Parish Council Agenda – 3rd July 2017

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1. Welcome – To welcome the Councillors and the public to the meeting. 7:30pm
2. Apologies for absence – to receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.7:30pm
3. Declarations of Interest – Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest, which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.
Advice on declarations of interest should be sought from the Clerk prior to the meeting, as advice cannot be given to Councillors at Parish Council meetings. 7:30pm – 7:35pm
4. Minutes – To confirm the minutes of the meetings held 5 June 2017. (Attached) 7:35pm – 7:40pm
5. Matters Arising – To discuss any issues arising from the minutes of 5 June 2017.

  • Parish Council Actions – Any actions which have not been dealt with since the last meeting, will be reported to the Parish Council. 7:40pm – 7:45pm

6. Chairman’s Announcements

  • Parish Council Vacancies – Andrew Taplin has resigned from the Parish Council due to work commitments which brings the number of vacancies to two. These will be advertised and applications for co-option will be invited, subject to a by-election not being called.
  • Following the last meeting of the Parish Council, it is proposed that a revision be put forward on how the Parish Council manages both Outstanding Issues for the village and Parish Council Actions 7:45pm – 7:50pm

7. Residents’ Issues – Residents of the village are invited to raise any items which concern the Parish. 7:50pm – 8:00pm
8. Reports from County and District Councillors – To receive reports from the Bloxham County Councillor and District Councillors. 8:00pm – 8:10pm
9. Planning i) To discuss any planning items, not covered within the minutes of the Planning Committee (item 10 i)  8:10pm – 8:15pm
10. Parish Council Matters
i) Committee Minutes and Recommendations. If Councillors have any queries on the minutes and decisions of the Committees, please contact the Clerk prior to the Parish Council meeting

  • Environment Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.
  • Resources Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council.
  • Planning & Strategy Committee – To note the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2017. The date of the next meeting will be confirmed in due course.
  • Staffing Committee – There had not been a meeting of the Committee since the last meeting of the Parish Council. The next meeting is due to be held on Thursday 6 July 2017.
    Following the resignation of Andrew Taplin, a new member of the Committee also needs to be appointed.

ii) Reports for the Parish Council to note (Available in Drop-Box, Parish Council Web site and copies upon request to the Clerk). Please send any questions arising from the reports to the Clerk prior to the meeting, to enable informed responses to be given at this meeting.

  • Drop-In and Chat – Held on 10 June 2017
  • Parish Liaison Meeting – Held on 21 June 2017 – Members are recommended to view the Planning Portal and a meeting has been arranged with District Councillors Christine Heath and Colin Clarke for 4 July 2017 to discuss the Portal.   8:15pm – 8:25pm

i) Accounts for Payment and Bank Reconciliation – To approve the accounts for payment and note the bank reconciliation. (To follow)
ii) Section 106 Funds

  • To receive an update on the progress with the projects at Jubilee Hall, Bloxham Recreation Ground, Ellen Hinde Hall and Ex Serviceman’s Hall and the two play equipment projects;
  • to note the possible impact on the Parish Council budget during the process of paying the invoices;
  • To receive an update on the progress with the Deed of Variation for Miller Homes, Milton Road; and
  • To receive an update on the progress with the amenity land on the Miller Homes, Milton Road site. 8:25pm – 8:35pm

12. Village Matters
i) Bloxham Fun Day – To receive feedback on the Fun Day which was held on Saturday 10 June 2017.
ii) Skatepark – To receive further information on the proposal for a skate park in Bloxham. 8:35pm – 8:50pm

13. Correspondence – Items of correspondence will be circulated to members. 8.50pm
14. Public and Press – To consider passing a resolution in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for item numbered 15 on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of private and confidential information. 8.50pm
15. Quotes for Valuation of Land – To consider quotes for the valuation of the land in Queen Street, Bloxham. 8.50pm – 9.00pm
16. Meeting Dates – Future meeting dates for Bloxham Parish Council are stated below.
They will commence at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Parish Rooms, Bloxham, unless stated

  • 7 August 2017
  • 4 September 2017
  • 2 October 2017
  • 6 November 2017
  • 4 December 2017

Items for the Next Agenda/Items of Information 9:00pm
Parish Council ‘Drop-in and Chat’ Sessions are held on second Saturday of the month, at the Ex-Serviceman’s Hall from 10.30am to 11.30am. Residents are invited along to meet their Parish Councillors and discuss any items affecting the village.
Next Session: Saturday 8 July 2017 at the Ex Serviceman’s Hall (Councillor Steve Craggs and one other)
All reports and minutes are available on the Parish Council website

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