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MINUTES OF A MEETING OF HANWORTH PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2020 in 29 The Common, Hanworth.
Present: Gill Wilton (Chairman), Sue Francis, Bob Ranger, Jenny Sackin, Dee Holroyd (Clerk)
- Apologies for Absence: Sally Martin, Charlie Penrose.
- Cllrs John Timewell, John Toye:
Cllr J Toye reported (i) a Town & Parish Forum had been set up by NNDC. The next one was 23rd April at 10.30am. The Forums are to provide a chance for Parish Councils to be heard. (ii) Environmental Forum on 26 March at 7.00 in NNDC office, would discuss sustainable transport. (ii) GW asked whether the `phone box could be retained as there was no mobile signal in the vicinity. Cllr J Toye to make enquiries. (iv) Planning: Cllr JT would ask the enforcement officer to inspect the site in Hanworth, where building was currently underway, and believed to be not in accordance with plans submitted.
Cllr John Timewell: (i) the council budget is currently being decided. (ii) JT confirmed that Hanworth and Thurgarton are both in the same ward. (iii) the proposed extension to the NDR had come under a lot of criticism, especially for the roundabouts. JT had suggested that NCC should look at Milton Keynes roundabout. Chevrons may help. (iv) JT confirmed he would be unable to attend meetings for a while but would be available by e mail or by phone.
- Minutes of the meeting held on 16th November 2019: were agreed and signed by the Chairman. Proposed SF, seconded JS.
- Matters Arising:
- Tree work in White Post Road: had been completed at a cost, as estimate, of £750.
- GW suggested a notice board should be put up in Gunton Park. JS to ask Kit Martin if this could be done. A new board was needed at the entrance of Hanworth Common. The clerk believed she could source one for about £400 and would make enquiries.
- Money for the church: this would be paid directly by the council. SF would get an invoice for mowing from Peter Attew.
Robert Corbishley was given a cheque for £55.20 for cleaning materials. SF was given a cheque for £20 to cover the cost of the petrol used for mowing round graves.
- Financial report: the clerk reported a credit balance of £2364. A cheque was issued for £230 for the clerk and office. Precept of £1150 was due in May.
- Any Other Business: (i) the Annual Village and Parish Meetings would be on Wednesday 5thMay at 7.00pm. Gunton Church could be used as a venue. DH to ask Kit Martin. The PC would encourage as many people as possible to attend. (ii) the Memorial Hall was being repaired. People should be encouraged to use it as much as possible. Grants might then be available for future funding. (iii) It had been suggested that the PC write to the Commons Committee to ask them to tidy up the cattle crush and erect a simple post and rail fence and gates. All were in favour.
- Date of next Meetings: Parish Council and Village Meetings would be held Wednesday 6thMay at 7.00pm.