PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL
11 APRIL 2005, THE VILLAGE HALL, PAKENHAM
PRESENT: Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr H Painter, Cllr R Griffin, Cllr L Patterson, Cllr M Sargent, Cllr V White, Cllr C Spicer, Mr Edmund Travers and Mrs J Brookman (clerk).
APOLOGIES: Cllr P Smith and Cllr D Dorling.
1.0 - DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
2.0 - POLICE REPORT:
3.0 - BOROUGH COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
Following on from this Cllr White confirmed that the Local Plan was up for readoption and if was felt that the "rural use" included was not a strong enough definition. Cllr Painter requested Cllr Spicer ask the planning officer if the existing use at the Bildwell site as a builders yard has extinguished by the implementation of planning consent relating to Shetland Boats given the pending legal consent for restricted use.
Cllr Spicer confirmed that he had raised the points made by the Parish Council at the last Cattle Market meeting.
Confirmation that Anglian Water is renewing the rising sewer main in Fen Road at present and work will take 16 weeks.
4.0 - COUNTY COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
Confirmation of parking problems in The Owell and River Close, waiting for Havebury to report back after a site visit.
Update on licensing system and temporary event notices.
Cllr Mangnall thanked Cllr White for the excellent support she had given and all she had achieved whilst working as the Borough Councillor and County Councillor.
5.0 - PUBLIC FORUM:
6.0 - CLERK'S REPORT:
7.0 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
SE/05/1395/P Meadow House, Fen Road, Pakenham. Applicant Mrs S Skevington. Conversion of part of garage into living accommodation. No observations.
SE/05/1378/P Puttocks Hill, Transmitter Station, Livermere Road, Great Barton. Applicant NTL Broadcast. No observations.
OUTCOME OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
8.0 - FINANCE REPORT AND PRECEPT UPON CHARGING AUTHORITY:
The "Precept Upon Charging Authority" form for 2005/2006 was signed.
9.0 - PAY REVIEW FOR VILLAGE CLEANER AND CLERK
10 - TOPIARY ART DESIGNS:
11.0 - THE DELL:
12.0 - ADDITIONAL LIGHTING OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE HALL:
13.0 - REVIEW OF CEMETERY GUIDELINES:
14.0 - CORRESPONDENCE:
Consultation paper explaining the County Council's ambition to create a new Directorate for Adults and Communities.
First issue of Bury St Edmunds Two Council's newsletter "Town Talk".
Training session for Parish Councillor on Planning Matters to be held on 10 May in Bury St Edmunds, Cllrs Griffin and Patterson to attend.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Habitat Management Workshop Programme for Summer 2005.
Request for donation from East Anglian Air Ambulance or old mobile phones, toner cartridges or foreign coins. Donation declined.
The Local Councillor - March 2005.
Letter from Norton Pre-School informing us they have received all necessary planning permission to build a new pre-school and have raised enough funds to start the project. Donation of £100.00 previously offered to support the project now to be given.
Notification from Suffolk County Council regarding temporary closure of part of Fen Road, Pakenham in order that a new rising main for Anglia Water can be installed.
Letter from Suffolk County Council with an invitation to join the Parish Paths Scheme in the forthcoming financial year for projects or routine maintenance work. Taken by Cllr Patterson.
15.0 - OPEN FORUM:
Concerns were raised regarding The Owell and the Parish Council requested the clerk write to the police outlining the concerns and Cllr Spicer agreed to contact to the Enforcement Officer regarding the parking of vehicles on verges.
Cllr Painter had made enquiries regarding the hire of a home cinema kit as mentioned in The Local Councillor. It was agreed that the Parish Council would donate £100 towards the cost of hiring the equipment and film in the autumn to offer a social event to the village.
16.0 - DATE OF NEXT MEETINGS:
Monday, 4 July 2005 and Monday 5 September 2005, 7.30 pm in the Village Hall, Pakenham.