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.
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.
police speed checks.
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
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
GTR report on how to spend £ 30,000 at Hever station. August 2019 GTR report Hever 2019
Please find the external auditor report and certificate for the financial accounts of Hever Parish Council. Details of the rights of inspection attached.
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
FREE FAMILY FUN DAYS;
Wednesday 31st July 10 – 2pm Markbeech village hall
Monday 12th August 10 – 2pm Hever village hall
NEXT COUNCIL MEETINGS;
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.