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FULL COUNCIL MINUTES - 17th December 2018

Those present

 

Chairman:  Cllr M Rashid (Vice-Chairman).

 

Councillors:  Cllr F Churchill, Cllr D Cornock, Cllr G Craig, Cllr A Duffen, Cllr Mrs G Harrison, Cllr H Hendry, Cllr Mrs J Lloyd.

 

Officer:  Mrs K Woods.

 

1.  Apologies.

There were no apologies received.

 

2.  Minutes of the Previous Full Council Meeting.

It was RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on Monday 26th November 2018 be approved as a true and correct record.

 

3.  Matters Arising.

a.)  Minute number 6.h.) Jasmine Hanlon.

Members were informed that they will be carrying out science experiments, the children range from 5 - 11, they are a not for profit company and will be charging between £25 and £30 per day.  Members asked for more details: What type of experiments; a breakdown of costs; copies of qualifications, public liability and DBS checks.

 

b.)  Minute number 9.a.) Safeguarding Courses.

Members agreed to fund the cheaper online Safeguarding courses, to commence in the new year.

 

c.)  Minute number 9.b.) Fencing and Fence Panels.

Members were informed that Solihull MBC would be removing the fence panel that had fallen down.

 

4.  Public Participation.

There were no members of the public present.

 

5.  Correspondence.

a.)  Solihull MBC - Re: Council Tax Base - 2019/20.

It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and noted.

 

b.)  Sue Watson (Unity Trust) - Re: ‘Being a Parent’ Course.

It was RESOLVED: That this item be placed on the Parish Council notice board.

 

c.)  Solihull MBC - Re: Planning Committee Meeting - Wednesday 19th December 2018 at 6pm Civic Suite, Solihull.

It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and noted.

 

d.)  Natalie O’Dwyer (Balfour Beatty) - Re: Combined TM logs 17th - 23rd December 2018.

It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and noted.

 

e.)  Ann Hastings (Solihull Age UK) - Re: Request for financial assistance.

It was RESOLVED: That this item be deferred to the Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting.           

 

f.)  Balsall Parish Council - Re: Balsall Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (Draft) - Regulation 14 - Consultation and Publicity.

It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and noted.

 

g.)  Kath Hemmings (Solihull MBC) - Re: Neighbourhood Management Ward Action Plans.

It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and noted.

 

h.)  Solihull-Sustain - Re: Colebridge Alert 14/12/2018.

It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and noted.

 

i.)  Solihull MBC - Re: Presentation of HS2 - Solihull Advisory Group Update.    

It was RESOLVED: That this item be received and noted.

 

6.  Reports From Outside Bodies.

There were no reports submitted.

 

7.  Minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee

It was RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting held on Monday 3rd December 2018 be received and the recommendations contained therein be adopted.

 

a.)  Minute number 4.b.) Proposal to transfer powers and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Mayor of the West Midlands.

Members were informed that the election of the Mayor was scheduled for May 2020.

 

b.)  Minute number 4.d.) Estimated costs for 2019 elections.

Members were informed that the estimation was based on all wards being contested.

 

8.  Members Requests at the Chairman’s Discretion.

There were no requests submitted.

 

9.  Dates of the Next Meeting

It was RESOLVED: That the dates for the next meetings are as follows:

Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting: Monday 7th January 2019 at 4.30pm.

Full Council Meeting: Monday 21st January 2019 at 4.30pm.

 

10.  Exclusion of Public and Press.

It was RESOLVED: That in accordance with Schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the following Agenda item: Private Section of Minutes.