Parish Council meeting minutes, April 2018

Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, Thursday, 12th April at 8 p.m. in Bromley Green Hall.


Cllr. D. Guy in the Chair,  Cllrs.  P. Sillibourne,  A. Beaney,  Mrs. T. Cliffe-Harrison, mrs. F. burt and the Clerk, Mrs.  M. Shaw.                        .

In attendance

One parishioner.                        .


Cllr. S. Denis.


Cllr. A. Beaney on Fairview Industrial Estate.


The minutes of the previous meetings had been circulated, and resolved as a correct record.

Matters Arising

Sewage problems, Bromley Green Road -  nothing further.

ABC Gypsy issues

This had been submitted to ABC by the vice-chairman following consultation with Councillors.



An approach had been made to a possible candidate.

Ashford Local Plan

Nothing further.


Treasurers Account as at 31st March 2018 £ 15,053 - 64

The following documents were approved and signed:

Income received:


18/00409/AS Long Acres, Bromley Green Road, Ruckinge. Proposed conversion of and alteration to existing garage to provide ancillary annex Accommodation
The application was objected to17/00246/AS Dei Gratia, Bromley Green Road, Ruckinge. Variation of condition 9 of planning permission 17/00246/AS to alter design of approved Garage.
The application was supported.

Fairview Industrial Estate

The objections had been submitted, pointing out the inaccuracies in the planning application, it was reported that Plant Hire is carried on on the site, it was thought that the building will be approved but that the Plant hire may be prohibited. Cllr. A. Beaney had been in contact with Tony Jarvis, Enfocement Officer, and reported on this and the letter received from him. Cllr. A. Beaney understood that further plans are being submitted..

Dimon hill entrance

Nothing further on the entrance.
Large shed erected at 1 Dimon Villas - being investigated by Ashford Borough Council.

Carters Field

Fencing - it is anticipated that approximately 100 spiles will be required to strengthen this. “Supermarket” funding – nothing further. The ragwort has been sprayed. It was agreed that S. M. Sillibourne be engaged to mow Carters Field as appropriate. .

Bromley Green Hall

Nothing further.

Highways & Byways

Cllr. A. Beaney reported on the condition of Tar Pot, Hog Tub and various other matters.

Cllr. P. Sillibourne has continued clearing drains, gullies as appropriate.

Village Hall

Car park - the tarmacing has been completed.

Defibrillator - nothing further. Cllr. P. Sillibourne reported the these are being stolen in a spate of thefts throughout the country.

Wi-fi – nothing further.

Telephone kiosk – this will be removed by September.

Date of the Next Meeting

Thursday, 10th May 2018 at 8 p.m. in Ruckinge Village Hall.

There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9.50 p.m.