MINUTES OF ASTON INGHAM PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY13TH JULY 2009 AT 7.30 P.M IN THE VILLAGE HALL
ATTENDED BY Mr J. Harding (chairman), Mr E. Green, Mr J.Whatley, Mrs R. Tree, Mr C.Tormey (councillors)
CSO Lisa Austin and James Cook
APOLOGIES WERE RECEIVED FROM Mr S. Burns
REPORT FROM CSO
Thefts from outbuildings were continuing, and the bowling club had been broken into, although nothing had been stolen. Parishioners were advised to check and secure sheds and outbuildings.
Smartwater would act as a deterrent.
More speed enforcement was being carried out, with a speed camera now at Ross.
The operation to combat cross border crime was proving successful.
MINUTES OF JUNE MEETING were read, approved and signed.
1) Clerk to email Ray Wallace to remind him about the speed data check, and to stress that a viable result would not be obtained if this was carried out during the holidays. New speed limit signs have been put up at either end of the parish, but not at Oaks Lane, and the broken one has not been replaced.
2) Water still lies on the road between Knightshill Farm and Rudhall View. Clerk to advise Highways of potential dangers.
3) Smartwater signs – sitings decided on – Crews Hill, Aston Crews village ,Aston Ingham village, Beavans Hill, DLoop, Stockings Field. Signs to be ordered by Mr Whatley.
4) Footpaths – defects to be identified and added to list.
5) Firesafe – 240mm x 360mm x 290mm (48kg) -£283 plus vat. Mr Whatley to continue to search.
6) Parish Map. A company had been found to bind Parish Map. Quotation to be obtained for next meeting. Valuation also required.
7) Village Website – Mr Tormey had contacted Mr Butcher and adjusted Parish Council links.
• Article in Citizen on June 22nd – local traveller sites had been cleared and people moved on.
1) H.A.L.C. new address, newsletter and date of next meeting.
2) Soldiers due to march through Hereford (1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards). Itinerary noted.
3) Museum Poster – ‘Made in Herefordshire’
4) Clerk/Council Direct
5) Rural Settlement Hierarchy background paper
FINANCE C.A. £1771.39 H.F £7.63 P.C. £9.67
• Clerk’s Salary (6 months) Mr Harding proposed the clerk be paid £385.00. Mrs Tree seconded. All in favour.
ANY OTHER MATTERS
1) Recent consultation regarding affordable housing in Lea was discussed.
2) litteraction.org.uk was discussed. If postcode is inserted, this gives location of nearest group. Mr Tormey had logged Aston Ingham Cleanup as new group. CPRE will provide resources for litter pick.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING Monday 14th September 2009
JOINT MEETING Monday 28th September. Clerk to check availability of hall and email Annette Steele and Margaret Highton.
MEETING CLOSED AT 9.22 p.m.