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C/07/2007/1-23

MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 26 JULY 2007

AT THE MEMORIAL HALL, HOLLY ROAD, WAINSCOTT AT 7.30 pm

 

PRESENT:

Cllr David Coomber

Chairman

 

 

Cllr Mrs Pam Coomber

 

 

 

Cllr David Miller

 

 

 

Cllr Geoff Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Roxana Brammer

Clerk

 

 

Item

Minute number 2007/8

 

Action point

 

 

1

 

152

 

APOLOGIES

 

Apologies for absence were received from

 

 

 

 

Cllr Trevor Archer

On holiday

 

 

Cllr Mrs Valerie Archer

On holiday

 

 

Cllr Gary Etheridge

At work

 

 

Cllr Mrs Jane Etheridge

Medway Council meeting

 

 

Cllr Peter Hicks

Medway Council meeting

 

 

Cllr Mrs Brenda Hoskin

On holiday

 

 

Cllr Tom Mason

Medway Council meeting

 

 

Cllr Paul Ribbons

At work

 

 

 

 

It was proposed by Cllr Coomber, seconded by Cllr Moore and carried unanimously that these apologies be accepted by the Council.

 

 

 

2

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

 

 

 

153

a

Declarations of Interest and Alterations to the Register

 

Cllr Coomber and Cllr Mrs Coomber declared personal interests in item 8a(iii), planning application for 222 Brompton Farm Road , because they live in close proximity to the applicant. Cllr Miller declared a personal interest in item 8a(v), planning application for 39 Rolvenden Road , as he lives in close proximity to the applicant.

 

 

 

154

b

Standards Committee

 

The Chairman said that no meeting had been held. A training session was being held on 30 July.

 

 

 

3

 

155

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF AN URGENT NATURE

 

None.

 

 

 

4

 

156

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 28 JUNE 2007

 

It was proposed by Cllr Moore, seconded by Cllr Miller and agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 28 June 2007 be signed as a true record.

 

 

 

5

 

157

 

MATTERS ARISING

 

No matters were raised.

 

 

6

 

FOOTPATHS

 

 

158

a

Representative's Report

 

In Mr Levy's absence, there was no report.

 

 

159

b

Medway Council Consultation Document on Footpaths

 

This would be passed to Mr Levy for perusal.

 

 

7

 

UPNOR

 

 

160

a

Upnor Residents Association

 

Cllr Moore said no meeting had been held.

 

 

161

b

Environmental Enhancement Project

 

The Chairman reported on the meeting of partners held on 3 July. The partners had agreed to be responsible for various actions. Cllr Hicks would seek a quantity surveyor who could cost the project and the Clerk would seek a meeting with a senior planning officer.

 

 

8

 

PLANNING

 

 

 

a

Applications

 

 

162

i

MC2007/1118: Land adj Southern House, Anthony's Way, Medway City Estate: Construction of a block comprising seven industrial units classes B1, B2 and B8 with associated parking

 

No objection

 

 

163

ii

MC2007/1160 : 2 Grasmere Grove, Frindsbury: Construction of detached garage to rear

 

No objection.

 

 

164

iii

MC2007/1183 : 222 Brompton Farm Road : Construction of a single storey front extension to porch

 

No objection

 

 

165

iv

MC2007/1165 : 34 Benenden Road , Wainscott: Insertion of dormer window to rear to facilitate loft conversion

 

No objection

 

 

166

v

MC2007/1209 : 39 Rolvenden Road , Wainscott: Kitchen/utility room extension

 

No objection

 

 

167

b

Decisions

 

The decisions as listed on Appendix A were noted.

 

 

 

c

 

Appeals and Other Matters

 

 

168

i

Manor Farm

 

A letter of thanks had been received from Green Issues.

 

 

169

ii

Sandacres, Lower Upnor

 

Taylor Wimpey would be holding an exhibition about their proposals for the Sandacres site on 30 July.

 

 

170

 

 

d

Licensing Applications

 

None.

 

 

171

e

Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 12 July

 

Received.

 

 

9

 

FINANCE

 

 

172

 

a

Bank Balances

 

The bank balances as listed on appendix B were noted.

 

 

173

b

Cheques Signed Since the Last Meeting

 

None.

 

 

174

c

 

 

Accounts for Payment

 

It was proposed by Cllr Mrs Coomber, seconded by Cllr Miller and agreed the accounts for payment (cheques 101064 101068) as listed in Appendix B be approved

 

175

d

Subscription

 

The subscription to the Open Spaces Society was agreed.

 

 

10

 

176

 

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

None

 

 

11

 

MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNCIL'S LAND AND PROPERTY

 

 

177

a

Recreation Ground

 

New baby swing seats were needed as the old ones had broken and were on order. The Clerk would discuss with Park Leisure suitable replacements for the spring animals which were wobbly.

 

 

178

b

Woodland

 

Nothing to report

 

 

 

179

c

Green, Lower Upnor

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

12

 

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT

 

 

 

180

a

Yellow Lines, Lower Upnor

 

The Clerk was asked to pursue the matter of the installation of the signs.

 

 

 

13

 

181

 

LIGHTING

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

14

 

182

 

YOUTH

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

15

 

RURAL LIAISON COMMITTEE

 

 

 

183

a

Representative's Report

 

The next meeting was on 31 July.

 

 

 

 

184

  

185

186

187

b

Projects

 

Seats, Lower Upnor . The quotation from park Leisure had not arrived in time for the meeting and the item would be deferred to the next meeting.

ii  Wainscott Village sign. On-going.

iii  Cooling Road/Brompton Farm Road corner. On-going.

iv Playpark. The Chairman suggested something for toddlers in the playpark, eg a roundabout.

 

16

 

KAPC/MAC

 

 

188

a

Representatives' Report

 

Cllr Moore reported on the meeting held on 18 July. He had been elected Chairman. Future meetings would be trialled for every two months and speakers would be sought.

 

 

17

 

HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

 

 

189

a

Representative's Report

 

Cllr Mrs Coomber reported that Cllr Mrs Hoskin had been elected Chairman. Iris Tomsett had died suddenly. New kitchen doors were needed. Medway Council would clean the graffiti at the front of the building.

 

 

190

b

Hall Improvements/Extension

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

18

 

POLICE MATTERS

 

 

191

a

Police Liaison Committee Representative's Report

 

Cllrs Miller and Archer had attended the meeting on 9 July. No statistics had been given. The Deputy Head of Hundred of Hoo School had volunteered to chair meetings. There was a move to invite churches, shops and farmers. PC Harris was not at the meeting and was leaving. Five more PCSOs had been appointed.

 

 

192

 

 

 

b

Neighbourhood Watch

 

Cllr Miller reported there had been a burglary in Wainscott Road and thefts from vehicles in Upnor and in Iden Road . They had been warned that rubbish bags were being stolen to assist with identity theft. It had been pointed out that hotel cards should either be retained or a magnet should be passed over the strip as this held credit card details

 

 

193

c

Speed Watch

 

The Clerk reported that WPC Tait was no longer dealing with Speed Watch. She would be speaking to Inspector Robin Wharfe.

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

194

 

WEBSITE

 

Nothing to report

.

 

20

 

195

 

STANDING ORDERS

 

It was proposed by the Chairman, seconded by Cllr Moore and agreed that the item standing adjourned under standing order 84 be deferred to the next meeting.

 

 

21

 

196

 

 

CONSULTATION

 

None

 

22

 

197

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

None.

 

 

23

 

198

 

REPORTS AND CIRCULARS

 

The reports and circulars as listed on the agenda were received.

 

 

 

 

The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.35 pm

 


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