MINUTES OF THE MEETING
27th JANUARY 2021 (ZOOM PLATFORM)
COUNCILLORS PHILLIPS (CHAIRMAN), ALDINGTON, BEECHING, HAWKSWORTH,
Clerk Christine Plummer
Members of the Public Ray Holyer Nick Watts Jacklyn Gordon
Meeting held using ZOOM platform all Government guidelines followed
PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION TIME
The Chairman welcomed Nick Watts Local Community Officer for Churches Conservation Trust who gave a comprehensive introduction to the history and work ongoing at Knowlton Church. The application for support for the damage to Stained Glass window in the Church at Knowlton is on the Agenda for discussion by Councillors. Supporting information is available for reference.
The Chairman thanked Mr Watts for his comments and attendance.
The Chairman welcomed Mr Holyer to speak. Statement included the update of notice boards, improvement in applications for tree works in conservation areas, planning applications, resignation/vacancy for Parish Councillor, Local Plan consultation, Glebe Site.
Councillor Hawksworth responded accordingly and The Chairman thanked Mr Holyer for his comments which were duly noted.
The Chairman advised that Item 5 on Agenda should be moved to closed part of meeting due to sensitive nature of discussion.
MINUTES OF MEETING
Minutes meeting 23rd September 2020
Minute approval Payment BHIB Insurance 7/12/2020 £676.14 cheque no 419
Minutes approved and signed
VICE CHAIR VACANCY
Election of Vice Chair . Councillor Hawksworth proposed. Votes: for 2 : Abstention 1 .
Resolved Councillor Hawksworth elected as Vice Chair
Following the resignation of Councillor Hayward co option applicants to be considered to fill the vacancy. Item moved to closed part of meeting
DISTRICT COUNCILLOR REPORTS
Reports received and circulated from Councillor Mike Connolly and Councillor Sue Chandler.
Available and attached to minutes.
COMMUNITY POLICING / NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Clerk reported attendance at KCC Trading Standards Teams meeting on Door Step Traders. Friday 12th February 2021. Feedback to be reported at next meeting.
Councillor Beeching spoke on the outstanding issues from 2020 on various footpaths. The discussion included the Old Cart Track in Chillenden. It was agreed the KCC Officer would be contacted for further information and update.
CLERK/COUNCILLOR BEECHING TO PROGRESS
HIGHWAY MATTERS FLY TIPPING POT HOLE REPORTS
Councillors discussed the ongoing issues and reports still outstanding in the Parish.
Councillor Hawksworth suggested the recent DDC Community Interest Reporting system as a method of reporting problems.
SPEED CONTROLS GOODNESTONE AND CHILLENDEN
Councillors stated that the project to introduce 20mph restrictions in Goodnestone and Chillenden remains a priority. Clerk requested to gain update from KCC and contact District Councillor for support to progress the project.
ACTION CLERK TO PROGRESS
Councillors discussed ‘20 is Plenty ‘campaign. Vision Zero The Road Safety Strategy for Kent 2020-2026. Councillor Hawskworth to attend virtual event to discuss details.
The Speed Indicator Sign and maintenance was discussed. Volunteers are needed to maintain the sign. Councillor Aldington agreed to support Clay Pits when time allows.
All lights reported. Chillenden awaiting repair on 2 lights.
LAND TO REAR OF CHILLENDEN VILLAGE HALL
Clerk reported that DDC recently responded to the complaints and A Notice of Breach of Planning to be issued with effect January 2021.ACTION : CLERK TO FOLLOW UP AND REPORT ACCORDINGLY
KNOWLTON CHURCH GRANT APPLICATION
Councillors voted to award a grant of £500 to support the project at Knowlton Church to repair the Stained Glass Windows damaged by vandalism. The Grant to be awarded subject to confirmation the Section 137 funding is within the limits for 2020/21.
VOTE UNANIMOUS. CARRIED
ACTION: CLERK TO CONFIRM AND ADVISE ACCORDINGLY
PAYMENTS FOR APPROVAL
- CHILLENDEN VILLAGE HALL HIRE £40.00 cheque no 421 proposed
Councillor Hawksworth seconded Councillor Aldington
- BTF FAIRFIELD RENT £50 cheque no 420 proposed Councillor Hawksworth seconded Councillor Aldington
Councillors agreed to reduce the Precept submission by 2.5%
VOTE UNANIMOUS. CARRIED
ACTION CLERK TO PROCESS
Councillor Aldington requested amendment to 2021/22 budget.
ACTION: CLERK TO ACTION
- LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION
Councillors discussed the Public Consultation on draft local Plan available until 17th March. Information has been widely circulated including the opportunity to comment and view online, availability of hard copies, and public consultation meetings.
Councillor Hawksworth confirmed attendance at online meetings. Councillors agreed to formulate draft response for approval and discussion at next PC Meeting.
Councillors discussed Container sited at Griffins Head Public House. A member of the public has raised the issue and requested investigation by DDC.
Councillors agreed to place on next agenda for further discussion and updates
- Update circulated from Maria Himsworth on the Garden Project in Chillenden
- Letter received from The Landlady of FitzWalter Arms about the new Village Shop project. Cllrs agreed support for the venture.
COUNCILLOR REPORTS ON PARISH MATTERS
Cllrs reported concerns from residents about continuing bonfires
at Mill House
next to Copmans Cottage. Clerk reported that DDC had sent an
investigate and owner had been advised accordingly.
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING
ENDED AT 20.45.
NEXT MEETING ZOOM PLATFOM 24TH FEBRUARY 2021
CLOSED MEETING 27TH JANUARY 2021 ITEM 5 (AGENDA AS ABOVE)
Applications had been circulated for co option to PC following resignation of Cllr Hayward. The matter was put to the vote.
It was resolved that Nick Turner Brown be co opted to the Parish Council
ACTION Clerk to inform candidates and inform PC when completed to ensure confidentiality