HORTON KIRBY AND SOUTH DARENTH PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES of the MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL held on
10th May 2016 in the Village Hall, South Darenth at 7.30 pm
Present: Cllr I Blackamore (Vice Chairman in the Chair)
Cllrs R House, T Moyle, C Page, M Stead, J Stewart,
P Rushbrook, C Willson
Cllr P McGarvey, District Councillor
Members of the public: D Jack, M Dunn (DRiPS) D & A Hollands, S Dove, A & K Dring and Jackie (SPCA)
In attendance: H Rohard, Parish Clerk
1 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN FOR 2016-17
Cllr Mitchell welcomed everyone to the meeting. She explained that she would be stepping down as Chairman.
A ballot had been taken following a change in Standing Orders made at an Extraordinary Meeting held on 25th April 2016. Cllr Blackamore was elected Chairman.
Cllr Blackamore took the Chair and signed his declaration of acceptance of Office.
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Received from Cllr McGarvey and Cllr Tennessee who were attending SDC meeting. Cllr Gough also sent apologies.
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllr Blackamore had completed a Disclosable Pecuniary Forms to be sent to the Monitoring Officer at SDC. The Clerk asked if anyone else had any changes to make to their Declarations of Interests. There were none.
4 ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN FOR 2016-17
Cllr Willson had been elected Vice Chairman in the ballot held on 25th April 2016.
The Minutes of the last meetings held 4th April 2016 and 25th April 2016 were signed as a true record.
6 MATTERS ARISING
Flytipping: an enforcement officer is being recruited and not in office yet. Clerk in contact with John Evans, KCC and details of number plates passed to him from a resident. Flytipping will be on the June Agenda.
7 MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES, OTHER BODIES AND SPECIAL INTEREST ROLES: As follows for ratification
Village Hall Committee
Chairman and Vice Chairman
Cllrs T Moyle (Chairman), C Page, P Rushbrook (Vice Chairman) and D Mitchell
Representatives of hall users (non-voting members);
Mike Crook (Valley Players) Brian Lelliott (Short Mat Bowls)
Recreation and Open Spaces Committee
Chairman and Vice Chairman
Cllr Stewart (Chairman) Cllrs R House, C Page, M Stead (Vice Chairman)
Mick Burroughs (South Darenth Football Club), Martin Mason (Allotments representative) (non-voting members)
Grants Committee DRIPS
Chairman and Vice Chairman Malcolm Dunn
Cllrs Page and Stead
Planning Inspectors Police Liaison
Cllrs House and Rushbrook Cllr House
Footpaths Grievance and Complaints Group Cllr Moyle and Stead Chairman and Vice Chairman
Cllr Page and Cllr Mitchell
Anthony Roper Charity
Any Councillor may visit the Parish Office to inspect systems and accounts.
Special Interest roles:
Youth: to promote issues relevant to young people – Cllr C Willson
Community: to promote good community relations with Parish Council and residents
Cllr C Page
Business: to help the Parish thrive economically – Cllr R House
Health and Wellbeing: promote KCC/SDC/NHS initiatives to promote health and wellbeing for residents – Cllr C Willson
Health and Safety: Cllr C Willson
Allotments: Cllr C Page, M Stead and J Stewart
Burial Grounds: Cllr Page and Stewart
8 CALENDAR OF MEETINGS 2016 -17
Parish Council meetings to be held on the first Monday of the month except when it falls on a Bank Holiday, then will be held the following week at 7.30pm.
The Parish Council will be in recess during August.
The Village Hall Committee to meet bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September, and November) on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm
The Recreation and Open Spaces Committee to meet bi-monthly (February, April, June, August and October) on the fourth Monday of the Month at 7.30pm December meeting will be 19th December 2016
9 HALLS COMMITTEE
The latest approved Minutes of the committee were received for information.
10 FINANCIAL MATTERS
Schedule Of Accounts
The schedule of accounts and payments approved for cheques to be signed. Cllr Mitchell requested that the list be sent with the Agenda in future.
11 Russell Terrace
Horton Kirby DA4 9DD
The demolition of a single storey extension and party wall, to allow for the erection of a rear single storey extension with internal alterations.
12 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
6th June 2016
Meeting ended at 7.40pm