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Those present


Chairman:  Cllr H Hendry.


Councillors:  Cllr F Churchill, Cllr M Rashid, Cllr J Wilson.


Officer:  Mrs K Woods.


1.  Apologies.

Apologies were received from Cllr D Cornock, Cllr G Craig and Cllr Ms P Hartland.


2.  Minutes of the Previous Full Council Meeting.

It was RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on Monday 23rd October 2017 be approved as a true and correct record.


3.  Matters Arising.

a.)  Minute number 5.e.) Theo Thompson - Smith’s Wood Online Community Development.

Members were informed that the Clerk had informed Mr Thompson not to attend today’s meeting after receiving a number of apologies for absence.  It was agreed that the Clerk re-invite Mr Thompson to attend a meeting in the New Year.


b.)  Minute number 8.a.) Hall Booking - Reptile Demonstration.

Members were informed that the Clerk had received no response from the school.


4.  Public Participation.

There were no members of the public present.


5.  Correspondence.

a.)  Elizabeth Maxwell (Food Bank) - Re: Letter of thanks for donation.

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


b.)  Sue Volante (Smith’s Wood Primary Academy) - Re: Floor in small hall.

It was RESOLVED: That any groups using the hall through the Parish Council be advised to use the other hall.


c.)  John Crossling (WALC) - Re: Get Involved with NALC’s diversity work.

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


d.)  Shiver TV - Re: Flyer for Television programme hoping to speak to Grandparents.

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


e.)West Midlands Police - Re: WM Now Alerts: Vehicle stolen in Solihull; Incident Hurst Lane North 9/11/17; Solihull Car Jacking Suspects Remanded in Custody; Press Release for escaped bullock; Employment Fraud Alert; Bogus email alert; Cyber Security Advice Installing the latest software updates; You Informed We Acted - Vehicle Recoveries; Prince’s Trust Programme Solihull; Solihull Town Robber found guilty in court.

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


6.  Reports From Outside Bodies.

a.)  Opening of Care Home.

Cllr Rashid informed members that he attended the opening of a new care home in Solihull.


b.)  Remembrance Sunday Service.

Cllr Rashid informed members that he attended the Remembrance Service hosted by Castle Bromwich Parish Council.


c.)  Birmingham Airport Meeting

Cllr J Wilson stated that he had attended the meeting and reported that they had predicted 13 million passengers passing through the airport up to April 2018, and that they have already achieved this figure.  German Airline are flying to Berlin between 3 December and 7 January.  Emirates have a second A380 to Dubai starting October 2017.  Jet2 doubling their aircraft and flying to Dusseldorf, Bahrain, Venice with 55,000 extra seats over the winter. Premium Air flying to Toronto from May on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and a new service to the US from May.  SAS flying to Stockholm and Thompson increasing flights to the Canaries. Tui have taken over the Monarch desk.


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 6th November 2017 be received and the recommendations contained therein be adopted.


a.)  Minute number 3.a.) Meeting with School and Solihull.

Members were informed that the Clerk had not received any update from Anthony Watson regarding the schools proposals for the academy.


b.)  Minute number 3.b.) Parking in Isis Grove.

Members were informed that there was nothing more to report at this time.


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 4th December 2017 at 4.15pm.

Full Council Meeting: Monday 18th December 2017 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.