REPORT OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
ON WEDNESDAY 16thJANUARY 2019 AT 9.30pm
PRESENT Cllr. R Greenwood, Chairman presiding.
Cllrs. M Ballard, M Cockett, C Huggens, & N Osborne. Cllr. J Britt was also present.
Mrs. M McFarlane. (Clerk & RFO)
1. TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr. A Walmsley
2. DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL, MAINTENANCE WORKS & PROJECT UPDATES
Lenham Storage have offered to sponsor and install a large compost facility in the north corner of the cemetery near the new shed.
4. ACCOUNTS & FINANCIAL REPORTS/REVIEWS
No items to discuss.
5. BUDGET 2019 -2020 CONFIRMATION OF PRECEPT
The receipt requirement submitted to MBC was for £144,300. This equates to £99.18 per band D property.
A letter concerning the replanting of a memorial tree to be placed at the Glebe pond site was passed to Lenham Meadows Trust as land owners for consideration. The Parish Council will honour the previous agreement that the cost of the tree and plaque will be funded by the Council.
Cllr. Britt has progressed the Lenham Community Emergency Plan which follows the template of the Kent
Resilience Forum. Subject to agreement a contact list of local volunteers will be produced. The Clerk will hold the details. The final draft will be submitted to Maidstone Borough Council and will be a public document on the LPC web-site.
Cllr. Britt will represent LPC at a meeting on February 8that Platts Heath, concerning the recent investigations by Highways England relating to a possible Lorry Park in the area.
The meeting closed at 10pm