MINUTES OF GILLINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING – January 2013
A Meeting of Gillingham Parish Council was held at the village hall on Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013 at 7:30pm.
Parish Ten – parishioners slot – no members of the public present.
Minutes of Last Meeting – The minutes from the December meeting were approved by the council and signed by Councillor Money. No matters arising.
Apologies – Cllr Roberts and County Cllr Tony Tomkinson.
Declaration of Interests – none.
Total rents received £215.00 – there are currently some vacant allotments for rent, if anybody is interested please contact the parish clerk.
The promised relaying of the slabs at Falgate Terrace has been delayed by rain. Saffron is chasing up the work to establish a likely date.
Holes in The Street and Hemmant Way have been reported. Several councillors commented on the general state of the roads in Gillingham. Clerk to request a full inspection of the roads.
No correspondence requiring immediate attention.
Planning Matters – none.
Budget setting – the previously distributed budget was adopted.
Clerks qtrly tax – £144.00
Octogenarians gift list – £250.00 (£260.00 withdrawn – £10 returned to petty cash) original cheque cancelled – clerk reimbursed.
Any Other Business
Cllr Ward reported potholes at No. 13 + 14 The Boundaries. The path at the field entrance has been repaired, although the path still requires attention to push back the brambles in the hedge and the verge.
The grit bin originally due before Christmas is now due on 8th January due to the company overlooking the order. Cllr Ward asked if the children at the school could get involved in speed calming measures in the village. The council discussed and agreed that they felt it would not be a safe act to have them actively involved with speeding cars. A suggestion was made that the children do more of the posters they did in previous years for display on the village lamp posts. The clerk will investigate possibility/cost of getting the posters industrially laminated so they would not disintegrate in wet weather.
The clerk’s previous request for a new laptop was discussed. The original quote could probably be trimmed back and with the reclamation of VAT should be in the region of £200.00. The Chairman proposed the purchase should go ahead, the council were in agreement.
Date of Next Meeting:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE GILLINGHAM PARISH COUNCIL WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 6th February, 2013 STARTING AT 7.30pm.
Councillors are available prior to the meeting for consultation from 7.15pm.
There being no other business Cllr Money closed the meeting.