FOXTON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES (NO. 122 ) Held 11 May 2009, 7pm, at Robert Monk Hall

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Foxton Parish Council

Meeting Minutes 122

11th May
2009

103

FOXTON PARISH COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES (NO. 12
2

)

Held
11
th

Ma
y

2009, 7pm, at Robert Monk Hall


Members Present:
Cllr M Wright (Chairman), Cllr M Hadley, Cllr K Farnsworth, Cllr C
Holt
,

Angela Hall (Clerk), Mr Rob Jones (Neighbourhood Watch/ Flood Warde
n).

.


74
/09

Apologies



Cllr M Ward,

B Pain (District Councillor)



75
/09

Minutes


The minutes of the meeting held on
8
th

March

2009 were agreed and signed


as a true recor
d.





76
/09

Declaration of Interests



C
llr M Wright
-

any items relating to the Robert Monk Foxton Charity and the


Foxton Society


Cllr M Hadley


any i
tems relating to the Foxton Locks Partnership





77/09 Public Speaking


No matters were raised.



78/09 Neighbourhood Watch/ Flood Warden


A report regarding Neighbourhood Watch to be read at the Annual Pari
sh Meeting.





Mr Jones had met with Nick Andrews, Lead Emergency Flood Officer in Foxton.


A report entitled “Foxton Flood Focus” was distributed and a Community Flood


Plan for Foxto
n is to be produced. Action is to be taken about identified flood


problems in Swedish Close.



Highways


79/09
Discussion of the usual list of works required was deferred as no updates


had been r
eceived from C. Howe.


80/09
Village signs


Cllr Farnsworth will investigate the cost of engraving with


suppliers and further discussion will take place at the next meeting.


81/09
A resident
complained about the local pre
ss referring to the roundabout at the


j
unction of the A6 and B6047 as the MacDonalds roundabout
. Clerk to contact


Highways to find out if there is an official name.



82/09 Environmental/Waste Matters



The new contractors FOCSA are emptying dogbins but the one on Main St needs


r
epairing. Clerk to email C Averill at HDC with details.



83/09 Anglian Water


Nothing to report.



84/09 British Waterways


A meeting about the future development of the inclined plane to be held at the


Black Horse on 12
th

May.



85/09 Wind Farm


A planning application is expected in June.



86/09 Annual Parish

Meeting


Some fliers advertising the meeting to be distributed to households and notices


have been put on noticeboards.
Cllr Farnsworth volunteered to organise


refreshments.



87/09 Conservatio
n Area Survey


English Heritage are conducting a survey of abuses of conservation status and

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examples exist in Foxton. Cllrs Wright and Ward have asked for Foxton to be


involved. No reply has yet been
received.



88/09 Insurance, Training and Well
-
being



Deferred to next meeting.



89/09 PlanningDevelopment


09/00161/CON Demolition of single garage and erection of single storey side


exte
nsion. 12 Middle St. APPROVED


08/01657/FUL Erection of detached dwelling and detached single garage. Land


adj 20 Vicarage Drive. APPROVED


09/00160/FUL Retention of sliding glazed screens and giant umbere
llas to form


alfresco dining area to rear. Foxton Locks Inn. APPROVED



90
/09 Asset and Inventory Register


This has recently been updated to include the play and basketball equipment and


New insuran
ce values. The document was reviewed and officially adopted.



9
1
/09 Standing Orders


These were last reviewed in 2008

when changes were made. The


document was reviewed and officially adopted.



9
2
/09 Matters R
equiring Urgent Attention/Discussion


Nothing was raised.



9
3
/09 Accounts


The following payments were agreed;


A Hall Clerking and expenses April 2009 £273.58



Eon


Phonebox annual charge £ 20.48


Allianz Insurance £464.50


LRALC membership

£147.43


Veolia


dogbin emptying £179.45


Sports Surfacing Solutions


5% ret
ention for basketball


equipment £435.85


RMFC


room hire £ 27.00



LRALC


Clerks training £ 10.00



9
4
/09 Clerks Report


Nothing to report



9
5
/09 Correspondence


Letter from Leicestershire Rural Partnership concerning t
he Rural


Conference on 12
th

June at Hothorpe Hall.


Letter from HDC concerning the Rural Services Survey.


Letter from HDC about Swine Flu


Letter from HDC about Local Development Framew
ork Public


consultation.




9
6
/09 Encouraging Attendance at PC Meetings


Members to think of ideas on this matter and discuss at the next


meeting.




9
7
/09 Meeting Venue During Works to Robert Monk Hall


It was reported that facilities for meetings would be available at the Church.



9
8
/09 Items of General Information or for Next Agenda


Reported that Cllr B P
ain will stand for election to the County Council.



The meeting closed at 8.35.

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