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December 2014

Minutes of the Meeting of Sherington Parish Council held on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at Sherington Village Hall, commencing at 7.30pm.

PRESENT: A Denman (Chair), M Northfield, I Collinge, S Cook, J Ager

ALSO ATTENDING: : Hannah Balazs (Clerk), Ward Cllr Peter Geary, Ward Cllr David Hosking and forty members of the public.

1. RECEIVE AND ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr J Cook and Cllr D Hyde.

2. RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllr Northfield declared an interest in item 8.

3. APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
The minutes of the meeting held on 4th November 2014 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman

4. SITE ALLOCATION
This was left on the agenda in error but can confirm that the reply from the Parish Council has been sent to MKC and has been added to all of the reply's received for the Site Allocations

5. CHRISTMAS TREE ON KNOLL
All of the Cllr's agreed to just turn the lights on this year. Cllr S Cook advised that the Parish Council is paying the extra footage of £36.00 so the Clerk wrote a cheque.

6. CLERK'S REPORT

6.1 The clerk advised that a date needs to be set up for the Precept Meeting, Cllr A Denman said this will be arranged in a round robin email once everyone has had a look at their diaries. ACTION: Clerk

7. WARD COUNCILLOR'S REPORT

Ward Cllr D Hosking advised that the budgets for next year are now out and there is a proposal to cancel some of the bus services, black bin bags will not be provided for by the council for next year and that people will have to buy their own. There is a North East meeting at Western Underwood and Cllr I Collinge advised that he will attend this. Friday 5th December there is a Ward Cllr Surgery being held in Olney and on 18th the Leader of the Council will be there to talk to in the Olney Centre.

8. VILLAGE SHOP

Cllr M Northfield advised that himself and Nigel have started the legal process and will also be having an extraordinary general meeting of shopco.

9. FINANCE

9.1 Bank Account balance at 2nd December £26,409.35

9.2 Cheques for payment were as follows:

02/12/2014Hannah Balazs Clerks PAYE £278.19102256
02/12/2014EON Electric £164.39102257
02/12/2014Sherington Village Hall Hall Hire £45.50102258
02/12/2014AH Contracts Dog Bins £168.00102259
02/12/2014Martin Jeeves Perry Lane caretaker/bookings £100.00102260
02/12/2014N Beal Pavilion cleaner £42.00102261
02/12/2014DC Blunt Gardening Cutting Sports field etc £1398.00102262
02/12/2014Alban Hill Nurseries Christmas Tree £36.00102263

10. PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND DECISIONS

10.1. 14/02002/OUT Land at High Street Sherrington, Erection of 36 Residential Units: - The Planning application for 36 houses was opened up to the public as this will be moved to the Parish Councils agenda in January 2015. A lot of residents wanted to know the time frame and the current determination date is 13th January 2015. Cllr A Denman advised the public that they should reply to MKC direct themselves on the website. Cllr P Geary advised that the Village needs a policy regarding the site allocations plan otherwise MKC can do a free for all on allocating sites. The site allocations plan and the current application for 36 residential units is becoming the same issue within the village and Cllr A Denman advised that this is not the case and therefore should be completely separate. Cllr P Geary advised that the application has been processed correctly as it was posted in the High Street, Posted to Neighbours as normal, was put in Milton Keynes Citizen therefore Milton Keynes Council have profiled their rights. Cllr P Geary advised that a Parish Poll could be called. Cllr A Denman asked the public if they wanted a Parish Poll to vote on this application and the majority of the public agreed. Cllr A Denman asked Cllr M Northfield, Cllr I Collinge, Cllr S Cook and Cllr J Ager if they agreed to have a Parish Poll and they all agreed that there should be. Cllr P Geary advised that the Parish Council now needs to have an extraordinary general meeting to decide if there will definitely be a parish poll and to agree on the question that will be asked - this must have a yes or no answer. There has to be 7 days notice of an extraordinary general meeting and the date that was agreed with Cllrs and the public is Wednesday 10th December 2014 in the Village Hall at 1930hrs.

Decisions. The application 14/02012/FUL Change of use of existing electronics cabin to storage (use class B8) - Storage Compound Bedford Road - this has been refused due to being in a dangerous location and not suitable for any other use.

11. SHERINGTON RECREATION GROUND

Cllr J Ager advised that he has emailed the Committee to arrange a get together to discuss the Pavilion and is awaiting a reply so hopefully next month there will be something to report. ACTION: Cllr J Ager

12. EXTERNAL MEETINGS

There have not been any external meetings

13. CORRESPONDENCE/NEW CONSULTATIONS

 

14.PUBLIC COMMENTS

14.1 A member of the public advised that the footballers keep throwing rubbish all over the Pavilion car park and over the field - Cllr A Denman advised he will speak to Martin Jeeves to see what is going on as this is not the first time this has happened. ACTION: Cllr A Denman

15 COUNCILLORS ITEMS

15.1 Cllr J Ager advised about the potholes in the car park at the Pavilion are getting bigger and Cllr A Denman advised he will speak to MKC advising this. ACTION: Cllr A Denman

15.2 Cllr I Collinge has received an email from a fellow Cllr asking for information to be removed off the website regarding home addresses etc. Cllr I Collinge has looked into this and there is a requirement for publishing the register of Cllrs interests. The Cllrs agreed to take off home addresses and leave email addresses only. ACTION: Cllr I Collinge

16. DATE OF NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th January 2015 at the Village Hall commencing at 7.30 pm. There being no further business the meeting ended at 9.15 pm

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