Minutes of the Parish meeting held on Wednesday 18th March 2009 at 7.00pm in The Nelson Suite of the Village Hall.

 

ACTION

Present.

Chairman Mr Geoffrey Moulton, Mrs Debbie Ashford,  Mr David Hook, Mr Hamish Rose,  Mr Peter Workman, Miss Marjorie Emery, Mrs Pauline Brookes, Mrs Julie Parker, Mr Barie Masterson, Mr Ian Nelson. Mr B Lincoln - from Footpath report. District Councillor Windridge – from AOB.

 

         

Apologies

Apologies were received from Liz Allen, Damian Ashcroft, Kevin Cunningham,  Richard Delf.

 

 

Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 19th March 2008 were approved before being signed by the chairman.

 

 

Matters arising from the previous minutes

Other than were indicated below there were no issues raised from points discussed last year, however a report on each point is included for completeness.

 

 

Morningthorpe Mineral Extraction/Waste Site

The parishioner’s comments had been incorporated in the official response of the parish council to SNC.

 

 

F.T. Construction (Swainsthorpe) Ltd Planning Application

The parishioner’s comments had been incorporated in the official response of the parish council to SNC.

 

 

 

Annual Reports

The following annual reports were read out to the meeting :

 

 

Report

Written By

Read By

 

Chairman

Mr G Moulton

Mr G Moulton

The Church & Town Estates Property Charity

Mr B Masterson

Mr B Masterson

Town Estate Education Foundation

Mrs P Brookes

Mrs P Brookes

The Church Estate Charity

No report received

 

The Hempnall Trust

Mrs R Jones

Mr I Nelson

Playing Field Users Association

Mr R Delf

Mr I Nelson

Hempnall Village Hall Committee

Mr D Ashcroft

Mr I Nelson

Footpaths

Mr H Rose

Mr H Rose

Tree Warden

Mr D Hook

Mr D Hook

Hempnall School

No report received

 

Long Stratton High School

No report received

 

 

Copies of all reports are attached to these minutes (Master copy minutes only).

 

 

 

Any Other Business

 

Hedge Trimming

The smaller of the two established oak trees along the southern boundary of the playing field had suffered damage as a result of being bush whacked. In addition a new young oak tree planted on parish council land well within the boundary had also been damaged. It was agreed to write to the landowner to ask them to take more care and not to bush whack the trees.

 

 

 

Mr Hook would liaise with the charity owning the allotments with a view to planting a hedge on the boundary of the allotments

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

ACTION

 

DH

 

Swan Meadows Footbridge

Mr Rose had reported that NCC had agreed to repair Swan Meadows footbridge some time ago. It was agreed that this matter should be chased up.

 

 

 

HR

 

Hempnall School

Mrs Brookes asked what the current situation was with the school. Mr Hook reported that he had recently spoken to Mrs Elston and the delay was due to problems in purchasing the land.

 

 

Road Conditions

Miss Emery stated that Bungay Road at bottom of the path from Rowland Drive was in a poor state of repair. Mrs Brookes and Mrs Parker reported that the roads in general need to be reviewed and repaired. The clerk will write to Highways asking them to carry out repairs.

 

Mr Masterson reported that the Krons, being a busy cut through, has meant that the road edges were giving way. Mr Lincoln suggested enquiring about a weight limit to restrict traffic on this road. Mr Workman suggested that such a restriction may force traffic up The Street instead.

 

Mrs Parker reported that Fairstead Lane was repaired and very soon afterwards fell back in to disrepair. Mr Windridge asked Mrs Brookes to email him details so that he could follow this up.

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

Wind Turbine Inquiry

Mr Lincoln asked for an update re the timing of the public inquiry. Mr Moulton provided an update and stated that the inquiry is now likely to be held late September 2009.

 

 

Next Meeting

The next parish meeting is scheduled for 17th March 2010.

 

 

All

The Chairman thanked everybody for their active participation in the meeting.  There being no other business, the meeting was closed at 7.50p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Signed ______________________________________________         Date   17th March 2010