Minutes 9th January 2019

STOKE LACY PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 9th January 2019 in Stoke Lacy Village Hall at 7.30pm
Present:
Councillor Janet Ivison (Chairman); Councillors Anne Reece and John Westwood.
In attendance
Mrs Alma Westwood (Clerk)

19.1 Welcome and To receive and accept APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies received from Councillor Helen Bufton; apologies accepted; also from Ward Councillor Jonathan Lester

19.2 To receive DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST on Agenda items
No interests were declared.

18.3 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS PARISH COUNCIL MEETING held on 14th November 2018 and EXTRA-ORDINARY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING held on 28th November 2018
Both sets of Minutes were approved and signed were approved and signed.

19.4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
No members of the public were present

19.5 WARD COUNCILLOR’S AND POLICE REPORTS
Ward Councillor Lester and CSO Berrett were not present

19.6 FINANCE
Current Account balance as at 31st December 2018: £6681.30
19.6 i Draft accounts from 1st November to 31st December 2018 as distributed: APPROVED.
18.6.ii The following invoices were approved for payment:
• Stoke Lacy Village Hall – Hall hire July, Sept, Nov: £68
• Clerk: 3 replacement ink cartridges (half cost) :£41
• 2nd half of grant to Stoke Lacy Village Hall: £500
• HALC: Clerk’s training 22.11.18 and Website hosting &
Domain Name: £102 (inc. £11 VAT)

19.7 PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND DECISIONS
None received. Noted that work at Newlands had commenced. Queries arose concerning the removal of the hedge to the south and the beech trees; Clerk to investigate and report back.
New driveway at Stoke Hill House, Stoke Hill, on to A465: no planning application had been submitted or permission granted. Herefordshire Council’s Enforcement Officers were investigating. Clerk to keep Councillors informed.

19.8 INFORMATION SHEET
18.11 i As already emailed: Correspondence from Anthony Bush, HALC courses, etc.
18.11 ii Update on SIDs, other A465 matters and Balfour Beatty works to minor road
19.9 ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR NEXT AGENDA
New Councillors; Newlands & Orchard developments; road safety issues incl. new drive onto A465 on Stoke Hill

DATES FOR FUTURE PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS to May 2019
(all Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Village Hall): 13th March
Parish Council Elections: Thursday 2nd May 2019
Current Councillors step down on 6th May 2019, except for the Chairman and Vice Chairman, who remain in office until the election of a new Chairman and Vice Chairman at the Annual Parish Council meeting on 8th May

Annual Meetings:
8th May 2019: Parish Meeting at 7.30pm; Parish Council Meeting at 8.00pm
New Parish Councillors will be welcomed and sworn in at the APCM at 8pm

The meeting closed at 8.35pm.

Signed……………………………………………..Date…………………………..

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