Parish Council Minutes 27th October 2021

GOODNESTONE PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
27th October 2021
PRESENT:

COUNCILLORS CHAIRMAN PHILLIPS, ALDINGTON, TURNER BROWN, HAWKSWORTH
District Councillor Mike Connolly
Clerk Christine Plummer
Members of the public Sue Baker, Matt Maendell

APOLOGIES

MINUTES OF THE MEETING 25th August 2021

Minutes for this meeting were approved. Clerk asked to clarify Item on Highways maintenance of fire hydrant that is the responsibility of local authority.

DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORT

Reports received from Dover District Council and Kent County Council distributed and attached to the minutes.

Councillors discussed with Councillor Connolly various issues including Royal visit from Princess Anne, Planning regulations and Parish Councils, S106 conditions, Highway maintenance and litter, Veolia Contract.

FOOTPATHS

  1. PARISH INFORMATION BOARDS

Councillors agreed to review information on bridleway E488. Clerk to email information.

Councillors discussed the format of the boards for Goodnestone and Chillenden. It was agreed to include Public Rights of Way only and no Permissive Rights of Way. Maps to be obtained from Kent County Council and ensure no copyright restrictions. Photographs from recent drone project to be used. QR codes to be added if possible.

Chairman stated that the project should be concluded and agreed by Councillors by January 2022

Clerk agreed to contact Public Rights of Way Officer to review all footpaths in the coming months.

HIGHWAYS

Clerk reported that a new dog bin had been requested.

SPEED CONTROLS GOODNESTONE AND CHILLENDEN

Councillors reviewed report from Kent County Council Highways.

The onsite surveys for Goodnestone and Chillenden completed and costs submitted.

The report included the relevant site and signage maps for Goodnestone The Street, Griffin Hill Chillenden, and Short Street Chillenden.

Short Street to be included in the Traffic Regulation Order application. This will save on any additional costs at a later stage. The inclusion of Short Street falls in line with the responses received from the public consultation.

The overall costings quoted are under the estimates previously advised. Councillors discussed the report and agreed that the inclusion of Short Street within the scope of the works makes financial sense. Councillor Aldington raised concerns about the signage maps In Goodnestone which appeared to show a sign in garden at Hazledene and the 20/30 signs on the corner of The Street. Councillor Aldington questioned the submitted financial statement from Kent County Council Highways and the possibility of any change to the costings. It was agreed by Councillors that Kent County Council Highways will ensure the project proceeds in accordance with regulations and the quotation should be accepted.

Councillors put forward the following motion

The costings as submitted by Kent County Council Highways of £5471 for the Goodnestone and Chillenden 20 MPH speed reduction scheme be approved and instruct Kent County Council to proceed with the Traffic Regulation Order at a cost of £2500.

Councillors voted by show of hands

Councillor Phillips in favour
Councillor Hawksworth in favour
Councillor Turner Brown in favour
Councillor Aldington abstained

Motion carried

STREET LIGHTING

No reports

GOODNESTONE WEB SITE COMPLIANCE

Clerk reported on preparation of documents and additional statements to be added to web site.

Clerk to attend online course on handling of GDPR

FINANCES

PAYMENTS FOR APPROVAL

  1. Imperative Training not approved. The contractor was unable to access the units.
  2. Invoice 6000119780 Smith of Derby £313.20 cheque number 434
    proposed Councillor Phillips seconded Councillor Aldington
  3. invoice 2056 Roger Austin £133.20 cheque number 435
    Proposed Councillor Phillips
    Seconded Councillor Hawksworth
  4. Payroll C Ottaway March – June 2021 £435.67 cheque number 436
    Payroll C Ottaway July – September 2021 £435.67 cheque number 437
    Proposed Councillor Hawksworth
    Seconded Councillor Phillips

  5. Clerk advised Councillors on budget requirements for 2021.

    Clerk reported on Bank account balance end of October 2021

    Current account £19429.59
    Reserve Account £4415.71

    PLANNING

    No applications to report

    WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE

    No reports

    COUNCILLOR REPORTS ON PARISH MATTERS

    Ongoing fly tipping to be reported

    PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION TIME

    No requests

    THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING CLOSED AT 21.05 NEXT MEETING 24th NOVEMBER 2021 CHILLENDEN VILLAGE HALL