Parish Council meeting minutes, March 2019

Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at 8 p.m. in Ruckinge Village  Hall.


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


Cllr. D. Guy,  Mrs. F. Burt. and Mrs. T. Cliffe-Harrison.


There were none


The minutes of the previous meeting had been circulated after a slight amendment and were agreed as correct.

Matters Arising

Sewage problems, Bromley Green Road -  Borough Councillor Miss J. Martin to be asked for an update



Treasurers Account as at 28th February 2019 £ 17,311 – 73.

Cheques were drawn:

Car Park barrier, Carters Field £ 960 - 00

J. Reid, Car Park barrier, Carters Field £ 197 - 94

Mrs. M. Shaw, Salary 1st January 2019 to 31st March 2019 £ 886 - 40

Mrs. M. Shaw, Administration expenses 1st October 2018 to 31st December 2018 £ 227 – 96 2019 – not previously claimed

Mrs. M. Shaw, Administration expenses 1st January 2019 to 31st March 2019 £ (figure to be supplied)

H.M.R.C. P.A.Y.E. 1st January 2019 to 31st March 2019 £ 63 - 60

Ruckinge Village Hall donation £ 1,250 - 00

Bromley Green residents Association, donation £ 1,250 - 00

Ruckinge P.C.C. contribution £ 200 – 00


Approval received:

17/00340/AM01/AS Harrison House, Ash Hill, Ruckinge. Alterations to the approved external access stairs & construction of a timber balcony in place of the existing conservatory

Cherrytree Paddock – rumours were circulating about a possible sale. A.B.C. to be informed and queries raised about the situation regarding the utilities on the site after the enforcement is actioned.

Capel Gardens – nothing further

Village "confines"

It was agreed to inquire from Cllr. Martin regarding Bromley Green Road definition.

Ashford Local Plan

Nothing further.

Fairview Industrial Estate

Nothing further.

Carters Field

Fencing, etc. – leave at present.

Chain and Gate vandalism – nothing further

Picnic Benches - nothing further.

Dog Training, field usage donation – nothing further. Cllr. J. Reid to pursue.

Supermarket” funding – nothing further.

Play area mowing – will be carried out as a co-operation.

Car park surface – it is understood that road planeings are becoming available. It was agreed that 20 tonnes will be ordered at £ 250 plus V.A.T. for the car park. Cllr. J. Reid to investigate, order, and liaise with Cllr. P Sillibourne.

Car park barrier – installation is expected to be started next Sunday

Bromley Green Hall

Defibrillators – nothing futther

Highways & Byways

Village “Gateways” – Cllr. A. Beaney is still investigated the actual costs of the “Gateways”. County Councillor Mike Angell is willing to give a contribution from his Members fund.

Drains and gullies – more to be reported Cllr. A. Beaney will inspect Wey Street where badgers are undermining the road.

Mirror, Bromley Green Road/Hornash Lane crossroads – nothing further.

Village Hall

Mr Bridge had been invited but was not available to attend this meeting. Not to be pursued.

Items of interest

There were none.

Date of the Next Meeting

Thursday, 11th April 2019 in Bromley Green Hall at 8 p.m.

There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9.05 p.m.