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Annual Parish Meeting 2008

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Tuesday 6th May 2008 in Sherington Village Hall commencing at 7.00pm

  PRESENT: Cllr Peter Burton (Chairman of Parish Council).

  ATTENDING: Wendy Austyn (Clerk) and 8 public.

  1. APOLOGIES: None.

  2. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: The minutes of the Annual Parish meeting held on 8th May 2007 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.


PC Makeup. Cllr Finn resigned in April 07, Ian Thomson was co-opted from May 07; Bill Lewis stood down due to illness in August 2007 and vice chairman Peter Burton took over as chairman. Lisa Masters joins the parish council from May 2008.
Street Lighting & Electrical Under grounding. New traditional style lamps have been installed around the village and the unsightly overhead cables, together with many wooden columns have been removed. Thanks to Cllr David Hyde for his work on this project.
Cycle Path. The proposed cycle way scheme down Alban Hill together with a reduced speed limit of 40mph is to be implemented this financial year.
Anglian Water. Discovery of a letter dated 1996 from Anglian Water admitting its responsibility for the ditch behind Smiths Yard has finally led to a promise of remedial works in the near future.
Water Lane flooding. A funding scheme to resurface and reconstruct the highway outside no. 43 Water Lane to prevent flooding has not been successful for 2008/09 and will be resubmitted for 2009/10.
Village Maintenance. Trees on the Knoll and in the village hall play area have been thinned; three more dog bins have been installed; tyre swings have been replaced with conventional seats; new litter bins in Perry Lane and at the Mound have been installed; the Knoll fencing has been repaired
Bus Shelter. This is planned for installation in School Lane with a level access kerb for disabled/pushchair use.
Path through village hall play area. Work to refurbish the footpath will commence in the near future.
Pavilion building project. Refurbishment and extension is planned for this summer that will benefit all. A management committee will be established to control the running and maintenance of the new building.
Stone pits Close. Research is being carried out into turning this into a woodland retreat for the village to enjoy.
Parish Plan. Further to the Village Appraisal a new document is being developed that will become a development framework for the village in the future.
Local issues such as the plight of the post office, the financial demise of the church and the soft partnership formed between Sherington School and Emberton School are being monitored.
Thanks to all fellow councillors for their support and enthusiasm; to Sam Potts; to MKC; to Ray Rowan; and to the clerk Wendy Austyn.

  4. FINANCIAL REPORT The clerk reported the following figures:

  Bank Balance brought forward at 1st April 2007£ 20,728
  Total income, including precept of £18,862 and grants of £1,668£24,193
  Total expenditure including   pavilion project £1,671
                                            Perry Lane equipment £855
                                            Perry Lane pitch refurb £721
                                            Trees and maintenance £1,095
                                            New Crofts End bench £580
  Adjustments and reconciling items(£44)
  Bank balance carried forward at 31st March 2008£ 26,933



  There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.15 pm.

  * Item 3 represents a summary of the Chairmanís report. Copies of the full report can be obtained from the Clerk.


Financial Report 2007/8


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