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Those present:

 

Chairman:  Cllr D Cornock.

 

Councillor:  Cllr F Churchill, Cllr G Craig, Cllr K S Paul, Cllr J Wilson.

 

Officer:  Mrs K Woods.

 

1.  Apologies.

Apologies were received from Cllr M Rashid.

 

2.  Minutes of Previous Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Minutes of the previous Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting held on Monday 8th January 2018 be approved as a true and correct record.

 

3.  Matters Arising.

There were no matters arising.

 

4.  Correspondence.

a.)  Forest Oak School - Re: Financial Assistance Request.

It was RECOMMENDED: That £300.00 be donated, but if they reapply within the next twelve months more details are needed.

 

b.)  Solihull Partnership - Re: Invitation to attend seminar - Implementing the new Code of Governance - Tuesday 13th February, Solihull Enterprise Centre at 10am to 1pm.

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

 

c.)  Chetan Parmar (Colebridge) - Re: North Solihull Unemployment Events for 18-24 year olds.

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

 

d.)  Banijay Products - Re: Big Things - TV programme.

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

 

e.)  Theo Thompson - Re: Nourish Social.

It was RECOMMENDED: That Theo Thompson be invited to attend another meeting where all Councillors will be in attendance.

 

f.)  Guardian Fire - Re: Fire Risk Assessments and Fire Training.

It was RECOMMENDED: That this item be received and noted

 

g.)  Sue Watson (Unity Trust Solihull) - Re: Pensioners Chit Chat Club, Coleshill Heath Community School every Wednesday 10-12 noon; Unity News; Work Ready Programme.

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

 

h.)  West Midlands Police - Re: Neighbourhood Alerts: Take Five to Stop Fraud week; Disklok Offer; Letter Boxes; Phantom Debt Fraud Alert; Stay Safe from Telephone Scams; Please help by providing Feedback; Pet Shop Burglary.

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

 

5.  Planning Applications

a.)  535 Chester Road - Re: Extension to existing single storey detached annexe.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Parish Council have no objections to the above application.

 

b.)  JWF Commercial Solutions - Re: 95 Tamar Drive - Demolition of existing medical practice and erection of 11 assisted living apartments with carers accommodation and associated parking and amenity space.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Parish Council have no objections to the above application.

 

6.  Smith’s Wood Community Gym

a.)  Gym Figures.

Members were presented with the gym figures.

 

7.  Accounts Presented, Bank Reconciliation and Budget.

a.)  Expenditure.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the following accounts be approved.

Direct Debit, Bill Payments and Standing Orders                                                                                          

10/01/2018  -  HSBC - bank charges  - £28.60

11/01/2018  -  NEST PENSION  - £5.88

11/01/2018  -  CLLR D CORNOCK - special responsibilities allowance  - £500.00

13/01/2018  -  HSBC - bank charges  - £3.00

15/01/2018  -  BRITISH TELECOM - Clerk’s office  - £23.28

15/01/2018  -  MULLER MILK - S/Wood Primary Academy  - £686.16

15/01/2018  -  MULLER MILK - St/John the Baptist School  - £249.72

15/01/2018  -  WOLVERHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL - l.g.p.s.  - £526.70

16/01/2018  -  BRITISH TELECOM - internet package/website  - £174.24

18/01/2018  -  NEST  - £5.80

24/01/2018  -  BRITISH TELECOM - internet package gym  - £128.16

24/01/2018  -  LDC STORES - cleaning materials  - £101.87

24/01/2018  -  LDC STORES - cleaning materials  - £17.57

24/01/2018  -  LDC STORES - cleaning materials  - £71.76

24/01/2018  -  GUARDIAN FIRE - fire extinguisher service  - £836.40

24/01/2018  -  J P LENNARD - gym equipment  - £205.38

24/01/2018  -  SMITH’S WOOD PRIMARY ACADEMY - shared maintenance  - £100.76

25/01/2018  -  NEST  - £10.60

26/01/2018  -  ANGEL SPRINGS - water cooler  - £40.04

31/01/2018  -  LDC STORES - cleaning materials  - £35.88

31/01/2018  -  SMITH’S WOOD PRIMARY ACADEMY - shared maintenance  - £24.80

31/01/2018  -  VIKING DIRECT - water for gym  - £25.42

01/02/2018  -  NEST  - £29.76

02/02/2018  -  MINDBODY - gym till software and support  - £441.94

02/02/2018  -  SITE MAINTENANCE - litter pick  - £54.00

05/02/2018  -  INLAND REVENUE - p.a.y.e.  - £1070.09

 

c.)  Bank Reconciliation

It was RECOMMENDED: That the bank reconciliation as at 31st January 2018 be accepted.

 

8.  Members Requests at the Chairman’s Discretion.

a.)  Dilapidated House on Windward Way

Members were informed that a house on Windward Way looked so dilapidated that there were concerns that it would fall down and could pose a danger to the neighbouring houses.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Clerk contact Solihull MBC and raise the Parish Council’s concerns with this property.

 

9.  Exclusion of Public and Press.

It was RECOMMENDED: That in accordance with Schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the following Agenda items: Staff Matters and Wages; Health and Safety; Security.