Annual Parish Meeting: 14 April, 2005 7pm
Present: S Bust, G Herbert, A Fraser, A Paris, D Parrish, I Sharman; Apologies: N. Armstrong
Chairman’s Report : Simon Bust reviewed various meetings over the past year: council; special meetings; parish plan; planning, & those relating to the village hall. Disappointments include the lack of the footpath up Halam Hill, and approval of the extension to Holbeck Cottage. C. Charnley of Notts. CC Highways was unable to attend the meeting due to government elections. Issues to raise with him are: speeding problems through village; drains; poor repair of Halam roads. It was agreed to invite him to a later meeting. The Parish Plan has been a major project for the village and is now an important guide document for the P. C. which is now working through the Action Plan, and reviews progress monthly. Work is being done on the PPP (footpaths) scheme with the C.C.; Neighbourhood Watch is being revitalised; a scheme for a new village hall is being assessed. The Chairman thanked all who attend meetings and those taking an active part in the village community.
Open Meeting : Issues: - 1) Footpath up Halam Hill, 2) Speeding & interactive flashing signs 3) Community speed watch 4) Halam footpath group - in ‘top layer’ for C.C. PPP scheme 5) Bus shelter cleaners thanked & those who help tidy up in the village.
Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm 14 April 2005
Present : as above
Matters Arising : 1) Parish Plan: a) District Council has written that Parish Plan is under consideration; & will ‘respond in due course’; If not forthcoming a D.C. rep. will be asked to discuss this at P.C. 2) Local police to be invited to a future meeting.
3) A village hall letting conditions and management arrangement will be drawn up and publicised – village news & village notice boards. 4) A social committee is now set up to coordinate and facilitate village events; timetable to be published next month. 5) A brief outlining planning process and the parish’s part in it to be produced – AP 6) SB to talk to Will at the pub re parking.
7) Di Parish will investigate educational courses for the village.
Code of Conduct : Issues raised by government’s consultation document generally agreed with; no action needed at present.
Notice Board/New Litter Bin : Notts C. C. to look at sites.
Halam Footpath No.1 – diversion of footpath along concrete road to Manor Fields is being formalised. No action required.
Open Meeting : Matters raised: Highbird extension - no objection from an immediate neighbour.
Correspondence : 1) Building Better Communities – Halam was unsuccessful in obtaining an award 2) Endurance Ride – passing through village Sunday 24 April, 9-11am
Planning : Highbird, The Turnpike, Halam – Erection of single storey rear extension: passed unanimously; Planning Decision: Beckside Cottage – two storey rear extension: passed.
Finance : Resolved to pay: new minute book; architect’s fees (plans etc. for alterations for disabled act); fire check and new extinguisher; village hall cleaners; dog bin (emptying of); entertainment licence (Bramley advert); re-issue RCC cheque.
Items for next agenda : 1) Parish Plan – hedgerows; playing fields; education; annual village booklet; recycling; 2) Village hall 3)Notice board
Date of Next Meeting :- Annual Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday May 11: 7.30pm