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• Planning for the future – the planning white paper. Hever Parish Council response. October 2020

HPC response 2020

Notice of conclusion of audit (Annual Governance & Accountability return for the year ended 31 March 2020)

2020 AGAR part 3 2020 AGAR part 1 & 2

Draft minutes from Hever Parish Council meeting 22nd & 29th September 2020

2020 22nd Sept ZOOM HPC draft

THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE EXTRA ORDINARY MEETING OF HEVER PARISH COUNCIL

extraordinary meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held by ZOOM on 29th SEPTEMBER 2020 commencing at 7.00

To:   The Members of Hever Parish Council.  I hereby summon you to attend the extraordinary meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held by ZOOM on 29th SEPTEMBER 2020 commencing at 7.00 pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

 

 

The Chairman has called this meeting following LGA 1972 Sch 12, paras 9 & 25.

 

Signed;      Clerk              Date   24.09.20  

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.

Please note the adopted procedure for virtual meetings (2020).

  1. To receive apologies and declarations of interest in respect of business specified on the agenda (Chair).
  2. Public Forum (5 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;

 

  1. Councillor vacancy. Four Elms ward vacancy (Clerk / Chair). Those

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Hever Parish Council meeting agenda 22nd September 2020 ZOOM

2020 September HPC zoom agenda FINAL

Topic: Hever Parish Council planning meeting Sept 2020 Time: Sep 8, 2020 07:00 PM

Topic: Hever Parish Council planning meeting Sept 2020

Time: Sep 8, 2020 07:00 PM London

 

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20/02266/FUL Hillside Uckfield Lane Hever KENT

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20/02255/HOUSE How Green South How Green Lane Hever KENT

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20/02058/HOUSE 2 Crouch Cottage Uckfield Lane Hever KENT

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THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HEVER PARISH COUNCIL. Thursday 14th July 2020 at 7.30PM.  Held via zoom video call.

THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HEVER PARISH COUNCIL.

Thursday 14th July 2020 at 7.30PM.  Held via zoom video call.

 

Present, Angela Haydon (AH), Bonnie White (BW), John Hodson (JH) Chair, Stephen Lark (SL), Duncan Leslie (DL), Joanna Wade (JW)

Also in attendance: Charlotte Cole (CC, Clerk) and 3 members of the public. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.

 

1. Apologies received and accepted.  Stephen Sadler (SS) away, Rick Brookes-Smith (RBS) away.

2.The Council approved the accuracy of draft Minutes of the previous meeting (11.06.20) and signed by Chair.

3 / 4. Public Forum – One Four Elms resident raised concerns regarding the speed of traffic noting the increase

in cyclists, families, pedestrians and horses on the Bough Beech road and surrounds. Narrow hedges, concealed

entrances etc.  Issues were discussed and resolved that the Clerk would liaise with KCC Member (Peter Lake)

and the resident to explore the issues further and what action possible.

Matthew Dickins (SDC Cllr.) updated on SDC issues and invited any questions.

 

Items for discussion / decision;

 

5i.        Councillor vacancies.  Update on Four Elms ward vacancy – BW updated that had been in contact with Four Elms school teachers / Governors and parents to promote the vacancy. AH suggested Clerk re-join the “Next door” online group to promote the vacancy.

5ii.       To receive the resignation of Anita Sebastian (Hever ward), with immediate effect.  The Clerk advised of the procedure to advertise vacancy and if no by election called, then will be able to co – opt.

5iii.      Do any of the Councillors have training IT needs they wish the Clerk to arrange? – none.

6.         Financial update. Receipts and payments since last update & accounts and statement reconciliation received and noted.

7.         No grant applications received.

8.         Updated membership of committees. – BW to join the Finance and Employment Committee (with Chair, Vice Chair and Clerk).  The Clerk wished to highlight to the Council that the busy Planning Committee consisted of SS, AH, RBS and DL so any new Cllrs. may wish to be involved in planning matters.

9.         Parish wide and District volunteer scheme update – SDC scheme will end at the end of September.  Clerk liaising with SDC to contact volunteers and any locals still receiving help to manage transition.

10.       Four Elms pond – further options were discussed to further encourage responsible behaviour by those fishing, having taken legal advice it was resolved not to consider a byelaw at this stage – for a number of reasons e.g. alternative legislative measures already exists to address the problem of illegal behaviour, whether a magistrate would be supportive that a byelaw was necessary / not excessive or disproportionate, significant consultation would be required (not just with those living in the local area), issues of enforcement and whether behaviour would change etc.

11.       Planning; applications responded to and outcomes – attached to agenda.

12.       Urgent issues at the discretion of the Chairman for noting or inclusion on future agenda.  Chair

requested an update on heritage fingerpost signage – Clerk had requested quotes.

13.       GDPR – to update any developments or actions required. None.

14.       To determine matters arising from the previous minutes for updating / noting – none

 

 

15.       Consultations / Other Correspondence.

·         Thanks from ex Councillor Christine Thompson for the card.

·         Resolved to hold scheduled 22nd September meeting in person at planned venue of Hever village hall.  Clerk advised the Council that it hadn’t met in Four Elms since March 2019.  AH advised that sadly the Four Elms village hall was already booked on 22.09 so was resolved to continue with the Hever venue.

 

Items for updating on / for information;

  • Hever parish field hut renovation works – scheduled for early August.
  • Four Elms playground re opened from 4th July.

 

16.       Consultations / Other Correspondence.

Gatwick update (SL, RBS, DL).  Clerk reported back from attendance at Roundtable meeting regarding Gatwick Northern Runway Project – 19th February 2020.  DL expressed concern as to why the few planes that were currently flying were passing over Hever.

Council tax breakdown for Hever Parish for 2020 – 2021.

Ward demographics summary (Clerk) discussed and Clerk to share electronically with Cllrs.

Council for Protection of Rural England CPRE Committee – the Council did not wish to nominate a Cllr. to be representative

JW – advised that Hever village hall Chair to be appointed soon and will likely lead renovation / funding drive.

JW asked for editorial / articles for the Link magazine, especially any from Four Elms.

 

The zoom meeting ended 8.40pm.

 

 

2020 Parish Council scheduled meetings

MONTH           DATE               DAY                 LOCATION                               EVENT

SEPT                22                    TUES                HVH                                         Mtg

NOV                 26                    THURS               MBVH                                     Mtg

 

Planning meeting 7pm, full meeting 7.30pm (unless stated otherwise)

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA Hever Parish Council to be held by ZOOM on 14th JULY 2020 commencing at 7.30 pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

AGENDA

To:   The Members of Hever Parish Council.  I hereby summon you to attend the meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held by ZOOM on 14th JULY 2020 commencing at 7.30 pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

https://zoom.us/j/96981400024?pwd=bnFTOEhtOUkvd25hLzhlOUt1TUFadz09

Meeting ID: 969 8140 0024

Password: 621941

Signed;      Clerk              Date   08.07.20   *attachment

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.

Please note the adopted procedure for virtual meetings (2020).

  1. To receive apologies and declarations of interest in respect of business specified on the agenda (Chair).
  2. *To approve the accuracy of draft Minutes of the previous meeting (11.06.20) (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;

 

  1. Request by resident of Four Elms for change to speed limit / road signage in the school / How Green / Bough Beech road areas.

 

5i.    Councillor vacancies.  Update on Four Elms ward vacancy (BW / AH).

5ii.   To receive the resignation of Anita Sebastian (Hever ward), with immediate effect.

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Agenda for Hever Parish Council meeting Thursday 11th June by ZOOM

Please contact the Clerk for any attachments referred to.

clerk@hever.org

AGENDA

To:   The Members of Hever Parish Council.  I hereby summon you to attend the meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held by ZOOM on 11st JUNE 2020 commencing at 6.30 pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

Signed;      Clerk                   Date   08.06.20   *attachment Continue reading

Meeting CANCELLED – Hever Parish Council meeting Agenda Tuesday 17th March 2020 7.30pm Hever village hall

Hever Parish Council meeting tomorrow, at Hever village hall, Tuesday 17th March has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers of Councillors being able to attend (for a variety of reasons). Items will be transferred to the next scheduled meeting in May.

AGENDA

To:       The Members of Hever Parish Council.  I hereby summon you to attend the meeting of Hever Parish Council to be held at HEVER Village Hall on TUESDAY 17th MARCH 2020 commencing at 7.30pm for the transaction of business as set out below.

Signed; Clerk             Date   09.03.20 *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 (21.01.20) (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.

In advance of the meeting – written requests for Council to consider / comment on (the Clerk has already made preliminary responses);

i               permission for the memorial bench for Pat Leigh at Four Elms village pond.  No request for funds.

ii              Stop fishing at the pond immediately – amount of rubbish being left and dangerous parking.

iii             complete obstruction of pavements by cars that are parked, not only from people that fish also from parents picking up their children.  Those that walk are having to walk in the road with their children.

iv             parking on double yellow lines, again mostly visiting fishermen

v              speeding through the village by motorists, 2 accidents on the crossroads already this year

  1. Request for a fence to left hand side of Four Elms pond to deter fishermen accessing the garage site for fishing?

Items for discussion / decision;

  1. Resignation of Christine Thompson. Opportunity for co – option for Four Elms ward Councillor, IF no election is called by 10 electors by 27th March.

The Council to consider which networks a Cllr. could be co – opted from.

 

5i.        *Financial update. Receipts and payments since last update & accounts and statement reconciliation (Clerk).

5ii.       To consider any grant applications received.  Does the Council require further information and / or wish to support the application (to what sum)?

*£ 5,000 requested for funding for our new pavilion and decking.  Falconhurst Cricket Club.

  1. Gatwick update (SL, RBS, DL). Clerk to report back from attendance at Roundtable meeting regarding Gatwick Northern Runway Project – 19th February 2020.

Does the Council wish to comment independently of HWCAAG  at this stage?

 

  1. VE DAY 75 CELEBRATIONS 8TH – 10TH MAY 2020 8th May 2020. www.veday75.org

            Update on the community event at Hever Castle. JW.

 

  1. Sevenoaks District Council – Current Licensing Applications.

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