Minutes of the Parish meeting held on Wednesday 15th March 2006 at 7.00pm in The Nelson room of the Village Hall.

 

ACTION

Present.

Chairman Mr Geoffrey Moulton, Mr Richard Delf, Mr John Ellis, Mr David Hook, Mr Hamish Rose,  Clerk Mr Ian Nelson, Miss M J Emery,  Mrs P Brookes,  Mr R Deller.

From Playing Field Users Association report onwards : Mr B T Lincoln and Mrs I Lincoln.

From Tree Warden report onwards Mr Kevin Cunningham.

 

         

Apologies

Apologies were received from Mrs Liz Allen, Mr David Pointer, Mr Peter Workman and Mr Michael Windridge.

 

 

Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 15th March 2005 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.

 

 

Footpaths

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

 

 

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Horse Chestnut Tree

A site could not be found for this tree.

 

 

War Memorial

The large flints around the War Memorial have been kept in place and the soil border was there to aid grass cutting.

 

 

Roland Drive Streetlights

The new streetlights have been installed and are operational. They were agreed to be an improvement on the previous ones. Mr Hook to check that the timers have been adjusted to ensure the lights turn off at the appropriate time.

 

 

 

 

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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

Mr R Delf

Mr R Delf

Hempnall Village Hall Committee

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 :

 

 

 

 

ACTION

Footpaths

Miss Emery enquired as to the legality of the erection of barbed wire fences next to public footpaths and why the path had been fenced off on the footpath between the Street and Mill Rd. Mr Rose is to investigate.

 

 

 

 

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Hempnall School

Mr Deller reported that the governors were not aware of the timescale or the elevation plans for the school as yet. He was however, able to leave some draft elevation plans for the parish council to view.  Mr Moulton thanked Mr Deller for his input over the years as a school governor.

 

 

Middle School

The Clerk was asked to write a letter of disappointment to the head of the Middle School for failing yet again to provide a report.

 

 

 

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Community Bus

The Clerk was asked to write a letter of gratitude to Mr Davy and the team of volunteers.

 

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Any Other Business

 

 

Condition of road surfaces

Miss Emery highlighted the poor condition of the road surfaces on Coronation Crescent, Rowland Drive and the junction of the Street and B1527. The Clerk to contact NCC Highways on this matter.

 

It was noted that the Old Market Way roads and footpaths had been very well reconditioned.

 

 

 

 

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20mph Speed limit

Mr Lincoln requested a 20mph speed limit for the Street between the church and the school. The problem was also highlighted of cars parking in the mouth of Bussey’s Loke.

 

Mrs Brookes and Mr Deller stated that parents were regularly asked not to park inappropriately and were encouraged to walk children to school.

 

The Clerk was asked to write to NCC to request that they consider a 20mph speed limit but without humps. This should also be considered as part of the proposed school alterations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Signed ______________________________________________        Date   21st March 2007