Pakenham Parish Council Minutes - 30th June 2003

Meeting of

PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 30 JUNE 2003

IN THE PAVILION AT 7.30 PM

PRESENT: Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr L Couper, Cllr D Dorling, Cllr R Griffin, Cllr H Painter, Cllr P Smith, Cllr J Speare, Cllr V White, Cllr C Spicer, Mrs J Brookman (Clerk), Mr Ray Keeley and Mr Richard Livall (Borough Council) (part), Mrs Sandy Jackson (part), Sgt Martin Moye (part).

APOLOGIES: There were no apologies for absence.

Cllr Mangnall suspended the meeting and welcomed Sgt Martin Moye to the meeting.

1.0 - POLICE REPORT:
Sgt Moye confirmed that in the short term Pc Sue Barnes-Smith would be the point of contact for Pakenham as Pc Sarah Chapman was involved in non-operational work. Pc Reynolds is the response officer for Pakenham via the Community Zone. From the 31 April, 2002 to 30 March, 2003 there has been an increase in crime in the village, mainly minor criminal damage. It was confirmed that either Sgt Moye or Pc Barnes-Smith would attend the next meeting in September.

Cllr Mangnall welcomed Mrs Sandy Jackson to the meeting.

2.0 - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH:
Mrs Jackson confirmed that she had taken over the responsibility for Neighbourhood Watch from Max Bacon. She confirmed there were 8 street co-ordinators at present and more were needed in The Owell and The Street areas of the village. Mrs Jackson confirmed that she had already had meetings with the police and co-ordinators in other parishes and hoped that with a network of street co-ordinators within the village any instances of crime could be circulated quickly in order that villagers became aware and vigilant.

3.0 - PARISH PLAN:
Mr Richard Livall from St Edmundsbury Borough Council presented the case for preparing a Parish Plan for Pakenham. He outlined the process starting from a public meeting, the formation of a steering group through to endorsement by the Parish Council and finally adoption by the same.

4.0 - TREES AND PLANNING:
Mr Ray Keeley from the Borough Council outlined regulations for applications regarding trees. He agreed to forward notes regarding terminology used within the applications.

Mr Livall and Mr Keeley left the meeting.

5.0 - COUNTY COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
Cllr White raised a point to be amended in the last minutes regarding the Police Report and that Pc Sue Barnes-Smith would be covering Pakenham area.
Cllr White reported the road at The Owell had been repaired along with The Street.

Cllr White and Mrs Jackson left the meeting.

Cllr Mangnall resumed the meeting.

6.0 - DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
Cllr Mangnall and Cllr Smith declared an interest in item no 14 regarding the new Village Hall.

7.0 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

SE/03/2368/P 5 Church Cottages, Pakenham
Erection of single storey extension to front and side.
No objections.

SE/03/2374/P Lanick, Thurston Road, Pakenham
A) Erection of (i) single storey extensions to front sides and rear (following demolition of garage) and (ii) detached double garage to front and B) Alterations to vehicular access. No objections.

SE/03/2433/P Watermill Farm, Mill Road, Pakenham
Erection of lean-to store on north end of concrete framed outbuilding. No objections.

SE/03/2109/P/SE Erections of detached garage block at Whiting Farm, Fen Road, Pakenham.
The Borough Council had written in reply to the Parish Council's concerns regarding the application after inspecting the site and surroundings. The points raised were addressed and the Parish Council confirmed they had no further objections.

TP068(1966)4 Rear of 18 Manor Garth, Pakenham
Crown lift to 3.5m and crown thin by 20% one Oak tree protected by a Preservation Order. No objections.

8.0 - CORRESPONDENCE:
Cllr Smith agreed to research the details concerning Suffolk Portal, the working title for building a website to provide better information and services to the people of Suffolk.
The Parish Council agreed not to support a request for a donation to Winged Fellowship Trust preferring to support local charities.

9.0 - FINANCE REPORT:

Cheques signed since the last meeting:
792
Hire of the Martin Room 17/6
£10.00
Cheques to be signed
793
Mr AJ Hosken June wages
£84.57
794
Clerk's Wages - June
£94.24

Due to the considerable time given to earlier presentations and there being no further urgent matters to be discussed Cllr Mangnall adjourned the meeting to a date and venue to be confirmed. The meeting closed at 10 pm

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