WATERINGBURY PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting held on 1st October 2019

7.40pm Wateringbury Village Hall

 

Present

Cllr M Wells (Chairman)                                                          

Cllr L Simons (Vice Chairman)  

Cllr D Marks

Cllr F Fielding

Cllr M Burrows

                                                                                                                      

In attendance:

Mrs S Cockburn – Clerk to the Council

Cllr S Hudson – Tonbridge & Malling Borough Councillor

Mrs Christine Byron – Rostrum Correspondent

9 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 any person present intends to make a video or audio recording of the proceedings.  None

 

19/052       APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

                   Apologies received from Cllr Tripp

19/053       DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST/DISPENSATIONS

                   None

19/054       ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chairman reminded the meeting of a Finance & General Purposes Committee meeting Tuesday 15th October at 7.30pm when the first draft of the Budget for 2020/2021 will be discussed.

The Chairman stated that work was due to start on number 186 Tonbridge Road at the corner of Red Hill to repair damage to the property.  This was due to start on Friday 4th October and was anticipated would last 11 weeks.

19/055        REPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR

                    Cllr Balfour was not present

19/056       REPORT FROM BOROUGH COUNCILLOR

Cllr Hudson’s report attached.

19/057       CRIME REPORT

                   No report received.  From the e-watch site -Bow Road Wednesday 11th September around 6.00pm someone stole a catalytic converter from a vehicle

19/058       MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING THE 3rd SEPTEMBER 2019

                   The Minutes having been read were approved by Cllr Marks and seconded by Cllr Burrows and signed as a correct record.

19/059       MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES OF 3rd SEPTEMBER 2019

                   Matters arising attached.

19/060       PLAYING FIELDS OVERFLOW CAR PARK

                   The Chairman stated the Highways Committee had recommended this be deferred to the November Parish Council Meeting.

19/061       REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES

Finance & General PurposesNo meeting

Planning – Meeting to follow.

Wateringbury Sports & Recreational Association – nothing to report

Village Hall – nothing to report

Tonbridge & Malling Area Committee of KALC_– Notes on meeting 19th September attached.

Parish Partnership Panel – no report

Joint Parish Council Transport Consultative Group – Next meeting 23rd September attached.  Next meeting 26th November

Kent Community Rail Partnership – Next meeting October

Highways & Transportation – Date of next meeting to be agreed

Speedwatch  – report attached

Allotments – Cllr Fielding and the Clerk met with allotment representative Mrs Cathie Wallis on 24th September.  Some allotments were kept in good condition others were not. Some rubbish left on site did not come from the allotments.  It was agreed to write to those plot holders about the condition of their allotment

Cemetery – Commonwealth War Graves Commission had cleaned the head stone of Kenneth Brooks.  An application would be made for a small plaque to be erected in the cemetery.   Due to rabbit damage an appointment had been made with Evergreen Rabbit Control for a site meeting on Friday 4th October.

Joint Flood Group – Nothing to report

Village Warden – report attached 

19/062       FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

Agreement of the Financial Statement was proposed by Cllr Simons and seconded by Cllr Marks.  All cheques were signed

19/063       PUBLIC DISCUSSION

A member of public referred to the gate from Fields Lane not being locked. It was stated this was locked every morning and every night.  Councillors were asked not to repair the track as in its present state it slowed vehicles and motorbikes down and if repaired it would make the problem of speeding traffic worse.  It was also reported the waste bins in the car park had not been emptied

It was stated the police had visited the school on the 17th September to talk on the dangers of drugs, and how it was important to make people away of the affect taking drugs had on people’s lives.

The Clerk was thanked for arranging for Kenneth Brooks headstone to be  cleaned.  Some of the cat’s eyes on the Tonbridge Road near Canon Lane were missing. The waste bin in Canon Lane had not been emptied.

The Wateringbury Traffic Group Facebook page had a spreadsheet where people could report incidents.  A car in Fields Lane without tax or insurance had been reported.

 

There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at  approximately 8.20pm