MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 8 DECEMBER
were taken as read and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.
(not covered elsewhere) None
County Council The clerk read out a brief report from Simon Walsh outlining some of the effects of Financial savings, these included the closing of the careers advisory service with a replacement service being established in schools and £5.9 million savings in home to school transport. There is no further news regarding the village footway project. Salt stocks are holding up but the next issue will be pothole repairs.
BT Claim A further exchange of correspondence had taken place with Zurich Insurance and the settlement of the BT claim looks imminent – Action ML.
Faster Broadband Sara Scott reported that Radwinter Parish Council had made contact regarding a joint interest being expressed in faster broadband services. The Parish Council agreed that this should be supported. – Action SS
No meeting reports have been received
Village Green Issues
Mr Haylock reported the transfer of land issue had experienced complications which were being addressed with the advice of John Cockman. – Action DH
Inclement weather and the holidays had delayed completion. – Action DH
it was agreed that the chairman would contact Simon Walsh to try to progress this issue by indicating that the Parish Council may be willing to contribute to the costs. – Action SM
Mr Drane was chasing repair of potholes, particularly in the road below Hill Farm. He was also chasing the trimming of the hedge by Harvey Way. – Action DD
Brick Wall at Long Corner
Mr Drane agreed to contact Ray Searle. Highways Supervisor, to encourage a more positive response. – Action DD
Headland Management Scheme
Mr Haylock had met with Adam Jenkins and walked some of the area. He was now awaiting a map. – Action DH
There is no firm news about how this will operate next year but there is some indication that there may be more direct payments on the Headland Management Scheme. Miss Frost has started work on the second instalment of Hempstead footpath walks. – Action DF
No issues with the newsletter and website except that there was still a need for new distributors of the Newsletter.
The Chairman is still awaiting a response concerning the issue of the pond at Hempstead Hall from the Enforcement Officer. – Action SM
It was agreed that the clerk seek training, especially in areas like planning where there are significant changes unfolding. – Action ML
Mr Sladen reported that the merger between Hempstead Recreation Ground Charity (The Glebe) and Hempstead Village Hall Charity had now been completed. The Glebe land was transferred on 1st December 2010 and Recreation Ground Charity closed on the 16th December 2010. The merger was registered on the Charity Commission’s Register of Mergers on the 21st December 2010. The Village Hall Management Committee (VHMC) will now register the land in the name of the Parish Council, as Custodian Trustees, with the Land Registry. Any costs involved to be borne by the VHMC.
Mr Sladen also confirmed that the Hall’s insurers had agreed to cover the Glebe with effect from 1st December 2010.
A request for goalpost nets had been received and it was agreed that the Chairman would email Sally Phillips to inform her that this had been passed to the Village Hall Management Committee.
Future meeting dates – 8pm Thursdays 3rd February, 17 March 2001, Tuesday 12 April and Thursday 12 May.
The meeting closed at 8.50pm.