WATERINGBURY PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of Annual Parish Meeting 15th May 2018
7.30pm Wateringbury Village Hall
Cllr M Wells (Chairman)
Cllr Simons (Vice Chairman)
Cllr D Marks
Cllr F Fielding
Cllr M Daly
Mrs S J Cockburn – Clerk to the Council
3 Members of the public
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from Cllr Tripp and Cllr Mitchelmore
- CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Cllr Tripp’s report attached. The Chairman also mentioned thanks to the Friends of Wateringbury for their efforts on behalf of the village.
Mr Dennis Stones referred to the proposed crossroads scheme mentioned in the report and felt there was not a need for an additional lane for traffic turning left from Bow Road as most of the traffic turned right towards Maidstone. The Chairman said any proposals would go out for consultation.
The Chairman said the scheme, if agreed, would not start until the Autumn due to various hold ups including other works in progress.
3 MINUTES OF ANNUAL PARISH MEETING 9th MAY 2017
4 BUDGET REPORT 2017/2018
Cllr Marks stated it was pleasing the budget was under control.
The Chairman said there would be future expenditure needed to the swings and wet pour on the play area.
Mr Syd Thompsett referred to the increase of 8% in the 2018/19 budget, being higher than other parish Councils. The Chairman referred to the need to replace the roofing at the stables at Drayhorse Meadow.
Acceptance of the Budget Report for 1017/18 was agreed by all Councillors
5 WATERINGBURY SCHOOL REPORT
Councillors agreed the school should be congratulated on their Ofsted report. Also, the STATs for year 6 were very good. It was agreed the Clerk should write to the school passing on their comments.
- ANY OTHER ITEMS
The Chairman referred to a disturbing email from James Woolley about the amount of dog faeces on the playing fields when his staff were cutting or strimming, and they had to avoid the parts affected.
Cllr Simons referred to the latest information from TMBC on the box for the Pollution Monitoring equipment and asked this be sent to Mike Hoiles, Chairman of the Village Hall Committee, for his information. This was agreed
- PARISHIONERS QUESTIONS
Mr Syd Thompsett asked if the Council had considered employing another Village Warden. It was stated three were no plans at this time, but they would monitor the situation.
Mr Thompsett also reported overgrown vegetation at the bottom of Red Hill
Overgrown vegetation was also reported from Hillside down Bow Road.
Mr Thompsett thanked the Parish Council for their work on behalf of the village, with thanks also to the Clerk. The Chairman thanked Mr Thompsett for his comments.
There being no further business the Chairman thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting at 8.12pm