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Annual Parish Meeting held on Monday 21st May 2018.

Those present:

 

Chairman:  Cllr K S Paul (Vice-chairman).

 

Councillors:  Cllr F Churchill, Cllr D Cornock, Cllr G Craig, Cllr M Rashid, Cllr J Wilson.

 

Officer:  Mrs K Woods

 

1.  Apologies

Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr H Hendry

 

2.  Minutes of the Previous Annual Parish Meeting

It was RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Thirty-First Annual Parish Meeting held on Monday 22nd May 2017 be approved as a true and correct record.

 

3.  Report of Attendance of Councillors

It was RESOLVED: That the following Report of Councillors Attendance be approved as a true and correct record.

 

Councillor  Summoned  Attended  Percentage

F Churchill         23                 15             65 %

D Cornock          23                17             75 %

G Craig              23                 15             65 %

Ms P Hartland   23                 11             50 %  Resigned

H Hendry           23                 13            56 %

A Jacques          23                  0              0 % 

Mrs K Jacques   23                 0               0 %

Mrs J Lloyd       23                  0              0%       

K S Paul            23                 14             60 %

M Rashid           23                16             70 %

J Wilson             23                16             70 %          

 

4.  Report from the Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee

Cllr D Cornock stated that the Parish Council have continued to support the local community, providing free school milk to the over 5's at local primary schools, although the Parish Council have to report that one of the schools has cancelled their participation in the scheme; providing financial assistance to local community groups.  He added that the Parish Council has had another successful year, with continued attendance of customers at the Community Gym. Provisions will need to be made for updating the gym equipment over the next few years.

 

Cllr Cornock stated that the potential relocation of the Parish Council office and gym to Elmwood Place will not be happening.  With this in mind, the Shared User Agreement still needs to be completed.  The illegal traveller encampment on the playing field has meant discussions on the short and long term future of the field necessary.

 

The ground is being prepared for the medical centre, which will, hopefully, complete this phase of the regeneration.  It is hoped that this will bring in more custom for the

gym and increase membership.  

 

The Parish Council are now only supplying milk to one primary school after St John the Baptist School cancelled their participation in the scheme due to low numbers of children actually drinking the milk.

 

Cllr Cornock stated that the Parish Council had held another successful Fun Day in July 2017 and thanked Mrs Karen Woods and Miss Jerina Parker for all their hard work in organising the event, and hopes that this year’s event will be even better.

 

5.  Chairman’s Address

There was no Chairman’s Address.

 

6.  Public Participation

There were no members of the public present.

 

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED THE MEETING CLOSED AT 4.25 PM.