MINUTES OF THE MEETING
TUESDAY 21st June 2023
CHILLENDEN VILLAGE HALL 7:30PM
Councillor Jon Aldington (JA)
Councillor Paul Allen (PA)
Councillor Sue Baker (SB)
Councillor Karen Stanford (KS)
Councillor Trevor Bartlett
0 Members of the Public
Acting Parish Clerk – Councillor Karen Stanford (KS)
APOLOGIESSue Chandler – KCC Member for Sandwich
Councillor Lidia Long (LL)
DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTCouncillor Karen Stanford – Goodnestone School Governor
Councillor Paul Allen – Village Hall Committee
MINUTES OF THE MEETING 16th MAY 2023
Minutes for this meeting were approved (Proposed by Councillor Sue Baker, Seconded by Paul Allen, all Councillors agreed) and duly signed by Chairman Jon Aldington following governance item.
DISTRICT COUNCILLOR UPDATE
Councillor Trevor Bartlett thanked the Parish for voting and informed the council that DDC has 17 Labour Councillors, 14 Conservative Councillors and 1 Independent Councillor.
- Drop in sessions happening at the Guildhall on closure of Richborough waste site.
- Demolition of derilect buildings in Dover
- CCTV at Dover has been successful – operates 24 hrs a day and had resulted in crime prevention and charges being made.
|22/23 – 005||Summer Fayre Organising Committee||KS/CP||In progress||See Report|
|22/23 – 014||Internet banking application||KS||In progress||KS to make application|
|23/24 – 001||Investigate Parish Clerk||JA||In progress||Discussion with Jo Jones|
|23/24 – 002||Communications workshop||LA||Not started|
|23/24 – 003||Broadband meeting with KCC||JA||On hold|
|23/24 – 004||Dog Poo Bin Costing||LL||Not started||TB to make contact|
|23/24 – 005||Purchase Good Councillors Guide||JA||On hold||Challenging to get hold of at the moment, will revisit but is available online|
|23/24 – 006||Arnold Baker Book||KS||Complete||Copy secured for £3.40|
|23/24 – 007||Circulate training material to councillors||KS||Complete||Shared in email 12/06|
|23/24 – 008||DDC on Demand Bus Request for extension to Goodnestone||KS||In progress||Send 23/05, Chased 12/06|
|23/24 – 009||Footpaths Lower Rowling/Knowlton||LL||Not started||SB informed this was just about passable|
|23/24 – 010||School report||LL/KS||In progress||Requested 12/06|
|23/24 – 011||Goodnestone Park Report||KS||In progress||Details shared in agenda|
|23/24 – 012||Police meeting||KS||Complete||No-one attended but update reports included in agenda|
FOOTPATH OFFICER REPORT
Nothing to report
HIGHWAY OFFICER REPORT
Councillor Sue Baker to take the Highways Improvement Plan on and commence drafting. Document to include the assessment of the effectiveness of 20mph limit.
KCC working with central government. If speed is less than 10mb per sec you can report to BT who may be able to offer you a Universal Service Offering Connection.
Dog Poo Bins
On hold by Councillor Trevor Bartlett to provide contact point at DDC.
Summer Fete Report
Sign off of AGAR 2022/23 Return
Approval of Certificate of Exemption, Approval of Government Statement 2022/23 and Accounting Statements – Proposed by Councillor Jon Aldington, Seconded by Councillor Sue Baker, 4 councillors voted in favour and the paperwork was duly signed by the Chairman Councillor Jon Aldington.
|Roger Austin||Mowing||2265||£168||Councillor Sue Baker||Councillor Jon Aldington|
|Roger Austin||Mowing||2271||£168||Councillor Sue Baker||Councillor Jon Aldington|
|DDC||Messenger March||1011474||£30||Councillor Jon Aldington||Councillor Paul Allen|
|DDC||Messenger April||1011479||£35.30||Councillor Jon Aldington||Councillor Paul Allen|
|Bridie Passmore||Internal Audit 2022/23||625||£60.00||Councillor Sue Baker||Councillor Karen Stanford|
|Goodnestone Village Hall||Grant for Village Fete||See paper||£1,000||Councillor Karen Stanford||Councillor Sue Baker|
Councillor Jon Aldington informed the council that budgeted spend could be paid and then reported to the next meeting to avoid delays in payments.
PLANNING OFFICER REPORTNothing to report and it was advised there is not yet an update to the local plan
Nothing to report
COUNCILLORS REPORT ON OTHER PARISH MATTERS
Change to Community Policing
Goodnestone Park Update of events
Dedicated web/email addresses for Parish Councilors
ACTION – Councillor Jon Aldington to draft a paper for the next meeting including potential spend
Dedicated electronic repository for Parish Council documents
ACTION – Councillor Karen Stanford to contribute to the paper mentioned above
PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION TIME:
A short session set aside for parishioners to raise matters. Individual contributions should be kept to less than 5 minutes.