LENHAM PARISH COUNCIL
REPORT OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
ON WEDNESDAY 16th JULY 2014 FOLLOWING THE PLANNING MEETING.
PRESENT Cllr. C Gillett, Chairman presiding.
Cllrs. N Godfrey, S Knowles & N Willis.
Mrs M McFarlane (Clerk)
TO ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs. A Barr & J Osborn (work commitment)
DISCLOSURES AND CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
No disclosures or confidential items on the agenda.
OPEN SPACES/ENVIRONMENT WORKS
A large Ash tree on the boundary of William Pitt field and Loder Close will be inspected by MBC tree officer and advice sought as to works to be undertaken to make safe. The West Kent Housing Association will be informed.
BMX ramp repairs continuing maintenance schedule to be undertaken by P Goodwin.
Cllr. Willis proposed, Cllr. Godfrey seconded and it was RESOLVED to undertake repairs to Ham Lane play equipment, following Cllrs. Greenwood and Knowles report.
Further discussions are needed to decide on the future use and maintenance of the telephone box in The Square.
Employing a village handyman on a zero hours contract will be discussed further.
Cheques for consideration and payment 16th July 2014
The Clerk reported the monies from the sale of the Groom Way land will be available following completion of the sale. This will enable the Public Works Loan Board outstanding debts on the Community Centre to be paid in full. Cllr. Godfrey suggested any monies available after payment of loan should be ring fenced for future projects.
A grant application from Lenham Hub has been received and will be included in the list of applicants for further discussion.
A letter of resignation from Cllr. Ewan Drylie was received. Cllrs. wished to thank Cllr. Drylie for his excellent contribution to the LPC, particularly his financial advice.
The meeting closed 9.07pm