REPORT OF THE FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE MEETING AT 9.35pm WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2019
AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE GROOM WAY LENHAM.
PRESENT Cllr. R Greenwood Chairman presiding. Cllrs. M Cockett and A Walmsley.
Cllrs. J Britt and A Ratcliffe were also present. M McFarlane. (Clerk & RFO)
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs. M Ballard, C Huggens & N Osborne.
- DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA No disclosures of confidential items on the agenda.
- MAINTENANCE WORKS AND PROJECT UPDATES
Cllrs. R Greenwood and A Ratcliffe met with a representative from a company who specialise in manufacturing ready to install new public toilet facilities, a report will be presented to full council.
Cllr. R Greenwood recommends a meeting with MBC parking enforcement office to discuss ongoing problems with irresponsible parking in and around the Square.
Cllr. J Britt reported a pause on the works at the Cross until further notice.
Cllr. A Walmsley noted the Platts Heath and Faversham Road junction works were not listed on the KCC Highways works programme, he will make enquiries to confirm the position of outstanding works.
The SID data is proving useful in identifying the roads which would benefit from extending the 30mph boundaries, this issue will be added to the preferred list of highway improvements for next year.
The temporary installation of an advertising board on land next to Maidstone Road car park will be undertaken following the receipt of the £200 grant from RPC Homes.
Outstanding works to be scheduled: installation of dog bin at Lenham Heath, installation of litter bin at Ham Lane play park, clearance of Yew tree area in the church yard and Ham Lane play park hedge cutting. A site visit at Groom Way to determine the hedge cutting works quote will be organised.
- LENHAM NURSERY DRAFT OUTLINE HEADS OF TERMS
Cllr. J Britt provided a draft head of terms for consideration, Cllrs. agreed to present to full council for ratification, subject to the final document being drawn up by a solicitor. The draft will be sent to the nursery team for their consideration. A request will be made to see the business plan and a meeting organised to forward the project.
- ACCOUNTS & REPORTS/REVIEW OF FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
Bank balance as at 30th August 2019
Current Account no. 64590402 £200.00 Business Reserve Account no. 33531242 £246,881.20
- CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
An invitation to meet with the Len Valley Surgery practice manager will be organised in order to report back to full council on issues raised by parishioners.
The meeting closed at 10.10pm