PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 23 FEBRUARY 2004
THE VILLAGE HALL, PAKENHAM AT 7.30 PM
PRESENT: Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr L Couper, Cllr H Painter, Cllr P Smith, Cllr J Speare, Cllr C Spicer, Borough, Pc Sue Barnes-Smith, Police (part), Mr John Culley, Mr David Bird, Emergency Planning (part) and Mrs J Brookman (Clerk).
APOLOGIES: Cllr R Griffin, Cllr D Dorling and Cllr V White, County.
1.0 - POLICE REPORT:
2.0 - EMERGENCY PLANNING:
3.0 - DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
4.0 - PUBLIC FORUM:
The Post Office had confirmed that a post box could be placed at the new post office if the one sited near the bus stop were sealed (only one per street is permitted). It was agreed that it would be preferable to maintain the existing one and post could be handed in at the post office thereby offering two posting points rather than one.
5.0 - BOROUGH COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
Letter has been sent to the Borough Council stating it is imperative that Parish Council's are informed of all changes to planning applications.
Confirmed that lines of communication between River Close residents and Havebury have now been established.
At the Open Meeting held on 9 February regarding the Cattle Market project the main concern was car parking, a separate committee has now been formed to deal with this matter.
6.0 - COUNTY COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
Amendment to Item 3 of minutes of 12 January, 2004 "..access difficulties via ....".
The A143 to have "slow down" flashing signs on each side of the carriageway, more visible signing and road markings plus an anti-skid surface to be laid as soon as possible.
The Boundary Committee for England has published the draft recommendations for SCC. Has endorsed the call for a reduction to 75 county councillors, Thingoe north division remains much as it is any comments should be made to the committee by 8 March.
Cllr White had attended a meeting with Bury Rural police commander along with Parish Council members. Endorsed the excellent work of Pc Barnes-Smith and the effect of visible local policing.
The meeting was convened.
7.0 - MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS:
The minutes of 6 February 2004 were approved and signed as a true record.
8.0 - CLERK'S REPORT:
Information has been received that as from 2007 insurance cannot be guaranteed for properties located in the IP31 2JU postcode area.
9.0 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
SE/04/1242/LB and SE/04/1347/P Compton Cottage, Fen Road, Pakenham
Cllr Painter returned to the meeting.
SE/04/1319/P Home Farm, Bull Road, Pakenham
Cllr Spicer returned to the meeting.
TCA04/989 Plot 1 Willowdene, The Street, Pakenham
OUTCOME OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS
SE/03/2692/P Queach Farm, Great Barton
10.0 - FINANCE REPORT:
11.0 - THE DELL:
12.0 - PARISH CAR PARK AT ST MARY'S CHURCH:
13.0 - PARENT & TODDLER GROUP:
14.0 - CORRESPONDENCE:
Reply to Clerk's letter from Borough Council stating that as Shetland Boats have not submitted a planning application the matter will be reported now to the Development Control Committee on 4 March when consideration will be given to the service of an enforcement notice. No acknowledgement or comment regarding enquiries about newts.
Letter from Borough Council re Broadband in St Edmundsbury who are proposing to hold a seminar on 24 March. Details to Cllr Smith.
Havebury News - copy held on file.
Calor Village of the Year 2004, entry forms and details taken by Cllr Painter.
Healthy Homes - Home Security - Poster displayed on Village Hall and leaflet on Grimstone End notice boards.
Suffolk County Council - funding available for bus shelters.
Complete Weed Control - amenity spraying company offering quotes for work. Details kept on file.
Vital Villages Update from The Countryside Agency.
Get Your Share to Get Them There! - Don't miss the bus to your 10k Rural Transport Grant - A Spring Conference on 24 March at Kesgrave Community Centre. Series of presentations and workshops to help identify a transport scheme to fit your village.
The Boundary Committee for England - Periodic Electoral Review of Suffolk County Council: Draft Recommendations.
Spring dates for training courses for Councillors and Clerks.
West Suffolk NHS leaflet - Local services designed by local people.
15.0 - OPEN FORUM:
Report that use of Anderson's' land for digger driver training had exceeded the permitted 12 days per annum restriction. To be included on next agenda.
Cllr Couper requested that the toad signs should be displayed. Cllr Mangnall to contact Cllr Dorling.
Clerk to contact Suffolk Agri regarding security light siting and request adjustment.
Cllr Mangnall requested a new metal sign to be erected by the refurbished pump and surround. Agreed.
16.0 - QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR:
17.0 - DATES FOR MEETINGS:
The subsequent meetings will be held on:-
17 May, 21 June, 26 July, 6 September, 18 October, 29 November 2004 and 10 January 2005.
The meeting was closed at 9.50 pm.