Parish Council Meeting August 2004
Present: S. Bust, G. Herbert, A. Paris, D. Parrish,
Apologies: N. Armstrong, A. Fraser
1) Village Hall:- agreed to obtain two further tenders for the work
in addition to that from Martin Hubbard. The yoga classes no longer
wish to use the hall.
2) A letter from the District Council planning department was read
out re the previous proposal for a new village hall. It was made clear
that such a project would require a consensus of parishioners.
3) The clerk confirmed there are no restrictions in the deeds of the
hall regarding private alcohol licences.
4) Parish Plan: The Findings Summary has now been circulated. Further
information re the church will be sent out with the newsletter. Parish
plan committee and Parish Council to liaise re open meetings in September.
5) Harvest Supper (9 Oct): this will have a traditional
format and be fund raising. An expense budget of £350 was agreed.
6) Neighbourhood Watch: Contact information gathering
forms are being circulated in order to set up the coordinator/ringmaster
7) Hedges: the one at the bottom of Halam Hill has been
cut. Further work will be done at the appropriate season.
Chairmanship: subject held over to next meeting.
Safety Liaison Meeting: Community Speed Watch - information to be
included in newsletter.
Crime figures for area: the official statistics,
show a significant fall.
Flooding: Problems on Gray Lane and at Halam
House were reported. The general opinion was that these had been caused
by the freak rains and that they are being attended to by Severn Trent.
Matters raised: 1) Traffic calming - need for red tarmac on minor
road entrances to Halam questioned. C.C. Stewart said parishioners
will be consulted before any work is undertaken.
2) Councillor Stewart commented on a letter he had received
regarding the new hall at Halam school.
1) Letter re extension of Halam School was read out and it was resolved
to put the matter on next month's agenda and invite the Chairman of
the Governors to the next parish council meeting.
2) Letter re closure of Back Lane (23 - 27 August)-
the clerk will check any work will be co-ordinated by the utility
It was reported that the revised application for the
extension at Holbeck Cottage, Radley Road had been PASSED by the District
Council planning committee.
Ashcroft House, Gray Lane - new triple garage:
Passed unanimously; but a comment to be added questioning need for
5 garages at new property.
End of year accounts and accompanying Internal Auditors report were
discussed in detail. The accounts were passed unanimously.
It was agreed to pay:- village hall cleaners; wheelie bin charges;
annual subscription Neighbourhood Watch; District Council's bill for
Halam Parish Council Election.
Next meeting: Thursday 9 September 7.30pm.