MINUTES OF THE MEETING
25th SEPTEMBER 2019
COUNCILLORS PHILLIPS (CHAIRMAN), ALDINGTON, BEECHING, HAWKSWORTH, HAYWARD,
Clerk Christine Plummer Maria Tarring Mike Tarring
District Councillors unable to attend
PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION TIME
The Chairman welcomed Maria Tarring and Mike Tarring to the meeting and invited discussion on Neighbourhood Watch Schemes. The Chairman was grateful for comments and confirmed the subject will be debated in the business of the meeting.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING 24th JULY 2019
Minutes for this meeting were discussed and Chairman agreed to an amendment to the wording on Agenda Item 15.
CLERK TO ACTION AND CIRCULATE
DISTRICT COUNCILLORS INVITED TO REPORT ON Dover District Council
District Council unable to send a representative
COMMUNITY POLICING/ NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Councillor Hayward reported on the procedure for registration to Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. It was agreed that the NW Scheme will be welcomed and will enable the residents in the Parish to participate in contributing to the safety and well being of the Villages. Councillors discussed the involvement of the Community Support Police Officer and agreed once registered it is expected the CSPO support the scheme.
ACTION: Councillor Hayward to progress and report to next meeting
GOODNESTONE CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Report from Councillor Hawksworth
GOODNESTONE C OF E SCHOOL GOODNESTONE CE PRIMARY SCHOOL REPORT
FOR Goodnestone Parish Council meeting held 25 September 2019
Goodnestone C of E Primary School now has a wonderful woodland space, which is incorporated into many of the lessons, and provides a wonderful resource for outdoor learning. The woodland is next to Fairfield.
The School is also proud to launch its new group Saplings to the wider community. This is run from the wonderful woodland school every Friday, 9.30am until 11am, all year round during term time. It is open to all children with their parents, and costs just £5 per family.
Saplings meets at the Goodnestone Park Gardens car park next to the Old Dairy café, (CT3 1PL), at 9:30, and then everyone walks across the park to the woods. Reception, Year One and Year Two from Goodnestone Primary also join this session, so it is an ideal group for future Goodnestone pupils, as it provides the perfect opportunity to meet their future class teacher and fellow pupils.
There is also an after school club open to children of all ages held on Mondays during term time which is also held in the woodland classroom, between 3.15pm and 4.15pm and run by Emma Loder-Symonds.
Please support this fantastic group by liking and sharing the new Saplings’ Face Book page and help to spread to word to all families https://www.facebook.com/Saplings. Saplings would be most grateful for any donations of materials, equipment or funds in support. If anyone is able to donate towards this exciting new group for the community, please contact Goodnestone Primary School on 01304 840329 or via facebook.
The school roll is still low and we have spaces for children to join our school community of all ages, from Reception to Year 6. We need our Parish to continue in its sterling support to help get the word out to the wider local community and to encourage new families to come and visit. Any interested families who would like to explore our hidden gem of a school can contact John Dexter, his contact details are on the school’s website http://www.goodnestone.kent.sch.uk and visits can be booked via the school office.
Chairman thanked Councillor Hawksworth for the report.
Clerk confirmed the complaint on footpath EE271B had been reported to Public rights of Way Kent County Council.
Councillors discussed potholes appearing on local roads. All Councillors to use the reporting system on KCC website and request Parish residents be advised to do the same.
Chairman allowed comments from the public gallery on discussion concerning traffic problems in Chillenden.
Councillors discussed the ongoing problem in Short Street Chillenden. Dangerous manoeuvres by drivers are causing concern for residents. Councillors agreed to monitor and report back to next meeting.
ACTION: COUNCILLOR BEECHING TO REPORT
SPEED CONTROLS GOODNESTONE
Councillors discussed the completed survey of traffic speeds in The Street Goodnestone.
The survey was inconclusive and Councillors agreed to continue with investigations into the speed controls. Various topics discussed including speed guns, signage, costs, residents survey and further advice from KCC Highways.
ACTION: COUNCILLOR BEECHING TO INVESTIGATE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS USED IN OTHER VILLAGES
CLERK TO GAIN FURTHER INFORMATION FROM KCC HIGHWAYS
DDC GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
Councillor Phillips and Councillor Hawksworth reported on Local Plan meeting attended at DDC.
Councillors discussed the information received from this meeting on proposed house building in Kent and associated planning issues.Councillor Hawksworth agreed to circulate presentation papers.
Councillors agreed to include the strimming of field within the mowing contract with Roger Austin
ACTION: CLERK TO REQUEST
Clerk reported on a communication from DDC Asset Management Team which confirmed the Lighting Column opposite the Church is on a schedule for maintenance in the next phase of works up to Spring 2020.
ACTION: CLERK TO MONITOR
PARISH CHURCH CONCERT STAGE FUNDING REQUEST
Councillors agreed to request further information.
ACTION: CLERK TO WRITE TO DENYER KITTLE
ADOPT A KIOSK SCHEME
No further action
Clerk will provide a breakdown of expenditure at next meeting
PAYMENTS FOR APPROVAL
- Roger Austin Mowing £337.60 Proposed Councillor Hayward Seconded Councillor Phillips Cheque no 393
- Parish Clerk Salary April to Sept £900.54 Proposed Councillor Hawksworth seconded Councillor Aldington Cheque no 394
- KCC Repayment Grant Survey £56.00 Proposed Councillor Hayward seconded Councillor Aldington Cheque no 392
- StreetWise Survey Speed Controls £294.00 Proposed Councillor Phillips seconded Councillor Hayward Cheque no 396
- Bridie Passmore Payroll £60.00 Proposed Councillor Hawksworth seconded Councillor Phillips Cheque no 395
Clerk provided a statement of Accounts.
COUNCILLOR NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICES WITHIN PARISH COUNCIL
Councillors agreed to assign the following duties
Councillor JON ALDINGTON FINANCIAL REVIEW
Councillor BILL HAYWARD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Councillor ANDY BEECHING FOOTPATHS
Councillor KEVIN PHILLIPS HIGHWAYS
Councillor SARAH HAWKSWORTH COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Councillor Aldington reported on Full Fibre Upgrades to premises in Chillenden. Timescales are awaited and he confirmed he will report to next meeting.
Councillor Aldington reported the news that a Grant had been received from Dover District Council for £1000.00 for new tables for the Village Hall.
NEXT MEETING 25TH NOVEMBER 2019 CHILLENDEN VILLAGE HALL