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Minutes of Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 2nd November 2021

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WATERINGBURY PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 7.30pm

Wateringbury Village Hall

Present
Cllr P Gregson (Vice Chairman)
Cllr D Marks
Cllr F Fielding

In attendance

Mrs S Cockburn – Clerk to the Council

Cllr S Hudson – Kent County Councillor & Tonbridge & Malling Borough Councillor

Mrs E Bird  – Rostrum Correspondent

PCSO Josh Vincent & colleague

2 Members of the Public

 

21/043       APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr Wells Cllr Simons Cllr Tripp Cllr Owen

21/044       DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST/DISPENSATIONS
 None

21/045       ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman reminded the meeting of the Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting on the 16th November at 7.30pm

The Chairman thanked Cllr Marks who will be laying the poppy wreath on behalf of the Parish Council at the Remembrance Day service at the church on Sunday the 14th November

21/046       REPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR & BOROUGH COUNCILLOR

Cllr Hudson reported improved air quality at the crossroads. The testing equipment was no longer working.

The number of objections to the 40mph speed limit from Pizien Well Road to Canon Lane had risen to 13 and this meant it would now go before the Joint Transportation Board

The defibrillator will be installed at the church on the 6th December

Cllr Hudson had made a donation of £1000 to Wateringbury Football Cub for equipment from her Members Grant

Meadow View Court in The Orpines is temporarily closed due to a case of Covid

21/047       CRIME REPORT

PCSO Josh Vincent, who attended with a colleague, reported that Wateringbury is a quiet low crime area.  Motorbike joy riders were a problem in the area of Teston Road.  It was proposed to fence off the exit to Kings Hill to close an escape route.

He recommended using My Community Voice a service to keep in touch with local police. This allows the public and businesses to communicate with PCSO’s to check local area crime and get alerts.  It was stressed it is not for crime reporting, which should be reported by phone using 101 for non emergencies.  There is also Report a Crime on the police website site – www.kent.police.uk

PCSO Vincent was asked to patrol the playing fields occasionally as a deterrent to possible criminal activities.

21/048       MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 5th OCTOBER 2021 TO BE APPROVED FOR ACCURACY

The Minutes having been read were approved by Cllr Fielding and seconded by Cllr Gregson –  The Minutes were signed as a correct record.

21/049       MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 5TH OCTOBER 2021

The ‘No Parking’ sign had been installed on the gate at the playing fields

The Chairman and Cllr Tripp would inspect the Magna lock at the play area.

The request to update the notice board at the village hall similar to that in Teston parish as raised.  The Teston notice board was bespoke and cost in the region of £4000.  It was felt that due to the demand on the parish’s surplus monies this would not be considered.

It was agreed Cllr Fielding and Cllr Tripp progress and look at the costs involved for removal of the lower play area equipment and install a new play area adjacent to the upper play area equipment.

21/050       ELECTORAL BOUNDARY REVIEW

A proposal to join Wateringbury with Mereworth & East Peckham was felt to the best outcome and it was agreed to support this

21/051       KCC PROPOSED TRAFFIC CALMING SCHEME

Councillors had copies of the proposed scheme.  It was stated there was no conflict with Charles & Associates and the Highway Improvement Plan, so the scheme was supported.

21/052       REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES

Finance & General Purposes –  No meeting

Highways  –   All the new LED lanterns had been fitted.  The Chairman thanked Cllr Owen for checking around the village that all the new lanterns were in place.

There had been a request for a 7.5t weight limit in Love Lane.  This would be included in the Highway Improvement Plan

Speedwatch – report attached

Cemetery – The purchase of the car park freehold was with William English’s solicitor

Village Warden – John Ibbs was unable to attend due to being unwell.  Report attached.

21/053       FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND CHEQUES FOR PAYMENT

The Financial Statement was approved by Cllr Marks and seconded by Cllr Fielding and all cheques were signed.

21/054       PUBLIC DISCUSSION

 Cllr Hudson said there would not be a fete in 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee but it was hoped that something could be arranged.

 

 

There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.30pm