Minutes 21 June 2012

FAWKHAM PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON

THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2012 IN FAWKHAM VILLAGE HALL

 
Present
Mr Lawrence Moss                  Chairman
Mr Stephen Billings                 Vice Chairman
Mrs Faye Parkin                       Councillor
Mr Paul Blacker                       Councillor
Mr James Hollands                  Councillor
An apology had been received from Mr David Brazier and Lisanne Fry
MINUTES
The minutes from the meeting held on 10 May 2012 were signed as a true record.
DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
As a Member of the Planning Committee at Sevenoaks District Council Mrs Parkin declared an interest in all planning matters. All Fawkham Council Members declared a corporate and personal interest in all matters relating to the Rising Sun Public House.
MATTERS ARISING AND ON GOING MATTERS
The lay-by/pathway between the village hall car park and Fawkham Primary School should be finished by 19 June 2012. (E mail from David Brazier.)
Mrs Parkin will arrange a meeting between the parish council and Sevenoaks District Council to discuss the proposals for the land at Small Grains.
ACTION Mrs Parkin to make arrangements.
16/2012           CORRESPONDENCE
1        New code of conduct/ acceptance of office and declaration of interest forms.
       ACTION to be held until the next meeting.
2        Acceptance of office forms – clarification – see above.
3        KCC Minerals and Waste Plan for information.
4        South East Water latest news regarding hosepipe ban.
5        Confirmation of insurance from AON.
6        CPRE with information regarding outings.
7        Invitation to Town and Country Road Show on 13 July.
8        E mail re information leaflet – Paralympics for information.
17/2012           FINANCE
                        Treasurers Account                  £12,421.24
18/2012           PLANNING
                        Court Lodge SE/12/01105 and 01106 demolition of conservatory and lean to and                             construction of 2 storey rear and 1 storey side extension and associated works. 
                        No objections.
Chairman   ……………………………………………              Date ………….
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                        Rising Sun Public House SE/12/01439/FUL increased parking for 12 cars and                                   new access.
                        Five parishioners attending the meeting and a general discussion                                                        took place where Mr Thomas (architect) explained the proposal. Mr Moss told                             the meeting of the local consultation which resulted in 14 replies in support and                                  one against the application. Mr Billings suggested lowering the car park level to
                        help diminish the impact of light and noise on the surrounding area and lowering                              the number of car parking spaces from 12 to 8. Siting the car park to the rear of                          the public house was also suggested.
                        ACTION Clerk to reply in support of the application including the above                             comments.
19/2012           CHAIRMANS AND COUNCILLORS REPORTS
                        Mr Moss proposed that new notice boards should be purchased, all parish                             councillors in agreement it to be decided at the next meeting whether one or two                                     would be bought.
                        ACTION Mr Moss to investigate costs.
                        The recent problems with re routed traffic around the village green area, as                         a result of paralympic events at Brands Hatch, was discussed. Mrs Molloy                  was advised to contact SDC.
                        ACTION Clerk to forward contact and e mail address to Mrs Molly.
                        Mrs Parkin stated that an application for Eureka is to be submitted soon.
                        Mr Billings told the meeting of the death of Mr Crouch, a previous                                                 member and chairman of the parish council, and Mr Billings asked if                                   flowers could be sent. This was agreed by all.
                        ACTION Clerk to arrange at a cost of up to £40.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING                        26 July 2012.
Chairman ……………………………………………….    Date ……….
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