Minutes of Meeting held Thursday 8th October 2020 Remotely via Zoom.

Contents

Meeting Details

Present:

Councillor J. Sargeant (Chair).
Councillors T. Beastall, R. Lovell, D. Sargeant & K. Shaw.
One Member of the Public.

 

In Attendance:

John Bourne, Clerk to the Council

 
 

11/20. Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor B. Bromley & District Councillor N. Hawkins.

12/20. Chairman’s Address.

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

He thanked all the applicants who had applied for the vacancy for a Parish Councillor.

13/20. Public Comments.

The member of the public who had applied for the vacancy for a Parish Councillor introduced herself to Councillors.

14/20. Minutes of Last Meeting.

The minutes of the meeting held on 27th. August 2020 had been circulated and it was agreed that they be signed as a true and correct record.

15/20. Matters Arising.

Four applications for the vacancy for a co-opted Parish Councillor had been received by the advertised date. Due to this meeting being held virtually the normal procedure for a ballot could not take place. All Councillors had received details of all the applicants and asked to send their choice to the Clerk. The Clerk reported that there had been no need for a second ballot and Carole Hawthorne had received the majority of the votes cast. It was agreed that she should be co-opted onto the Council and she would be asked to sign a Declaration of Acceptance of Office and would then be eligible to join the Council at its next meeting. The Electoral Office of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council would be informed of the co-option in due course. All the applicants would be informed of the result of the ballot and thanked for their applications.

After the short report at the last meeting a discussion took place on the dilapidated bus shelter opposite the old New Inn which had been demolished by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. A report was given on a similar situation on the opposite side of the road which had arisen some years ago. At that time Staffordshire Moorlands District Council made a grant towards a replacement bus shelter. It was agreed that the purchase of a replacement shelter be investigated and the Moorlands Council be asked to provide a similar grant in this case due to the fact that the shelter had not been maintained and had been removed without prior consultation.

A report was given that the defibrillator which the Parish Council had considered being installed at the Holly Bush Inn, Denford had been provided by the owner of the Inn.

The Chairman gave a detailed report on his review of the Council’s website in the light of new legislation on the matter which came into force on 22nd September 2020. He had looked at the criteria involved and concluded that the site was already partially compliant but had had to change the layout template to comply with the reflow criteria. There was a need to create something which appears similar to the original documents that can be read by a screen reader. He would continue with the process in due course. He was thanked for his information and efforts.

The Chairman reported difficulties in his attempts to purchase the normal British Legion Poppy Wreath. In the light of this and also the current restrictions on gatherings etc it was agreed to send a donation of £20 – 00 to the local branch of the British Legion in lieu of a wreath.

16/20. Planning Matters.

Plans Already Distributed & Commented on by Councillors.

The following plan was objected to:

  • SMD/2020/0031 Retrospective Application for the Retention of Replacement Stables at Micklea Farm, Micklea Lane Longsdon.
    The grounds for objections were:
    • The current building on the site bears no resemblance to the photographs of the former building on the site.
    • Why are there no drawings of the current building on the site?
    • The current building is a more permanent structure with double skinned insulated walls which is much, much different from the photographs produced of the former building.
    • The current building is on a different site to the original “stable” block.
    • The site is within the green belt.
    • The structure of the new building would lend itself to future human habitation.

The following plans had been distributed to Councillors with comments to be reported.

  • SMD/2020/0507 Conversion of Existing Outbuilding to Form Single Holiday Unit at Lapwing Farm, Devils Lane, Longsdon.
    There were no objections in principle but that a proviso be added that no long term or permanent lettings be allowed which could become a precursor for permanent residential use.
  • SMD/2020/0515 Two Storey Front Extension at Wood Vale, Sutherland Road, Longsdon.
    There were no objections to this application.
  • SMD/2020/0538 Retrospective Application for the Retention of Replacement Stables at Micklea Farm, Micklea Lane, Longsdon.
    This plan was objected to on the following grounds:
    • The current building is on a completely different site from that which was previously approved in 2005.
    • The current building on the site bears no resemblance to the original stable block.
    • The current building is a more permanent structure with double skinned walls which would lend itself to future human habitation.
    • Apparently one garage door has been replaced by a stable door to enhance the appearance for a “stable” building.
    • Does the building meet DEFRA requirements for the welfare of horses?

17/20. Finance Matters.

(a) For Report.

  • The Certificate of Exemption for the Council had been submitted to the External Auditor and acknowledged.
  • The Precept Requirement for 2020 / 2021 had been received from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.
  • All the necessary Financial Statements etc had been published on the Council’s website.

(b) Orders for Payment.

 It was unanimously agreed that the following items be paid:-

  •  Chairman J. Sargeant.  £23.97 Domain Name Charge (2 years)     (Repayment as
  •  Chairman J. Sargeant.  £41.93 Seven Months Basic Website Fee    (Paid to Ionos.
  •  Chairman J. Sargeant.  £14.39 Repayment to Zoom Video Communications
  •  GeoXphere Ltd.  £45.00 Parish Online Fee
  •  J. A. Gibson.  £120.00 Agency Work.
  •  John Bourne. £299.62 Clerk’s Salary & Expenses (nett). 
  •  H. M. Customs & Excise.  £70.00 P. A. Y. E.
  •  British Legion £20.00 Donation. 

18/20. Public Comments.

There was no business under this item.

19/20. Any Other Business.

The details of the latest Local Plan had been received and these had been forwarded to all Councillors.

A request had been received that all properties in Sutherland Road should be numbered. The Clerk reported that he had been involved with a similar situation in another area. The proposal, which had originated from Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service had been sent to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council which had decreed that the proposal would need to be requested by the majority of residents. This information would be passed to the requester. It was also reported that all the current emergency services were equipped with technology which enabled them to find any property when required.

It was agreed to ask the Council’s lengthsman to make sure that the entrance to the Common Land on Leek Road was accessible.

The dangerous condition of the old New Inn and especially the disintegrating plywood fencing was mentioned. It was agreed to approach Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s Environmental Health Dept. on the matter.

The decreasing width of the pavements of the A53 Leek Road due to overhanging trees / hedges and encroaching vegetation would be reported to Staffordshire County Council.

A question was asked as to whether Dunwood First Responders were still in operation. Councillor D. Sargeant offered to investigate the matter.

A discussion took place on the future use of “Any Other Business”. It was agreed that all items should be listed on the agenda for that particular meeting so that Councillors would have advance notice, unless the matter was considered very urgent.

20/20. Date of Next Meeting.

The date of the next meeting of the Council was arranged for Thursday 26th November 2020 at 7:00pm virtually hosted on Zoom.

Minutes of Meeting held in the upstairs room of The Wheel on Thursday 6th February 2020.

Contents

Meeting Details

Present:

Councillor J. Sargeant (Chair).
Councillors: Councillors T. Beastall, B. Bromley, R. Lovell, K. Shaw & S. R. Weston.
District Councillor N. Hawkins.

 

In Attendance:

John Bourne, Clerk to the Council
Two Members of the Public.

 
 

 

72/19. Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor D. Sargeant.

73/19. Declarations of Interest.

There were no declarations of interest at this point.

74/19. Chairman’s Address.

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting. He apologised for the incorrect date of the meeting listed on the Council’s website – now corrected.
He thanked Vice Chair R. Lovell for information given on the possible take-over of the Pointon’s Business which could have implications on the old New Inn site.
He also thanked the Clerk for his efforts with the Defibrillator machine (to be reported later).

75/19. Public Comments.

District Councillor Hawkins gave information on the situation with Meadowcroft, Denford Road which was an ongoing situation since 2016.
She also raised the subject, together with the owner of the site who was present, of a planning application for Camping Pods etc on land in Sutherland Road. They asked if further information had been received.
The Clerk pointed out that the application had been determined by the Council in July 2019 when objections had been sent in. No further information had been received since that date.

76/19. Minutes of Last Meeting.

The minutes of the meeting held on 12th December 2019 had been circulated and it was agreed that they be signed as a true and correct record.

77/19. Matters Arising.

Contact had been made with the West Midland Ambulance Service in order to register the defibrillator on The Circuit, the national data base. However, on checking the machine the Ipads had passed their expiry date. After consulting with the Chairman a new set of Ipads costing £31.66 + V.A.T. had been obtained from the British Heart Foundation. On fitting them into the machine the battery was then shown to be flat. After consulting, again, with the Chairman a new battery costing £133.33 + V.A.T. was obtained from the British Heart Foundation. These actions were sanctioned by Councillors.
The machine was now working correctly and instructions to show the indicator signs on the machine showing the correct operation were issued to Councillors. It was agreed to ask the Memorial Hall Committee to also check the indicator signs periodically.
The defibrillator had now been registered on The Circuit.
It was also agreed not to obtain a second defibrillator machine at this time.

A letter had been received from the Environmental Health Department of Staffordshire Moorlands Council on the issue of a very untidy site in a Conservation area adjacent to the top canal in Denford Road. It stated that formal action could not be taken.
As the site was in a Conservation area, it was agreed that a report should be forwarded to the Canals & Rivers Trust pointing out the untidiness of the site with detritus everywhere and a possible problem with a septic tank.

No written quotation had yet been received from EWH Construction for the repairs to the dilapidated bus shelter opposite the old New Inn. It was agreed to contact Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to ask why previous requests for repairs were never undertaken.

A request for the courtesy of a reply had been sent to the Infrastructure Manager of Staffordshire County Council regarding the near misses etc. with persons using the pedestrian crossing on the main A53 Leek Road near the junction with School Lane and Sutherland Road. A lengthy reply had been received including Highway Code instructions for pedestrians using the crossing and pointing out that any major improvement could not take place. Councillors felt very disappointed with the reply and agreed that the reply should be published on the adjacent notice board and stating that any reports of near misses be sent directly to the Manager.

The Police had again been contacted regarding the dangerously parked car near to the junction of the A53 and Sutherland Road again causing visibility problems for traffic emerging from Sutherland Road. No reply had been received to date.

The possible water main leak in the grass verge in Leek Road, Longsdon near to the entrance of Dunwood Lodge Farm had been reported to Severn Trent Water. A report had been received that the water did not test as being mains water but it had agreed to monitor the situation.

The dangerous pothole and road surface at the junction of Denford Road and Leek Road had been reported numerous times to the County Council but there had still been no action. 

78/19. Correspondence.

Information received included:

  • Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s Chairman’s Charity Quiz Night – Friday 21st. February 2020.
  • Best Kept Village Road Show at various locations.
  • Advertisement for VE Day Celebrations products.
  • Clerks & Councils Direct – January issue.

79/19. Planning Matters.

The following planning applications were considered:

  • SMD/2019/0757 - 758 Proposed Works & Regularisation to Rowley Gate Farm, Devils Lane, Longsdon including Listed Building Consent.
  • SMD/2019/0769 Proposed Single & Double Storey Extension to Existing Dwelling at Sunnycroft, Wood Road, Longsdon.
  • SMD/2020/0001 Demolish Existing Single Storey Kitchen Block & Outside Toilet at Rear & Replace with Two Storey Rear Extension at Grove Cottage, Leek Road, Longsdon.
  • SMD/2020/0025 Erection of Two Storey Rear Extension, Alteration to Existing Openings, & Erection of Canopy to Front Elevation at White Chimneys, Devils Lane, Longsdon.

There were no objections to these applications subject to normal planning guidelines.

  • SMD/2020/0053 Outline Application with all Matters Reserved for Proposed Construction of a New Two Storey Dwelling on Land at Mollatts Wood Road, Longsdon was also considered.

It was agreed to OBJECT to this application on the following grounds:

  • The site is within the Green Belt.
  • The proposal cannot be classed as infill and there are no special circumstances.

80/19. Finance Matters.

It was reported that a Re-declaration of Compliance had been made with The Pensions Regulator.

A quarterly update for the Council’s accounts was distributed to all Councillors.

The Clerk / Financial Officer produced estimates for final Income & Expenditure and end of year balances for the current year and estimated Income & Expenditure for 2020 /2021. After studying the figures, it was agreed that the Precept Requirement for 2020 / 2021 be £5,000.00 which would result in the Band D property charge being £17-73, an increase on last year of 9.92%.

81/19. Orders for Payment.

It was unanimously agreed that the following items be paid:-

  • The Wheel.   £25.00 Room Hire.
  • J. A. Gibson.   £160.00 Agency Work
  • John Bourne.   Clerk’s Salary (nett)
  • John Bourne.  £53.89 Clerk’s Expenses.
  • British Heart Foundation.  £179.99 Defibrillator Spares.
  • H. M. Customs & Excise. £70.00 P. A. Y. E.

82/19. Public Comment.

There was no business under this item.

83/19. Any Other Business.

It was reported that the wooden rails of the public seat in Sutherland Road were in need of paint / preservative. This matter to be passed to the Council’s lengthsman.

84/19. Date of Next Meeting.

The date of the next meeting of the Council was arranged for Thursday 26th March 2020 in the upstairs room of the Wheel public house, Leek Road, Longsdon.

Minutes of Meeting held Thursday 26th November 2020 Remotely via Zoom.

Contents

Meeting Details

Present:

Councillor J. Sargeant (Chair).
Councillors T. Beastall, B. Bromley, C. Hawthorne, R. Lovell. D. Sargeant & K. Shaw.

 

In Attendance:

John Bourne, Clerk to the Council

 
 

21/20 Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were received from District Councillor N. Hawkins.

22/20 Declarations of Interest

Declarations of interest in Item 7 of the agenda were received from Councillors D. & J. Sargeant.

23/20 Chairman’s Address.

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting including new Councillor Carole Hawthorne. She had signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

He gave a report on the efforts to restructure the Council’s website. There had been more progress with two new formats but more were needed.

24/20 Public Comments.

There was no business under this item.

25/20 Approval of Minutes of Last Meeting.

The minutes of the virtual meeting held on 8th October 2020 had been circulated and it was agreed that they be signed as a true and correct record.

26/20 Matters Arising.

Letters of thanks had been sent to the applicants for the vacancy for a co-opted Parish Councillor.
The Electoral Office of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council had been informed of the co-option of Carole Hawthorne onto the Council.

Copies of correspondence, to date, on the demolished bus shelter had been circulated. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council had refused a grant for a replacement suggesting that, as it was on County Council land, that Council should be approached. It was agreed to contact County Councillor G. Heath on the matter.

The Clerk reported that a cheque for £20.00 had been forwarded to the Leek Branch of the Royal British Legion as a donation in lieu of the purchase of a Remembrance Wreath.

Copies of correspondence, to date, on the forwarded complaints etc to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council regarding the dangerous condition of the old New Inn. No satisfactory answers had been received. It was agreed to contact Karen Bradley M.P. to try and enlist her help with the matter.

A report was given that the lengthsman had cleared the entrance to the Common Land on Leek Road. The encroachment of vegetation on to pavement in Leek Road had been reported to Staffordshire County Council.

A report was given that Dunwood First Responders was still operating but with only one responder. Courses for others had been put on hold due to the situation with Covid 19 virus.

27/20 Other Business.

A resident in Sutherland Road had asked the Council’s permission to lower the height of a tree opposite her residence. She had agreed to bear the cost of the work. As this was outside the remit of the Parish Council it was agreed to contact Staffs Moorlands Tree Officer.
Councillors D. Sargeant & J. Sargeant declared a personal interest in this matter and took no part in the discussion.

28/20 Correspondence.

Information had been received regarding Staffordshire Police Smart Alert. This had been distributed.

Doulas Macmillan Hospice had also forwarded information on its work and this had been forwarded to Councillors. It was agreed to make a donation of £100.00 to the Hospice.

A request for support for a Feasibility Study on the possible opening of the railway line through the Parish had been received from Sybil Ralphs, Leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. Due to the timescale Councillors had been consulted and had agreed not to support the Study.

29/20 Planning.

There was no business under this item.

30/20. Finance Matters.

(a) For Report.

  • The refund of V. A. T. from 2019 / 2020 had been applied for.
  • An account update to 31st October 2020 had been circulated to Councillors.
  • A question was asked about the large balance in the account. It was explained that there was a possible
    purchase of a new bus shelter, all the benches would need to be attended to in the Spring etc. etc.

(b) Bank Account Mandate.

  • It was agreed that the Bank Account Mandate be amended to show Carole Hawthorne in lieu of the
    deceased Richard Weston.
    It was also agreed that the Clerk’s name also be registered on the mandate to assist with any enquiries on
    the account.

(c) Orders for Payment.

 It was agreed that the following items be paid:-

  • John Sargeant (Chairman).  £5.99 Paid to Ionis for Website.
  • John Sargeant (Chairman). £14.39 Paid to Zoom – Monthly Charge.
  • J. A. Gibson. £150.00 Agency Work incl. Bus Shelter & Common Land.
  • Proctor’s Nursery. £243.36 Planting of Village Flower Tubs.
  • Douglas Macmillan Hospice. £ 100.00 Grant.

Comments were made, however, about the poor standard of the plants in the tubs with a report that one tub had been missed entirely.
The actual order for the planting was given late due to there being no meetings but Proctors would be approached about the matter.
It was reported that a private individual had planted some flowering plants in the tub in Sutherland Road.
It was agreed to write a letter of thanks to her.

31/20 Public Comments.

There was no business under this item.

32/20 Items for Inclusion in the Agenda for the Next Meeting.

Arrangements for Future Remembrance Sundays.

33/20 Date of Next Meeting.

The date of the next meeting was arranged for Thursday 14th January 2021 at 7- 0 pm virtually hosted by Zoom.

Minutes of Meeting held Thursday 27th. August 2020 Remotely via Zoom.

Contents

Meeting Details

Present:

Councillor J. Sargeant (Chair).
Councillors:  B. Bromley, R. Lovell, D. Sargeant & K. Shaw.

 

In Attendance:

John Bourne, Clerk to the Council

 
 

 01/20. Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor T. Beastall & District Councillor N. Hawkins.

 02/20. Tribute to the late Councillor Richard Weston.

The Chairman reported that it was with deep sorrow that he pay tribute to Councillor Richard Weston who sadly passed away on the evening of Friday 3rd. April 2020.

As a Councillor Richard was always a voice of reason, considerate to his fellow parishioners and eager to help. His impeccable attendance record and his reliably sound judgment will be sorely missed. Richard was well known, highly regarded and respected in the community. We are all the poorer for losing him.

 03/20. Chairman’s Address.

The Chairman thanked everyone for joining this virtual meeting explaining that it was being hosted on the free version of the Zoom platform which restricts the length of the meeting to 40 minutes. A large portion of the comprehensive agenda was actually to report on and document events and actions taken since the last meeting.

He thanked Councillors for responding and commenting on the planning applications which had been circulated by email. He also thanked the Vice Chair for his consideration and approval of the cheques that had been signed and reported on the agenda. This had kept the Council functioning whilst unable to have a face to face meeting.

The nub of tonight’s meeting was financial, seeking the Council’s approval of the Annual Accounts and agreement to send in the Certificate of Exemption to Mazars LLP. 

 04/20. Public Comments.

 There was no business under this item.

 05/20. Minutes of Last Meeting.

 The minutes of the meeting held on 6 th. February 2020 had been circulated and it was agreed that they be signed as a true and correct record.

 06/20. For Report.

The Electoral Office of Staffs. Moorlands District Council had been informed of the vacancy for a Parish Councillor to replace Councillor Weston. The normal procedure had been applied and the Parish Council had now received permission to co-opt any parish elector. It was agreed that the vacancy be advertised with a view to discussing the matter at the next meeting.

The dilapidated bus shelter opposite the old New Inn had been demolished by Staffs. Moorlands District Council.

The village flower tubs had been re-planted after consultation with Councillors. 

 07/20. Planning Matters - For Report.

Plans Already Distributed & Commented on by Councillors.

(a) The following plans attracted no objections:

  • SMD/2020/0210 Single Storey Side Extensions, Single & Two Storey Rear Extensions; Replacement Single Storey Bay to Principle Elevation at Sunnycroft, Wood Road, Longsdon.
  • SMD/2020/0268 Variation of Condition 1 of SMS/2018/0698 on Land adjacent to Whitehaven, Leek Road,
  • SMD/2020/0335 Proposed Rear Extension & Conversion of Roof Space to Living Accommodation, Dormer Window to Front at Imperial, Denford Road, Longsdon.

(b) The following plans were objected to:

  • SMD/2020/0031 Retrospective Application for the Retention of Replacement Stables at Micklea Farm, Micklea Lane Longsdon.
    The current building on the site bears no resemblance to the photographs of the former building on the site.
    Why are there no drawings of the current building on the site?
    The current building is a more permanent structure with double skinned insulated walls which is much, much different from the photographs produced of the former building.
    The current building is on a different site to the original “stable” block.
    The site is within the green belt with no special circumstances for development.
    The structure of the new building would lend itself to future human habitation.

  • SMD/2020/0313 Change of Use of Garage to Holiday Accommodation at High View, Leek Road, Longsdon.
    The grounds for objections were:
    The building would appear to be too small for the proposed use.
    If approved it could be used as a permanent building at a later date.
    There would be an increased amount of traffic entering and exiting the site from the A53 Leek Road at a dangerous location including possible confusion with the adjacent Memorial Hall.

  • SMD/2020/0405 Certificate of Lawfulness to Establish the Use of Annex as Accommodation Permanently for Dependants at High View, Sutherland Road, Longsdon.
    The comments made were:
    Councillors would wish to know whether there has ever been an application for change of use from garage to living accommodation in the first place. In which case the annex should never have been living accommodation in the first place. In any case the annex should never be sold as a separate dwelling.

(c) The following plans attracted no objections in principle but with provisos:

  • SMD/2020/0117 Erection of Dwelling, Alterations to Existing Vehicular Access, Construction of Car Parking Spaces on Land to the side of Ridgeway House, Leek Road, Longsdon. (Two Submissions).
    No solid or liquid waste should be allowed to enter the water course adjacent to the rear boundary to ensure that no further flooding which previously occurred which affected an adjacent property.
    The application also states that foul drainage will be disposed of into a public sewer. There are no public sewers in the village of Longsdon. Does this make the application invalid?

  • SMD/2020/0220 Proposed Alterations & Extensions to Existing Garage Block at Holdenby, Denford Road, Longsdon.
    Councillors would not wish the complex to become a self contained domiciliary unit.

  • SMD/2020/0211 Proposed Replacement of Conservatory with Orangery & Link Section to Garage at Churnet Croft Cottage, Wood Road, Longsdon.
    Mention was made of the impact of the visual appearance. 

 08/20. Finance Matters.

(a) For Report.

  • The Precept Requirement for 2020 / 2021 being £5,000.00 had been accepted by Staffs. Moorlands District Council and the first half payment had been received.
  • The S. M. D. C. Lengthsman Payment for the final half year 2019 / 2020 had been received.
  • After the retirement of the previous Internal Auditor employed by the Council a new Internal Auditor, Karen Wright, had been appointed after consultation with the Chair & Vice Chair.

(b) Cheques Paid Out after Approval from the Chair & Vice Chair.

  • 9 th. April 2020. J. A. Gibson. £ 160.00  Agency Work.
  • 9 th. April 2020. Smith of Derby. £ 280.00  Maintenance of St. Chad’s Clock.
  • 11th May 2020. Zurich Municipal. £ 352.52  Insurance Renewal.
  • 15th. August 2020. Information Commissioner. £ 40.00  Data Protection Fee.

(c) Orders for Payment.

It was unanimously agreed that the following items be paid:-

  • John Bourne. £ 560.00  Clerk’s Salary – Two Quarters (nett).
  • John Bourne. £ 32.20  Clerk’s Expenses.
  • H. M. Customs & Excise. £ 140.00  P. A. Y. E.
  • J. A. Gibson. £ 483.95  Agency Work + Painting of Seat.
  • Karen Wright. £ 60.00  Internal Audit Fee.

(d) Annual Accounts.

  • *Comments from the Internal Auditor were read to the meeting.
  • *The Annual Accounts 2019 / 2020 – audited by the Internal Auditor were approved.
  • *The Annual Internal Audit Report was received.

(e) *The Certificate of Exemption for the Council was approved for submission to Mazars LLB.

(f) *Section 1 Annual Governance Statement 2019 / 2020 was approved.

(g) *Section 2 Accounting Statement 2019 / 2020 was approved.

*Explanation for Variations from last year and Bank Reconciliation were approved.

As the meeting was held virtually all the documents marked * had already been distributed to Councillors for their perusal before the meeting. 

 09/20. Any Other Urgent Business.

The Chairman had explained earlier that the meeting was limited in time due to using the free version of Zoom. He reported that the actual cost for unlimited length meetings was £12.00 per month. After some discussion it was agreed to sign up for the cost in preparation for the next meeting.

Information regarding legislation coming into force on 22nd September and affecting the Council’s website had been received. The Chairman offered to review the website examining the degree to which it complied with the legislation and to report back at the next meeting.

 10/20. Date of Next Meeting.

 The date of the next meeting of the Council was arranged for Thursday 8th October 2020 virtually hosted on Zoom.

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