MINUTES of the meeting of Honingham Parish Council held on Monday 12th.June 2017 at 7 pm in the Village Hall.
PRESENT were Mr D Bishop (Chairman), Mr T Sapey, Mrs N Cargill, Mrs L Human and Mr S Steggles. 15 residents of the village also attended the meeting. The Chairman welcomed Mr G Peck, County Councillor for this area, to the meeting.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE were received from Mrs S Blyth and Mr R Human.
THE MINUTES of the previous meeting were read, approved and signed.
MATTERS ARISING from the minutes: (a) a letter was read from Mr Rampton, seeking clarification on the meaning of “the triangle” in the Council’s last letter. The Clerk had sent a map.
(b) Details of the Bowls Club pavilion had been sent to the insurance company.
(c) No response had been received from Highways about the footpath to the Church and the kerbed area at the crossroads of Berrys Lane and the Mattishall Road.
(d) Repairs had been carried out to apparatus on the Children’s Playground.
(e) The Chairman had ascertained that refresher training videos were available for those trained on the defibrillator.
FINANCE. The result of the Internal Audit report was circulated, and the relevant signatures were added.
The following cheques were agreed and signed: E.on – £71.35 (Bowls Club electricity)
K.Slack – £50 (Internal Audit)
T Sapey – £11.47 (petrol)
Mrs S Blyth – £10.13 (stationery)
Mrs L Human – £15 (photocopying)
The Clerk had received a form requesting details of how the Council had spent the Community Infrastructure Levy. It was agreed that the transformation of the Bowls Club and the defibrillator would qualify.
PLANNING. Planning application 20170903, for a house on Norwich Road Colton, was considered. No objections were raised.
HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS. A letter was read from Mr R Hawker, of Hockering Parish Council, suggesting meeting of all local councils, with a view to formulating a common view to put forward to Highways England regarding the dualling of the A47. The Chairman expressed his willingness to go to the suggested meeting.
LEISURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS. The Clerk had received a form about the Bowling Green, relating to its status as an unoccupied property, which he would compete and return.
There was no CORRESPONDENCE for this meeting.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS. Mrs Human had details of a training course on local council policies. The Council agreed to fund the expense of this course.
Mrs Cargill mentioned a litter pick on July 2nd.
Mr Sapey stressed that the Berrys Lane / Mattishall Road crossroads was a highly dangerous area, and suggested that someone from NCC Highways should be invited to a site meeting to see for himself or herself. The Clerk was asked to try to arrange this.
MR G. PECK then spoke briefly to the meeting, expressing his willingness to help the Council in any way, particularly with regard to highways matters. He would forward to Clerk notes of recent meetings.
There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting.