WATERINGBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 1st March 2022 7.30pm
Wateringbury Village Hall
Cllr P Gregson (Chairman)
Cllr M Wells (Vice Chairman)
Cllr R Tripp
Cllr L Simons
Cllr D Marks
Cllr F Fielding
Cllr G Owen
Mrs S Cockburn – Clerk to the Council
Mrs C Byron – Rostrum Correspondent
2 Members of the Public
The Chairman opened the meeting by reminding everyone in attendance the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed or otherwise reported and asked if anyone present intends to make a video or audio recording of the proceeding – None
21/096 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr S Hudson
21/097 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST/DISPENSATIONS
21/099 REPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR & BOROUGH COUNCILLOR
Cllr Hudson was not present.
21/100 CRIME REPORT
21/101 MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 1st FEBRUARY 2022 TO BE APPROVED FOR ACCURACY
There was one alteration on Page 26 21/095 Should read ‘Cllr Marks had previously stated’ The Minutes were approved by Cllr Owen and seconded by Cllr Simons. The Minutes were signed as a correct record
21/102 MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 1st FEBRUARY 2022
21/089 – Charles & Associates report and Highways Improvement Plan sent to KCC. Claire Venner has replied to acknowledge our HIP and report from Charles & Associates. They are reviewing he document now and will provide some possible dates to visit.
21/096 – Village Warden vacancy – changes were made to the Duties of Care. Following the Rostrum advert, 2 interested parties who were sent the Duties but neither had shown further interest. The advert would go in the March Rostrum and Nettlestead clerk had been asked to place an advert in their local magazine. The vacancy would be left open until 31st March.
21/103 REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES
Finance & General Purposes – Due to an error/confusion at the Natwest it was necessary for a new signatory form for Cllr Simons to be completed and signed by Council. This was despite Cllr Simons having signed cheques for some years. The signed papers were handed to Cllr Simons to take to the bank
A request for the Council to supply the toilets for the fete on 19th June. One quote from Four Jays at £585 plus VAT It was agreed Cllr Owen would obtain further quotes. Council to go for the cheapest quote.
Highways – Speedwatch report attached.
Cemetery – There had been a delay on the transfer of the lease due to a hold up by William English’s solicitor Brachers.
Request for a bench in the cemetery – an email request from a member of the public for a bench as a commemoration. It was stated there were already 5 benches in the cemetery and it was felt this was sufficient. The Chairman agreed to write to the sender.
Cllr Simons expressed the possibility of a Rose Garden in the cemetery. Cllr Simons, Cllr Marks & Cllr Tripp agreed to form a sub-committee and they would visit the cemetery and make recommendations
Village Warden – report attached Cllr Fielding said the litter in the playing fields was bad.
KALC Area meeting – Cllr Wells reported on a meeting held on 9th December.
21/104 FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND CHEQUES FOR PAYMENT
The Financial Statement was approved by Cllr Marks and seconded by Cllr Fielding and all cheques were signed.
21/105 PUBLIC DISCUSSION
It was stated that Cllr Hudson had obtained funding to have a Jubilee celebration on the 4th June
It was reported an abandoned car that had been left in the car park for sometime needed removing.
There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.30pm