MINUTES OF THE MEETING
27TH NOVEMBER 2019
DISTRICT COUNCILLOR TREVOR BARTLETT
Clerk Christine Plummer Maria Tarring Mike Tarring
PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION TIME
The Chairman welcomed Maria Tarring and Mike Tarring to the meeting and invited discussion on ongoing issues at Short Street Chillenden. The Chairman was grateful for comments and confirmed that the Parish Council will continue to review the problems and advise accordingly.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING 25th SEPTEMBER 2019
Minutes for this meeting were approved
CLERK TO ACTION AND CIRCULATE
DISTRICT COUNCILLORS INVITED TO REPORT ON DDC
COUNCILLOR BARTLETT welcomed to the meeting and congratulated on his new appointment as Leader of Dover District Council.
DOVER DISTRICT UPDATE
Draft Tourism Strategy to be approved and out for consultation until 10th January
Dover District Council Cabinet agreed to set up a cross party Climate Change Member Working Group
Tides Leisure Pool in Deal currently under discussion
Deal Pier has had new clock installed and a digital information screen with tides and weather information.
Street Lighting programme ongoing to replace lights with LED systems
Restoration of Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey will be part of a programme funded by the Heritage Lottery
East Kent Housing currently experiencing issues and will be discussed under an in house consultation
Street Cleansing /Waste contract in negotiation with new contract due to be awarded in 2021. Funding issues including collection of garden waste charges and ongoing dumping in the district to be reviewed.
Golf Open Competition in Sandwich 2020. Ongoing road works, review of accommodation and transport issues under discussion.
More information on all topics available on the Dover District Council website
Councillor Phillips thanked Councillor Bartlett for attendance and wished him well in new post.
COMMUNITY POLICING/ NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Councillor Hayward reported there has been no response to NW Scheme request. Clerk agreed to follow up.
Clerk reported on new PSCO appointment. Details to be followed up and meeting arranged.
ACTION : CLERK
GOODNESTONE CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Report from Councillor Hawksworth
Councillors discussed footpaths needing attention and requested Clerk to contact Public Rights of Way for a site meeting.ACTION: CLERK
Councillors discussed Short Street issues and Chairman agreed to resolve with residents.
Clerk reported on a resident issue with verge along Saddlers Hill. After discussion it was agreed that due to Highway restrictions the change of any verge /road system not possible however the situation will remain under review.
ACTION: CLERK TO RESPOND ACCORDINGLY
SPEED CONTROLS GOODNESTONE
Councillors discussed the project.
Councillor Hayward proposed a vote on the scheme
Seconded Councillor Hawksworth
PROPOSED Councillors to continue investigating the proposal of a 20 MPH scheme in The Street Goodnestone
DDC GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
No further reports
No further reports
No further reports
PARISH CHURCH CONCERT STAGE FUNDING REQUEST
PROPOSED by Councillor Hayward to award the Parish Church a grant of £900 towards cost of staging
SECONDED Councillor BEECHING
It was resolved by 3 votes in favour 2 abstentions
ACTION: CLERK TO WRITE TO DENYER KITTLE
Councillor Aldington reported on the huge improvements in the delivery of Broad Band in the Parish including Superfast fibre broadband to Chillenden. Rowling still under review. Open Reach is working hard to improve networks to get faster fibre broadband to all local communities. Community Fibre Partnerships are being developed with communities and is an option that could be developed in the Parish. Councillors agreed to discuss further and consider financial implications at future meeting.
Clerk gave update on Community Fund.
CODE OF CONDUCT AGREEMENT
Councillor Hawksworth submitted a document for approval.
Councillors agreed to adopt and sign accordingly.
Councillor Aldington asked it be noted he had some issues with the document and would consult at a later date.
PAYMENTS FOR APPROVAL
- Roger Austin Mowing £168.80 Proposed Councillor Hayward Seconded Councillor Aldington Cheque no397
- Parish Clerk Salary Oct to Nov £269.38 Proposed Councillor Hawksworth seconded Councillor Phillips Cheque no 399
- BHIB Insurance £669.45 Proposed Councillor Phillips seconded Councillor Hayward Cheque no 398
- Dover District Council Elections £77.51 Proposed Councillor Hayward seconded Councillor Hawksworth Cheque no 400
Clerk submitted accounts update
Councillors agreed to set precept at 2.5 %
Councillor Phillips asked that it be noted that comments submitted by The PC on a previous application appeared to have not been registered.
Clerk informed Councillors of a letter from Chillenden residents requesting funding support for a clear up initiative around the hall in Chillenden. The Chairman asked the item to be placed on the next agenda for further discussion.
Councillors discussed Chillenden footpaths and associated issues. As agreed in business of the meeting Public Rights of Way to be consulted.
NEXT MEETING 29TH JANUARY 2020 GOODNESTONE VILLAGE HALL