO)

 

  1. TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCENo apologies.

 

  1. DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.

 

  1. ENVIRONMENT WORKS & PROJECT UPDATES

A site meeting to agree the completion of the rabbit proof fencing will take place.

Cllr. Greenwood will organise the replanting of a tree at the cemetery entrance.

 

A meeting with the village handyman and Cllrs. to look at future landscape and maintenance requirements will be organised during September.

 

Cllr. Greenwood proposed, Cllr. Huggens seconded and it was RESOLVED to instruct Aspen Tree Services to remove two trees at the Ham Lane allotment site, to allow the new water connection to be undertaken by allotment association members.

 

Cllr. Huggens requested the dilapidated seat in Faversham Road be removed and the site cleared.

The Clerk will request the village handyman to remove the seat and associated iron work.

 

Cllr. Ratcliffe suggested ideas for the design quality of proposed new dwellings, ensuring the inclusion of vernacular context to encourage character in new buildings through the Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Cllr. Greenwood is working on a paper for post NHP 2031 to maximise any benefits for the village.

 

Cllr. Ratcliffe has produced a draft document concerning the proposed new sports facilities for the village in conjunction with the Lenham Wanderers FC, the importance of early contact with Sport England to progress the proposals was discussed.  Once further consultation with the LWFC has taken place and the draft has been edited, it will be available at the formal Regulation 14 public consultation.

 

  1. ACCOUNTS                              Cheque no:                          Amount

Citizens’ Rights for Older People (CROP) Community grant                4936                                  250.00

Jolly Dicey Grant for Town Crier robes.                                                     4937                               500.00

Made by Falcon web-site service August                                             4938                                    50.00

Landscape Services 1sthalf yearly invoice                                                4939                                4250.09

Peter Brett Associates Transport Assessment                                      4940                            17813.00

M McFarlane. Admin & maintenance payments                                  4941                                 329.91

 

Salaries & expenses detailed as Appendix A and filed with a signed copy of the LPC minutes.

 

  1. CORRESPONDENCE

MBC have cleared the funding for extra transport investigations concerning future parking provision,

they have also agreed a 10-15% payment from the grant towards administration costs.

 

The meeting closed at 9.30pm

 

Finance & General Purposes Meeting 15th August 2018
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