Upper Bridge Parish Council
Mrs ND Beavan, Clerk to Upper Bridge Parish Council
5 Meadow Crescent, Upper Bridge XA4 6AD
Tel: 02595 234567 Email: clerk@UpperBridge.net
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF UPPER BRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL
HELD AT THE MALTHOUSE ON 25 November
Present: Cllr. JL Lamb Apologies: Cllr. RG Adams
Cllr. TS Skyrme Cllr.EA Finch
Cllr. K. Dodd, Dist
Cllr. LNV Jackson
In attendance: Mrs ND BEavan - Clerk to the Council.
The Council meeting commenced: 7.30pm
23.0 Questions from the public
There were no questions from the public
24.0 Apologies for absence
As listed above.
25.0 Declarations of interest and update of interests.
There were no declarations of interest.
26.0 Minutes of the last meeting
Minutes of the meeting held 10th May were agreed and signed by the Chair
27.0 Matters arising
Minutes 14 & 21 Clerk has asked ESCC to carry out repairs.
28.0 Financial matters
28.1 Council approved the following payments (including VAT):
Cheque no. 069 £1,987.36 Allianz Cornhill Insurance renewal
Cheque no. 070 £50 SOCS request for subscription
Cheque no. 071 £40 AIRS request for subscription
Cheque no. 072 £27 CPRE request for subscription
Cheque no. 073 £154.20 SALC request for subscription
Cheque no. 074 £50 Blogg & Co
Cheque no. 075 £1,931.25 Public Works Loan Board interest on loan.
*Cheque no. 076 £75,328.05 Public Works Loan Board Discharge of loan.
*Cheque no. 077 £154.80 David Manning. Internal Audit
*Cheque no. 078 Spoiled
*Cheque no. 079 £549.00 N Beavan May salary and expenses
*Cheque no. 080 £24.60 A. Sugar annual meeting expenses
*not drawn yet
£499.07 vat repayment
£40,000 Defra payment
£10,000 - Village Hall committee
28.2 Current financial position: Council noted the current financial situation.
28.3 Council noted the internal audit and approved the annual return.
28.4 Council noted the auditors comments that no insurance cover was held for the
clerk. It was agreed to leave this as it stands for the present. The auditor had also
commented on the rather low payment made to the clerk for providing an office
and computer/printer/phone for use by the council. It was agreed that this would
be an item for the clerks annual review.
28.5 Council noted that the PWLB loan was now cleared.
The chair formally thanked the clerk for her work on the annual audit and with
managing the finances on the new hall.
29.0 Planning matters
29.1 Agreed: The comments provided on the following proposals were ratified:
LW/07/0612 Land West Of Luckfield Road Section 73A Retrospective application for the continued use of land for the purpose of flying model aircraft for Greater Bridge And District Model Flying Club - objection
LW/07/0357 12 Malthouse Way - Two storey side & rear extensions (existing conservatory to be demolished) no objection
LW/07/0594 8 Chandlers Mead - Two storey side extension no objection
LW/07/0210 Fishpond House - Garden room no objection
Decisions by LDC: The following decisions were noted:
LW/07/0397 Squires Farm - Single storey front extension, single storey side extension, creation of gable end to existing garage for the formation of studio above including external staircase & various internal & external alterations including rooflights granted
LW/07/0673 Old School House - Section 73A Retrospective application for the retention of a temporary wooden cabin for business use refused
LW/07/0782 4 The Street - addition of windows and dormer granted
Council noted that the appeal lodged in respect of the caravan site would be heard on 24.7.07. Cllr Smith will attend.
30.0 Recreation ground and pavilion
31.0 Council considered reports on the following meetings:
33.0 Rights of Way issues
34.0 Youth issues
35.0 Bevern Spring Line Villages Initiative
Nothing to report
Nothing to report from the last meeting.
37.0 Malthouse report
38.0 Newsletter copy for next issue to be in by 16th August.
40.0 Council adopted a new publications scheme under the freedom of
information act. Clerk to publicise on all boards.
41.0 Items for noting or inclusion on a future agenda
42.0 Date of next meetings
6th September and 1st November, 10th January and 13th March
Meeting closed at 9.05pm.
Signed ..(Chairman ) Dated
Draft minutes posted 11th July (unadopted)