Minutes of a meeting of Standlake Parish Council, held in the Standlake Youth Club, on 10th December 2013 at 7.00pm.
Mr. R. Reddy Vice Chairman
Mr. J. Rippin
1. APOLOGIES –there were no apologieswere received.
2. PUBLIC ITEMS – There were no public items.
3. COUNTY and DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORTS – Mr. Good asked the council to drive forward the proposition by Gigaclear to bring high speed broadband to the village. Mr. Naylor reiterated the council’s position that it could not endorse a single company’s bid and residents must judge for themselves whether to take a contract with the supplier.
4. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – there were no declarations of interest.
13/1570/P/FP - erection of a front conservatory and installation of rear dormer window 28 Church End (River Walk) – no objection
13/1615/P/FP (also as listed app) - erection of 2 storey extension - 1The Butts – no objection but comments re: roof line height; roof lights in preference to dormer windows; lack of identification of parking space.
13/1597/P/S73 - Non compliance with 11/0727/P/FP - Riversfield, Chapel Lane – no objection.
13/1686/P/FP - Erection of extn to industrial unit – Cotswold Dene – no objection but HGV traffic to be routed north on A415 and not through village.
Minutes of the Meeting held on 12th November 2013, copies of which had been previously circulated to all members, were agreed as a true record and signed by the chairman.
7. MATTERS ARISING
Flooding, Sewers, Winter, etc – nothing to report this meeting.
Busses, Bus Stops – Mrs. Smith has examined proposals from Northmoor regarding changes to bus services which would involve private contractors versus OCC contractors. Taking into account the councillors views the council consider that the proposals have little to offer Standlake and run a serious risk of Standlake receiving a service that would be less satisfactory than the current, admittedly imperfect, service.
Playground/Recreation Ground & Maintenance – nothing further to report at this meeting.
Traffic/Speeding – nothing further to report at this meeting.
Highway Maintenance – nothing further to report at this meeting.
Footpaths – the clerk has sent details of the proposed all-weather path from the Post Office towards the Green to Mr. Mathew for consideration under the Area Stewardship Scheme and awaits a reply.
Roads, Newbridge – nothing further to report at this meeting.
AED (Automated External Defibrillator) –The clerk has passed further details on to the Primary School who are fund raising for a project to obtain an AED.
8. CORRESPONDENCE – there was no correspondence.
The following accounts were approved for payment:
D C Bevan - clerk salary and expenses 1,202.65
HMRC - clerk PAYE 300.60
Oxford Assn for the Blind - donation 50.00
Absolute Solutions - mowing 300.00
OPFA - subs 40.00
10. PRECEPT 2014/15
It was decided that the Precept be set at £21,000 which is the same as last year. However this, by the vagaries of the Government/WODC funding process, equates to a reduction of minus 0.65%, thus resulting in the Parish Rate for a Band D property reducing by 21 pence compared to 20113/14. Confused? Me too.
11. MEMBER’S REPORTS
There were no member’s reports.
12. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Mrs. Bayliss tendered her resignation to the chairman explaining that she had now left the village to live in Witney and felt it was time to retire. Mr. Naylor thanked her on behalf of the council and the parishioners for her work of over 20 years on the council. He presented her with a gift from the whole council and wished her well on her new life in Witney. Mr. Naylor also thanked the councillors for their efforts during the past year and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It was agreed that, due to the clerk’s absence, there would be no meeting in February and that the January meeting would be delayed one week to 21st January. There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.00 pm.
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