Parish Council meeting minutes, June 2018

Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, 14th June 2018 at 8 p.m. in Bromley Green Hall.


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

In attendance

Borough Cllr. Miss J. Martin.                        .


Cllr. Mrs. F. Burt.


Cllrs. S. Denis and D. Guy on application 18/00805/AS .


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

Matters Arising

Sewage problems, Bromley Green Road - nothing further. It is understood that there are still problems, Cllr. Miss J. Martin explained that the “Pods” are working but there are serious problems with the 30+ laterals, some have been done by Southern Water but because there are funding problem these should have been done by residents. She has arranged another meeting with Southern Water.



Treasurers Account as at 31st May 2018 £ 14,710 - 54

It was proposed by Cllr. P. Silliburne, seconded by Cllr. D. Guy to belong to the K.A.L.C. and unanimously agreed.

Cheques were drawn:
K.A.L.C. Subscription, £ 260 – 10 + V.A.T. £ 52 – 02 Total due £ 312 - 12
Mr. C. D. Tearle, Internal Auditor fees £ 25 – 00 + V.A.T. £ 5 – 00 Total due £ 30 - 00
H.M.R.C. P.A.Y.E 1st April 2018 to 30th June 2018 £ 190 - 00
Mrs M. Shaw, Salary, 1st April 2018 to 30th June 2018 £ 886 - 10
Medash Signs (A Beaney) replacement plaques, picnic benches, £ 162 – 00

Ashford Local Plan

Nothing further


18/00805/AS Noakes Farm Barn, Ash Hill, Ruckinge. Change of use, and conversion, from garage/workshop to holiday let. The application was supported.

18/00756/AS Land Adjacent to Chestnuts, Stone Cross Road, Ruckinge. Prior Approval for a proposed change of use - storage and distribution building, and land within its curtilage, to residential dwelling and associated operational development (resubmission of prior approval application 16/00543/AS) The application was supported.

Application withdrawn:-
18/00500/AS Silver Birches Caravan Site, Capel Road, Ruckinge. Change of use of garden ground to form extension to holiday caravan park for the siting of 4 holiday lodges (legally twin unit caravans).

Fairview Industrial Estate

Nothing further

Carters Field

Ragwort - some has been treated.

Trees – those over 3ft are growing, but smaller ones are dying.

Fencing – Nothing further.

The Chain and Padlock are missing from the gate – Cllr D. Guy will obtain replacement.

Picnic Table plaques – these have been ordered and paid for in advance.

Dog Training – clarification is required on the actual usage of the field, also the budget for mowing is only three times a year, but if they require for extra cuts, they should pay for them. A draft agreement will be composed by Cllrs. S. Denis and Mrs T. Cliffe-Harrison.

The usage by HGV’s of the car park was again discussed.

Bromley Green Hall

Nothing further.

Highways & Byways

There are obstructions to PROW’s AE 539, AE538 and AE579.

The Royal Military Canal PROW is impassable between Ruckinge and Bilsington due to overgown vegetation etc.

Cllr. A. Beaney had reported a blocked culvert last February, but this had still not been rectified.

Landscape Protection Policy

Cllr. Martin gave details of the progress of the Public Examinations, and the Inspectors deliberations. This has now been adjourned for their report, possibly available in two to three months time..

Village Hall

Nothing further.

Items of interest

Cllr.S. Denis reminded members that Parish Council elections take place next May, and informed them that he would not be standing for re-election.

Date of the Next Meeting

This was agreed for Thursday, 12th July 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.