Finances & General Purposes Meeting Wednesday 20th April 2016 LPC Meeting Minutes & Reports

PRESENT

Cllr. R Greenwood, Chairman presiding.

Cllrs. M Cockett, M Jerrett, N Osborne, P Scrivens & A Walmsley.

Cllr. M Ballard, was also present.  Mrs M McFarlane (Clerk) 1 Member of the public.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

A resident presented suggestions for the formation of a volunteer group (Lenham TLC) to help

generally, tidy up the village.  An article in the Focus requesting volunteers to form the group has been submitted.  Cllrs. agreed health and safety materials could be purchased, subject to full council agreement, and provided for the group. LEA will be contacted to see if the two groups could work on a joint initiative.       The Chairman opened the meeting 7.45pm

  1. TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE      Cllr. J Nye (holiday)

 

  1. DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA    No disclosures or confidential items.

 

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL WORKS & PROJECT UPDATES

Cllr. Walmsley gave an update on the Speed watch project, he is awaiting a response from KCC Highways with reference to the required signage which must be in place before flashing speed indicators can be positioned.

Cllr. Greenwood is discussing alternative arrangements for the provision of WCs, with the possibility of new facilities being built in conjunction with MBC.

The rabbit fencing at the cemetery is installed, quotes for gassing and filling the rabbit holes, will be sought.  The Clerk will enquire about the removal of the earth bund to enable the fence to enclose the entire site.

Improvements to the garden of remembrance at the church cannot progress until permission is agreed by church officials.

Cllr. Cockett enquired what the second application for NHP funding should be spent on?

A recommendation to carry out a field check on the entire previous desk top survey undertaken by Kent Wildlife Trust will be discussed at the May LPC meeting.

The Clerk will inform MBC that LPC wish to accept the offer to undertake a housing survey.

Cllr. Scrivens has final details of design and cost of finger sign posts, he will approach local businesses to ascertain if they wish to be involved in the project.

Cllrs. Greenwood and Scrivens will undertake a site meeting at the Maidstone Road car park to decide on further works.

 

  1. ACCOUNTS

The bank mandate for the NatWest accounts, was signed by the signatories,

Cllrs. Greenwood, Cockett, Scrivens and Osborne.

 

  1. CORRESPONDENCE

Cllr. Greenwood proposed, Cllr. Jerrett seconded and it was RESOLVED that Cllr. Ballard will correspond with the solicitor with reference to the LPC/LCC land transfer.

Cllrs. Greenwood and Osborne will organise a site meeting to discuss the replacement of trees from the Wealden Square development.

The meeting closed at 8.35pm

Finances & General Purposes Meeting Wednesday 20th April 2016
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