THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HEVER PARISH COUNCIL.
Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 7.30PM. Held at Markbeech Village hall.
There was no planning meeting due to lack of applications within the timetable.
Present: Cllrs., John Hodson (JH) (Chair), Angela Haydon (AH) Bonnie White (BW), Christine Thompson (CT), Anita Sebastian (AS), Rick Brookes-Smith (RBS), Stephen Lark (SL), Stephen Sadler (SS)
Also in attendance: Charlotte Cole (CC, Clerk) and 2 members of the public. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
1.To receive apologies – Joanna Wade (JW) working, Matthew Dickins (MD) Sevenoaks District Councillor working at SDC. These apologies were accepted and noted.
To receive declarations of interest in respect of items on the Agenda. To be specified per item.
- To approve accuracy of minutes from the previous meetings (Minutes from 16.07.19). Previously circulated draft minutes approved by all and signed by JH.
- Public Forum.
- Four Elms resident JS attended to express concern regarding rumble strips (previously installed
safety measure) on roads leading out of village from the crossroads and the reported noise and vibration impact. Has independently completed survey of residents to share with HPC and KCC. KCC have already responded that if / when surface renewed (next financial year at earliest) then will review. HPC have already completed their Highway improvement plan (HIP) to KCC for 2020 – 21 with item #2 being renewal of red friction surface. At that time, all the options for surfacing can be considered. The reasons for the installation of the rumble strips discussed.
- Another resident (JP) expressed concern at the speed of drivers through the village and lack of
police speed checks.
- Four Elms resident Dave de Waal was unable to attend the meeting as planned and sent apologies
and notes for the Clerk to read out with more details of his proposed school holiday sports camp, with possible use of Four Elms recreation field. Requesting access to ground for 2 days in October half term, ~ 3 hours a day, ~ 15 children, bring all own equipment, local children and employment, mindful of total public access and use at all times, insurance details submitted. This was discussed at length – maintenance of grass (is by gardeners contracted by school) and playground / goal (HPC maintain), access for locals etc. whilst supporting local families who require childcare, local business and a healthy activity. It was agreed that HPC would allow and support the 2 days in October half term, with a local Cllr. visiting the site and review future requests at the Nov. Mtg.
Noting MD apologies for this and Nov mtg. and his new position Continue reading