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DRAFT REPORT FROM BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL
MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 there was no formal meeting of Bulford Parish Council. The monthly invoices and payments were reviewed by the Parish Council and the Parish Clerk was authorised to pay the monthly invoices.

Bulford Recreation Ground remains open with safety rules and guidance in place for use of the play areas during Covid-19. The play equipment continues to be sanitised weekly under the direction of the Parish Council; however, individuals are encouraged to carry out any precautionary sanitising actions as they deem fit before using the equipment.

Bulford Parish Councillors and the Parish Clerk continue to work remotely from home.
The Parish Clerk can be contacted by telephone 07598 351537 or by email at any time. parishclerk@bulfordparishcouncil.org

Council in Informal Session

1.

Chairman’s report:
The last of the replacement doors at the village hall has been installed and the project is now complete.
There have been a few cases of discarded take away food containers and food wrappers at the village hall car park. New signage has been posted saying that legal action will be taken against anyone found ot not disposing of their litter correctly.
A report was made of rubbish and excess dog littering on MOD land at Hampshire Close and Dorset Close. The MOD arranged for the removal of the rubbish and have agreed to install dog litter bins in the area.

 

2.

Clerk’s Report on Finance and Correspondence
The Clerk reported a bank reconciliation figure of £40,865.04 and confirmed that council is operating within budget.
The Clerk made routine and otherwise approved payments as follows:
Gavin Jones Ltd - £808.74
Routine grounds maintenance
M J Lewis General Building and Maintenance - £3,200
Replacement x 3 external doors
Parish Clerk Expenses - £113.46
Hamper & Rose gift for Mr & Mrs Foley
X 4 Litter picks, parish mobile telephone, broadband
Mr A Stevens - £60.00
Caretaker Services
HMRC - £810.40
Tax & National Insurance
PAYE
Peter Foley Parish Expenses - £10.00
Parish mobile telephone
Opus Energy - £40.05
Electricity supply
CNG – Power - £-112.37 (Credit)
Gas supply

 

3.

Village Hall Procedures and Administration
The Village Hall remains closed until further notice. During this time Cllr Morrison will continue to make regular site visit to inspect the village hall and Cllr Jenkins will continue to inspect the recreation ground and play areas.

 

Reports by Councillors having Special Responsibilities including
Representation on other bodies

4

Parks Cemeteries and Allotments
No report currently

 

5.

Highways Cllr Jenkins reported the following:
The SID will be located on Bulford Droveway, followed by Churchill Avenue west, followed by the top of Milston Road. Having looked at the new cycle path there is a position for a SID plate on one of the lighting poles. When the path is complete Council will consider fitting a plate at this location.
Council is still to receive a reply from the lead of Wiltshire Council. The Parish Clerk will follow up on this matter.
The road markings in St Leonard’s Close have worn away, especially the 20 mph roundels. The Parish Clerk will follow up on this matter.
The application for ‘slow horses’ signs will progress when the current covid restrictions are lifted.
The WR1 forms for double yellow lines approaching junction 16 will progress when the current covid restrictions are lifted.

 

6.

Town & Country Planning Cllr Jenkins reported the following:
21/00816/FUL Avondale School, Bulford – provision of a canopy to cover an existing schoolyard, associated changes to adjoining buildings, alterations to the boundary wall and school signage. The Parish Council has raised concern of the potential obstruction to view traffic emerging from Camilla Close.

 

 

 

7.

Parish Steward Liaison Cllr Turner reported that the parish steward has cleared some drains, filled potholes, and cleared the footpath from Orchard end roundabout towards the church.

 

8.

Rights of Way
No report currently

 

9.

Village Maintenance Contract
No report currently

 

10.

Area Boards (representation on “Other Body”)
No report currently

 

11.

Young People’s Recreational Facilities (Caretaker to report through the Clerk)
The surface to the roundabout at the playground needs repairing. Further minor repairs have been identified at the playground. The Clerk was actioned to make the arrangements.

 

Parish Clerk

12.

Police Liaison
No report currently

 

13

Supervision of Parish Accounts
No report currently

 

DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING                                                                     12th April 2021
MEETING DATES MAY CHANGE DUE TO A COVID RESPONSE
N. A. Grove                                                                       Date:  9th March 2021
Clerk to the Council
Approved by Council as a true record

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Chairman of Bulford Parish Council

 

 

 

 

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