STANDLAKE PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of a meeting of Standlake Parish Council, held in the Standlake Youth Club on 15th December 2015 at 7.00pm.

Present:

          Mr. C. Naylor                                 Chairman

          Mr. J. Rippin

          Mrs. J. Clements

          Mrs. B. Smith

                                                             

          Mr. D. Bevan                                  Clerk

         

Cllr (OCC) Mr. Charles Mathew, Mr. P. Clements.

1.          APOLOGIES –apologies were received from Mrs. Fenton, Mr. Good, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Willis, Mr. Owens.

2.          COUNTY and DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORTS

Mr. Mathew said the recent Newbridge meeting at Northmoor was frustrating but it now seems that a camera surveillance system was now available at a much lower cost than previously quoted; it was hoped that this might be installed by the end of January 2016. Mr. Naylor concurred in Mr. Mathew’s assessment of the meeting but agreed that pressure must be kept on to preserve the bridge.

3.          DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST - There were no declarations of interest..

4.          PLANNING

The application for another dwelling next to the Standlake Garage (15/03586/FUL – Land east of 137 Abingdon Road) has been withdrawn. The clerk noted that the grant of permission for conversion to holiday lets at Glebe Farm, Abingdon Road includes a restriction on continuous occupancy as requested by the parish council.

5.          MINUTES

Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th November 2015, copies of which had been previously circulated to all members, were agreed as a true record and signed by the chairman.

6.          MATTERS ARISING

Playground/Recreation Ground & Maintenance – the goal posts have been reoriented and the goal mouths reinstated with infill and turf. The damage to the slide landing area has been repaired..

Busses, Bus Stops Still awaiting erection.

Roads, Newbridge – see Mr. Mathew’s and Mr. Naylor’s comments above

7.             CORRESPONDENCE – Volunteer Link Up charity – request for donation; £50 agreed. HM birthday celebrations – letter from Lord Lieutenant regarding celebrations; discuss at next meeting.

8.          ACCOUNTS

The following accounts were approved:

For authorisation: 

Absolute Solutions: goal mouth reorientation/repairs; slide repair      300.00                  

For payment:

D C Bevan – clerk salary and expenses                                                1202.65

HMRC – clerk PAYE                                                                                   300.60

The Precept for 2016/17 was confirmed at £21,000.

9.          ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Mr. Naylor thanked the councillors for their hard work during the past year and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.10 pm.

 

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