GOODNESTONE PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
23rd JUNE 2021
COUNCILLORS CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS , ALDINGTON, BEECHING, TURNER BROWN
DISTRICT COUNCILLOR Trevor Bartlett
Clerk Christine Plummer
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC Matt Maendell
Councillor Sarah Hawksworth
MINUTES OF THE MEETING 26th May 2021
Minutes for this meeting were approved
DISTRICT COUNCIL REPORT
Leader of the Council Councillor Barlett reported on various matters. Attached
ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR
The Clerk asked for nominations for the Office of Vice Chair.
Councillor Hawksworth nominated. Proposed Councillor Beeching Seconded Councillor Nick Turner Brown
Three votes in favour one vote abstained Councillor Jon Aldington
Councillor Hawksworth duly elected as Vice Chairman
GOODNESTONE C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL REPORT
Report to be submitted to next meeting
ADOPTION OF STANDING ORDERS AND FINANCIAL REGULATIONS 2021
Clerk clarified and amended item 25 of Standing Orders to read UNLESS DULY AUTHORISED
Councillors agreed to adopt Standing Orders 2021
- Councillor Beeching reported that he had recently strimmed
footpaths in Chillenden with help from a local resident. Support
may be available from the community at The Bruderhof. Further
discussion on the acquisition of a strimmer to be discussed at
- PARISH INFORMATION BOARDS
Following further talks with Explore Kent Councillor Beeching and
Councillor Aldington had received costings of two notice boards
for the Parish. Total costs including installation up to £2800
plus VAT. Councillors discussed various cost saving ideas
including installation by local residents, sponsorship, grant
funding from DDC ‘Welcome Back Fund’. The maintenance of area, and
also the question of land ownership was discussed. Councillor
Turner Brown agreed to strim area and also discuss with The
Bruderhof Community the possibility of a small bench.
No action to date on the potholes in Chillenden. Clerk reported that following further discussions with Kent Highways a report had been sent to Kent County Councillor SueChandler. Councillors expressed concern over possible accidents for cyclists and motor bikers.
ACTION: CLERK TO RESPOND ACCORDINGLY
SPEED CONTROLS GOODNESTONE AND CHILLENDENA report and updated Highway Improvement Plan had been circulated for discussion. Councillors agreed that further information was needed and clarification on costings. The Chairman asked that the Clerk make contact with Louise Winch Highways KCC and request further information.
ACTION CLERK TO EMAIL KCC HIGHWAYS
- Speed Indicator Sign
Councillor Beeching agreed to dismantle in order to return to manufacturer.
No further reports.
ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING
Councillor Aldington reported on a zoom meeting with KCC to discuss the support to be given for Car Charging projects in rural areas. A further meeting scheduled to gain more information regarding how the project may be available to our Parish. Councillor Aldington to report at the next meeting.
PAYMENTS FOR APPROVAL
- Roger Austin Mowing £133.20
- Roger Austin Mowing £133.20 Proposed Councillor Aldington Seconded Councillor Phillips Cheque no 429 £266.40
Approval of Annual Governance Statement
Clerk submitted papers for approval and duly signed by The Chairman Councillor Phillips
Clerk requested Councillor Aldington add to Goodnestone web site and duly publicise and Clerk to place on the Goodnestone notice board.
20/01128 Hop Cottage no objections. Comment made on number of applications made for this property.
ACTION CLERK TO RESPOND
A letter had been received from a resident with concerns following another accident at the junction at Copmans Hall. Following discussions it was agreed that advice to be sought form KCC Highways.ACTION CLERK TO ACTION
ouncillors discussed the maintenance contract for the Parish Defibrillators. Clerk agreed to investigate alternative ways to maintain equipment and arrange training. Councillors discussed the upgrade of the Goodnestone web site. Councillor Aldington suggested various ways that will ensure compliance and it was agreed that The Clerk will liaise with Councillor Aldington in the next few weeks.
PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION TIME
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT 21.10 PM
NEXT MEETING 21st July 2021 GOODNESTONE VILLAGE HALL