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Annual Parish Meeting 2009

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Tuesday 5th May 2009 in Sherington Village Hall commencing at 7.00pm

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

  ATTENDING: Wendy Austyn (Clerk) and 7 public.

  1. APOLOGIES: None.

  2. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: The minutes of the Annual Parish meeting held on 6th May 2008 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.


Parish Council Makeup. Cllr Masters resigned in March 09, Cllr Wright resigned in April 09, Ian Thomson resigned but was re-co-opted from April 09; Trevor Kirby joins the team from May 2009.
Play Ranger sessions. Milton Keynes Play Association offered free games and crafts every week to Sherington children for a whole year, which have been greatly enjoyed.
Village Hall footpath. This has been reconstructed and is now smoother and wide enough for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Stonepits Copse. Funding from DEFRA paid for 300 trees and hedging to be planted into a new community recreational facility.
Water Lane flooding. Funding was found to alleviate flooding issues by resurfacing the road.
Cycle path. Advisory lanes were installed on Alban Hill following its resurfacing.
Perry Lane recreation ground. The planned extension to the pavilion was completed in February and a porch plus refurbishment of the old building is planned for this summer although new showers have already been installed. A management committee has been established; and the football pitch is due for maintenance and relocation to make room for a junior pitch.
Ditch behind Smiths Yard. Anglian Water is about to lay a new surface water sewer pipe along part of the ditch.
Bus shelter. This is due to be installed this month.
VH play area. MKC is currently spending £3k laying soft landing material underneath both sets of swings.
High St. Both ends will be resurfaced this summer, with the central section programmed for 2010.
Local issues such as the uncertain future of the post office, shop and Swan pub are of considerable concern and the parish council will do everything it can to help.
Thanks to all fellow councillors for their support and enthusiasm; to Sam Potts; to Laurie Johnson of Bucks Community Action, to Matthew Cox of WREN and to the clerk Wendy Austyn.

  4. FINANCIAL REPORT The clerk reported the following figures:

  Bank Balance brought forward at 1st April 2008£26,933
  Total income, including precept of £20,670 and grants of £113,698£159,833
  Total expenditure including   Pavilion project £132,083
                                            Village Hall path £6,320
                                            Pre-school safety matting £1,883

  Adjustments and reconciling items£1,009
  Bank balance carried forward at 31st March 2009£18,167


  David Keene thanked Peter Burton for his tremendous efforts as Chairman of the Parish Council, in what he considered to be the parish councilís most active year in a decade.

  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.



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