Minutes 10th July

Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held at
Brockhampton Parish Hall on 10th July 2017

Members Attending
Paul Scull (PS) John Hudson (JH)
Paul Stather-Hooper (PSH) Neil Parker (NP)

Present
Liz Parry-Jones (LPJ) Clerk

17/61 Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from CA

17/62 Declarations of Interest and Requests for Dispensations
None

17/63 Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Not all members had had the opportunity to read the minutes of the 8th May and 10th June.
Resolved: to defer this to the next meeting

17/64 Updates on Previous Action Points
Broadband – members were of the opinion that the Fastershire website was not giving accurate up to date information. Clerk to inform Ward Councillor Durkin
Website – Clerk had liaised with administrator of the village website and there are now links between the two sites and an agreement that PC info will only be posted on the PC site.
Other items to be covered under agenda items.

17/65 Report for Ward Councillor
Ward Cllr Durkin was not present. His most recent monthly report had been sent to members

17/66 Representations from the Public
None

17/67 Telephone Kiosk
CA was not present to provide an update.
Resolved: not to pursue the acquisition of a red telephone kiosk

17/68 Defibrillator
PSH reported that there was currently no funding available for the provision of a defibrillator.
JH reported that the Parish Hall committee would not object to the principle of a defibrillator being located in the entrance porch of the Parish Hall.
Resolved: to consider further at a future meeting when more information on costs had been established.

17/69 Representation to the Rural Areas Site Allocation DPD
Resolved: No comment to be made

17/70 New Code of Conduct
Resolved: Following the advice given by HALC not to adopt the new Code of Conduct issued by Herefordshire Council at the current time

17/71 Highways
a. Report on Highways and PRoW
JH reported that further cutting of PRoW will take place, it has been delayed due to a broken down tractor.
b. Lengthsman Works
Blocked gully to be cleared or reported to BBLP and grip to be re-cut at Ladyridge
c. Defects to be Reported to BBLP
Blocked gully at Ladyridge if Lengthsman unable to clear

17/72 Finance
a. Current Financial Position
It was noted that cashbook showed a working balance as at the 30/06/17 of £6,822.66
The bank statements as at 30/06/17 showed the following balances:
Current Acc (NatWest) £5,201.71
Deposit Acc (NatWest) £1.120.94
Current Acc (Co-Op) £500.00
A bank reconciliation was provided to members
b. Invoices and Payments
Resolved: to approve the payments in the Payments Schedule

17/73 Planning
a. Representations made under Clerk’s delegated powers
None
b. New Applications
None
c. Recent Decisions by Herefordshire Council
The following decisions were noted;
P171510/F The Dairy, Brockhampton Offices Brockhampton. Change of use of residential part of property to offices with removal of ensuite. Additional parking at village hall. Permission granted with conditions
P171393/FH Verdun Cottage Brockhampton. Proposed extension and alterations. Permission refused

17/74 Correspondence
Most correspondence had been forwarded prior to the meeting. In addition the Clerk informed members of a proposal by HALC to draw up guidance for parishes under the Lengthsman Scheme from 2018/19 when funding from Herefordshire Council ceases and also informed them of Herefordshire Council’s Budget Consultation which runs until 30th September.

17/75 Supporting Information
All supporting information was noted

17/76 Next Meeting
It was noted that the next meeting is scheduled for 11th September

Payments approved at the meeting 10th July 2017
Jeremy Moore, Lengthsman May and June £236.00
HALC website hosting and domain name registration £48.00
E Parry-Jones salary increment (Apr-June @ £2.83 pm) £8.49
E Parry-Jones expenses £34.68
E Parry-Jones additional hours for website £22.11
Ian Binns, Internal Audit £40.00