Minutes of the Parish meeting held on Tuesday 15th March 2005 at 7.00pm in The Nelson room of the Village Hall.

ACTION

Present.

Chairman Mr Geoffrey Moulton,  Mrs Liz Allen, Mr John Ellis, Mr David Hook, Mr David Pointer, Mr Hamish Rose,  Clerk Mr Ian Nelson, Miss M J Emery,  Mrs P Brookes, Mr R Ladbrooke,  Mr W Knight,  Mr R Deller, Mr C Gosling, Mr S Ingram, Mrs D Ingram, Mr R Stamp and Mr D Lincoln.

 

         

Apologies

No apologies were received.

 

 

Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 23rd March 2004 were unanimously 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.

 

 

Special Constabulary

The Clerk raised the issue of more visible and regular patrols with the police liaison officer and had been promised that the police would do their best with the resources available. Miss Emery commented that she had not noticed an improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

Footpaths

The various issues re repairs had been brought to the attention of NCC and dealt with by them.

 

 

Hempnall School

The parish council had met with the governors and the architects. The project had then been put on hold following the collapse of the PFI contractor. Subsequently, further talks had taken place between the governors and the parish council in readiness for the resurrection of the project.

 

 

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

Mrs M Kaye

Mr I Nelson

Town Estate Education Foundation

Mrs P Brookes

Mrs P Brookes

The Church Estate Charity

No report received

 

Town Estate Poor Charity

Mrs M Kaye

Mr I Nelson

Playing field Users Association

No report received

 

Hempnall Village Hall Committee

Mr R Bishop/Mr J Ellis

Mr J Ellis

Footpaths

Mr H Rose

Mr H Rose

Tree Warden

Mr D Hook

Mr D Hook

Community Bus

Mr R Davy

Mr I Nelson

Hempnall School

Mr R Deller

Mr R Deller

St. Mary’s VC Middle School

No report received

 

Long Stratton High School

Mr P Adams

Mr G Moulton

 

 

 

Copies of all reports are attached to these minutes (Master copy minutes only). There were no specific matters arising from the above reports other than :

 

 

Footpaths

Extra signage is required for the three paths running off Lower Lane

 

 

HR

Horse Chestnut Tree

A tree is available and a site is to be found – Mr Hook will liaise with Mrs Allen and others.

 

 

DH

Any Other Business

 

 

War Memorial

Miss Emery pointed out that she thought one of the large flints around the War Memorial had been dug around. The Clerk to check for damage.

 

 

IN

 

Cars Parking on Pavements

Miss Emery commented upon the increase in cars parking on pavements. It was generally agreed that this was the case and it was noted that this was on the agenda of the Parish Council meeting.

 

 

Roland Drive Streetlights

Mr Deller enquired as to when the streetlight replacements would come into operation. Mr Hook responded that the contractors, EDF and McAlpine, were liaising to make them operational as soon as possible. The parish council had paid for the work to be undertaken and Mr Hook undertook to chase the contractors if it had not been completed in the next two weeks.

 

 

 

 

DH

 

 

Hempnall School

Mr Deller explained that following the failure of the PFI, the plans for the school had been secured and it was anticipated the same architects would be used. An update on the start date should be available by July 2005 and it was anticipated that the building work would need to be near completion by Sept 2006. Mr Knight stated that as the space in the existing plans exceeded the DofE minimum requirements, the DofE may require the plans to be amended. Mr Moulton indicated the general support of the parish council but requested consultation by the governors at the earliest stage possible to help ensure matters can be given full consideration and hopefully smooth the progress of the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.05p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Signed ______________________________________________        Date   21st March 2006