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Those present

 

Chairman:     Cllr Ms P Hartland.

 

Councillors:   Cllr D Cornock, Cllr G Craig, Cllr H Hendry, Cllr K Paul, Cllr M Rashid, Cllr J Wilson.

 

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 19th June 2017 be approved as a true and correct record.

 

3.         Matters Arising.

a.)        Minute number 9.) Dates of next Meetings.

            Members asked if the Clerk could send dates of future meetings to Dave Dixon.

 

4.         Public Participation.

            There were no members of the public present.

 

5.         Correspondence.

a.)        Andy Holding (Birmingham Airport) - Re: Proposed Changes to flightpaths at Birmingham Airport - Consultation Launch.

It was RESOLVED: That the Clerk contact the Planning Department at Solihull MBC for details of the flightpaths.

 

b.)        Society of Local Council Clerks - Re: National Conference - 18th October 2017.

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

 

c.)        WALC - Re: Training Events for Councillors and Clerks.

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

 

d.)        Joseph Bright (Solihull MBC) - Re: HS2 Implementation Advisory Group - 20th July.

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

 

e.)        Solihull-Sustain - Re: Sustain Alert 14/07/2017.

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

 

f.)        Ian Bancroft - Re: Playing Field.

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

 

g.)        Solihull MBC - Re: Stay Connected.

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

 

h.)        Kath Hemmings - Re: Meriden Constituency Ward Action Plan.

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

 

i.)         Anthony Watson (Solihull MBC) - Re: Smith’s Wood School.

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

 

j.)         Solihull MBC - Re: Press Releases: Awareness of the stages of grooming.

            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 July 2017 be received and the recommendations contained therein be adopted.

 

a.)        Minute number 4.f.) Smithswood Firs FC.

Members were informed that the above Football Club no longer required use of the playing field.

 

b.)        Minute number 6.b.) Lights in Hall.

Members were informed that the lights would be fitted during the school closure for summer and that an invoice for half the costs would be sent to the school.

 

c.)        Minute number 6.c.) Meeting with Doc Spot.

            Members were informed that a meeting had not yet been arranged.

 

8.         Members Requests at the Chairman’s Discretion.

a.)        Fun Day Figures to date.

Members were presented with a breakdown of expenditure and income from this year’s fun day.

 

b.)        Fire Risk Assessment.

Members were informed that the school had requested the Parish Council’s Fire Risk Assessment and that a risk assessment has not been carried out for the past two years according to the school.  Members were informed that the Clerk had contact Solihull MBC for clarification.  The Clerk also informed members that she would review all the policies and draft any policies that the Parish Council should have, if any.

 

c.)        Motorbikes.

Members were informed that motorbikes were being ridden along the rides surrounding the shops at speed.  It was agreed that the Clerk contact Solihull MBC and the police regarding this issue.

 

d.)        Fencing in Burton’s Park Road.

Members were informed that fencing in Burton’s Park Road near to Tamar Drive is coming away from the posts.  It was agreed that the Clerk contact Solihull MBC regarding this issue.

 

9.         Council Recess and Executive Powers.

It was RESOLVED: That the Standing Orders be suspended and the Clerk be given Executive Powers, in conjunction with the Chairman of the Council, the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, during the Council Recess.

 

10.       Dates of the Next Meeting

It was RESOLVED: That the Parish Council provisionally book the following dates for the next twelve months:

Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting - Monday: 11th September 2017; 9th October 2017; 6th November 2017; 4th December 2017; 8th January 2018; 5th February 2018; 5th March 2018; 9th April 2018; 14th May 2018; 4th June 2018 and 9th July 2018.

Full Council Meeting - Monday: 25th September 2017; 23rd October 2017; 20th November 2017; 18th December 2017; 22nd January 2018; 19th February 2018; 19th March 2018; 23rd April 2018; 21st May 2018; 18th June 2018 and 23rd July 2018.

            All meetings to start at 4.15pm unless otherwise stated on the agenda.

 

11.       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.