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Draft minutes from Hever Parish Council meeting 17.09.19

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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

AGENDA

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

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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.

 

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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

 

 

It’s THIS Thursday – Hever Parish Council Annual Assembly – Four Elms PARISH ROOMS and planning meeting

IT’S THIS THURSDAY – Hever Parish Council Annual Assembly – Four Elms PARISH ROOMS, refreshments from 6pm, speakers from 7.30pm. ALL MOST WELCOME!
Note slight changes to timings only of speakers;
Includes planning meeting at 7pm to consider;
1. 19/01176/HOUSE
Hever Lodge Hever Road Hever KENT TN8 7NP
Development: Erection of a two bay car port and log store.
2. 19/01110/FUL
Park Cottage Farm Uckfield Lane Hever KENT
Demolish existing equine building and erection of dwelling and outbuilding and associated works.
3. 19/01224/FUL
The Elms Nursery Bough Beech Road Four Elms KENT TN8 6ND

Proposed extensions to existing garden centre to provide enlarge kitchen and Cafe and staff facilities.

7.30pm

The Chairman, John Hodson will welcome guests and parishioners and seek approval for the Minutes from the Annual Assembly 2018 and deliver the 2019 Annual Report.

7.40pm           Kent Police – Joseph Cain, Police Community Support Officer, PCSO 60538

Sevenoaks District, Kent Police

7.50pm           Alison Thompson, Senior Regional Development Manager  English Rural Housing Association

8.00pm           Councillor Peter Lake, Kent County Council

8.10pm           Councillor Matthew Dickins, Sevenoaks District Council

8.20pm           Mike Follows, Chair, Four Elms Village Hall Trustees

8.30pm           Edenbridge Medical Centre – Dr. Simon Morrison

 
 

Hever Parish Council AGM 7th May 2019 – draft minutes

2019 May AGM minutes draft

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Hever Parish Council to be held at Hever village hall on Tuesday 7th May 2019 commencing at 7.30pm

The Members of Hever Parish Council

I hereby summon you to attend the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Hever Parish Council to be held at Hever village hall on Tuesday 7th May 2019 commencing at 7.30pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

Signed;      Clerk     Date   30.04.19  *attachment / printed copy

  1. To receive apologies.
  2. Only open session of the meeting- Public Forum (10 minutes)
  3. Declarations of interest in respect of business specified on the agenda
  4. *To approve the accuracy of Minutes of the previous meeting – 20.03.19 and 2018 AGM (JH).

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Agenda for Hever Parish Council meeting to be held at FOUR ELMS Village Hall on WEDNESDAY 20 TH MARCH 2019 commencing at 7.30pm

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 (15.01.19) (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.

Items for discussion / decision;

(during the meeting, can all Cllrs. please sign the Annual Declaration – required by Insurers**).

  1. Julie Terry, Tenancy Services Manager & Jo Mahieu, Head of Allocations – West Kent Housing Association attending to report on current housing provision and management within the District and Parish.
  2. Affordable Housing – (SS / CT / CC). To report on progress and call for sites.
  3. *Parish wide traffic review – report back from Clerk / AH / RBS following traffic review and recommendations for village gateways with costings for 2019 / 20.
  4. Four Elms school traffic project – to report back (BW).
  5. Shopping facilities in Four Elms.
  6. Gatwick update (DL, SL, RBS)
  7. Easter Litter Pick (RBS / AH) for Four Elms and Markbeech scheduled for Easter Saturday.
  8. *Elections – note District and Parish wide elections Thursday 2nd May.
  9. Remuneration for Cllrs. – HPC have not adopted a policy to date. NB. Co – opted Members are not eligible and this is separate to travelling and subsistence costs which may be claimed.  However, it could compensate for childcare / carer issues.  There are tax implications.  Does the Council wish to consider a remuneration policy for 2019 – 2020?
  10. Social Media – do the Members feel we should have a social media policy to cover conduct / representations made by Cllrs. on social media, or can this be part of the Code of Conduct?
  11. *HPC Annual policies – updated in advance of AGM. Could Members study the policies in advance of the meeting to ratify?  Please note, no changes to;

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Hever Parish Council Agenda for meeting Tuesday, 15th January 2019, 7.00pm START.

HPC Agenda 15 January 2019

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