Meeting Minutes – March 2018


Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, 8th March at 8 p.m. in Ruckinge Village Hall.
Present: Cllr. S. Denis in the Chair,  Cllrs.  P. Sillibourne,  D. Guy, A. Beaney  Mrs. T. Cliffe-Harrison and the Clerk, Mrs.  M. Shaw.
Apologies: Cllr. Mrs. F. Burt.
Declarations: Cllr. A. Beaney on Fairview Industrial Estate.
Minutes: The minutes of the previous meetings had been circulated, proposed by Cllr. S. Denis seconded by Cllr. Mrs. T. Cliffe-Harrison and resolved as a correct record.
Matters Arising: Sewage problems, Bromley Green Road –  nothing further.  It was agreed to ask the Bromley Green Residents Association to forward any information which they may have received.
Data Protection: A resume of this has been circulated by K.A.L.C and it is hoped that more detailed information will be provided in due course.
  • A.B.C. Gypsy & Travelling show people issues and Options, & search for Gypsy and Traveller pitches. Cllr. Mrs T. Cliffe-Harrison will summarise and circulate to councillors, for completion of the questionnaire.
  • Clerks & Councils Direct.
Co-option: An approach had been made to a possible candidate.
Ashford Local Plan: Nothing further.
  • Treasurers Account as at 28th February 2018 £ 16,659 – 56
  • Budget charification confirmation:
  • Clerks salary 2018/2019 – it was proposed by Cllr. A. Beaney, seconded by Cllr P. Sillibourne and unanimously agreed that this will be £ 3,800, subject to any updated salary recommendations issued by N.A.L.C.
  • The Precept form had been submitted in the sum of £10,000 following approval at the December meeting and the Chairman signed the Budget accordingly.Cheques were drawn:-
  • Mrs M. Shaw, salary 1st January 2018 – 31st March 2018 £ 695 – 65. The Clerk had circulated her expenses book , this was approved,
  • Mrs M. Shaw, expenses 1st January 2018 – 31st March 2018 £ 204 – 57
  • H.M.R.C. PAYE 1st January 2018 – 31st March 2018 £ 173 – 91
  • Ruckinge Village Hall £ 1,500 – 00
  • Bromley Green Residents Association £ 1,000 – 00
  • Ruckinge P.C.C. £ 200 – 00
Planning: Approval received:-

18/01824/AS Ashwell Lodge, Bromley Green Road, Ruckinge. Erection of a garage building with a home office above.

Fairview Industrial Estate: The objections had been submitted, pointing out the inaccuracies in the planning application, it was reported that Plant Hire is carried on on the site, it was thought that the building will be approved but that the Plant hire may be prohibited.
Dimon hill entrance: Nothing further.It has been reported that a large shed has been erected at 1 Dimon Villas – being investigated by Ashford Borough Council.
Carters Field: Land drains, Fencing, etc. – nothing further.

“Supermarket” funding – nothing further.

Dog training is being carried out on a regular basis – Mr. M. Pepper to be asked for further information if the Bromley Green Hall is being used in conjunction with this. Clerk to inquire if this field use is covered under the Parish Council insurance policy.

The ragwort eradication spray has been delivered, and suitable weather conditions are required before application.

Bromley Green Hall: As above.
Highways & Byways: Cllr. A. Beaney reported on various matters including gully flooding by the 30 mph signs on the B2067.

Cllr P. Sillibourne has cleared drains, gullies as appropriate.

Village Hall: Quotes received for the tarmacing of the car park. It was proposed by Cllr. D. Guy, seconded by Cllr. A. Beaney to accept the quote from Mr S. Fuller in the sum of £ 4,536 to tarmac part of this and unanimously agreed.

The Chairman had attended the last Village Hall committee meeting and reported thereon. The hall committee will have two vacancies as of 1st April.

The wording of the informative sign on the Village hall was approved and Cllr. A. Beaney will organise the construction with Medash signs.

Items for the next  agenda etc: Cllr. S. Denis suggested that Wi-fi be installed at the Village Hall.

It has been suggested that a Defibrillator be positioned at the Village Hall inquiries to be made if they would be agreeable.

Telephone kiosk – BT to be reminded that this needs to be removed.

Date of the Next Meeting: Thursday, 12th April 2018 at 8 p.m. in Bromley Green Hall.

There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9.25 p.m.

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