Minutes of PC meeting of 10 February 2010

In the interest of disseminating information to parishioners at the earliest opportunity, at its last parish council meeting, the PC decided to publish minutes of meetings on the website as soon as they become available on the condition that these are notated as being in draft form and subject to approval by the PC at its next meeting.

Accordingly the minutes will be displayed here from now on.

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF FOXEARTH AND LISTON PARISH COUNCIL HELD AT FOXEARTH VILLAGE HALL ON WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2010.

Present

C Flux (Chairman), C Cox, M Nice, K Nice, P Highmore and N Oakes. In attendance was P Corney (Clerk). There were 3 residents present.

1 Declarations of Interest

C Cox in relation to street cleaning, M and K Nice declared an interest in the flooding issue.

2 Apologies for absence

Cllr D Finch and Cllr N Harley

3 Minutes of previous meeting

The minutes of the meeting held on 9th December 2009 have being circulated were agreed and signed as a correct record.

4 Matters arising

The telephone box adoption – a response is still awaited from BT.

5 Highways

The B1064 had not been properly repaired, the sides were sinking. The finger posts at Claydens and Huntsmans Lane had still not been repaired. The clerk was asked to contact Essex Highways. The pothole opposite Fairview in The Street had not been repaired.

6 Community Warden Report

No report.

7 Flooding

The Environmental Engineer Mr Lee Creek will be making an inspection next week.

8 Public Questions

It was agreed that draft minutes should be placed on the village website.. It was reported that there was no further on the Bush Boake and Allen site although one of the residents reported that there were possible retail sales of the Celotex insulation product being made on the site. The clerk was asked to take this up with the Planning Dept. The unreliable collection of wheeley bins and recycling bags was discussed. It was agreed that no further action should be taken if the collection on Friday 12th February 2010 was satisfactory. (It was)

9 District Councillors Report

None

10 County Councillors Report

In the absence of Cllr Finch there was no report.

11 PROW and P3

There was nothing to report..

12 Correspondence

None

13 Planning

Planning matters already circulated:

Magnolia House – pending

Lyston House – pending

Mole End Place treeworks – granted

Lapwiing Cottage – pending

Village Hall treeworks – pending

14 Financial Matters

The precept for 2010-11 has been approved by Braintree Council. The cheques drawn since 9th December 2009 as shown below were approved.

15 Public Transport

The Chairman and Mr and Mrs Nice had attended a presentation by ECC regarding the provision of a minibus service. It is proposed that there will be 2 buses running on Tuesdays. One will be from Ridgewell to Haverhill and the second from Bulmer via Foxearth to Sudbury. The cost will be £2 return. There will be a one year trial.

16 Village Sign

Mr Waite reported that the sign was currently drying out. The Chairman had removed the post for it to be dried out. It was agreed that the tree and the sign cannot cohabit and the tree will be removed. Mrs Cox agreed to speak to Mr Douglas-Hughes regarding the planting of a replacement tree elsewhere. There will be consultation with the tree warden and Braintree District Council when a suitable site has been found. It was agreed to accept the quotation from Steven Binks for the repainting at a cost of £400.

17 Neighbourhood watch

She also mentioned that a PIR warning signal had become available to residents in Norfolk at a cost of £10. She agreed to investigate this further.

18 Any Other Business

None

19 Dates of Next Meetings

7th April 2010, 9th June 2010, 11th August 2010, 13th October 2010 and 8th December 2010. The AGM and annual parish meeting will be held on 5th May

The meeting closed at 8.40pm

THE ABOVE MINUTES ARE IN DRAFT SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE PARISH COUNCIL AT ITS NEXT MEETING

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