MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 6 JANUARY
were taken as read and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.
(not covered elsewhere) None
County Council A report from Councillor Walsh had been previously circulated and the decreased Library hours were noted.
BT Claim The claim over damage to the BT cables had now been settled by Zurich Mutual Insurance
Refurbished Fountain Marisa Baltrock had expressed thanks for the photos from Mr Haylock and asked for more information which Mr Haylock agreed to supply. – Action DH
No meeting reports have been received
Village Green Issues
It was agreed in the light of the Mr Cockman’s presentation that the Clerk should write to Essex County Council to investigate registering two parcels of village land, namely parcel VG214 and a parcel adjacent to Brookside Cottage. – Action ML
This had now been erected. The councillors thanked Mr Haylock.
Cheques were signed for the following:
A corrected standing order in favour of B Kitchin was signed for £80 monthly
The chairman had met Simon Walsh to try to progress this issue by indicating that the Parish Council may be willing to contribute to the costs. He had followed up with and email and was awaiting a more definite reply. – Action SM
Mr Drane was still chasing repair of potholes but these were being left until large enough to make repair more effective than shallow patching. – Action DD
Brick Wall at Long Corner
This had been examined by Mr Nathan of the Highways Dept. and adjudged not to be dangerous. The flooding drain at the base of the wall had caused concern over the years due to the potential harm the water spray was likely to cause to the wall and been discussed several times at Parish |Council meetings.
Headland Management Scheme
Adam Jenkins has written a letter (not yet received) outlining the new arrangements for funding the cutting of headland paths. He was also planning to visit the area again. – Action DH
Miss Frost is working with contractors to try to establish a plan of what can be achieved within the reduced funding levels. – Action DF
Some hardware difficulties had been experienced but those concerned were working to improve the situation. There were no issues with the newsletter. – Action DF
The Chairman is still awaiting a response concerning the issue of the pond at Hempstead Hall from the Enforcement Officer. – Action SM
The merger between Hempstead Recreation Ground Charity (The Glebe) and Hempstead Village Hall Charity has now been completed. It was agreed that the Parish Council would execute the documentation related to registering the land with the Land Registry in its name as custodian trustee of Hempstead Village Hall Charity.
As indicated in their letter of 28 January the Village Hall Management Committee would organise this and cover all costs involved.
It was also agreed that the Parish Council would continue to fund the cutting of the Glebe grass.
It was noted that the election would be on 5 May. Publication of Notice on 28 March. Nominations by noon 5 April. It was agreed to revisit this at the next meeting and agree the date of the Annual Meeting. – Action ML
Future meeting dates – 8pm Thursday 17 March 2001, Tuesday 12 April and Thursday 12 May.
The meeting closed at 10.03 pm.