Parish Council meeting minutes, September 2013

Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, 12th September 2013 at 8pm in the Village Hall.


Cllr. S. Denis in the Chair, Cllr. D. Guy, Cllr. A. Beaney,  Cllr. P. Sillibourne, Cllr. Mrs F. Burt and the Clerk, Mrs   M. C. Shaw.

Declarations of Interest

There were none.


The minutes of the previous meeting had been circulated,   these were proposed as a correct record by Cllr. D. Guy seconded by Cllr. Mrs F. Burt and unanimously agreed and duly signed by the Chairman, Cllr. S. Denis.

Matters Arising

Emergency Planning

The reference document will be put on the web-site, parishioners are invited to comment.



Treasurers Account £7,762.02Cheques drawn between meetings:-

Cheques were approved and drawn:-


Approvals received:-

Millennium Sign and Flag Pole

The P.C.C. do not require permission from the Church Faculty, the   final decision rests with the Rector. The P.C.C. do not wish to incur any costs, it was resolved that the Parish Council will bear the costs, proposed by Cllr. P. Sillibourne, seconded by Cllr. A. Beaney. The P.C.C. were thanked for their co-operation with this project.  Cllrs. D. Guy and P. Sillibourne will assess the situation as there is a Holly Tree in the immediate area. The Chairman will pursue the Millennium sign.County Cllr. M. Angell does have funding available for projects in his Ward.

Carters Field/Fields in Trust

The Land Registry Forms have been completed, after numerous e-mails from the Chairman to the Land Registry to clarify matters.A brick mounting “point” for the plaque would cost in the region of £ 250.  Two quotes for a road side perimeter fence have been received, it was agreed that a third one is required, details to circulate to councillors via email. It was resolved that the Parish Council will allocate £1,000 towards these projects.

Bromley Green Hall

There is to be a meeting of the Residents Association on 2nd October to discuss the future of the Hall.  The Parish Council Chairman will attend.

Highways & Byways

Pot-holes are being infilled slowly.  Others have been reported.  Winter closures of Byways are to be pursued by the County Councillor.

Web site

There had been 102 “hits” during the last two months.  It was agreed to include the S.O.M.B.R.E. items on the site.

Village Hall Deeds

Nothing further.

Borough Councillor

Apologies were received from Cllr. W. Howard.  Cllr. Mrs J. Martin reported on various topics including the “Marsh Millions” which are grants available to small businesses and that the Ashford Borough Council are to create a policy for Solar Panel applications.

Items of Interest etc.

There is a solar farm screening survey in Hamstreet.

Date of the Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Parish Council was agreed for Thursday, 10th October 2013 at 8 p.m in the Village Hall.There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9:30p.m.