Minutes of Meeting June 2011

FAWKHAM PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON

THURSDAY 16 JUNE 2011 IN FAWKHAM VILLAGE HALL

 

Present

Mr Lawrence Moss                  Chairman

Mrs Faye Parkin                       Councillor

Mr Paul Blacker                       Councillor

Mr James Hollands                  Councillor

An apology for late arrival or absence had been received from Mr Steven Billings.

 

MINUTES

The minutes from the meetings held on 21 April and 12 May were signed as true records.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

Mrs Parkin, as a Member of the Planning Committee at Sevenoaks District Council declared an interest in all planning matters.

 

ONGOING MATTERS AND MATTERS ARISING

The lay by between the village hall car park and Fawkham Primary School is to be made safe by KCC Highways during the coming months.

The pond at Baldwin’s Green was discussed and it was proposed that Mark Gallant from the Countryside Project be invited to the next meeting to discuss further. 

Village Hall car park parking spaces are to be reallocated following a meeting between Members of the Parish Council and Moat Housing.  It had been proposed that each house is allocated three spaces, two for cars and one commercial vehicle.  This is to be reviewed in November.

 

16/2011           CORRESPONDENCE

1        Letter from Adrian Futers, District Commander, Kent Police announcing his move to a new role and the name of the new Commander; Peter Steenhuis.

2        KCC Minerals and Waste Development Framework – for information.

3        Citizens Advice Bureau AGM, Swanley.  No one able to attend.

4        Protect Kent AGM, information to Mrs Parkin.

5         Maidstone and Tonbridge NHS Trust newsletter, for information.

6        E Mail from Mark Gallant regarding the pond at Baldwin’s Green.

 

17/2011           FINANCE

                        Treasurers Account                              £12210.60

                        To pay

                        Village Hall Management Committee   £250

                        (annual donation)

                        Donation request from the Open Space Society.

                        Proposed and agreed by all present to send £25.

 

 

Chairman    …………………………………………….                       Date  ……………

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18/2011           PLANNING

                        The Shaws, Valley Road, SE/10/03358.  Single storey kitchen extension with

                        modification to lantern roof.

                        Mr              , the applicant explained the reasons for the modification and it was

                        agreed by all that the Parish Council support the application.

 

                        The Coach House, Valley Road SE/11/01488.  Removal of conditions 4, 5 and 6

                        of SE/06/02239.  Change of use of the annexe to a separate dwelling house. 

                        Following some discussion and consideration of earlier applications the Parish

                        Council objected to the proposal.

                        ACTION  Clerk to reply – see attached.

 

19/2011           CHAIRMAN AND COUNCILLORS REPORTS

                        The Chairman and Councillors are to attend a site meeting at Steep Hill School to                  discuss buildings and alterations proposed at the School.  It was proposed that the                 meeting also included some discussion about the Baldwin’s Green pond to make                           it safe and accessible for the Schools in the area to use.

                        Mrs Parkin reported that Dorinda Perry, the Headteacher at Fawkham Primary                                   School is leaving after 10 years at the school. 

                        The ongoing situation at the Eureka Club was discussed.  The increase in                               occupation is being monitored by Sevenoaks District Council. 

                        Mr Hollands reported that the new KCC Warden had visited Fawkham Primary                                 recently.

 

                        DATE OF NEXT MEETING               

                        21 July 2011.

 

Chairman    …………………………………………                        Date  …………

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