Minutes 13 November 2017

Members Present 
Paul Scull (PS) Paul Stather-Hooper (PSH)
John Hudson (JH) Neil Parker (NP)
Liz Parry-Jones (LPJ) Clerk
1 member of the public

17/90 Apologies for Absence

17/91 Declarations of Interest and Requests for Dispensations

17/92 Minutes of the Previous Meetings
Resolved: to approve the Minutes of the meetings of 11th September 2017 as a drafted

17/93 Updates on Previous Action Points
Broadband – Communication with Fastershire and Gigaclear had revealed that there is currently no timetable to connect further properties in the parish to a high-speed fibre service. PS, PSH and NP agreed to meet to draft a letter to residents to assess the level of interest in pursuing a Community Fibre project.
Other items to be covered under agenda items.

17/94 Report for Ward Councillor
Ward Cllr Durkin was not present at the meeting, his latest report had been made available to members. PS expressed disappointment at Cllr Durkin’s absence and that the ward report did not have a more local information.

17/95 Representations from the Public

17/96 Defibrillator
PSH reported that the full cost of a unit is in the order of £2,000. Periodically funding is available but there is none currently.
Resolved: PSH to contact British Heart Foundation to enquire whether funding will be available again.

17/97 Highways and Footpaths
a. Report on Highways and PRoW
Several potholes have been filled, some white lines have been repainted and there has been a successful prosecution for fly-tipping in the parish.
b. Lengthsman Works
No additional works to the regular tasks
c. Defects to be Reported
A footpath across a field of root crop has not been re-instated.
Resolved: JH to speak to the landowner
d. Representation to the RoWIP
Resolved: Not to make any representation to this consultation.

17/98 Finance
a. Current Financial Position
It was noted that cashbook showed a working balance as at the 31/10/17 of £7,414.63
The bank statements as at 31/10/17 showed the following balances:
Current Acc (NatWest) £5,841.64
Deposit Acc (NatWest) £1,120.99
Current Acc (Co-Op) £500.00
A bank reconciliation was provided to members together with an estimate of likely income and expenditure for the remainder of the financial year.
b. Draft 2018/19 Budget
A draft budget had been circulated prior to the meeting which was revised and agreed.
Resolved: to publish a draft budget for consultation and propose a precept of £3,600.
c. Invoices and Payments
Resolved: to approve the payments in the Payments Schedule

17/99 Planning
a. New Applications
b. Recent Decisions by Herefordshire Council

17/100 Correspondence
Correspondence had been forwarded prior to the meeting.

17/101 Supporting Information
All supporting information was noted

17/102 Items for the Next Agenda
Draft budget

Payments approved at the meeting 13th November 2017
Jeremy Moore, Lengthsman September & October £118.00