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DRAFT MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY 9TH MARCH 2020
Present: Cllrs: D Morrison (Chairman), G J Jenkins (Vice Chairman), M Ibbotson, J Clark, B Alsop, S Shayler
In attendance: Parish Clerk
Apologies for Absence: Cllr J Smale, Lt Col N H Turner

COUNCIL IN INFORMAL SESSION

  1. A member of the public attended the meeting to report that the repair to the broken stile on Right of Way BULF1 near Longbarrow Clump has not been actioned. The Clerk was actioned to file a second report.

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COUNCIL IN INFORMAL SESSION



2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2020
a. It was Resolved to approve the Minutes as a true record.
3. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE BULFORD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2020 - None.
4. TO RECEIVE MEMBER’S DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST - None.
5. CO-OPTION OF A NEW COUNCILLOR - None.
6. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT - Cllr Morrison reported on the following: -
a. No response has been received to a letter sent to the Leader of the Wiltshire Council about safety concerns at the new roundabout.
b. The replacement litter bins will be fitted over the next few weeks.
c. The road repairs to High Street are scheduled to take place in March 2020.
d. The April parish council meeting will take place on Monday 6th and not Monday 13th which is the scheduled date. This is one week earlier due to Easter and the Bank Holiday on Monday 13th April 2020.
7. CLERK’S REPORT ON FINANCE AND CORRESPONDENCE 
a. The Clerk reported a bank reconciliation figure of £54,146.6 and confirmed that Council is operating within budget.
b. The Clerk reported that she has made routine or otherwise approved payments as published in the Appendix to the agenda for the meeting and as detailed below:
Gavin Jones Maintenance Ltd - £1,325.07
Parish Expenses - £35.67
HMRC - £812.22
CNG - £172.42
Opus Energy - £49.69
8. STANDING AGENDA ITEMS
a. Planning applications called in by a Member of Council - None.
b. Village Hall Procedures and Administration - Nothing to report.
9. OTHER AGENDA ITEMS
a. Village Hall replacement doors - After discussion it was agreed to seek a further quote. This item was deferred to the next Parish Council meeting, Monday 6th April 2020.
b. Blocked drain on High Street - Wiltshire Council recently sent a negative response to a repair request for a blocked drain on High Street. Cllr Jenkins was actioned to write to Wiltshire Council to request that the drain is unblocked.
10. REPORTS BY COUNCILLORS HAVING SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDING REPRESENTATION ON OTHER BODIES
a. Parks, Cemetery and Allotments – The Parish Clerk reported the following:
1. The cemetery tap has been turned off due to a leak. This repair has been actioned.
b. Highways - Cllr Jenkins reported the following:
1. The SID is located at the bottom of Churchill Avenue.
2. The road surface repairs are due to start on High Street.
3. The method of registering the defibrillator has changed and it is now set up directly with the Ambulance Service. Council recently paid for a yearly support charge and monies owing to Council for the cessation of service will be pursued.
c. Town & County Planning - Cllr Jenkins reported the following:
1. Council is waiting to be called to the Strategic Planning Committee to explain the response for the combined cycle and footpath application.
d. Parish Steward Liaison - Cllr Turner reported that the Parish Steward has been diverted for road clearing duties due to the recent storm.
e. Rights of Way - Nothing to report.
f. Village Maintenance Contract - Nothing to report.
g. Area Boards (representation on “Other Body”) - Nothing to report.
h. Young People’s Recreational Facilities (The Caretaker to report through the Clerk) - Nothing to report.
i. Police Liaison - Nothing to report.
j. Supervision of Parish Accounts - Nothing to report.
11. DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING                                      Monday 6th April 2020

N. A. Grove                                                                   Date: Monday 16th March 2020
Clerk to the Council

Approved by Council as a true record

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Chairman of Bulford Parish Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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