Parish Council Meeting: 11 August 2005
Present : S. Bust, A. Fraser, A. Paris & D. Parrish
Apologies: Ian Sharman N. Armstrong & G. Herbert,
Matters Arising : 1. Harvest Supper date – Saturday 8 October; 2. Hedge (bottom Halam Hill) – Clerk unable to contact landowner; C.C. asked to investigate visibility at crossroads; 3. Hedge up hill to be cut back imminently.
Trafalgar Weekend 21 – 23 October 2005 : Possible celebrations discussed – beacon(s); Commemoration Service; BBQ; GH to be asked to investigate further.
Parish Funded Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) : Chief Superintendent Johnson will attend October P.C. meeting to discuss the scheme as well as general area policing. PC Whyke, Halam Beat Officer, will attend September P.C. meeting re police cover in Halam.
Notice Board : Final spec. to be sent to D.C. Clerk to investigate possible funding from C.C. Building Better Communities. Agreed to commemorate 60 th anniversary of WWII on the notice board.
Evening Classes : Newark & Sherwood College will run classes in the village – min. of 8 attendees – Di Parrish to try to identify a ‘champion’ to organise and publicise.
Open Meeting : 1.Issue of Halam Hill footpath raised by Sir John Starkey; Clerk will show minutes of a previous relevant meeting to clarify P.C.’s involvement in planning condition and appeal. 2. Parishioner asked if a decision reached re new village hall feasibility study. Chairman stated none had been made. 3. Tea at 2.30 group to be asked re classes in village; their input and involvement could be useful. 4. The idea of a children’s competition to design a flag for Halam was raised – possibly for Harvest Supper or Trafalgar Celebrations.
Correspondence : 1.Supplementary Planning Document – Conversion of Traditional Rural Buildings – now on D.C. website; comments required by 12 Sept.; Councillors to comment at next meeting. 2. Letter from Chris Charnley stating road markings will not be painted on Radley Road/School Lane. Chairman asked C.C. Stewart to point out that P.C. views should be taken into account on local matters, as P.C. asked for these. 3. Building Better Communities – new notice board.
Planning & Planning Decisions : Nothing to report.
Finance : Resolved to pay village hall cleaners.
Items for Next Agenda : Trafalgar Celebrations; Parish Plan – review of progress against plan; Harvest Supper; Notice Board; S.P.D. – Conversion of Traditional Rural Buildings; PC Whyke – Halam Beat Manager.
New Village Hall Proposal – Feasibility Study : A further draft feasibility study was discussed. P.C. & Mr & Mrs Sharman to meet 18 August; this meeting will be closed to the public. A P.C. meeting will be held 15 September to discuss further. A business plan regarding future use(s) & finances – income and expenditure is to be prepared as part of feasibility considerations.
Next Parish Council Meeting :- Thursday 8 September at 7.00pm (PC Whyke to speak), in the village hall.