|Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, Thursday, 8th December 2016 at 8 p.m. in Ruckinge Village Hall.|
|Present:||Cllr. S. Denis in the Chair, Cllrs. P. Sillibourne, A. Beaney. Mrs. T. Cliffe-Harrison, Mrs F. Burt and the Clerk, Mrs M. Shaw.|
|Apologies:||Cllrs. Mrs M. Hills and D. Guy.|
|Declarations:||There were none.|
|Minutes:||The minutes of the previous meeting had been circulated, these were resolved as a correct record, proposed by Cllr. A Beaney, seconded by Cllr. S. Denis and agreed.|
|Matters Arising:||Sewage problems, Bromley Green Road – between now and March the laterals need attention and also to ascertain whose property they relate to.
Dimon Hill access – nothing further.
Treasurers Account as at 30th November 2016 £ 19,029 – 65
Cheques to be drawn:-
Mrs M. Shaw, Salary (1st October to 31st December 2016) £ 657 – 44
Mrs M. Shaw, Administration Expenses (1st October to 31st December 2016) £ 146 – 43
H.M.R.C. P.A.Y.E. (1st October to 31st December 2016) £ 164 – 36
Budget for 2017 / 2018 – the Clerk had circulated an amended budget for the year 2017/2018 The allowance for the Boiler at the Village Hall was tentatively set for £5,000 but it was agreed to contact Mr D. Mummery to service and request a quotation for any necessary works. £ 3,000 for the “Speeding” signs from the capital. The fencing was increased to £ 3,000.
The figures for the Support Grant and Concurrent Functions from A.B.C. – are approximately the same as previous year.
In view of the extra expenditure it was proposed by Cllr. A. Beaney, seconded by Cllr.Mrs T. Cliffe–Harrison to increase the Precept requirement to £ 10,000 and unanimously agreed.
16/01701/AS Proposed Mobile Home at agricultural building south of Holmans, Bromley
16/01662/AS Agricultural building south of Holmans, Bromley Green Road, Ruckinge. Prior approval for changes to the external appearance previously approved under 16/00635/AS. The application was noted.
16/01756/AS Mobile home, Longacres, Bromley Green Road, Ruckinge. Lawful Development Certificate – existing – Use of Little Acorns, Bromley Green Road, Ruckinge as a separate dwelling. The Parish Council does not support two-tier development, it is not a mobile home and needs more information from Ashford Borough Council.
Planning – 23rd January 2017
Planning – 26th January 2017
|Cherry Tree Paddock:||Appeal – adjourned now to take place on Tuesday, 31st January 2017.|
Fencing costs – these are quoted at £ 3,000.
Picnic tables – these will be inspected by Medash signs. Mrs. Barbara Ware has been
Cllr. P. Sillibourne expressed concern at the condition of the saplings planted as “the Queens Diamond”, many of which are dying through lack of care. Volunteers are required to look after and protect the trees. Cllr. S. Denis will mention this on the web site.
|Highways & Byways:||
The PROW AE 567 “seasonal” closure is “underway”.
Cllrs. S. Denis and A. Beaney met with K.C.C. officers and had inspected the proposed locations for the speed cameras, these being this side of Ash Hill near to Collicks gateway and 75 metres the north side of “Marshward”. The K.C.C. Highways will erect the poles along Bromley Green Road 30 m.p.h. priority over 40 m.p.h. ( Subject to survey) There are already volunteers willing to assist with charging the units.
Apologies from Cllrs. Miss J. Martin and W. Howard.
|Village Protection Plan:||Cllr. Miss J. Martin had forwarded more details by email, after considerable discussion it was proposed by Cllr. Mrs. T. Cliffe–Harrison and seconded by Cllr. S. Denis to attend a fact-finding meeting being held on 11th January with the relevant person.|
|Street Light:||North View – nothing further on this.|
|Footpath Warden:||Nothing further on this.|
|Items of Interest:||The Church Hall was handed over on Monday.|
|Date of the Next Meeting:||This was agreed for Thursday, 9th February 2017 at 8.00 p.m. in Bromley Green Hall.
There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 09.50 p.m.