Minutes of a Meeting onWednesday 3rd August 2022 at 7.00pm in Hanworth Memorial Hall
Present: Gill Wilton (Chairman), Robert Ranger, Gill Catling, Stephen Francis, Peter Low.
Nicola Cuthill, (resident), Tony Hadlow (Hanworth Memorial Hall).
- Apologies for Absence: Sally Martin, Cllrs Saul Penfold, John Toye.
- Declarations of Interests: None
- Cllrs Saul Penfold and John Toye were not present
- Minutes of the Meetings held on 5th May: were signed by the Chairman, proposed PL, seconded BR. All agreed.
- Matters Arising: the new gate at the Hanworth Hall entrance was not in place. Grit bin purchase. DH to follow up with SP. Positions of the bins was discussed.
- Defibrillator and Phone Box. Nicola Cuthill was congratulated on her superb efforts at fund raising. So far this had achieved £880 of the £1,241 (less £300 contribution) required. Nicola was confident that the remainder could be raised by her walk up Ben Nevis and from letters of request. Hopefully installation would be by l1st October. It was agreed it should be sited outside the Memorial Hall.
The phone box was in need of levelling and repainting. GC had been in touch with the clerk at Colby who had purchased paint for £111.22 including VAT. It was believed this could be done by local people. TH to enquire.
Memorial Hall. TH reported funding was at about £13-15,000 short. He was applying for grants.
- Financial Report: the cash book had been circulated and showed a current credit balance of £2,500. A request had been put in for funding for mowing of the churchyard, funded for the last three years by Michael Barclay. GW went through the expenses which the PC has to meet. These were Clerk £800, trees, say £450. This accounted for about half the PC income. PC needed to be informed of the actual cost of mowing and a decision could then be taken on the amount of any donation. Payments so far this year had been: Trees £450, Clerk/office £230, donation to Memorial Hall £250. A goodwill payment had been received from Unity Trust Bank for delay in processing a payment.
- Any Other Business: a) Anglia Water would carry out digging of test pits in relation to possible future sewage works, prior to any decision on the installation of mains drainage, being made.
- b) It was hoped to bring Broadband to the Memorial Hall.
- c) TH confirmed that work on the pond on the Common was in hand.
- Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 2nd The Meeting closed at 8.30pm.