Council Minutes - November 2021



Meeting held on 3rd November 2021 Halford Village Hall at 6.00 p.m.
Meeting closed 6.30 p.m.
Cllrs Black, Gale (Chair) and Noon
Clerk: Karen Parnell
No members of the public were present

To note the resignation of Cllr Paul Abernethy: SDC have been informed of the vacancy created.

1. Apologies
Cllr Sarah Whalley, WCC Cllr Izzi Seccombe and SDC Cllr Penny-Anne
O Donnell

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 May 2021 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 in September 2021
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in September 2021 and were duly signed by the chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
Not required

5. Matters arising and new matters

A) Village Maintenance
Drainage through Halford to the Ettington roundabout was discussed - Jetting of the drains will be enabled by WCC. Flooding on the roundabout will be monitored.
SDC will be asked to clear a volume of heavy leaves in Halford in due course.
PCC trees are being maintained and works are being progressed.

B) To consider a donation to Village Voices
The PC agreed to a 100.00 donation payable at the January meeting.

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 21/03105/FUL 21/03106/LBC
Proposed : Proposed swimming pool
At : Halford Cottage , Queen Street, Halford, CV36 5BT
For : Mr M Loudon

Application(s) reference: 21/03437/TREE
Proposed : -T1: Fir: fell
-T2: Fir: fell
At : Cobblestones, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For : Miss Sarah Mees
Application(s) reference: 21/03297/FUL
Proposed : Two storey extension at the rear of the existing house. All features to match existing.
At : Enfield House, Idlicote Road, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5DA
For : Mr Paul Abernethy

7. Finance
Budget - Precept 2022/23
The budget was expounded upon by the Clerk and the precept for 2022 - 2023 was agreed unanimously by the Council to be set at 7,200 (No increase). Proposed: Cllr Gale - Seconded Cllr Noon and agreed.
Levels of reserves and church repairs were discussed.
A maximum of 10,000 will be dedicated to works at the church (Allocated from PC reserves).

8. Payments

Karen Parnell (Salary/Expenses) 450.00 Royal British Legion 30.00
Japonica Pride 135.00 Halford Village Hall (Hire) 10.00

Receipts: Precept 50% 3600.00

Meeting closed: 6.30pm

9. Date of next meeting: 5th January 2022 (The Bridge Inn)