PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL 5 SEPTEMBER 2005
THE VILLAGE HALL, PAKENHAM
PRESENT: Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr P Smith, Cllr R Griffin, Cllr L Patterson, Cllr M Sargent, Cllr R Hopfensperger, Cllr C Spicer, Pc Sheena Tate, Mrs Sandy Jackson (Neighbourhood Watch) and Mrs J Brookman (clerk).
APOLOGIES: Cllr H Painter Cllr D Dorling.
1.0 - DECLARATION OF INTERESTS: Cllr Mangnall declared an interest in all matters relating to the village hall.
2.0 - POLICE REPORT AND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH:
Sandy Jackson proposed that a monthly Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter be produced to make villagers more aware of crimes being committed locally and to encourage everyone to be more alert. It is thought that the cost would be £7/8 per month, the first edition will be printed free to establish the exact costing. The Parish Council unanimously agreed to financially support this project. Distribution of the newsletter was also discussed.
3.0 - MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS:
4.0 - CLERK'S REPORT:
5.0 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
SE/05/01809 Brookfield, The Street, Pakenham.
OUTCOME OF PLANNING APPLICATONS:
TCA05/1164 The Old Cottage, The Street, Pakenham. No objections to the 30% crown reduction of one Willow tree.
SE/05/01839 and SE/05/01840 Laundry Cottage, The Street, Pakenham. Granted.
SE/05/02075 Redcastle Farm, Brand Road, Great Barton. Granted.
SE/05/02062 Grimstone Cottage, Grimstone End, Pakenham. Granted.
SE/05/01661 Home Farm, Bull Road, Pakenham (revised scheme). Granted.
SE/05/02027 14 Manor Garth, Pakenham. Granted.
6.0 - FINANCE REPORT:
7.0 - THE BOWLS CLUB:
8.0 - THE BUGGY CLUB:
9.0 - THE DELL:
10.0 - THE ALLOTMENTS:
11.0 - CORRESPONDENCE:
Suffolk Scene from Suffolk Acre - Bulletin 32 Summer 2005.
Letter from West Suffolk Mind, a local mental health charity who are members of the Voluntary and Statutory Partnership in Mental Health (VASP). This is an open forum of organisations and individuals with an interest in mental health issues to support the improvement and development of mental health services in West Suffolk. One of the Forums objectives is to promote World Mental Health Day on 10 October. West Suffolk Mind has agreed as part of a partnership effort to raise awareness of mental health issues on 10 October to contact all Parish Councils asking for £25 donation towards the cost of printing promotional material for use on the day. Clerk to write to confirm they would be happy to support West Suffolk Mind but not prepared to contribute £25 for their proposed use of promotional material.
Letter from Newstalk requesting a donation towards the running costs of providing the blind and visually impaired a weekly hour-long cassette tape of local news. Donation to be sent.
Letter from Suffolk Practitioners Services Unit re Ixworth Medical Services confirming that consultation is now being sort as to "whether it is necessary or desirable to grant the application in order to secure in the neighbourhood the adequate provision of services." If the application is granted, anyone living within a one mile radius of the pharmacy will be required to obtain their drugs and medicines from a pharmacy unless they experience serious difficulty in doing so. There are approximately 2,205 patients residing within the estimated one mile radius of the proposed pharmacy. These patients are registered on the dispensing list of a doctor.
Letter from Suffolk CC re Industrial Action by the Fire Brigade's Union in Suffolk enclosing information leaflet "Fire strike - the facts".
Letter from Suffolk West NHS - Modernising Healthcare in West Suffolk. A three month consultation on plans for service changes that affect the west of Suffolk; these include service changes within the PCT, the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust and the Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust.
Letter from St Edmundsbury BC re Parish Conference - Monday 3 October, 4-6.30 pm, The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds. The conference is intended as an opportunity for the Borough and Parish Councils to exchange information and up-date each other on important current issues. Cllr Mangnall agreed to attend.
Havebury News - August 2005.
Draft Replacement St Edmundsbury Borough Local Plan: Proposed Pre-Inquiry Changes Consultation, comments are requested by 3 October (no matters relating to Pakenham Parish).
Invitation to Suffolk Acre AGM - 15 September, 7 for 7.15 pm, Haughley Park Barn with buffet after £12.
Letter from Suffolk CC re temporary speed restrictions of 30 mph - A143 Ixworth Road, Gt Barton/Pakenham - 5 to 11 September 2005 for safety reasons during cutting back of vegetation.
Suffolk View - Newsletter of Suffolk Preservation Society - Summer 2005.
A guide from Suffolk CC to local county councillors and how they work - "Your Council 2005".
Letter from Local Works - Campaign for the Sustainable Communities Bill, requesting support for the campaign and the Bill they are trying to get through parliament namely "Campaign to end Ghost Town Britain and promote sustainable communities - The Sustainable Communities Bill." The Parish Council agreed to support the campaign, clerk to write and confirm. The Chairman closed the meeting.
12.0 - QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR:
13.0 - COUNTY COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
14.0 - BOROUGH COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
15.0 - DATE OF NEXT MEETING: