MARHOLM ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 17th SEPTEMBER 2015

COMMENCED AT 7.05PM AND FINISHED AT 8.05PM

Present:

T Hawkins (Chairperson & Councillor                      Peter Hill (Councillor)

G Haythornthwaite (Councillor & Honorary Clerk)  Sue Welch (Councillor)

Apologies:

P Nuttall (Vice Chairperson & Councillor)

  1. Minutes of the last meetings

The minutes for the last Parish Council Meeting on 9th July 2015 were agreed and signed as a true record of this meeting.

  1. Matters arising from the last minutes
  • Update on traffic calming proposal – we have received a response from the PCC in respect of our proposal. This to be circulated to all Parish Councillors. It does suggest that a village gateway is an option, although there are criteria to be met.
  • Layby outside the Fitzwilliam Arms – the pub has agreed to replace the sign on its wall saying “Entrance” to one that says “Car Park” – to encourage pub goers to use the pub car park rather than the layby. Once this is in place we will review its effectiveness.
  • Fibre Optic Broadband – Gigaclear is in the village at the moment and the contractors have impressed residents with the quality of their work. The village is now in the fortunate position of having two options for fibre optic broadband.
  • Transparency code – all the required information is now on the website
  • Linking to Castor and Ailsworth – both Parish Clerks are supportive of this and we will be arranging to meet after the Parish Conference.
  • Village communication list – electoral roll list has been used to identify households that are not on email – this to be checked – Tim Hawkins
  1. Review the Financial Statement for 2015/2016

The Financial Statement for Q2 of the year ended 31st March 2016 was reviewed:

                  Opening Balance                                             £ 4,008.74

                  Precept                                                            £ 0.00

                  Precept                                                            £ 0.00

                  Bank Interest                                                   £ 0.01

                  Less Expenses                                                £17.00

                  Closing Balance                                              £3,991.75

                  Defibrillator Donations                                    £2,003.00

                  Defibrillator Expenditure                                 £2,020.00

                  Balance                                                            (£17.00)

                 

                  Total Cash                                                      £3,991.75

  • Under the transparency code the MPC has to declare any expenditure over £100 ex VAT. This will apply to the defibrillator purchase.
  • Annual Return has now been signed off by the external auditors.
  1. Planning Applications
  • 17 Castor Road - Mr Flanz has lodged an appeal with the Secretary of State. The MPC have agreed that they have no further comments to make.
  • Old Rectory – replacement oil tanks, new gates and bin area have been permitted
  1. Village Projects
  • Defibrillator - has now arrived and we are waiting for the cabinet so that it can be installed.
  • Village Gateway – the MPC agreed that this should be the next project. It was agreed to meet on 10th October 2015 at 10am to have a site inspection on Walton Road.
  1. Parish Conference 2015

The Parish Conference is being held on 18th November 2015 at the Future Business Centre at the POSH ground. Sue Welch and Gillian Haythornthwaite are planning to attend to represent Marholm.

  1. AOB

None

Date of the next meeting is Thursday 19th November 2015 at 7pm in the Village Hall

If any Marholm Resident has something they would like to raise with the Parish Council, please Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.