Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 10th December 2019. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Gay, Cllr Wrighton, Cllr Bowditch, Cllr Beer, Dorset Council Councillor
Cllr Lathey, Cllr Trott
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Bowditch and Cllr Trott in Item 12
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 AGREED that the minutes were a true record. The minutes were duly signed.
4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES
5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Drains at top of North Allington have been cleaned out.
The ash tree by the field gate (Hospital Lane) leaning towards road. Cathy will ask Forestry Commission as they are coming over anyway.
Bridport Co-Housing – another meeting on 15th Dec – Cllr Lathey will be talking to them about their posters saying for local people. About 20 properties so far have been sold – most of which are from a lot further away than Bridport.
Medical Centre have introduced a new Econsult system which may cause issues for people who do not have access to computers. This could have a negative impact – clerk to email our Local Councillor.
Cllr Lathey has had an emailed regarding drug issues in Bridport as people come down from Southampton down here getting people to run drugs for them. Police are doing their best but the community need to be vigilant especially in areas such as the skate park. Could we ask the local councillor what their thoughts are and what they are going to be doing about it as there is a lack of youth worker provision and outreach programmes has contributed to this.
6. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £8,694.34 savings acct: £7,609.86
b)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £314 HMRC £1.60, clerks expenses £44.75, SLCC subs £126, C N Richards for grass cutting £1.048.80, Viking £86.89
c) Precept for 2020/2021 was discussed and as it was agreed to raise it to £12,500 as per the budget tabled at a previous meeting. Proposed by Cllr Bowditch and Seconded by Cllr Beer. Approved by all.
7. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
8. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
No further update
9. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
No Don present. Play Area appears fine.
10. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
11. COOPERS WOOD
Cathy has had a meeting with Woodland Trust. There will be an onsite meeting in spring re managing the woodlands on the hill.
Have had issues with Magna giving them a new garage as the door on current one broke. Clerk and Cathy battled with Magna to get a new garage sorted. May be worth exploring other options again.
12. DORSET COUNCIL’S COUNCILLOR REPORT
14. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
14th January 2020
Meeting closed at 7.44pm