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THORNHAUGH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Fourth Meeting of the 2013/2014 Parish Council held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 12th March 2014 in St Andrew’s Church, Thornhaugh

PRESENT
William Rogers (Chairman)
Liam Higgins
Ian Molesworth
Brian Watts
Martin Witherington

IN ATTENDANCE
Diane Lamb, Ward Councillor
One Member of the Public
Deirdre McCumiskey, Clerk to the Council

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no Apologies for Absence.

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no Declarations of Interest in any items on the Agenda.

3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Member of the Public did not have any issues to raise.

4. MINUTES of the Third Meeting of the 2013/2014 Parish Council held on Wednesday 15th January 2014 were reviewed, approved and signed by the Chairman.

Proposed by:- William Rogers
Seconded by:- Brian Watts
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

5. MATTERS ARISING

i) Home Farm Matters
Martin Witherington confirmed the hole on the A47 has been repairs.

ii) Village Sign
Brian Watts stated the Village Sign is due to be completed on 13th March 2013. The Official Unveiling will be carried out at the same time as the burial of the Time Capsule.

iii) Time Capsule and 60th Anniversary of Queen’s Coronation Celebrations
Ian Molesworth will order the Time Capsule. Residents will be asked for their ideas as to what contents should be included.

iv) Speeding in the Village/Speed Limit
It was noted that there had been no reported incidents of speeding in the village recently

v) Benches in the Woods
Brian Watts stated he will install the remaining bench at Sacrewell.

6. CORRESPONDENCE

PCC – Electoral Review of Peterborough (Diane Lamb stated that the proposed boundary changes will mean an extra parish will be included in the Glinton and Wittering Ward but there will be three rather than the current two Ward Councillors)

PCC – Acknowledgement of Thornhaugh Parish Council’s comments on Planning Application for Construction of single storey side and rear extensions at 5 Russell Hill, Thornhaugh (Noted)

PCSO M Courtney-Hunt – List of PCSOs and their responsibilities (Noted)

NALC – Impact of 2014 European Elections on the date of the Annual Parish Meeting (Noted)

PCC – Planning Permission has been granted for the construction of single storey side and rear extensions at 5 Russell Hill, Thornhaugh (Noted)

PCC – Register of Electors 2014 (Noted)

7. FINANCE

i) Statement and Bank Reconciliation at 28th February 2014 was reviewed and approved as presented

Proposed by:- William Rogers
Seconded by:- Brian Watts
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 

It was agreed to give £180.00 to T&WPCC for use of St Andrew’s Church for the Parish Council Meetings and £65.00 to Living Villages as a contribution towards the publishing costs.

8. NOTIFIED ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Village Improvements
It was agreed to purchase a selection of bulbs, plants, pots and hanging baskets so that the village will look more attractive.

Grass Verges
It was noted that development work at two locations had damaged the grass verges but it was hoped that this will be reinstated once the development work has been completed.

Development at Seven Summers
It was agreed to monitor the development work that is being carried out at Seven Summers.

Footpaths
It was noted that there is a large amount of litter deposited along the local footpaths but this has been reported to Natural England.

Christie Hall Management Committee
Brian Watts confirmed that the Christie Hall is well used by various different groups. He will forward the Minutes of the last Management Committee Meeting to the Parish Councillors.

9. ADJOURNMENT

Diane Lamb invited Parish Councillors to a Coffee Morning to meet the prospective European MP and Shailesh Vara, MP to be held 10.30 am – noon on 12th April 2014 at Castor Village Hall.

10. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual General Meeting of the 2014/2015 Council will take place at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 7th May 2014 in St Andrew’s Church.

11. CLOSURE

There being no further business to discuss, the Chairman closed the meeting at 9.00 pm

SIGNED _________________________________ DATE 07/05/14

Chairman