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Those present

 

Chairman:  Cllr G Craig (Vice-Chairman).

 

Councillors:  Cllr F Churchill, Cllr D Cornock.

 

Officer:  Mrs K Woods.

 

1.  Apologies.

Apologies were received from Cllr H Hendry.

 

2.  Minutes of the Previous Full Council Meeting.

It was RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on Monday 19th February 2018 be approved as a true and correct record.

 

3.  Matters Arising.

There were no matters arising.

 

4.  Public Participation.

a.)  Derek Binder - Windsor Road.

Mr Binder attended the meeting to inform the Parish Council that the undergrowth surrounding the playing field at Windward Way was full of rubbish.  He also informed members that there was a burnt out car and household rubbish, including documents, dumped on the footpath in Lanchester Park.  Members informed Mr Binder that they would instruct their grounds maintenance contractor to remove the rubbish from the undergrowth and that they would contact Solihull MBC regarding the issue of the burnt out car and household rubbish.  The Parish Council asked Mr Binder to keep them informed of the litter situation on the playing field.

 

5.  Correspondence.

a.)  Mrs A R Mordey (Forest Oak School) - Re: Letter of thanks for financial assistance.

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

 

b.)  HSBC - Re: Transfer of accounts to Commercial.

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

 

c.)  Fordbridge Town Council - Re: Invitation to Chairman’s Charity Event 21st April 2018.  Charity this year is ‘Homes for Veterans’.  Additional tickets cost £6.00.

It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk contact Cllr Ms P Hartland to ask if she wishes to attend.

 

d.)  Solihull MBC - Re: Planning Application for 16 Kingfisher Drive - Ground floor rear extension, two storey side extension and garage extension.  Erect new bay windows to front.

It was RESOLVED: That the Parish Council have no objections to the above application subject to the views of local residents.

 

e.)  HS2 - Re: Letter to Stakeholders and Annual Report March 2018.

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

 

f.)  Kath Hemmings (Solihull MBC) - Re: Meriden constituency ward action plan - reply to Cllr Wilson.

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

 

g.)  Chris Borg (NALC) - Re: Invitation to attend Future Membership Needs Session.

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

 

h.)  Natalie O’Dwyer (Balfour Beatty) - Re: M6 J2 to J4 Closure Programme.

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

 

i.)  Nick Page (Solihull MBC) - Re: Chelmsley Lane, Marston Green - Total Prohibition of Waiting Order 2018.

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

 

j.)  Anthony Watson (Solihull MBC) - Re: Smith’s Wood Medical Centre development.

It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk contact Mr Watson and express to him that the Parish Council are not happy that they were not informed at the same time as the academy, and to ask what is to happen to the disabled parking bays as they are used by gym Doc Spot users.

 

k.)  West Midlands Police - Re: Neighbourhood Alerts: Lock Snap Burglaries in Solihull; False Telephone Preference Service Calls.

It was RESOLVED: That these items be received and noted.

 

6.  Reports From Outside Bodies.

There were no reports presented.

 

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 5th March 2018 be received and the recommendations contained therein be adopted.

 

a.)  Minute number 3.a.) Theo Thompson - Nourish Social.

It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk obtain the names of the persons that would receive a free membership, and to inform Theo that they would need to register and  that this would be for a limited period only.

 

b.)  Minute number 4.a.) MAPA.

Members were informed that a Financial Assistance Request form had been forwarded.

 

8.  Members Requests at the Chairman’s Discretion.

a.)  Isis Grove.

Cllr Churchill informed members that there is a patch of grass land in Isis Grove that is not used for any purpose, he asks if the Parish Council could approach Solihull MBC and enquire if this land could be converted into parking bays for residents.

It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk put this suggestion to Solihull MBC.

 

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 9th April 2018 at 4.15pm.

Full Council Meeting: Monday 23rd April 2018 at 4.15pm.

 

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.