Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 13 Mar 2018. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Lathey, Cllr Trott, Cllr Wrighton, Cllr Bowditch, Cllr Gay, 2 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Bowditch and Cllr Trott in Item 11
3. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The Chairman asked if everyone had both received and read the minutes of the last meeting, if so, were they a true record.ALL AGREEDthat the minutes were a true record. The minutes were duly signed.
4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES
Damaged swing and matting – Cllr Lathey to inspect and take photos in play area.
5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Dog mess in Cherry Tree.
Donkey Lane still ongoing – this is being progressed by DCC and is a lengthy process which could take several months.
6. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £8,208.60, savings acct: £14,605.29
b)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £287.80 HMRC £3.20, clerks expenses jan – mar £51.64, Viking £123.47, Magna garage rent )to be repaid by hillbillies) £709.28, SLCC subs £100, Small Engine Repairs £700.58 (hillbillies to reimburse)
7. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
8. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
No more to update as yet.
9. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
No Don present. Problem back on pathway behind no 8 Cherry Tree – brambles going over pathway to play area. Cllr Lathey to have a look.
10. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
All still fine.
11. COOPERS WOOD
Update given on behalf of Cathy. We have applied for three funding bids to help us run activity events for the rest of the year. Due to injuries in the snow we have had to postpone several events including training for the volunteers. We will be able to run the other activity events over Easter and beyond.
We now have our work clothes sponsored by postcode lottery and 5 volunteers have had DBS checks. The tractor as you know has been repaired at great expense. We are waiting for funds from A.O.N.B which hopefully if we get the full amount. We will be able to pay for the garage and tractor insurance. This may not be paid until mid April. We would like to ask the council to pay for the garage due 1st April and we will pay you back when we have the funds available. (council agreed)
A.G.M will be at The Oddfellows Arms Thursday March 22nd 7.30pm.
Various were available to read this included:
Devolution of assets and services survey – this was to see what assets and services the parish council could take over from DCC/WDDC. Clerk had aske for a list of services and assets this would affect but this had not materialised therefore it was decided that the survey would be sent back with ‘unknown until we know which assets and services this would affect’.
S106 monies being held by WDDC which belong to the parish council – we have been asked to see what projects this money could be used for but there are lots of restrictions. It could go towards improvement of play area (although this may not be allowed), as well as to our volunteer group for the hill.
Cllr Lathey has a meeting with the owners of the Pymore Mills industrial units to discuss their future plans – weds 21st march at 11am.
13. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
10th April 2018
Meeting closed at 7.56pm