Minutes of Two Meetings of the
CHIPPING WARDEN & EDGCOTE PARISH COUNCIL
held on TUESDAY 25th May 2021 at 7.30pm
|Present||C Brooke P Brown J Coyne D Cross N Douglas
S Furby N Galletly H Gairdner N Meades
|A: 13th ANNUAL MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL|
|N Galletly, as outgoing chairman, took the chair to open the meeting. He welcomed James Coyne and Steve Furby to the Parish Council following their election. He congratulated the seven councillors who had re-stood and been successful in the election|
|13.2||Election of Officers|
|Chairman||NG was willing to re-stand; proposed DC, seconded GH
There being no other nominees he was re-elected
|Vice Chairman||DC was willing to re-stand; proposed NG, seconded CB
There being no other nominees he was re-elected
|RFO||LS was willing to re-stand; there being no other nominees she was re-elected||Elected|
|Path Warden||CB confirmed her willingness to continue in the role and was duly elected||
|13.3||Governance & Accountability|
|a) RESOLUTION, that the 2019 Code for Governance & Accountability for Smaller Authority be adopted.||
|a)||RESOLUTION, that the 2019 Financial Regulations and the Parish Councils Audit Policy be adopted together with the Financial Risk Assessment 2021||
|b)||RESOLVED: “that in accordance with its’ powers under Section 137 of the Local Government Act of 11072, the Council should from time to time incur Expenditure which in the opinion of the Council was in the interest of the area or its inhabitants.”||
|c)||RESOLVED: “that the Village Sign and the two wooden Bus Shelters should remain covered by the insurance but that the stone Bus Shelter and the street light will not be covered by the Parish’s insurance.”|
|RESOLUTION, that the 2018 Standing Order be adopted||Policy|
|RESOLUTION, that the 2014 Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities be adopted||Policy|
|RESOLUTION, that NCALC continues to be retained as DPO (£10 fee included in invoice. Also that the GDPR CODES for 2018 be adopted||
|13.8||Code of Conduct|
|All Councillors were issued with May 2021 code and forms: –
GDPR, Register of Interest, Declaration of Acceptance and E-contact consent.
|B: 97th PARISH COUNCIL MEETING|
|97.1||Open Forum – No residents present|
|97.2||Declaration of Interests|
|97.3||Minutes of 13th Annual Parish Meeting – Agreed and signed|
|97.4||Minutes of 96th Parish Council Meeting – Agreed and signed|
|a)||There have been many problems with the installation of Gigaclear throughout the village. They still have to decide a schedule for Hogg End and have promised to walk through the problems with NM & ND||NM|
|b)||ND stated that there has been no contact with Mr Lincoln|
|a)||Culworth Road closure – NG Reported that road would be Temporarily closed 8am-4pm from 7th June till 18th June.
Permanent closure has already been approved but PC continues to press to keep it open. There have been comments that feeling may be changing and that many villagers may wish to see it closed. A long discussion took place and it was decided that residents could be offered the chance to place their views. An on-line survey will designed and put onto the PC website.
|b)||Report on recent meetings – it was recently stated that Culworth Road would be closed `soon’. HS2 were informed that this was not allowed as it had been agreed that Wardington Road would closed first for work and Culworth Road only closed on completion. This had been dealt with when petitions had been made and is recorded in Hansard.
PC were informed all footpaths would remain open, Now construction is occurring the one an the airfield towards Aston Le Walls has been closed.
PC needs to know who will be responsible for the bridleways fences and grass/weed control
|c)||Archaeology – soil samples and finds have been sent to London for analysis.
A virtual presentation is being planned to be held in the village hall as a social event.
|d)||Current Relief road issues – There is no further knowledge of this road opening; there have been no answers from EFKB, WNC nor HS2 despite e-mail and phone call.
There is an HS2 County Highways liaison meeting on 26th May.
A brief synopsis of the problems linked to the opening was given for the benefit of the new councillors.
|e)||Friends of Boddington – this group is working well with several other Parish Councils. All e-mails and HS2 information is passed through the associated PCs.
There is a meeting on 3rd June with FoB group which NG cannot attend.
|a)||Volunteer inspections are working well & reports are kept on file.|
|b)||There are one or two small issues that will be dealt with in Dragon’s quarterly inspection|
|c)||V Woodford has ordered the clematis plants for the field-side fence and is hoping to get sponsors to `maintain a plant’|
|d)||HG hopes to deal with the safety barrier at the entrance next week.|
|e)||SF will check the gate into the adult equipment area|
|f)||It has been reported that the neighbouring landowner is leaning machinery etc again the new fence. This could damage the fence in time and this will be investigated||
|JC & SF may be interested in training, details of courses to e sent.||LS|
|a)||Authorisation required: –|
|SSE – March £131.68 + vat £6.57 = £138.25
SSE – April £126.02 + vat £6.28 = £132.30
Zoom Licence £119.90 + vat £23.98 = £143.88
RD Landscapes Ltd 3400.00 + vat £80.00 = £480.00
Sports Club to be paid when invoice received
ALL AGREED & to be paid BACS
|b)||Annual Governance and Accountability Return: – Part 3 required again this year due to increases regarding play area turnover .
1 .Internal Auditor report – received and read to meeting
2. Pages 4 & 5 have been signed
3. AGAR can now be submitted to External Auditor
|c)||Current a/c £3007.82 Deposit £6516.52|
|d)||PAYE End of Year Return for HMRC dealt with|
|e)||Final VAT refund received £508|
|f)||Defibrillator – £99 received from WI for maintenance – check to be kept, if green light on its OK||LS|
|S/2020/2106– Old Morgue – withdrawn|
|S/2021/0089 – Blackgrounds Farm APPROVED|
|S/2021/0359 – 6 Allens Orchard APPROVED|
|S/2021/0175 – 29 Hogg End APPROVED|
|S/2020/0373 – 16 Banbury Road APPROVED|
|S/2021/0576 – Rift Airsoft Concern to be expressed due to further concrete bases||NG|
|97.11||Correspondence – all previously e-mailed|
|a)||Spring Clean – details circulated|
|b)||Repairs to lamps – spares are becoming obsolete & all lamps may require changing to LED. Cost will be investigated for next meeting||LS|
|c)||CPRE costs still to be investigated||LS|
|97.12||Matters for Next Agenda and/or information|
|a)||ND suggested that Parish Awards should be made to V Woodford for her work with the Activity Park bushes and both Val and Don Hussey for their many years in working on the Parish Council||
|b)||HG said that the 2 Mill House and Mill Lane bridges had been reported through Fix My Street and they are due to be surveyed next week|
|c)||DC asked if BT could be informed that Phone Box (listed property) requires painting.||LS|
|97.13||Date of Next Meeting|
|Village Walk – PLEASE send list of any concerns to Clerk – areas: –
Allens Orchard – NG
Appletree Road/Close – DC
Arbury Banks – SF
Banbury Road – NM
Byfield Road /Long Barrow – PB
Culworth Road – CB
Edgcote – HG
Hogg End – JC
Mill Lane – ND
Next meeting – 13th July 2021