Council Minutes - January 2012



Meeting held on 4th January 2012 at Sykes House, Halford at 7.30 pm
Meeting closed 8.00 pm
Cllrs Black (Chair), Gale, Redhead and Rickards
District and County Cllr Izzi Seccombe
Clerk: Karen Parnell
No members of the public were present

1. Apologies
Cllr Neil Liddell

2. Declaration of Interests Councillors are asked to declare personal interests in any items on the agenda. Councillors are reminded that the code of conduct that took effect from 5th June 2007 provides that should they have a prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion, they should withdraw from the room and not seek to influence a decision about the matter.

3. Approval of minutes of meeting held on the 7th December 2011
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in December 2011 and were duly signed by the Chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
No members of the public were present

5. Matters arising
A) Traffic calming issues
Police with radar speed traps have been operating on the Fosse Way in Halford over the last fortnight. It was noted the police van often frequents Pillerton Priors and Cllr Seccombe has requested its route be distributed between more parishes. Results of police actions will be reported to the Community Forum on 13/03/12 at Pillerton Priors.

B) Drainage, highways and maintenance issues within Halford
The only outstanding issue is the lack of a directional sign adjacent to the Fosse Way by the Ettington roundabout which still needs replacing and WCC are aware of this.
It was noted debris on Bell Hill was rapidly cleared up upon the reporting thereof.

C) Update from Stour Community Forum
The Forum on 13/12/11 provided an update on the Public Health Report including progression of 'Virtual wards'.

D) Village Hall bell
There has been a considerable change to the makeup of the Village Hall Committee. The school bell needs repositioning and the lintels need securing. The bell itself has been refurbished. It is a consideration to put the bell inside the hall as a cost effective option. The PC felt the Village Hall to be a community asset which could be used more to benefit residents.

6. Neighbourhood Watch scheme
Cllr Black has written an article for the February edition of Village Voices asking for volunteers from the village to come forward, where upon he will provide this information to the scheme co-ordinator.

7. Planning

8. Finance

Cheque No 100780 Karen Parnell 180.00 (Salary) 781 Karen Parnell
18.00 (Expenses) 782 Garden Aide 31.25 783 Scottish Power (Phonebox electricity) 75.85

9. Correspondence:
WCC Imaging Past and Present - An invitation to advise WCC of buildings of historical significance

10. Date of next meeting: 1st February 2012 (Same venue)

Meeting closed: 8.00pm

Signed: Colin Black Chairman on 1st February 2012