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06/20 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 9th June 2020. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

This Parish Council meeting took place using Zoom.

This Month

The June meeting included:-

  • Discussion of planning issues, including the mobile kebab trailer
  • Update on the street light replacement project
  • PCSO report
  • Proposal to create a “safer route to school” in the Woodland running parallel to the Byfield Road. Detailed report below).
  • Details of May 2020 expenditure & income.

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The various documents referred to in the minutes and shown as icons of embedded documents are attached separately below.

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(Download June 2020 Meeting Minutes here)

 

The link shown in this document to the income and expenditure report is the document below, “C100/20  Income & Expenditure “.

 

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(Download May 2020 Income & Expenditure here)

 

The link in the minutes “Item 20 GCW Wetland Top Path Pro” is the following document…

Item 20 GCW Wetland Top Path Proposal

(Download Wetland Top Path Proposal)

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall – although currently during the Coronavirus outbreak they are taking place electronically – see here.  Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

05/20 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 12th May 2020. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

This Parish Council meeting took place using Zoom.

This Month

The May meeting included:-

  • Feedback on the Good Neighbours scheme
  • Update on the culvert clearance
  • Update on the street light replacement project
  • PCSO report
  • Schedule of meetings for the coming year
  • Community Infrastructure Levy which now amounts to almost £77000. Councillors were asked to consider projects that could benefit from this.
  • Details of May 2020 expenditure & income.

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The various documents referred to in the minutes and shown as icons of embedded documents are attached separately below. The year-end accounts for 2019-2020 and the Community Infrastructure Levy report (money contributed to the parish by developers under UK planning rules) are also linked from the Parish Council budget & accounts page.

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(Download May 2020 Meeting Minutes here)

 

(Please note, the link shown in this document to the income and expenditure report is the document below, “C100/20  Income & Expenditure “.

 

20200512 pc inc & exp 12 may 2020

 

(Download May 2020 Income & Expenditure here)

(Download Community Infrastructure Levy Report)

(Download 2019-2020 Annual Accounts)

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall – although currently during the Coronavirus outbreak they are taking place electronically – see here.  Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

04/20 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 14th April 2020. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

This was the first Parish Council meeting using Zoom and so includes an explanation of the circumstances and protocol involved.

This Month

The April meeting included:-

  • Update on the Good Neighbours scheme,
  • Planning applications on Eydon Road, South Street and Byfield Road and the first concerning a property in the Conservation Area.
  • Update on the street light replacement project
  • PCSO report
  • Details of March 2020 expenditure & income.

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(Download April 2020 Meeting Minutes here)

 

(Please note, the link shown in this document to the income and expenditure report is the document below, “Annex A”.

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(Download March 2020 Income & Expenditure here)

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall – although currently during the Coronavirus outbreak they are taking place electronically – see here.  Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

03/20 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 10th March 2020. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

This Month

The March meeting included:-

  • DDC’s response to the parish proposals on electric vehicle charging points.
  • Flood Warden, Woodland & Police reports
  • Results of the consultation on village parking schemes
  • Discussion on planning application – Canons Ashby Road.
  • Details of February 2020 expenditure & income.

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(Download March 2020 Meeting Minutes here)

 

(Please note, the link shown in this document to the income and expenditure report is the document below, “Annex A”.

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(Download February 2020 Income & Expenditure here)

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall – although currently during the Coronavirus outbreak they are taking place electronically – see here.  Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

02/20 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 11th February 2020. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

This Month

The February meeting included:-

  • Further discussions on electric vehicle charging points in the village.
  • Police & Great Central Woodland reports
  • Results of the consultation on village parking schemes
  • Discussion on planning applications in South Street, Farndon Road, Eydon Road and Byfield Road.
  • Details of January 2020 expenditure & income.

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Parish Council Minutes 11th February 2020

 

(Please note, the link shown in this document to the income and expenditure report is the document below, “Annex A”.

 

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About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

01/20 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 14th January 2020. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 14th January 2020

(Please note, the documents referenced in the links shown in this document to the budget, reserves position, venues hire charges, web site report, and expenditure report appear at the end of the Minutes as Annexes “A” to “E”.)

This Month

The January meeting included:-

        • Update regarding a proposed electric vehicle charging point in the village.
        • Police Report & discussion of the Police – Village partnership
        • Results of the consultation on village parking schemes
        • Decision on a grant and contribution ot the repair and running costs of the church clock and an increase in the grant for the maintenance of the church yard.
        • Received a report on the Village Signpost web site (included but already published here)
        • Confirmed the parish council precept for 2020-21 at £204,690 with an associated budget (details included in the minutes) & and agreed new venue hire charges (details included but already announced here).
        • Details of December 2019 expenditure & income.

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

12/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 19th December 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 19th December 2019

(The minutes includes references to other documents linked below)

This Month

The December meeting included:-

        • Comments on planned parking restrictions in the village and discussion of a proposed electric vehicle charging point in the village.
        • Confirmation that replacement street lighting should be in place 31st March 2020.
        • Police Report & Central Woodlands updates for November.
        • Comments on planning application: Woodford Hill House.
        • Approval of a Committee to run the Comunity Library.
        • Details of November 2019 expenditure & income (attached here)

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

11/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 12th November 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th November 2019

(The minutes includes references to other documents linked below)

This Month

The November meeting included:-

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

10/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 8th October 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 8th October 2019

This Month

The October meeting included:-

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

09/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 10th September 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 10th September 2019

This Month

The September meeting included:-

  • Police Reports for July & August.
  • Discussion of planned parking restrictions in the village
  • Update on the Library
  • Highway Warden Report
  • A proposal on the use of the old air raid shelter (attached separately)
  • Details of expenditure & income (attached separately)

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

08/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 13th August 2019. (Minutes are normally published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved. Apologies for the delay to this post).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 13th August 2019

This Month

The short August meeting (normally Council does not meet in August) included:-

  • Discussion of planning applications
  • Woodland Committee expense approval
  • Parish street lighting review

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

07/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 9th July 2019. (Minutes are normally published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved, Apologies for the delay to this post).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 9th July 2019

This Month

The July meeting included:-

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

06/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 11th June 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 11th June 2019

This Month

The June meeting included:-

  • PCSO Report.
  • Discussion of the planning application for the permanent location of the kebab van.
  • Update on the Library
  • Details of expenditure & income (now more detailed)

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

05/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 14th May 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 14th May 2019

This Month

The May meeting included:-

  • PCSO Report.
  • Discussions on publicising Parish Council activity. (Please note: the woodland publicity leaflet referred to in these minutes will be distributed shortly).
  • Confirmation of Council roles (the Signpost will be updated to reflect changes).
  • Details of expenditure & income (now more detailed)

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall. Dates for forthcoming meetings were included in these minutes.

04/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 9th April 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 9th April 2019

This Month

The April meeting included:-

  • County Councillors Annual Report (already included with the report of the Annual Parish Meeting)
  • Comments on planning applications on Byfield Road, Nelson Avenue & School Street
  • PCSO Report.
  • Decisions on future management of street lighting
  • Plans to reduce flooding risk by clearing the River Cherwell culvert under The Bank.
  • Updates from the Estates and Woodland Committees

The uusual list of expenditure and income for the month was deferred to the May 2019 meeting.

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

03/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 12th March 2019. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th March 2019

This Month

The March meeting included:-

  • Discussions on on-street parking
  • Police Update
  • Comments on planning applications on Farndon Road, Grants Hill Way and Beanfield Farm
  • Details of a repairs process adopted for the Memorial Centre and the Village Centre.
  • Approval of expenses in relation to the Memorial Centre and Village Centre.
  • Review of village maintenance and repairs work approach

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

About Council Meetings

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

2019 Annual Parish Meeting Report

A Summary From The Signpost

At this year’s Parish Meeting on Tuesday April 23rd 2019, the Parish Council and other groups provided reports on activities relating to the village over the last year.

(Note from the Signpost Editor: this is my personal report, attending as a member of the public. The official minutes of this meeting will be approved at next year’s Parish Meeting and will then be published here. Last year’s minutes are available at the bottom of this post.)

Parish Council

Chairman of the Parish Council, Kay Coles, provided a summary of some of the key issues of the year. The Neighbourhood Development Plan, which helps provide a planning framework for the village, was approved in the parish referendum and subsequently “made” by Daventry District Council. The Parish Council has commented on 25 planning applications in the last year. The Council has organised to better handle its responsibilities with working committees handling parish estates (the halls and other property), the woodland and the library. A new on-line booking system for the village halls has been introduced and new Halls Booking Clerk, Beverley Blackwell, appointed. The cafe is proving a valuable village asset. Villagers have expressed concerns about the development going on across the “Red Road” but it will be reinstated as a public right of way. The Council has a single vacancy which they hope to fill shortly, bringing the Council to its full complement.

County Council

For the County Council, Robin Brown provided a report regarding the efforts of the Commissioners appointed by the Government to resolve the financial situation at Northamptonshire County Council. The current expectation is that a single unitary authority combining the work of the District and County Councils will cover the Woodford area with elections in May 2020. A full copy of Robin Brown’s report is available here.

District Council

Planning for the new unitary authority also involves the District Council as Liz Griffin advised, this may place greater responsibilities on the Parish Council. Other activities by Daventry District Council included the planning permission for the development of Mulberry Place, expected to provide restaurants and a cinema and the relocation of the library to improved premises. The three-box recycling system introduced in 2018 has allowed much more food waste (for energy production) to be collected and an increase in recycling generally.

Other Parish Activities

Chairman of the Woodland Management Committee, Paul Blackwell reported on the second year of the Council’s ownership of the Woodland as it progresses with its ten year Management Plan. The major focus has been on the tree thinning and safety works intended to make the Woodland trees healthier and safer. although this had been delayed and complicated by the irresponsible actions of some children that had prevented the use of harvesting equipment. Paul Blackwell paid tribute to the support given from local firms including Cummins Diesel, Gulliver’s Tree Solutions and Mainline Timber as well as to those villagers that had supported volunteer activities. The coming year should see the completion of the Memorial Area, further improvements for access and the start of enhancing the area’s environment with coppicing, sapling planting, wild flower seeding and further thinning where needed.

Jim McDermott, provided his report as Footpath Warden identifying work done on improving the parish’s footpaths and places where problems exist with providing clear and usable access. Concerns over the accessibility of some bridleways are to be forwarded to the County Council by the Highways Warden.

PCSO Carl Barton’s Police report highlighted a substantial fall in reported crime in the village, down from 32 incidents in 2017/18 to 19 this year. It is felt that the full time police presence has helped achieve this, although there has been a slight increase in anti-social behaviour and parking issues and speeding remain a problem.

Patricia Darby provided an report from the Library, explaining that the Library will be able to continue  as a Community Library with the County Council providing the book stock and the library management system if this is approved by the County Council at its meeting in May 2019.

Kay Coles reported on the Eleemosynary Charity. Grants had been made to Church Lands, Rural Wheels and the Air Ambulance.

Unfortunately there were no reports from the Church, the school or from local groups.

The meeting approved the minutes of the previous meeting on 24th April last year, which are available here:-

2017-18 Annual Parish Meeting Minutes

 

 

02/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 12th February. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th February 2019

The February meeting included:-

  • Updates on policing and parking proposals
  • Library Update
  • Station Bridge tree-felling (work now completed)
  • Setting the budget & precept (i.e. council tax component for the parish) for 2019-20
  • Estates & Woodland Committee reports.
  • Adoption of a health & safety policy in respect of the parish venues, new venue hire rates and booking agreements and hire conditions (these are attached as annexes to the minutes but links to these are provided on the Hall Bookings page). The Health & Safety procedure is also included on the Parish Standard Documents page.

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

01/19 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meeting on 8th January. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

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The January meeting included:-

  • Council vacancies
  • Signpost Web Site Report (already published here)
  • Updates on policing and parking proposals
  • Setting the budget & precept (i.e. council tax component for the parish) for 2019-20
  • Flood warden report

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published before the meetings on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

12/18 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meetings on 11th December. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 11th December 2018

The December meeting included:-

  • Summary of points raised at the public meetings on parking
  • Police report
  • Highways, Flood & Library Reports
  • Planning application recommendation: Old Post Office

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

11/18 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meetings on 13th November. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 13th November 2018

The November meeting included:-

  • Report on St Mary’s Church
  • Appraisal of Woodford Halse Conservation Area
  • PCSO report
  • Woodland Update
  • Grants Hill Play Area

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

10/18 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meetings on 9th October. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 9th October 2018

The October meeting included:-

  • PCSO report
  • Planning Matters
  • Discussions on village parking

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

09/18 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meetings on 11th September. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 11th September 2018

The September meeting included:-

  • PCSO report
  • Decisions on the Ryfields Play Area
  • Feedback on a review of village halls

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

07/18 & 08/18 Parish Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the Parish Council meetings on 10th July and 30th August. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 10th July 2018

Minutes of the Planning Meeting of Council on 30th August 2018

The July meeting included:-

  • PCSO & Neighbourhood Watch reports
  • Proposals on improved management for the village halls

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

The August meeting was a special one (Council does not normally meet in August), convened to discuss planning matters needing a response to Daventry District Council.

Meetings are always open to the public. The agenda is published on this web site and on notice boards around the village. Council meetings are normally on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7:00pm in the Memorial Hall.

 

 

06/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 12th Jun 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th June 2018

This meeting included:-

  • Presentation on the Grants Hill Way (Red Road) Development
  • Comments on planning applications
  • PCSO’s Report & update on Police liaison

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

 

 

05/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 15th May 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 15th May 2018

This meeting included:-

  • Confirmation of Councillors and Council appointments
  • Co-opting of two councillors (two vacancies remain)
  • Comments on planning applications
  • Dates for 2018-19 meetings
  • PCSO’s Report & update on Police liaison
  • An initial business plan for the Library (Annex A)

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

 

 

04/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 10th April 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 10th April 2018

This meeting included:-

  • Planning Issues
  • Ryfields Play Area Issues
  • PCSO’s Report & update on Police liaison
  • Plans for the Library

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

 

 

03/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 13th March 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 13th March 2018

This meeting included:-

  • Planning issues
  • Sarafield Pavilion Lease
  • Discussions on the PCSO agreement

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

 

 

2018 Annual Parish Meeting Report

A Summary From The Signpost

At this year’s Parish Meeting on Tuesday April 24th 2018, the Parish Council and other groups provided reports on activities relating to the village over the last year.

(Note from the Signpost Editor: this is my personal report, attending as a member of the public. The official minutes of this meeting will be approved at next year’s Parish Meeting and will then be published here. Last year’s minutes are available at the bottom of this post.)

Chairman of the Parish Council, Kay Coles, started the meeting by publicly thanking PCSO Carl Barton for his help recently when her car was vandalised. The PCSO’s report pointed to a slight rise in reported crime in the village (up to 32 incidents from 27 the previous year, mostly relating to criminal damage) but still felt that overall crime levels were low for a village of our size. His activities are now paid for full time by the village and will include local speed prevention, support of the Neighbourhood Watch and Park Watch schemes as well as providing talks to the school and his more regular tasks of responding to local issues. He is moving from the Library to the Co-op for meeting sessions. Carl encouraged residents to sign up for the on-line Neighbourhood Alert service to get updates on crimes reported in the area.

The recently appointed head of Woodford Halse CE Primary School, Ed Newton, was pleased to report an increase of the numbers of pupils on roll, reversing previous trends with the school being almost at its capacity this year. SATS results are expected to improve this year, although there is till more to do. The almost £1M refurbishment project is almost complete with only a few outstanding snagging issues. The school is planning to bid for further funding for improvements in electrical and heating systems. Mr Newton thanked the village for their support during the recent schools cross country, when 800 pupils from 28 schools across the county took part.

For the Parish Council, Kay Coles, reported on the public meeting that led to the decision to fully fund the PCSO and that the football club was now running the pavilion and would soon have a lease formalising the arrangements. The Neighbourhood Development plan had been completed, approved by the Examiner and is to be the subject of a local referendum in May. A new footpath warden had been appointed. The damage to the Ryfields play area had been repaired at a cost of £3000, covered by the parish’s insurance. With regard to the recent announcement of a poll for parish councillors, only 10 candidates were nominated, so there was no election. Four vacancies remain on the Council, and members of the public interested in serving are asked to approach the Chairman or the Parish Clerk.

For the County Council, Robin Brown provided a detailed report regarding the situation at Northamptonshire County Council (published in full here). Under Government proposals the County and Districts will merge into two new, unitary authorities.

For the District Council, Liz Griffin advised that the planning application for the new Byfield Medical Centre had still not gone to the Council’s Planning Committee. Council tax had risen for a Band D property by £0.10 per week. A Settlements & Countryside Plan for the District (which will sit alongside the Woodford Neighborhood Plan) is in progress. New refuse collection arrangements commence in June. She pointed out that with the introduction of a unitary authority the role of the Parish Council becomes more significant and encouraged all residents to vote in the forthcoming election and the referendum on the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

As Chairman of the Woodland Management Committee, Paul Blackwell reported on a successful first full year of operation. Highlights included creating a ten year management plan for the woodland and commencing improvements in both safety and access. The Woodland had received considerable support including funding from the County Council (for safety barriers and signage) and the Central Government (covering the costs of the Management Plan), skills and effort from many local residents, from the Community Payback Team and from Cummins Diesel. He reiterated the intention for the Woodland to be run without placing a burden on local taxpayers, seeking grant funding and making management work self funding wherever possible.

Jim McDermott, the new Footpath Warden, provided his first annual report to Council. There were access and signposting issues with footpath FN2. On FN33 there is a need for sign and the landowner has agreed to install a post to carry one. FN24 continues to be very boggy in wet weather, without any real solution. Other paths are well marked and stiles in good condition. The only report of a dangerous stile turned out to relate to an adjacent parish.

Kay Coles reported on the Eleemosynary Charity. This was started during the Second World War to  help people in need of support but now supports local organisations.

Representatives of the Garden Club and the WI reported on their activity programmes and, encouragingly, healthy levels of membership and support.

The meeting approved the minutes of the previous meeting on 25th April last year, which are available here:-

2017 Annual Parish Meeting Minutes

 

 

02/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 13th February 2018 Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 13th February 2018

This meeting included:-

  • Discussion on the Best Kebab House van & related planning issues
  • Possible uses for funds received from the Community Infrastructure Levy (NB: once the Village Plan is approved, the village will get more funding in respect of any future developments)
  • Recommendations on the felling programme that is needed for the woodland

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

 

 

01/18 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 9th January Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 9th January 2018

This meeting included:-

  • Progress update on the future of the Library
  • The adoption of a Budget and Parish Precept for 2017/18 detailing income and expenditure of £210,000 which represents a precept (council tax charge) of £175,000, an increase of the £20 for a Band ‘D’ household. (Details of the Budget are included as Annex A – Income and Annex B – Expenditure)
  • Report on the Village Signpost (already published separately here)

A list of expenditure and income for the month of January is also provided.

 

 

12/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 12th December Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 12th December 2017

This meeting included:-

  • Presentation by new Head of Woodford Halse CE Primary Academy
  • Discussion of the outcome of the Public Meeting on local policing
  • Discussion of the outcome of the Public Meeting on the library

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

 

 

11/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 14th November Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 14th November 2017

This meeting discussed County Council’s current financial position and policies, concerns over the Library and Byfield Surgery and various planning applications.

A list of expenditure and income for the month is also provided.

 

 

10/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 10th October Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the Meeting of the Council on 10th October 2017

This meeting discussed County Council’s current financial position and policies, the proposal to move the Post Office, planning applications and various planning applications.

Also attached is Annex A. This is the minutes of the  PCSO Liaison Meeting of 25th September which people may find useful background for the forthcoming Public Meeting on December 12th.

10/18 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 27th October 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee. These were approved at the committee meeting on Thursday 16th November.

opens in a new window10/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

Keep up to date with all the posts from the Woods Committee here.

(Please note there will be no December meeting of the Woodland Management Committee. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th January)

 

09/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 27th September 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at the committee meeting, on Wednesday 25th October.

opens in a new window09/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

Keep up to date with all the posts from the Woods Committee here.

(Please note the November meeting of the Woodland Management Committee will take place on Thursday 16th November and not as previously advised)

 

09/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the 12th September Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the meeting of the Council on 12th September 2017

This meeting discussed Daventry’s Clean & Green project, clearance of the land north of Hinton Road, planning applications and Sarafield initiatives.

08/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 24th August 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at the September committee meeting, last night.

opens in a new window08/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

Keep up to date with all the posts from the Woods Committee here.

 

07/17 Council Minutes (26th July)

Here are the minutes of the 26th July Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the meeting of the Council on 26th July 2017

This meeting was an additional one scheduled to cover a number of planning applications and discussions on the Sarafield pavilion lease and the sewerage and heating system.

07/17 Council Minutes (11th July)

Here are the minutes of the 11th July Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the meeting of the Council on 11th July 2017

This month’s minutes include among other items:-

  • Updates on Sarafield & Woodland
  • Update on the Hinton Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Report on Police relations

Although the Police Report discussions are summarised in the minutes above, a detailed report was provided by Councillor Gary Denby and is appended here:-

 

07/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 26th July 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at the August committee meeting.

opens in a new window07/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

 

06/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 28th Jun 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at the July committee meeting.

opens in a new window06/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

 

06/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the June Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the meeting of the Council on 13th June 2017

This month’s minutes include among other items:-

  • Updates on Sarafield & Woodland
  • Latest on a “Safer Route to School” & Community Speedwatch progammes.
  • Hinton Flood Alleviation Scheme

 

05/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the 24th May 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at last night’s committee meeting.

opens in a new window05/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

 

05/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the May Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subsequent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the meeting of the Council on 9th May

This month’s minutes include among other items):-

  • Consolidated list of council appointments
  • List of dates for Council Meetings for the coming year.
  • Co-opting of two new Councillors (Jean Curd, & Patricia Darby)
  • Detailed resolutions regarding the Football Club & Sarafield

 

04/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the April 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at last night’s committee meeting.

opens in a new window04/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

 

04/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the April Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subesquent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the meeting of the Council on 11th April

This month’s minutes include:-

  • Discussion of planning applications
  • SARA Field  & Great Central Woodland updates

 

03/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Here are the minutes for the March 2017 meeting of the Woodland Management Committee which were approved at last night’s committee meeting.

opens in a new window03/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

If you have trouble with the above download link try this one….

Mobile friendly link:-

opens in a new window03/17 Great Central Woodland Management Committee Minutes

03/17 Council Minutes

Here are the minutes of the March Parish Council meeting. (Minutes are published here following the subesquent meeting at which they are approved).

opens in a new windowMinutes of the meeting of the Council on 14th March

This month’s minutes include:-

  • Report from Northamptonshire Coounty Councillor
  • SARA Field Meeting Report 0n 9th March
  • Great Central Woodland Meeting 23rd Feb ( opens in a new windowminutes here)
  • Support of Planning Applications

Details of the PCSO Liaison Meeting 16th February are also available (as four separate files)..

02/17 Woods Committee Minutes

At last night’s meeting of the Great Central Woodland Management Committee the minutes of the previous meeting were approved for publication.

They can be read here:- opens in a new window23/02/17 GC Woodland Meeting Minutes

Don’t forget you can always see the latest opens in a new windownews on the Woodland here.

 

02/17 Council Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 14th Febuary 2017 are now available.

They can be downloaded here: opens in a new window14th February 2017 Council Minutes

The meeting included:-

  • Decision on additional admin support for Council.
  • Updates on Woods Committee
  • Report of the SARA Field review group meeting in February
  • Flood Warden report
  • Discussions on road problems resultign from the Grants Hill development.

Meeting minutes are also always available from the opens in a new windowCouncil Meeting Minutes page.

Minutes are usually published about six to eight weeks after the meeting that they apply to, so that they can be approved by Council before issuing.

01/17 Council Minutes

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 10th January 2017 are now available.

They can be downloaded here: opens in a new window10th January 2017 Council Minutes

The meeting included:-

The detailed budget income and expenditure for the next financial year are available here:-

Meeting minutes are also always available from the opens in a new windowCouncil Meeting Minutes page.

Details of opens in a new windowprevious years financial statements are available here.

Minutes are usually published about six to eight weeks after the meeting that they apply to, so that they can be approved by Council before issuing.

01/17 Woods Committee Minutes

Minutes of the Woods Management Committee are approved at the next meeting and published as soon as possible after that.

These are the minutes of the meeting held on January 26th, as approved at last night’s meeting. They includea map showing the area purchased.

opens in a new windowMinutes of Woods Management Meeting 26-01-2017

You can keep up to date with all the news on the Woods here….

opens in a new windowWoods Management Committee Page