Covering the villages of Four Elms, Hever & Markbeech

Author: Charlotte Cole (page 2 of 6)

Agenda for Hever Parish Council meeting – Tuesday 17th September 7.30pm Markbeech village hall


To:       The Members of Hever Parish Council.  I hereby summon you to attend the meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held at MARKBEECH Village Hall on TUESDAY 17 TH SEPTEMBER 2019 commencing at 7.30pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

Signed; Clerk             Date   10.09.19  *attachment / printed copy

To assist in the speedy and efficient dispatch of business, please contact the Clerk in advance of the meeting if further factual information is required on an item on the Agenda.

  1. To receive apologies and declarations of interest in respect of business specified on the agenda.
  2. *To approve the accuracy of draft Minutes of the previous meeting (16.07.19) (Chair).
  3. Public Forum (10 minutes)

The Council will receive statements and questions from the public (this is the only opportunity for members of the public to make a contribution during the meeting) and for members with pecuniary interests to speak on items on the Agenda.

  • David De waal, Four Elms attending to propose school holiday sports camp (using Four Elms primary school and accessing Recreation ground).

Items for discussion / decision;

  1. Co – option of Duncan Leslie (DL) to post of Councillor, Hever ward, Hever Parish Council (following meeting on 16.07.19).

4i.        DL to confirm that qualified to hold office – meets the criteria for eligibility set out in s.9 of the 1972 Act and is not disqualified, pursuant to s.80 of the 1972 Act.

4ii.       Sign the declaration of acceptance of office in the presence of the Clerk / Cllr.

4iii.      Sign HPC Code of Conduct (2019).

4iii.      Register and declare pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests (within 28 days).

Note; if an interest is NOT entered onto the authority’s register, then the member must disclose the interest to any meeting of the authority at which they are present, where they have a disclosable interest in any matter being considered and where the matter is not a “sensitive interest”.  The Monitoring Officer must be notified then within 28 days.

  1. 5. *2020 – 2021 budget. Finance committee meeting (JH, HW, CC, AH) to be held in October.  Any proposals from the full Council relating to next year spending / projects and budget plans?

2019 – 2020 budget and finance update attached.


  1. Retirement of Dr. Morrison, Edenbridge medical centre. Does the Council wish to respond to

locals request to commemorate this event? Continue reading

Is there a stile that needs replacing?


Hever Parish Council have considered and acted on a number of occasions in recent years, in response to residents and walkers’ requests, how to further promote and enhance the experience of walkers by having dog and user friendly pathways with clear access and signposting. This supports a positive, health, active lifestyle and local tourism. We have worked with local landowners, tourist attractions, walking groups and Kent County Council public rights of way officer.


Landowners are responsible for maintaining stiles and gates in a safe condition and to the required standard of repair in accordance with Section 146 of the Highways Act 1980.


Kent County Council are obliged to contribute a minimum of 25% towards the reasonable cost of maintenance.

This contribution has traditionally been through the provision of the materials necessary for the repair.  To assist in reducing the burden on landowners the County Council is willing to provide a self-closing gate (cost price £130.00) for the landowners’ installation. Continue reading

HPC / HRA report on how to spend £30,000 at Hever station.

GTR report on how to spend £ 30,000 at Hever station.  August 2019 GTR report Hever 2019

Completion of the limited assurance review for the year end 31 March 2019

Please find the external auditor report and certificate for the financial accounts of Hever Parish Council.  Details of the rights of inspection attached.

Audit complete Aug 2019

DRAFT minutes from Hever Parish Council meeting 16th July 2019

The planning meeting was held at 7 – 7.50 pm with Cllrs. RBS, CT, AH, AS in attendance plus 3 members of the public and JH Chair.


FULL Council meeting; Continue reading

Updated Hever Parish Council planning meeting 16th July 7pm Hever Village Hall

2019 July Planning meeting

Hever Parish Council Planning and Full meeting agenda Tuesday 16th July, Hever Village Hall

Note planning meeting is 7pm.

Full meeting 7.30pm

Please contact clerk@hever.org with any queries.

2019 July HPC agenda final

2019 July Planning meeting


2019 May Assembly draft

2019 May AGM minutes draft

2019 July planning update



FREE family fun days – 31st July Markbeech & 12th August Hever

 Wednesday 31 July 10am to 2pm,  Markbeech – Markbeech Village Hall, Cowden Pound Road, Markbeech, Edenbridge TN8 5NR
Monday 12 August 10am to 2pm, Hever – Hever Village Hall, Hever Road, Hever, TN8 7NH
Parents and carers – The Imago Team will be on hand to set up games, crafts and fun things for you and your children to play with.
Enjoy the day together with your children– bring a picnic and stay for the whole event.
Remember, please bring suitable clothing for the activity and the weather, as well as sun cream and plenty of water.

Council dates and FREE family fun days

Wednesday 31st July 10 – 2pm Markbeech village hall
Monday 12th August 10 – 2pm Hever village hall

Tuesday 16th July 7.30pm Hever village hall.
Tuesday 17th September 7.30pm Markbeech village hall.Thursday 21st November 7.30pm Hever village hall.
All most welcome.


  • Happy to report that a new bus shelter (with proper bench seating) has been ordered to replace the one damaged last year in Four Elms.
  • Thank you for voting for Four Elms playground in the Waitrose green token scheme – we have been able to purchase more toddler equipment for the playground.

BULK refuse freighter for locals….29th June


Saturday 29th June 2019
Four Elms VILLAGE HALL 8 – 9.15am then
Hever Bottle bank area next to Henry pub in coach car park 9.30 – 10.45am

It cannot take Continue reading

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