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Bodham Parish Council Minutes

Draft Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council Held on Monday 12th July 2021 .

Present.
Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) P. Bedell. H. Bruford, J. Cable, L. Perrott, C. Ringer. J. Turvey.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.31pm

1. Apologies for absence. Cllr. C. Ringer

2. Cllrs. Perrott and Turvey declared an interest in item 10 as an allotment holder.

3. There were no comments or questions from members of the public.

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th June 2021, having been previously circulated to members, it was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that they be accepted as a true record of the meeting. This was
seconded by Cllr. Perrott and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
County Cllr. Aquarone is trying to obtain exceptional circumstances but existing policies muse be got round before any progress can be made. He will arrange for the SAM2 machine to be returned to the parish
as the planned programme of use has come to an end.

Cllr. C. Ringer (written report) Flooding/Drainage at Bottom of Hart Lane / Rectory Road: Despite NCC stating that they had carried out a survey, identified the issue, and were to request a road closure, NCC have
in fact just thrown in a load of tarmac where the road had subsided and done a shoddy job at that. It is already sinking again and there are tractor tyre marks where vehicles had gone over it before it had set.
The drains had not been cleared either.

7. Community Shop (written report from Callum Ringer We are still waiting to hear back from FCA re our application to become a community benefit society.  Lot's of waiting at present but we are hopeful things
will start moving again soon.

8. Speeding (written report form Callum Ringer) I have spoken to Steffan Aquarone this morning on issues we raised at the last meeting. Steffan is going to look into the following for us and get back to us
hopefully ahead of the next meeting.
Having '30' Roundels painted on the roads at the entry points into the village.  Also having 'SLOW' on the road on the entry to the row of houses down Hart Lane.
Reducing speed limits through the village (not including main road) to 20MPH
Extending Speed Limit to beyond the row of houses down Hart Lane
I think that the first of these requests is the most likely to be successful as it is both the cheapest and does not require a change in the law.

9. Street Lights The annual cleaning programme and defects list is to be circulated to members for further consideration before agreement is given.

10. Allotments tenancy agreements would be reviewed at the September meeting.

11. Asbestos. No further information at present,

12. Strimming the School Footpath Cllrs. Cable and Turvey agreed to strim the School footpath this year. In the past Mr. Harmer has kindly carried out the strimming.

13. Financial Matters.
Current account Balance at 12/7/2021 £16622.92 (Note: includes £490 community shop grant)

The following invoice was approved and cheque signed
TT.Jones Street light maintenance £179.12

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.43pm

The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be on Monday 13th September
 
Draft Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council Held on Monday 14th June 2021 .

Present.
Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) P. Bedell. H. Bruford, . J. Cable, L. Perrott, C. Ringer. J. Turvey.
P.C. Gower-Smith, One member of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.34pm

J. Turvey, having signed the acceptance of office and declaration of interests joined the parish council as a co-opted member.

1. Apologies for absence. County Cllr. S. Aquarone.

2. Cllrs. Perrott and Turvey declared an interest in item 10 as an allotment holder.

3. Comments and questions from members of the public.
The question of road safety in Hart lane was raised by a member of the public. Vehicles are travelling very fast and it is especially dangerous when children are walking.
The speed limit is unlikely to be reduced but an updated quote is awaited from highways to install a Hogging footpath.
P.C. Gower-Smith stated that a problem had been raised concerning Anti-social Behaviour in Bodham.
This will be treated as a priority parish for the next three months. The Police require as much information as possible. The Playing Field committee will help the police and genuine evidence is needed. If a problem is
seen report it on 101 immediately and repeat on email. If an incident is seen happening dial 999

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 17th May 2021, having been previously circulated to members, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be accepted as a true record of the meeting. This was
seconded by Cllr. Cable and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
A written report from County Cllr. Aquarone had been circulated to members and is attached to these minutes.
The village gates need cleaning and C. Ringer said he would organise this. Enquiries are to be made regarding the best cleaning fluid.
Bird scaring guns are going off all night, the owner is to be contacted to re-adjust the timer.
The bus shelter roof needs to be painted with an anti-vandal paint to stop youngsters climbing on the roof.
The Community Shop committee are waiting for a reply from North Norfolk District Council before making any further headway.

8. Speeding covered in item 3

9. Allotments. The allotments were inspected by the councillors before the meeting. It was decided to review the agreements in October when the rents were due. Several of the plots were too big for the tenants
and a general revision will be carried out at this time.

10. Asbestos. No further information at present, NNDC are to be contacted again.

11. Street Lights. It was unanimously agreed to renew the Three Year contract with T.T.Jones Electrical for the maintenance of the street lights. The cost per year will be £596.84+VAT

12. Financial Matters.
Current account Balance at 17/5/2021 £18413.48 (Note: includes £490 community shop grant)
It was noted that the figure published in the agenda (£14403.48) was incorrect. The first instalment of the precept had not been included.
The following invoices were approved and cheques signed :-
J. Ward News letter costs £51.60
J.Stibbons Salary/expenses £559.68
HMRC PAYE £116.40

13. Clerks salary review.
It was noted that the clerks salary had not been increased since he took office in 2015.
It was proposed by Cllr. Ringer that the salary should be increased to £12 per hour in line with the  National Joint Council scale of pay awards. This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and approved.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.43pm

The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be on Monday 12th July
 
Draft Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
Held on Monday 14th June 2021 .


Present.
Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) P. Bedell. H. Bruford, . J. Cable, L. Perrott, C. Ringer. J. Turvey.
P.C. Gower-Smith, One member of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.34pm

J. Turvey, having signed the accetance of office and declaration of interests joined the parish council as a co-opted member.

1. Apologies for absence. County Cllr. S. Aquarone.

2. Cllr. Perrott declared an interest in item 10 as an allotment holder.

3. Comments and questions from members of the public.
The question of road safety in Hart lane was raised by a member of the public. Vehicles are travelling very
fast and it is especially dangerous when children are walking.
The speed limit is unlikely to be reduced but an updated quote is awaited from highways to install a Hogging
footpath.
P.C. Gower-Smith stated that a problem had been raised concerning Anti-social Behaviour in Bodham.
This will be treated as a priority parish for the next three months. The Police require as much information as
possible. The Playing Field committee will help the police and genuine evidence is needed. If a problem is
seen report it on 101 immediately and repeat on email. If an incident is seen happening dial 999

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 17th May 2021, having been previously circulated to
members, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be accepted as a true record of the meeting. This was
seconded by Cllr. Cable and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
A written report from County Cllr. Aquarone had been circulated to members and is attached to these
minutes.
The village gates need cleaning and C. Ringer said he would organise this. Enquiries are to be made
regarding the best cleaning fluid.
Bird scaring guns are going off all night, the owner is to be contacted to re-adjust the timer.
The bus shelter roof needs to be painted with an anti-vandal paint to stop youngsters climbing on the roof.
The Community Shop committee are waiting for a reply from North Norfolk District Council before making
any further headway.

8. Speeding covered in item 3

9. Allotments. The allotments were inspected by the councillors before the meeting. It was decided to
review the agreements in October when the rents were due. Several of the plots were too big for the tenants
and a general revision will be carried out at this time.

10. Asbestos. No further information at present, NNDC are to be contacted again.

11. Street Lights. It was unanimously agreed to renew the Three Year contract with T.T.Jones Electrical for the maintenance of the street lights. The cost per year will be £596.84+VAT

12. Financial Matters.
Current account Balance at 17/5/2021 £18413.48 (Note: includes £490 community shop grant)
It was noted that the figure published in the agenda (£14403.48) was incorrect. The first instalment of the precept had not been included.
The following invoices were approved and cheques signed :-
J. Ward News letter costs £51.60
J.Stibbons Salary/expenses £559.68
HMRC PAYE £116.40

13. Clerks salary review.
It was noted that the clerks salary had not been increased since he took office in 2015.
It was proposed by Cllr. Ringer that the salary should be increased to £12 per hour in line with the
National Joint Council scale of pay awards. This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and approved.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.43pm

The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be on Monday 12th July
 
 Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council held by Zoom on Monday 8th March 2021 .


Present. Cllrs. P. Cubitt,(chairman), P. Bedell. H. Bruford, L. Perrott. C. Ringer. J. Turvey,
J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1. Apologies Cllrs. F. Cable. County Cllr. S. Aquarone, Dist. Cllr. P. Butikofer.

2 . Declarations of Interest
Cllrs. Bedell and Bruford declared an interest in item 10 – Playing Field.
Cllr, Ringer declared an interest in item 7 - Community Shop.

3. There were no comments and questions on the agenda from members of the public.

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 8th February 2021
It was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that these minutes should be approved as published.
This was seconded by Cllr. Ringer and carried.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
A quotation for the cost of Map Boards is to be obtained.
NNDC have requested more documents from the Red Hart before considering it status as an Asset of Community Value. (ACV)

6. Any reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
Cllr. Bruford reported that there had been more vandalism on the croquet lawn. This damage has since been repaired.. 
Cllr. Ringer attended a meeting held on zoom by the police. He reported to that meeting that Bodham has a problem with vandalism and also unauthorised vehicle access to School Loke.
Speeding on the A148 is to be made a Police priority.
Cllr Ringer also noted that the street light at the entrance to Morgans Way is in need of adjustment and Victory Housing are to be informed.
Cllr Bedell reported that the work on the gas regulator has started.

7. Community Shop.
The community shop steering committee are to form a community business society – this process could take 4 to 5 weeks to be approved. Flagship housing are considering building on the garages
site opposite the Red Hart. A shop could be incorporated into this development and discussions between the community shop steering committee and Flagship housing are continuing. It is the
hope of the community shop steering committee that parking for residents of Little Lane will be retained on the site if the development is to proceed. The Village Hall committee were not willing
to consider housing an interim community shop within their premises and the cost of a Portakabin shop was estimated to be around £33,000 to acquire, fit out and stock which was deemed too much
for what would only be a temporary home. The Red Hart lock-down shop is still open, however is now closed on a Monday and Tuesday as they prepare for reopening the pub.

8. Road Safety.
Flooding near the Church is going down but County Cllr. Aquerone is to be contacted if flooding returns.
Motorcycles using the School footpath have become a problem. If anyone sees this happening they are asked to contact the Police (Telephone 101) It was suggested that a sign should be placed at the
entrance to the Loke and the footpath stating No unauthorised Vehicle Assess.
A letter was received concerning the wheel tracks in the churchyard. While this is a church matter the parish council would give full support.
A letter from the chairman expressing the concern for this vandalism was sent to the person who suffered the damage.

9. Elections in May. The need to publicise a postal vote was noted.

10. Playing Field
Renewal of lease. It was proposed by Cllr. Cubitt that the lease of the Playing Field should be extended for another twenty five years. This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and approved.

11 Financial matters.
The council agreed to appoint Mrs. J. Bishop as internal auditor for the year 2020-2021.
Current account Balance at 8/3/2021 £15394.74 (Note: includes £490 community shop grant)
The following invoices were approved for payment:-
a2z Web hosting £160
J. Stibbons (clerk) Salary and expenses £572.43
HMRC PAYE £116.40
NALC Subscription. £132.58

12. Correspondence.
An appeal from Citizens Advice for a donation was discussed.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that a sum of £100 should be donated. This was seconded by Cllr. Ringer and carried.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.46pm

The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be held on Monday 12th April
 
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held by Zoom on Monday 11th January 2021 .



Present. Cllrs. , P. Cubitt,(chairman), P. Bedell. H. Bruford, L. Perrott. C. Ringer.
One member of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1. Apologies Cllrs. F. Cable. J. Turvey, Dist. Cllr. P. Butikofer.

2 . Cllrs. Bedell and Bruford declared an interest in item 10 – Playing Field

3. There were no comments and questions on the agenda from members of the public.

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 11th January 2021
It was proposed by Cllr. Ringer that these minutes should be approved as published.
This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and carried.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
The rat infestation at Sayer Court has been dealt with and the area has been made tidy.
The map board at Beckham was provided by NCC. and Cllr. Lord of Beckham PC has a licence to
use Ordinance Survey material. This is being followed up.
The need to promote postal voting is to be followed up, possibly with a leaflet drop.

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. Despite the pandemic, local elections have been confirmed as going
ahead in May this year - under 100 days from now.
I strongly recommend people register for a postal vote - contact me on
steffan.aquarone.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk? and I can send you the forms, or visit
https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/electoral-services/apply-for-a-postal-vote/
An additional Council meeting has been arranged for Monday 22 March 2021 as the
April 19 Council meeting will be during the purdah period for the May elections.
Flooding My thanks to the emergency staff and county council staff for all their work in helping
people who have been affected by the recent flooding. For those people who have been
affected it can be devastating.


Within the County Council administration this issue seems to have been a low priority
for a long time. We’re likely to see more flooding as climate change fundamentally
alters the way macro weather cycles work. Just repairing and protecting certain areas is
not a long-term solution.


We need a joined-up strategy: investing in environmentally sustainable flood prevention
work whilst recognising that biodiversity, rewilding and sustainable land management
are powerful ways of reducing flood risk as well as repairing the damage done to our
environment.


Covid Although the vaccination programme is catching up with the rest of the country (and
because we have a higher proportion of older people, is now ahead of some areas in %
terms), care home deaths in Norfolk are now the highest in England and almost 550
Covid-19 patients died in Norfolk's hospitals in January.
The rate of new confirmed infections on January 30 was 272 cases per 100k down from
377 per 100k and the verified weekly infections was 2,466 down 968.

Cllr. Bedell reported that the contained on the playing field has been moved and the payment from
Hayes and Storr has been received.

Cllr. C. Ringer. There has been severe flooding on the road at the Church. Cllr. Aquarone will
follow this up.
Provision of cycle racks will be progressed further when decisions have been made concerning the
location of the Community Shop.
An application to register The Hart as an asset of community value (ACV) is being submitted. The
current designation was for five years and expired in January 2021.
It was asked if the parish council would consider buying another small grit spreader. A grit bin was
also needed at Hall Close.
The bin on the A148 has not been filled. Cllr. Aquarone will advise highways.
Rock Bodham will hold its A.G.M. on Wednesday 10th March by Zoom. All are welcome to attend.

Cllr. Cubitt offered to help if anyone gets stuck in the snow.

7. Community Shop Cllr Ringer reported meetings are in progress with Victory Housing to use the
site of the wooden garages. It is hoped to carry on the shop when the restrictions are lifted and the
shop in the Red Hart closes.


The ideal route would be to use the Village Hall as social distancing and heat are available but the
Village Hall committee are not in favour.


A Portacabin has been considered but would cost £12,000 to put in place with mains services which
is prohibitive.


The Post Office campaign is ongoing as there will be a permanent facility. Baconsthorps and
Weybourne have a longer opening hours each week because they are situated in the village hall.
Cllr. Bedell asked if the Wheatsheaf had been considered as a suitable site.


It is not in the centre of the village and is mainly a restaurant.


Most of the respondents to the survey was from Bodham. It would provide a community focal point
and would require community participation

8. Speeding in Hart Lane. The signs are being put in place when the weather permits.

9. Planning
PF/21/0026 Glaven River Barns. Change of use from agricultural land to garden/amenity; erection
of storage building. No Objection

PF/21/0042 Quiet Ways, Church Road. Detached garage block ; blocking up of three vehicle access
points and the re-opening of one access. No Objection

PF/21/0155 Land North of Hurricane Farm Bungalow, Church Road, Lower Bodham
Permission in principle for erection of one self-build dwelling.
Bodham Parish Council Objected to this permission in principle as it would be situated in open
countryside.
The on-site sale of home grown produce would bring more traffic to a very minor country road.

10. Playing Field The proposed loan from the parish council is no longer needed. Other means of
funding have been found.

11. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 11/2/2021 £15632.37

It was noted that this figure includes £750 which was a grant paid to the Community Shop project by the Plunkett Foundation.
This grant money will be transferred when the shop committee opens a bank account.

There were no outstanding invoices due for approval.

12.Correspondence.
The Parish Council has been notified by the Heart Foundation that the Defibrillator would need to
be replace within the next year.
Any other correspondence received by email was forwarded to members as it arrived.

13. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.
* Speeding
* Flooding of roads near the Church.
* May elections.

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There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.24pm

The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be held on Monday 8th March 2021 by Zoom.
 

Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council held by Zoom on Monday 11th January 2021 .

Present. Cllrs. , P. Cubitt,(chairman), P. Bedell. H. Bruford, L. Perrott. C. Ringer. J.Turvey.
Two members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.31pm

1. Apologies Cllr. F. Cable. County Cllr. S. Aquarone.

2 . Cllrs. Bedell and Bruford declared an interest in item 10 – Playing Field

3. There were no comments and questions on the agenda from members of the public.

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th December 2020
It was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that these minutes should be approved as published.
This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and carried.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
Cllr Cable suggested that the loke hedge was not appropriate for laying - it was agreed that the hedge would be professionally evaluated for laying potential once the restrictions
have eased.
It was agreed to refund the cost of ink used for printing the parish news letter. An quarterly invoice for £45 should be sent to the clerk.

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. A written report was received after the meeting and has been circulated to members. A copy is attached to these minutes.

Cllr. C. Ringer. There is rubbish left on the allotment plot recently vacated. Cllr. Turvey agreed to have this rubbish taken away. He also will have a digger to remove an old chicken run.
The small vacant plot is to be advertised.
It was reported the the web site had been updated.
It was suggested that a map board similar to the one in Beckham should be considered. The clerk is to make enquiries regarding price and availability.
The trees that were felled at Franklin's Farm are to be replaced.
The County Council elections due to be held in May and postal voting should be encouraged.

Cllr. Ringer reported that rubbish is becoming a problem outside the front and back of a house in Sayer Court and rats have been seen. Broadland Housing are to be informed.

7. Community Shop Cllr Ringer reported that the Red Hart has now opened a temporary shop
during the Covid restrictions.
The grant application for £750 for the Community Shop has been successful. This has already been paid into the parish council account until the shop committee have their own bank account.
Broadland Housing have been contacted and discussions are on-going to investigate the possibility of making use of some of the land opposite the Red Hart where the garages are at present. A further
meeting will take place next week.
When the Covid restrictions are removed the Red Hart will discontinue the shop and revert to being a public house. If this should take place before a suitable site for the Community Shop has been
found the Village Hall committee may be approached to see if the Village Hall could be used to get the process started.

8. Speeding in Hart Lane. The signs are being put in place in the near future.

9. Bus Shelters.
A reply is awaited from the Tenancy Management Team at Victory Housing for the preparation of a new lease agreement.

10. Playing Field The grant available from North Norfolk District Council is for play equipment and cannot be used to purchase a tractor and replace the flood lights. The Playing Field Committee asked the Parish Council for a loan of £4000 to cover these costs.It was agreed that this would be fully discussed at the next meeting and a decision reached at that time.

11. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 14/1/2021 £11673.89
The following invoices were approved :-
Jones Electrical Street light maintenance £179.12

12.Correspondence.
A letter of thanks was received from Bodham Playing Field Assn. for the donation of £1500

13. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.
It was reported that County Councillor Sarah Butikofer has been diagnosed with Covid19. Councillors asked that a letter be sent wishing her a speedy recovery

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.27pm

The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be held on Monday 8th February 2021 by Zoom.

Report from your County Councillor, Cllr Steffan Aquarone
Update on Holt Hall
I'm pleased to report that Holt Hall has successfully obtained "asset of community value" status, which means the County Council's widely condemned plans to sell it on the open market have been put back by six months to allow the local community time to seek an alternative, which would include ongoing provision of outdoor learning facilities.  I have received more correspondence on this matter than anything else since I first got
elected in 2017 and it is clear that thousands of people in Norfolk have strong memories of their experiences of outdoor education there - something young and older people alike need more of in this era of ecological consciousness.
Availability of vaccines in North Norfolk
First of all I would like to thank the staff of Norfolk County Council who have been working for nearly a year now to ensure the continued delivery of services where available.  Much has been made about the lack of vaccination facilities in North Norfolk. The Covid-19 vaccinations programme started at NNUH on 9th December and as early as last week, I received reports from people in Swanton Morley that they had been
vaccinated. Yet at that time there were no facilities in any of North Norfolk (constituency; Fakenham surgery was part of the next wave, early in the New Year).I think it is shocking that an area with such a vulnerable demographic is yet to receive the vaccine. Indeed the Minor Injuries Unit in Cromer was closed to allow staff to help at the NNUH. The good news is that, at the time of writing (11th January), it looks like we should be receiving supplies to our GP-led hubs in the next week. At least nine are set to join the programme this week, including
Drayton Medical Practice
Sheringham Medical Practice
The Market Surgery, Aylsham
Manor Farm Medical Centre, Swaffham
Poringland Community Centre
Gurney Surgery, Norwich
Hoveton Village Hall
Rossis Leisure, North Walsham
Snettisham Surgery
I know of neighbours near North Walsham who have received letters (but not yet appointments) and so hopefully, the continued roll-out will reach us soon.
Email: steffan.aquarone.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk
Tel: 01603 327827
 
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held by Zoom on Monday 9th November 2020
.

Present. Cllr. , P. Cubitt,(chairman), P. Bedell. L. Perrott. C. Ringer. J.Turvey.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. Dist Cllr. P. Butikofer Two members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1. Apologies Cllrs. H. Bruford, F. Cable.

2 .Election of Vice Chairman. It was proposed by Cllr. Cubitt that due to the resignation of Cllr. W. Beeson, Cllr. Ringer should be appointed vice chairman.
This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and approved.

3. Co-option of a new councillor. Due to the resignation of Cllr. Beeson, Mr. J. Turvey asked to become a councillor to fill the vacancy. This was approved by the members present. The necessary declarations and acceptance of office to be completed after the meeting.

4. There were no comments and questions on the agenda from members of the public.

5. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 12th October 2020 having been previously circulated to the councillors, it was proposed by Cllr. Cubitt that they be signed as correct.
This was seconded by Cllr. Ringer and approved by the members present.

6. Matters arising from the minutes. The fence on the footpath which was damaged by the wind has been repaired

7. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
Dist. Cllr. Butikofer.The Covid 19 outbreak in North Norfolk is the fourth lowest in the country.
Pretty Corner has re-opened after the wind damage.
Toilets are to stay open during the lock down.
A grant of £14,000 has been obtained to help Rough Sleepers, this must be match funded.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. Gritters will be out from November 1st.
The closure of Holt Hall outdoor learning centre is under consultation.
Norfolk economic future requires more successful businesses to help with skills training.
Cllr. C. Ringer. The community shop project has been awarded one day of paid advice.
A volunteer from Beckham parish council has agreed to become a committee member.
The trees damaged during the recent gales have been cleared by NCC.
He suggested a letter of support for Holt Hall should be sent to Norfolk County Council.
He proposed that a wreath should be laid at the war memorial in November 2021.
The planning application for Hurricane Corner has been refused.
Cllr. P. Bedell Thanked Cllr. Cubitt for installing a burglar alarm at the pavilion. There has been support from residents for CCTV and alarms to be installed. An electrician will install the CCTV at no cost. Cllr. Cubitt was also thanked for repairing the bus shelter roof.

8. Speeding in Hart Lane. The options were to erect unofficial signage or to form a pavement.  Dist. Cllr Aquarone stated that the speed limit cannot be changed outside the village envelope.
The County Council budget for highways improvements is £250,000 for the whole county.
The unofficial view is to alert drivers approaching a built-up area. Locally produced signs can be
installed on private land with the owners permission.
Village gates could be installed and funding is available. The temporary speed camera can be put in place.
The estimate to put in a foot-way is between £24000 and £31000. A foot-way to the top of Hart Lane would be £15000 to £20000. The parish Partnership grant would be 50%.
Cllr. Bedell proposed that initially signs should be put up. They could be on the dog bin in Hart Lane. Possible wording could be “Slow You Down” or “Kill you speed not our residents”
Cllr. Ringer suggested a Road Safety working group should be formed to include all the village with residents participation. A survey of problems could be beneficial. This idea was dismissed by councillors
It was proposed by Cllr. Perrott that a sign should be placed before Overton Square and two in Hart Lane. This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and approved.

9. Bus Shelters. The lease on the land occupied by the bus shelter in The Street is due for renewal.
A reply is awaited from the Tenancy Management Team at Victory Housing.

10.Allotments. A new tenant has taken Plot 6B which became vacant in October. The small plot 6D is still available.

11. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 12/10/2020 £14837.68
The following invoice is due for approval:-
Heartbeat Trust Defibrillator pads £87.60
Donations:-
Cllr Bedell asked if the parish council would make a donation of £4000 towards the purchase of a further container and a tractor. The new contained would house the mower and other equipment and the existing one would be used by the football teams and Rock Bodham.
It was pointed out that this figure could not be donated as it would greatly exceed the £8.37 per elector allowed for this type of request. Cllr Bedell then asked if the Parish Council were prepared to grant a loan of £4000.
It was proposed by Cllr. Ringer that this item be deferred to the next meeting to allow councillors to consider the request. This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and approved.

It was proposed and approved that a donation of £400 should be made to Bodham Parish Church,

12. Budget Proposals for 2021-2022 a budget for 2021-2022 was presented to the meeting .
It was proposed by Cllr. Cubitt that the precept should remain the same as the previous year at £8500.
This was seconded by Cllr. Ringer and approved.
The councillors then approved the budget as published to the members.

13.Correspondence. There was no new correspondence

There were no Comments from the floor.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.53pm
The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be held on Monday 14th December2020
 
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held by Zoom on Monday 12th October 2020 .



Present. Cllr. , P. Cubitt,(chairman), P. Bedell. H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott. C. Ringer.
Dist Cllr. P. Butikofer J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1.Apologies County Cllr. S. Aquarone.
Cllr. Will Beeson has resigned from the parish council as he has moved out of the parish. The councillors wished their thanks to be recorded for  all the help and support he had given to the council over the years. 
They all wish him good health and every success in the future.

2 There were no Comments from the floor.

3.The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th September 2020, having been previously circulated to the councillors, it was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that they be signed as correct.
This was seconded by Cllr. Ringer and approved by the members present.

4. Matters arising from the minutes. Photocopier. It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that as the photocopier was now obsolete and of no value the council should take Cllr. Perrott`s offer to dispose of it. This was seconded by Cllr. Bruford and approved by the meeting. The photocopier will be removed from the asset register.

5.Reports Dist. Cllr. P. Butikofer.
Due to the sand storms in Walcott and Bacton two weeks ago, there has been a significant clear up of sand that had been blown up from the sea. Fortunately it had been sand rather than sea water which would have been reminiscent of the storm surge a few years back.

There have been warning not to visit wooded areas during the period of high storms. In addition, customer services and tree teams have been receiving high volume of calls. If residents consider work to be performed on trees as urgent, contact a tree surgeon and they will carry out any emergency works informing the council. This is a standard procedure during high volumes of high risk trees

Car parking will be free in relevant car parks for the Armistice Day celebrations.
There is a two stage process for tourism grant funding. Applications have to be in by 2nd November. Preliminary applications have to be submitted in advance.
Funding for the pier has been granted. This is part of the “light in red” campaign. Money has also been given to Sheringham Little Theatre and Wells Maltings.

6. Community Shop. Cllr Ringer reported that he had attended a meeting of Beckham parish council to give a progress report on the Community Shop. Beckham councillors supported the idea but at present no one on the council has volunteered to serve on the committee.
An item will be placed in the Beckham news letter asking if anyone from the parish would like to join the committee.

7. Speeding in Hart Lane. County Cllr. Aquarone will find costs for installing paths and pavements.
The placement of signs. Possibly saying “Slow You Down” or similar. Ideally one sign should be placed entering the village and one further back. Locations will be discussed with owners of the roadside verges concerned.

8 . Defibrillator light. The small LED light will be installed in the near future.

9. Bus Shelters The bus shelter near the Old School has been inspected and the reported damage after the recent gales now appears to be safe.
The twenty one year lease of the land on which the bus shelter in The Street is situated is soon due for renewal. Victory Housing are to be contacted in the hope that the lease can be renewed.

10. Allotments.
The fly tipping on the allotments has been removed.

It was agreed that if a plot was left uncultivated for an extended period the tenant should be reminded of the clauses in the tenancy agreement requiring the plots to be kept in a satisfactory condition or the agreement could be terminated.

11. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 12/10/2020 £11021

The following invoice were approved for payment:-
TT Jones Street Lights £218.15
Indigo Waste Bottle Bank £25.20
Bodham Village Hall Room hire £27

12. Correspondence There was no new correspondence

13. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.
Members are to be informed when approval has been given by the Returning Officer to co-opt a new member.

The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be held on Monday 9th November 2020

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.46pm
 
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council held on Monday 10th August 2020 by Zoom.

Present. Cllr. P. Cubitt, (chairman), P. Bedell, L. Perrott. C. Ringer.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. Dist Cllr. S. Butikofer and one member of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1.Apologies Cllrs. H. Bruford, J. Cable.

2.There were no Comments from the floor.

3. To approve the amended minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 16th June
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 13th July 2020,
It was proposed by Cllr. Ringer that both sets of minutes should be approved.
This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and approved by the members present.

4. Matters arising from the minutes. Anti-social behaviour in Morgans Way.
The clerk had been in touch with Victory Housing and reported that complaints could not be investigated until specific problems were reported. The relevant categories were:-
Noise was classed as a nuisance if it occurred after 11pm or before 7am.
Hate Crime - should be reported to the Police.
Drugs - use and abuse - should be reported to Crime Stoppers.
Children - No third party reports were allowed.
It was noted that the problems related to noise and drugs. Victory Housing and Crime-stoppers are to be contacted.

5.Reports
County Cllr. S.Aquarone. Speeding in Hart Lane. Three issues have been identified to be addressed by Norfolk County Council. Speed should be relevant to the area. It would be very difficult to change the speed limit as this would require a change in the law. For a change to take place there would need to be fourteen or more properties in 200 meters. The SAM2 will be used to create a warning. This can be moved between two sites. There is no pavement on this part of the road. Installing a footpath would need Parish Council funding. The footpath would not necessarily need to be concrete but could be suitably maintained with shingle or other material.
A sign could be put in place with either “Kill Speed Not People” or “Slow You Down”. A smaller sign is more effective as cars would need to slow down to read it. Any sign should not be on Highways property.

Dist Cllr. S Butikofer. Covid 19. As at 19th July, North Norfolk had 219 people testing positive which is the second lowest in Norfolk· and 53 deaths. This means North Norfolk is very low at 293 on the national table of areas testing positive. Unfortunately the deaths in North Norfolk were the highest in Norfolk at 24% of people testing positive, due to a high proportion of elderly in the population. The lowest area for deaths was Norwich at 8%.More funding is being provided by the government for smaller businesses. £54,000,000 has already been allocated by North Norfolk and further claims could be met.


£1.000.000 from Historic England and £1.2000,000 from the Local Enterprise Partnership is to be spent in North Walsham.
Tourist centres and Pic-Nic areas are now open.
The Big Society, which is now called the Sustainable Community Fund will be available to assist environmental and climate change projects. Applications for under £1000 will now have a much simpler application process.

Cllr. Bedell. Reported that the street light at the entrance to Morgans Way was permanently on.

Cllr. Ringer. An application for hedging trees, mainly Hawthorn, Roan, Black Thorn and English Oak has been submitted.
It was noted that two garages opposite the Red Hart are bring removed. It was suggested that the area could be used in the future as affordable housing. Further enquiries are to be made to the housing association.
Members were informed that the local MP Duncan Baker would be holding a surgery outside the Village Hall on Thursday at 10am.
Trees on Hall Close are being watered due to the very dry weather.
The Route 30 cycle route through Bodham is being re-classified.

6. Community Shop Cllr. Ringer had a meeting with Mr. Andrew Purdy at the Gt. Ryburgh shop.
Mr. Purdy will assist with documentation and any other help required.
A meeting of volunteers can be held in the pub garden, or on Zoom or wait for the Covid restrictions to be further eased. Preference is the pub garden and a meeting has been provisionally planned for the first week in September.

7. Speeding in Hart Lane. covered in item 5.

8. News Letter Mr. Ward has agreed to take over as editor of the News Letter. He does not require the photo copier. Further enquiries are to be made for its disposal.

9. Defibrillator Light Due to the lock-down the Village Hall committee will not be meeting until later in the year. This item will be put on the agenda for the next meeting.

10. Planning. There were no new applications on this agenda item.

11. Financial Matters.
Current account Balance at 10/8/2020 £11537.36
The following outstanding invoices were reviewed and payment approved.
E&W Beckham PC Repayment of loan (covered by grant) £500
Golby Repaint notice board £95
It was queried why this payment should be made when it was not approved by the full committee.  After discussion it was agreed to pay this invoice.

12. Correspondence. There was no correspondence

13. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
Agenda items for September meeting. Speeding, Community Shop, Defibrillator.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.24pm

The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be held on Monday 14th September 2020.
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council held on Monday 16th June 2020 by Zoom.

Present. Cllr. P. Cubitt, (chairman), W. Beeson, P. Bedell, L. Perrott. C. Ringer.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. Dist Cllr. S. Butikofer and four members of the public.
J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.00pm

1.Apologies Cllrs. H. Bruford, J. Cable.

2.There were no Comments from the floor.

3. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 9th March 2020, had been previously
circulated to the councillors. it was proposed by Cllr. Ringer that the minutes should then approved This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and carried.

4. Matters arising from the minutes. Defibrillator lighting is to be included in the next agenda The problem of Fly Tipping continues and Dist. Cllr. Botikofer will consult NNDC.

5.Reports
County Cllr. SD. Aquarone. Some county council services are open. Local businesses and services are being helped financially . More financial help could be available.

Dist Cllr. S Butikofer. The district council has been active delivering help during the lock-down.
Many shielding residents did not ask for help until contacted. The only centre still open is Sheringham, delivering between nine am and noon. The other centres are now closed.
Fifty million pounds has been allocated in grants to businesses across Norfolk.
The parish councillors thanked NNDC for the efficient rubbish collection during the lock-down
Cllr. Ringer asked what action central government were taking to refund some of the money spent by NNDC. whose costs during the period were in excess of £3million.
This was still to be decided by central government.

Cllr. Ringer. Reported that rubbish was still on the allotment which had been vacated. The clerk has written to the previous tenant asking for it to be removed. Cllr. Bedell will contact the person involved at his place of work.
Cllr Ringer also asked how members of the public were informed of happenings in the village, the replacement of the railings at the car park was a case in point.

At this point the meeting had to be adjourned as the Zoom time limit had expired.
The meeting resumed after a short break but the clerk was unable to reconnect. The
remainder of the committee meeting, which was still quorate, was minuted by Cllr. Ringer.

8. To approve a Certificate of Exemption from a full Annual Audit.
It was agreed to move this item as the time limit for the zoom meeting was running short.
It was proposed by Cllr L Perrott that the certificate of exemption from the full annual audit. Should
be approved. This was seconded by Cllr P Bedell and unanimously agreed by the councillors.

6. Community Shop Councillor Ringer reported that the onset of COVID had obviously delayed plans for a public meeting with regard the community shop. It was noted that other community shops had been a significant asset to their communities during lock down, and help to build resilience into a community. The next step still remains to form a steering committee, and those who indicated they would be interested in joining this would be contacted to reaffirm interest.

7. Dalcor Maclaren – It was proposed by Cllr Cubitt that we allow Dalcour Maclaren access to our land to conduct their surveys and we will await further response.

9 and 10 Financial and Correspondence issues were not covered in the absence of the clerk.


11) Items for the next agenda:
Hart Lane speeding, Village Hall defibrillator, Community Shop, Allotments.

THE NEXT MEETING OF BODHAM PARISH COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 13TH JULY – 7.30PM VIA ZOOM
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held on Monday 10th February 2020 at Bodham Village Hall.


Present. Cllr. P. Cubitt, (chairman), W. Beeson, P. Bedell, H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott.
Dist Cllr. P. Butikofer J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1.Apologies Cllr. C. Ringer., County Cllr. S. Aquarone

2.There were no Comments from the floor.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4.The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 13th January 2020, having been previously
circulated to the councillors, it was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that they be approved as correct. This
was seconded by Cllr. Beeson and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5.There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6.Reports
Dist Cllr. P Butikofer.
The first meeting of parish councillors and clerks with managers of NNDC was very successful.
A further four meetings are planned during the year

Splash got damaged in the storms at the weekend. A pane of roofing tile fell into the pool area. There was also damage to “Tides” restaurant on the pier.

The planning inspectorate decision regarding The Selbrigg and Pond Farm turbines has decided to ALLOW the grant of planning permission. NNDC are currently looking at how to proceed from here and what alternatives are available.
(This item caused a lively discussion within the meeting. There was a strong objection to the two wind turbines from the majority of the members present.)

NNDC have met with local businessmen in North Walsham to hear the concerns of those affected by the gas main works undertaken by RIIo for Cadent Gas Limited.

North Norfolk visitor centre re-opens its doors this weekend (6th Feb) after undergoing a complete redesign to showcase the special interest of the North Norfolk Coast and provide enhanced access facilities for visitors to Cromer. The Visitor Centre will feature an exciting “discovery Zone” as part of the NNDC Deep History Coast initiative.

NNDC marked Holocaust Memorial Day by supporting the work of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and their stand-together campaign. This was on the 27th January 2020 to pay respect to the six million people murdered during the Holocaust under Nazi persecution.

Cllr. C.Ringer (written report read to the meeting)

Community Shop:  We had some good coverage of this in the EDP and North Norfolk News which has helped bring our tally of responses to the survey up to 145 households which represents nearly 300 individuals.  I am now in the process of collating the results ready to be presented.  On this, I’m
hoping the council will agree to a public meeting to be held in late March.  I don’t have a specific date in mind as I’m hoping to have representatives from Itteringham and Ryburgh stores attend, and
I’m in contact with them.   Perhaps the council (who have previously supported the public meeting proposal) can agree to this time frame in principle and I can come back with a specific date in the next week/ten days?
Defibrillator:  This was called upon in the last month at the request of the emergency services.  Thankfully it was only retrieved on stand by and not used.  I’ve been contacted because the person sent to retrieve it could not see to open it, and had to return for a torch, because the area it is located is too dark.  Obviously in the event of someone being in cardiac arrest this could be the difference between life and death.  Could the council consider the purchase of a sensor light to be located above the defibrillator?  I’d suggest a small solar powered light would be the easiest to install.
Fly Tipping: I had a fly tipping incident on church road reported to me recently by a parishioner, which I duly reported to NNDC.  From this they have gathered evidence of a potential offender and they are to be interviewed under caution.  NNDC have pledged to inform us of developments.  
Baconsthorpe Castle Footbridge:  The bridge on the way to Baconsthorpe castle has now had a temporary replacement and the right of way reopened.  
Rock Bodham open meeting:  This is taking place on Wednesday evening at 8pm in Bodham Red Hart.  Come and hear about what we do, why we do it, find out about getting involved or pass on some ideas.  Councillors and parishioners are very welcome to attend. 
Village Hall Car Park:  I have contacted NNDC regarding the car park offered to us as a potential site for the community shop and weather that is compatible with the terms offered.   However Milo Creasey from the estate team who we have been dealing with is currently away.  I have forwarded my email to him on to the department and await a response.  Suggest continued deferral on this issue. 
7. Community Shop This item was discussed in item 6 (reports) and will be included on the
March agenda.

8. Planning. PF/20/0148 Manu Et Mente, Hart Lane, Bodham. Change of use of agricultural
land to additional garden and erection of detached double garage.
The parish council had no objection to this application.

9. Hall Close Car Park licence. See above report. This item sill be included in the March agenda.

10. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 10/2/2020 £9425.43
There were no invoices requiring approval.

11. There was no Correspondence.

12. Matters for the next agenda. Community Shop, Defibrillator, Car Park Lease.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.35pm

 
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held on Monday 13th January 2020 at Bodham Village Hall.


Present. Cllr. P. Cubitt, (chairman), H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott. C. Ringer.
Dist Cllr. P. Butikofer and one member of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1.Apologies Cllrs. W. Beeson, P. Bedell, County Cllr. S. Aquarone

2.There were no Comments from the floor.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4.The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 9th December 2019, having been previously circulated to the councillors, it was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that they be approved as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5.Matters arising from the minutes.
The damage to the planters in the car park has been reported to the Police

6.Reports
Dist Cllr. P Butikofer.
Full Council at NNDC last met on the 17th of December 2019.
It being the last meeting before Christmas Council were joined by a North Norfolk based community music organisation which works with people with Parkinson’s disease, for a short segment of Christmas music before the meeting started formally.
We were also joined by Lady Agnew the High Sheriff of Norfolk who was in attendance to present certificates to three local residents in recognition of their ‘great and valuable services to the community. Earlier in the year the three ladies rescued a man who became unconscious whilst swimming at a local pool, and then administered lifesaving first aid.
Council then accepted three reports from Cabinet in relation to:
Fees and Charges for the coming year from 1 April 2020
The Treasury Management Half Yearly Report
The Medium Term Financial Strategy
The District Council has been consulted by the county Council and the Boundary Commission regarding proposed changes to the County Council Division boundaries. The Council considered two proposals and adopted one for recommendation as the Councils preferred option for submission to the boundary commission.
The Council is required by Local Government legislation to convene an Independent Remuneration Panel to consider Councillors allowances every four years. Whilst the Cabinet expressed concern about such a review in the current climate, it is a statutory requirement of the Council to undertake this review and therefore Council voted for the process to continue at this time. The panel will review current allowances and make any recommendations for consideration at a later meeting of Full Council.
There were three motions considered:
Public Fireworks Displays
Adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Anti-Semitism . Support for the Local electricity Bill and Community-Scale Renewable Energy.

Full Council at NNDC last met on the 17th of December 2019.Councillors will have heard about the recent serious cliff fall in Trimingham, please can they continue to help spread the message that no one should walk or play on or near the cliff edges.
NNDC is aware that it has not always communicated efficiently and has certainly not been seen as a listening Council by many Parish Councils in the past. In an effort to change things for the better we have struck up a working relationship with the North Norfolk parish Council forum and are planning a series of meetings over the coming year.
All Parishes should have received an invitation to attend the first event on the 22nd of January 7pm at NNDC.
Council tree planting initiative. The council scheme is to plant 110,000 trees in four years - one for every person in North Norfolk.
North Walsham has now become a Heritage Action Zone.
Funding of £975K has been secured from Historic England programme with NNDC committed to match this sum through a decision made at cabinet on 22nd November. The four year scheme will begin in April 2020 with a range of projects to restore and enhance the towns historic character, making it more attractive, engaging and vibrant place for residents and visitors.
North Norfolk has officially received £1M from Sports England towards the construction of the Splash Leisure centre in Sheringham. Funding was subject to requirements that ensure the leisure centre would be an asset to the community and promote health and well being.
The council has approved another £22,000 to community projects in Holt, North Walsham, and Stalham in the final round of funding from the Councils Market Town Initiative. Now £400K has been spent.
Still no news on Selbrigg wind turbines.
Brian Hannah, ex Sheringham North councillor died on Wednesday December 29th. He was a key figure in Norfolk politics for more than two decades but was forced to step down in late 2019 due to poor health. He served as chair of NCC and represented Sheringham North on NNDC for 21years.
NNDC Sporting Centre of Excellence project once again proven a track record of success, with three young members taking home gold medals in the most recent fixture - the Norfolk County Cross Country Championship.
Specialist coaching being offered at Gresham’s school in Holt has already seen members excelling in their respective sports at County level.
Latest round of Big Society Awards have been agreed - including Gresham Village Hall Association - £5000 towards the replacement of new windows and doors for the village hall Since BSF started in 2012, NNDC has awarded over £1.96M to 268 community projects in North Norfolk.
BSF will next meet in March 2020. Applications need to be submitted to the Council’s Health and communities Team by Monday 4th February.

Cllr. Ringer
A temporary fix will be carried out to the bridge on the foot-path to Baconsthorpe. Walkers are still using the bridge in its present condition.
There has been less fly-tipping recently.
An open meeting of Rock Bodham will be held in the Hart on the 12th February at 8pm.
This year Rock Bodham will be held on 1st August with the fireworks on the 7th November.

7.Hall Close Car Park licence.
It was decided to investigate the details of the lease further and discuss at the next meeting.

8.Community Shop. A report on the proposed Community Shop will be in the North Norfolk News on Thursday 14th January. In view of this the deadline for responses will be extended until the end of January. To date there have been 110 responses with 75% saying they will use the shop on three or more days a week. There was only one person replied to say they would not use the shop.

9. Financial matters.
Current bank account Balance at 14/12/2019 £11693.37
The following invoices were approve and cheques signed.
NNDC Election costs £97.75
T.T.Jones Street light maintenance £212.63

10.Correspondence.
NNDC Victory in Europe 75th Anniversary and Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary
Plug and Go electric car charging points

11.Matters for information only or for the next agenda
Updates on Community shop and Car Park to be included in the February agenda.


There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.35pm
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held on Monday 11th November 2019 at Bodham Village Hall.



Present. Cllr. P. Cubitt, (chairman), P. Bedell, H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott.
P.C. Graham Gower-Smith and one member of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1.Apologies Cllrs. W. Beeson, C. Ringer. County Cllr. S. Aquarone

2.Comments from the floor. A request was made for a donation to Church funds. The meeting was also informed that the planning application for change of use to provide the extension of the burial ground had been refused because of a drainage problem at present. The application has been withdrawn and will be re-submitted in the spring.
Agenda item 7. Police was brought forward.
PC Gower-Smith is the beat manager for 28 parishes. There were no criminal matters to report.  He has informed Social Housing of the problems at Sayer Court and the work is on-going. The police attended the firework display and there were no problems.
The Police are aware of speeding on the main road and will monitor regularly.

3. Cllrs. H. Bruford and P Bedell declared an interest in item 11 as members of the Playing Field Committee.

4.The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th October 2019, having been previously circulated to the councillors, it was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that they be approved as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Cable and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5.Matters arising from the minutes.
The car, with wheels removed, on the land opposite the Hart has been reported to Victory Housing and they will investigate and have it removed..

6.Reports
A written report from County Cllr. Aquarone was read to the meeting and is attached to these minutes. The main points of his report were:-
Additional government money will be used by NCC to fund overspend in key departments. County Councils response to the climate emergency.
County Councils Brexit preparations.
A written report from Cllr. Ringer was read to the meeting and is attached to these minutes. 
Comments on Street lighting and Sayer Court which will be covered in more detail in items7 &8
The village bonfire and fireworks was a success despite the change of date due to the weather.
Rock Bodham will be holding a quiz night and raffle on December 6th.
The children's Christmas party will be held on December 15th and is open to all children under 11 years old. This will be followed by carols round the Christmas tree in the garden of the Red Hart.
The village shop survey will be distributed with the next news letter. Collection of replies could be arranged for the sake day as the general election with a collection point at the village hall.

7.Police (see item 2)

8. Street Lights
A reply from County Cllr. S. Aquarone to an enquiry to Highways confirmed that
“There is no permission required for the installation of a solar powered light in a private garden”.
This, however, cannot be put on a verge but must remain in private premises.”
The original estimate for solar powered lights was for the lamp only, With supply of a post and delivery the cost will double.
A quotation is being prepared by T.T.Jones but any installation off the highway or footpath will need the permission of the householder whose garden is involved and of Broadland Housing as landlords.
Councillors agreed that the best solution was for residents to install security lights on their own properties.

9.Planning.
Ref PF/19/1819 Manu et Mente, Hart Lane, Bodham
Change of use of land from Agriculture to additional garden area and the erection of a detached double garage with roof space to be used for ancillary dwelling.
The parish council had no objection to this application.

Ref PF/19/1852 Curlew Cottage, Weybourne Road, Bodham.
Single storey rear extension and garage conversion.
The parish council had no objection to this application

10.Community Shop
A draft survey has been sent to all councillors for comment.
The survey will be distributed with the next news letter. It is hoped to have a collection point in each village pub, but perhaps the best place to put one would be in the village hall porch on December 12th (election day) as this is polling station for the two parishes.

It was agreed by the councillors present that Bodham Parish Council would not fund the printing of flyers for distribution in East and West Beckham

11.Financial matters
A provisional budget for 2020-2021was discussed by the meeting which included a figure of £8500 for the precept for 2020-2021.
It was proposed by Cllr, Bedell that the budget and precept figure should be approved. This was seconded by Cllr. Bruford and carried.
It was proposed by Cllr Bruford that a donation of £400 should be made to the Church. This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and carried.
It was proposed that a grant of £400 should be made to the Playing Field to assist with the insurance premium. This was seconded by Cllr. Cable and carried.
(Cllrs. Bruford and Bedell, having declared an interest in the Playing Field abstained.)

It was noted that the Current account Balance at 11/11/2019 was £12537.62

12.Correspondence.
Notification of the proposed route of the underground power cables from off-shore was noted.
Members felt the laying of these cables was in the National interest and there would not be any benefit from commenting.
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.50pm


Item 6 Reports
11th November 2019


Report from Cllr. C. Ringer as read to the meeting


1)Firstly re street light In Hall close:  I'm not sure what is in the minutes and the email from Stefan Aquarone reflect what was actually discussed.  We did discuss a solar street light but not necessarily in a garden, but on the pavement or similar, like all the others.  It would be stand alone in as much as it wouldn’t need a grid connection.  The advice we need from county is what spec light it would need to be so we can get the appropriate quote.

2)Secondly, re Sayer Court.  Quite a bit of fly tipping as you’ll know at the back of the estate adjoining Derek Sayers field.  A caravan was (last time I looked) in the garden of number 5 Sayer court and had someone living in it.  A resident of Morgan’s way has been in touch and is concerned that number 1 have moved all their rubbish from the front into the back garden and are concerned about 1) Vermin, and 2) that the resident at no. 1 has had bonfires which they are concerned may spread.  

3) Our village Bonfire and Fireworks took place on Sunday 3rd December.  It was scheduled initially for Saturday 2nd but was postponed because of the met office weather warning for wind.  The event was a success despite the change of date

4) Village Shop.  A draft survey was sent out last month however very few councillors across the 2 parishes sent any feedback.  Presumably that means councillors are happy with it?  I would like Bodham PC to agree to print not only enough surveys for Bodham (which they have already agreed) but also enough for Beckham too.  These will be distributed with the village newsletter.  I hope to have a collection point in each village pub, but perhaps the best place to put one would be in the village hall porch on December 12th (election day) as this is polling station for the two parishes.   Any final amendments of comments please let me know ASAP.

5) There are some parish Xmas celebrations to give councillors notice of.  Firstly Rock Bodham/Bodham Red Hart quiz night on December 6th including a raffle.

Secondly the village Xmas children’s party is returning this year on Sunday December 15th in the Village Hall.  This is open to all children under 11 and resident in Bodham or Beckham.  Father Christmas will be in attendance and entertainment from Chilly’s party time.

Finally, after the Christmas party, our third annual carols round the tree.  This will take place after the Xmas party on 15th (time TBC) around the village tree in the garden of The Red Hart.  This event is a collaboration between the Red Hart, Rock Bodham and sponsored by North Norfolk Glazing.  This is a great community event so please do support.  

Item 6 Reports
14th November 2019


Report from County Councillor Stefan Aquarone as read to the meeting.


More money for Councils?
Last month I reported on the potential extra funding for local authorities announced by the Government Sajid Javid. Sadly, the County Council’s priorities appear to be unchanged by this news: the additional money will essentially be used to continue to fund the overspend in key departments. My ongoing concern is that this overspend - caused by more people needing to access statutory services that the Council is legally required to provide - is the result of years of cuts to public services across the board that have left everyone worse off, and have pushed some of our council’s most vulnerable people into severe hardship.
As we enter into the next phase of the budget-setting process, my priority as your county councillor will be trying to lobby for the areas of greatest pressure - in particular the Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG), the previous cuts to which the controlling Conservatives show little sign of wavering on. The MIG is the level of income below which households do not have to pay towards the cost of adult social care. Reducing the MIG to the lowest level it can be legally has left some of Norfolk’s poorest with £60 a week less to live on.
As Liberal Democrats, reversing these changes remains our biggest priority in proposing amendments to the County Council’s budget at our next Full Council meeting in November.
Along with this, we will continue to make the case for setting up a £500,000 fund for public transport innovation, as well as putting forward policies for how the council could make better use of the money councillors decided to pay to themselves when they increased their allowances in 2017.
On that note, I’m pleased to remind you that the small fund I set up personally to distribute my pay rise is still open for business. Any local community causes may apply - just send me an email!
County Council’s Response to the Climate Emergency
In my capacity as Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Climate Change, I am pleased to report that the cross-party Task and Finish Group set up by the council to report on the climate emergency has made good progress. It all hangs on whether the Conservative-controlled council accepts our recommendations at its next meeting on 25th November. On the one hand, I am encouraged by the group’s approach, on the other hand, the County Council still refuses to declare a climate emergency. Watch this space...
County Council’s Brexit Preparations
As you will know the Liberal Democrats’ long-held position is to stop Brexit, but as responsible politicians at all levels we must be prepared for all scenarios.
Email: steffan.aquarone.cllr@norfolk.gov.uk?
Tel.: 01603 327827Report from your County Councillor, Cllr Steffan Aquarone
I was therefore shocked at the last Full Council meeting on 23rd September, when the County Council refused to publish its plans for what to do in the event of a No Deal Brexit. The Government’s own Operation Yellowhammer documents state what could be the effects of no deal, which include a reduction in choice and availability of food, the potential price increases for utilities, food and fuel, a rise in public disorder and community, and tensions resulting from a shortage of food and drugs.
These views are indeed confirmed in Norfolk County Council’s EU “No deal” Exit Strategy, which also raises other issues such as disruption to care provision and food supply chain problems to Norfolk schools and care homes.
I’m sure, whatever your views on Brexit, you’ll agree that preparedness should be central to our concern as your local council.
Reminder about Parish Council Attendance until January
My wife and I are expecting our second child later this year so until January I will be limiting my evening schedule further – but keeping myself just as available the rest of the time. If there are items of business on the Parish Council agenda that require my presence in person then I will, of course, prioritise my attendance.
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held on Monday 14th October 2019 at Bodham Village Hall.


Present. Cllrs. W. Beeson, (chairman), P. Bedell, H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott. C. Ringer.
Dist. Cllr. P. Butikofer, and three members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1.Apologies Cllr. P. Cubitt,

2.Comments from the floor. The meeting was again informed of the ongoing problem with some children, especially in Hart Lane. Stones are being thrown at cars and they are playing “Chicken” in the road.  Their own safety is at risk and a notice will be placed in the Bodham Village News warning of the dangers.  The Police and Broadland Housing have been informed and the Police are to be asked for a meeting with councillors to discuss the problem.

3.There were no declarations of interest.

4.The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 9th September 2019, having been previously circulated to the councillors, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be approved as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Bruford and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5.Matters arising from the minutes. Community shop, The circular to be delivered to every household is nearly complete, a copy is to sent to the Beckham council for inclusion in their quarterly magazine.
A car, with wheels removed, has been left on the land opposite the Hart. It would appear that it has  been dumped. Police are to be informed.

6.Reports
District Councillor P. Butikofer. The Splash is under construction and should be ready by 2002.
The council wants a Government grant of £935000 to be spent in North Walsham.
Council Tax can be increased on empty properties by 200%.
The Corporate Plan includes providing homes for local people and sustain business growth.
The plan for an extra 150 homes for Holt has been put on hold due to lack of parking.
Environmental Health have carried out more successful prosecutions including a £30,000 fine for non-removal of Asbestos.

Cllr. Ringer. The firework display will be held on 2nd. November. All combustibles to be delivered on the morning of 2nd. The fireworks will start at 7pm and cost of entry is £3 per ticket.
Police visited regarding thefts of the allotments but nothing further has happened. It is necessary to have proof of who is responsible and allotment holders need to be vigilant and report any further problems to the police, with proof.
Either dial 101 or go to the web site - Report It/Norfolk Constabulary.
There has been no decision on the Wind Turbine to date.

7. The Police were unable to attend the meeting

8. Street light Hall Close. Hall Close is being designated a highway and it would be extremely difficult and expensive to have a further street light standard installed.
The possibility of having a solar powered light installed in the edge of a garden is being investigated. Relevant permissions and further costs are to be obtained.

9. The recently reported Fly Tipping has been cleared.

10. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 14/10/2019 £12808.55
To following invoices were reviewed and payments approved
TT Jones Lantern replacement £174.59
Indigo Waste Glass collection £21.60

11. Correspondence none

12.Matters for information only or for the next agenda.
The alterations to the car park and the repair of the footpath have not yet been carried out,Broadland housing are to be contacted.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.41pm

The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be on Monday 11th November 2019
 
Minutes of the Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held on Monday 8th July 2019 at Bodham Village Hall.


Present. Cllrs. P. Cubitt,(chairman), P. Bedell,H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott. C. Ringer.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone, Dist. Cllr. P. Butikofer, and one member of the public.
J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies None

2. There were no comments or questions on the agenda from members of the public.

3. There were no declarations of interest.

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 10th June 2019, having been previously circulated to
the councillors, it was proposed by Cllr. Cable that they be approved as correct. This was seconded by
Cllr. Perrott and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
A letter has been sent to all allotment holders regarding chicken welfare on the allotments.
The situation is still not satisfactory and a further letter will be sent and inspections made by
members of the parish council. If this lack of welfare continues the RSPCA will be informed.

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.

County Cllr. S Aquarone.
Norfolk county council are taking a lead on climate change. Children's services are to be reduced. But this is being imposed.
Hall close costs for transferring lights is being looked at.

District Cllr P. Botikofer
A wind turbine planning review is being undertaken. The North Norfolk District Council appeal to the court of appeal has been refused. The plans will be decided by a planning inspector.
North Norfolk district council monthly surgeries will be held on the 30th of July 27th of August 24th of September 29th of October , 26th November and 17th December.
Successful prosecutions have taken place for fly-tipping. More trade waste customers are being licensed to collect waste.
There is an environmental forum on climate change to be announced.
The local plan second draught is under discussion and Bodham is classed as countryside which allows up to 5 houses with infill.
North Norfolk district council plan to plant 90000 trees in the next 3 years.

Comments/reports from Parish Councillors
It was asked if more fly tipping patrols by NNDC could be undertaken at Bodham Woods.

The meeting was informed that Mr. Harmer had been strimming round the village and a letter of thanks is to be sent.
A conservation study is being undertaken at the moment in the village but unfortunately two moth traps have been stolen.
The deeds for the gas installation at the playing field are not yet to hand which has delayed the legal processes for finalising the lease.
Rock-Bodham will be held on the 27th of July.
BT have cut trees at Bodham common under power lines but could not shred the pieces.
They have been cut up into logs and left.

7. To Consider the announcement by Youngs to plant trees on the car parks.
It was asked who is responsible for the upkeep of the car parks? The parish council do not want any
alterations to go ahead until a meeting has been held with Youngs as the proposals would reduce
parking places. The gate to the car park must be retained but the parish council do not object to
wooden fencing.
Youngs are to be contacted to ask if a site meeting with the parish council could be arranged.

8. Community shop
The Plunkett Foundation have provided some useful information and suggest a questionnaire should go out
to all residents during the summer.
Beckham parish council are to be contacted to see if they are willing to support the project.

9. To consider support for a new churchyard.
It was agreed at the last meeting that the parish council would support the new churchyard but this
cannot be progressed further until costs are available.

10. Street lighting Hall Close.
Norfolk County Council have not yet indicated if the two new lights can be taken over by the parish
council. Members inspected the possible sites for a third light which was suggested should be
placed at the junction adjacent to No.30

11. A148 pedestrian crossing
Request the Police to increase patrols to monitor speeding.

12. Planning.
The clerk asked if members would indicate their wishes to him on future planning applications.
If there was opposition to any plans an emergency meeting could be called. If there was no reply to a
planning application sent out then it would be assumed that there was no objection.

13. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 8/7/2019 £11777.07
To approve payment to T T Jones electrical, Street light maintenance, £174.59
All Councillors Election expense claims are completed and handed to the clerk for delivery to
NNDC.

14. Correspondence. None

15. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
It was noted that a garden hedge was still causing blockage of the footpath making it necessary for pedestrians to walk in the A148. It was agreed that the hedge will be cut back as it has not been possible to contact the owner.
 
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Bodham Parish Council
held on Monday 13th May 2019 at Bodham Village Hall.


Present. Cllrs. W. Beeson,(chairman) H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott. P. Bedell, C. Ringer
Two members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.34pm

1. Apologies Cllr. P. Cubitt County Cllr. S. Aquarone

2. As this was the first meeting after an election all members of the new council were required to sign
Acceptance of Office agreements and Register of members interests forms.

3. It was proposed by P. Bedell that P. Cubitt be asked to remain as chairman for the coming year.
This was seconded by L. Perritt. The proposal was approved on a show of hands with one abstention.
P. Bedell then proposed that W. Beeson be elected as Vice-chairman This was seconded by L. Perrott and
approved.

4. There were no comments or questions on the agenda from members of the public.

5. There were no declarations of interest

6. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 11th March 2019, having been previously circulated to
the councillors, it was proposed by P. Bedell that they be approved as correct. This was seconded by H.
Bruford and carried.

7. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

8. County Councillor S. Aquarone A written report was circulated to members and is attached to
these minutes.
H. Bruford reported that the 1801 document has been digitised and is stored in the Norfolk
County Archives for safe keeping. A copy has also been added to the Bodham web site.
The disc containing the original copy was handed to the clerk for safe keeping.
C. Ringer A litter pick took place on 7th April. Extra litter picking tools were needed and these
will be available in future. They will be stored in Mr. Brufords garage until required.
There has been interest shown by some members of the parish in re-establishing a village shop and this will be investigated further by the council.

9. Gas Installation. Approval was given for the payment of £1800 to Hayes and Storr for preparing,
drafting and finalising the lease for the Gas Installation as already agreed. It was agreed with the Gas
company that all legal fees would be reimbursed on completion.

10. The Insurance quotation of £590.46 from Zurich Municipal for 2019-2020 was reviewed and
approved.

11. Street Lights A further update is required and County Cllr. Aquarone is to be contacted.

12. Notice Board. Three quotations were received for the supply of a new notice board. It was
proposed by H Bruford that the quotation of £750 from G. Goody be accepted, as this was the lowest of the
three prices. This was seconded by L. Perrott and approved.

13. Financial matters.
After approval by the councillors the Certificate of Exemption from Full Audit for 2018-19 was signed
The Year End accounts submitted to the meeting were approved and signed by the chairman
The annual governance statement was read to the meeting. It was then approved and signed by the chairman.
After a review of cheque signatories it was agreed to add Mr. Bruford and Mr. Bedell as further signatories.

Current account Balance at 13/5/2019 was £11003.86

The following outstanding invoices were approved by the meeting and cheques signed .
Zurich Municipal Insurance £590.46
J. Bishop Internal Auditor £30.00
Hayes and Storr Gas installation lease £1,800.00

15. Correspondence
* Local Plan Consultation dates were duly noted.
* Pedestrian safety on the A148. An email from a parishioner raised concerns regarding Pedestrian safety in crossing the A148. A young girl was recently knocked down and it could have been much more serious. It was agreed to contact County Cllr. Aquarone with a view to arranging a site meeting with interested parties, including Highways to see if improvements could be made.
* Improved Ambulance response times. The parish council were in full support of a Campaign to improve Ambulance response times in North Norfolk.

16. Requested items to be included in the June agenda were:-
* A Community Shop.
* Support for a new churchyard.
* A donation to Rock Bodham.
* Further update on street lights.


There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 9.16pm

The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be on Monday 10th June 2019
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 11th March 2019 at Bodham Village Hall.


Present. Cllrs.P. Cubitt,(chairman) W. Beeson, P. Bedell, H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott.
County Cllr. S.Aquarone. Two members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.33pm

1. Apologies Dist.Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes.

2. Comments or Questions from members of the public.
It was reported that there was a bright light shining directly onto oncoming traffic in Weybourne Road. The occupier is to be approached to see if this light can be slightly moved.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 11th February 2019, having been previously circulated, were approved by the members present and signed by the chairman

5. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6. Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
The Parish Council are to grant a lease to the Gas company for the piece of land on the playing field where the gas regulator is placed.
The land deeds form 1800 are to be digitised and placed in the County Archives. There will be a small cost for this service.
New bus timetabled will be installed in April.
The Parish noticeboard has started to rot. It was agreed to seek a quote for a replacement.

A written report for District Councillor G. Perry-Warnes was received by all councillors and is attached to these minutes. It was noted that the report stated that the grant of £3000 to the village hall was conditional, however this grant has been approved and has now been paid.
A written report from County Cllr. S. Aquarone was handed to members and is attached to these minutes

7. Planning ADV/19/0239 Internally illuminated fascia sign, Crayford and Abbs.
This application was approved by the meeting

8. Clothing Bank. The proposed site for the clothes bank has been inspected and more information will be available for the next meeting

9. Street lighting Hall Close.
The following reply was sent to County Cllr. S. Aquarone in reply to his enquiries regarding an extra street light in Hall Close

Apologies for not responding to this earlier, I’ve taken a look into the history of the street lighting on Phase 1 and Phase 2 of this development to understand what might have happened with regard to the adoption of the lights.From what I understand, the street lighting on Phase 1 was originally designed as ‘footway standard’ lighting (as per attached drawing) back in 2007. This is the standard the lighting would need to be if it were to be adopted by the Parish, indicating that the original intention was for the street lighting to be adopted by the parish. Norfolk County Council’s current policy is that we will only adopt new lighting on developments where there is a highways safety requirement for it, however the lighting installation would need to be to a ‘highway standard’.
If the lighting on Phase 1 was originally intended to be adopted by NCC, we would also require lighting on Phase 2 as this would be a continuation of an existing lighting system.
I have attached a letter sent to the developer, which confirms that we consulted with the parish on their requirements. As the lighting on phase 2 of this development was offered to the parish, this also indicates that the lighting on phase 1 was not intended to be taken over by NCC.
It looks like an email was mistakenly sent to our contractor at the time the phase 1 highway was adopted and as a result, Norfolk County Council have being paying for the maintenance of these columns ever since.
At this stage, it would be difficult for Norfolk County Council to adopt the additional street lighting that is being requested by the residents as this would be a continuation of ‘footway lighting’ on a stretch of highway which does not have any highway safety requirement for lighting, which would be in contradiction to our policy.
If the parish would like to install any new street lights further up Hall Close, we can transfer the maintenance of the columns on phase 1 to them which are to a footway standard, this would give the parish full control of all the lighting on Hall Close which we believe was the original intention?
I’m happy to have a discussion about this as I’m basing my email on the limited records we have available and as I wasn’t in the department at the time, cannot be sure what the original intention was.
Kind Regards,
Cameron Main, Senior Technician (Street Lighting) Community & Environmental Services
County Cllr. Aquarone is to make further enquiries and report to the next Parish Council meeting.

10 District and Parish Elections.
Nomination forms for those members wishing to be re-elected were competed aqnd handed to the clerk for forwarding on to North Norfolk District Council.

11. Financial matters.
The Current account Balance at 11 March 2019 was £12,040.06
The following invoices were approved for payment and cheques signed.
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £571.20
HMRC PAYE £116.40

12. There was no correspondence

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.14pm
 
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 11th February 2019 at Bodham Village Hall.

Present. Cllrs.P. Cubitt,(chairman) P. Bedell, H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott.
Three members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm


1. Apologies Cllr.W. Beeson, County Cllr. S.Aquarone. Dist.Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes.

2. There were no Comments or Questions on the agenda from members of the public.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. It was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th
January 2019 be approved as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell. and approved by
the members present. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6. A report from County Cllr. S. Aquarone, (read to the meeting by the clerk)
County Council budget
We are in budget preparation mode again, and the politicians who control Council Council have begun to finalise their budget for the financial year 2019/2020.  It may already have come to your attention that there is a plan to lower the minimum income level below which people do not have to contribute to the cost of their adult social care.  We are deeply concerned about this and believe it will push a number of people into a desperate position.  The current threshold, below which care cost contributions are not required, is around £17k and the proposed new level, which is legally the minimum the Council can possibly set it to is £13k.Along with reversing the proposed closures to Children’s Centres, this is one of the issues we are fighting hardest about in the run up to the budget.  Please do get in touch if any constituents are able to share personal stories of what it might mean to them, and likewise if we can offer any help to them working out what they are entitled to.
Mobile phone coverage
Jacob has already written to clerks explaining the latest development in my campaign to improve phone signal in Norfolk.  You may remember me mentioning that the Council is compiling a list of sites that may be available for small transmitters as they look to find solutions to the many ‘not spots’ that still exist. These transmitters work to boost the mobile signal but are so small as to be virtually unnoticeable.
Parish Councils and the wider community are now invited to recommend any sites they own that may be suitable for small cell transmitters. These will be added to a database that the council is using in its ongoing discussion with mobile network operators, and includes over 200 sites the council itself owns.

7. Street lights.
There is an issue with any proposal to amend the lighting in the new/additional portion of Hall Close as this is already lit by Norfolk County Council assets which, unlike the Parish’s street lighting, which are to “Footway” Lighting Category (no specific lighting standard required), these assets are designated as “Highway” Lighting Category and as such there is a specific standard/level of lighting that they have to meet and there are also limits to prevent over lighting within this standard.  Any attempt by the Parish to introduce additional lighting into this design would be
resisted by Norfolk County Council.  Any requests to change this lighting design should be made to Norfolk County Council in order to have the scheme reviewed.
It was agreed to request County Cllr. S. Aquarone to progress this further in an attempt to have the situation reviewed.
 
8. Clothing Bank. - A request from the Salvation Army and EEEA to pace a clothing collection box in the parish was approved. It was suggested that the box should be placed at the bottle bank and waste paper collecting point opposite The Hart.

9. Antique Maps – A copy of the Bodham Enclosure documents 1810 were on view at the meeting. It was agreed that they should be scanned and displayed on the web site.  The originals are to be placed in the County Archives.

10. Gas installation -A fee of £60 per week had been agreed with the contractors for the use of the compound for storing soil while work was in progress.

11. Bus timetable – A bus timetable has been supplied by Sanders Coaches.

12 Cars Eyes – Removed Cats Eyes will be replace when the gas installation is complete.

13. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 11/2/2019 £11,418.86
There are no outstanding invoices .

14. Correspondence. Information from “Carers Matter”, an organisation supporting carers in Norfolk. Further information can be seen in the Bodham Village News.


There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.05pm

The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be on Monday 11th March 2019
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 14th January 2019 at Bodham Village Hall.


Present. Cllrs.W. Beeson,(chairman) P. Bedell, H. Bruford, J. Cable. L. Perrott.
Six members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1. Apologies Cllr. P. Cubitt, County Cllr. S. Aquarone.

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.

There was an enquiry from a resident of Hall Close as to why a further street light had not been provided. The parish council are awaiting a quotation from T.T.Jones for the installation of a further light. It is hoped this quotation will be available for the Febuary meeting.

A fence is also required on the edge of the footpath. The developers are to be contacted.

3. There were no declarations of interest.

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 10th December 2018 were approved as correct and signed by the chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
An agreement for the gas installation at the playing field has been settled. There is to be a twenty five year lease granted, the annual rent being £500. The installation of the new gas line is expected to take seven weeks.

The two bus shelters are in operation but the bus timetables need replacing.

The Felbeck Trust have visited the Bodham Common and will produce a suggested
management plan. A Trustee of the charity will address a future parish council meeting if requested.

6. Reports from Parish Councillors. Cllr. Bruford reported that he had been handed maps and documents from the Encolsures of 1808 which he will bring to the next meeting.

7. Planning PF/18/2309 – Manu Et Mente, Hart Lane, Bodham.
Erection of two storey rear/side extension annex.

The parish council had no objection to this application.

8. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 14/1/2019 £11595.13
The following outstanding invoice were approved and cheques signed.
T.T.Jones Street lighting maintenance £170.66
Indigo Waste Glass collection £20.40

9. Correspondence
A letter from Mr. C. Ringer, which had been sent to all members of the Parish Council, was read to the meeting. Five points were raised:-

1. Fly Tipping.
Councillors are aware of the fly tipping problem within the parish and will report any instances that they find, or that are reported to them.

2. Dog Mess Patrols: Because of an increase in dog mess, particularly on the school loke NNDC Environmental Protect team have added that area to their regular patrols.

3. Street lights in Hall Close – this item is covered in 2 above (Comments and Questions)

4. White Gates. These were approved as a safety feature on the dangerous A148.

5. Village Litter Pick. Litter-picking is already carried out most months, organised by Cllr. Bedell. There are several "picker poles" available from Cllr. Bruford if anyone else volunteers to help.

10. Matters for information or for the next agenda.
It was noted that the “Cats Eyes” had been removed from the Cromer Road. Highways are to be contacted.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.41pm


The next Bodham Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 11th February 2019
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 10th December 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman), P. Bedell, H. Bruford, J. Cable
Two members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies Cllr. W. Beeson, County Cllr. S. Aquarone. Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes.

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
Item 8.The front of the bus shelter on the North side of the main road has had the front
reduced but the buses are still stopping in the road. Sanders are to check if it is now possible for the
buses to use the designated bus stop.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 12th November 2018, having been previously
circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that they were correct. This was seconded by Cllr.
Bedell and approved by the members present. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. Matters arising from the minutes
Item 7 Street light at Hall Close. TT Jones can install a street light in Hall Close at the corner of the
car park. On instruction from the parish council they will contact UKPN and request a quotation for
the new UMS supply at this location. No planning consent would be requires for this installation but
Norfolk County Council should be advised that this additional asset would be within the scope of
“Foot-way Lighting”
Item11 Water on Rectory Road – Highways reply - “No action has been taken at this time but we will continue to monitor the problem -We have assessed that the defect does not currently meet our intervention criteria. We will continue to monitor as part of normal scheduled inspections”.

6. Reports.
A written report from District Cllr. Perry-Warnes was circulated to the members before the meeting.
A copy of this report is attached to these minutes.

7. Gas Installation There is no further information at present.

8. Bus Shelter See agenda item 2.

9. Planning PF/18/2154 Extension 6, Cromer Road.
The Parish Council had no objection to this application

10. Bodham Common. A resident of High Kelling informed the clerk that three Birch trees had blown partly down and were a danger when using the footpath. The trees have since been cut down and the timber left at the side of the track.
It was agreed to contact the Felbeck Trust, a charity which uses volunteer labour to restore derelict areas to improve the habitat for wildlife, to enquire if they would be interested in improving the common. They provide their own equipment and are fully insured.

11. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 12/11/2018 is £13992
The following outstanding invoice were reviewed and payment approved.
Cheques were signed as follows:-
Bodham Village Hall Room Hire £90
J. Stibbons Salary/expenses £563.94
HMRC PAYE £116.40

12. Correspondence Letters of thanks for donation from PCC and Playing Field

13. The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be held on Monday 14th January 2019

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.05pm
 
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 12th November 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman), W. Beeson, P. Bedell, H. Bruford, J. Cable
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. Four members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies Cllr. L. Perrott. Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes.
A letter of resignation from Mr John Mack was presented to the meeting.

2. Co-option Mr. Jonathon Cable was co-opted to serve as a member of the parish council.

3. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
There were questions on item 10. This application was strongly opposed from the floor.
It was also noted that there was an uneven pavement in Roseacre estate.

4. Declaration of Interest. Cllrs. Bedell and Bruford declared an interest in item 12

5. The Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 8th October 2018 were approved correct by the
members present and signed by the chairman.

6. Matters arising from the minutes. The Gas installation has yet to be resolved but a decision is
likely in the next few days.

7. Any reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
County Cllr. S. Aquerone.
Mobile Libraries are to be saved.
Childrens services are to be cut by half. All but seven centres will be shut.
Speed awareness signs are to be moved regularly and a schedule will be preduced.
Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes.
A report was sent but was not received in time for the meeting. Copies were sent to all members and
a copy is attached to these minutes.
Cllr. Bedell – had been contacted to ask if street lights could be provided in Hall Close.
At the planning stage of the development the parish council had been asked if they wished to
provide street lights in Hall Close but the likely costs were too great for the parish council to afford
and it was decided not to go ahead. See Minutes Bodham Parish Council 11th July 2016. (Item 11).

8. Church This item was deleted from the agenda before the meeting.

9. Bus Shelter The contractors are aware of the problem and the shelter will be repositioned.

10. Planning
Appeal PO/17/2115 Erection of detached single storey dwelling at 15, Hart Lane, Bodham.
Should anything extra to the original comments need to be added, written objections should be
sent direct, supplying three copies, to:-
Planning Inspectorate, Temple Key House, 2,The Square, Bristol. BS1 6PN, by 27/11/2018

11. Water on Rectory Road No further progress has been made and the Highways Engineer is to be contacted again. It appears that the pipe under the road is blocked.

12 Financial matters.
The Budget for 2019-2020 was considered.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that the precept for 2019-2020 should remain unchanged at £8000.
This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and unanimously approved by the members.
The budget was then approved.
Current account Balance at 12/11/2018 £13992
The following outstanding invoice were approve and cheques signed:-
Indigo Waste Services Glass collection £20.40
J. Stibbons Computer update(£69.99) and CCTV sign(£17.96) £87.95
NNDC Dog bins emptying £411.84
It was unanimously agreed to give a donation of £700 to Bodham Playing Field Assn. To help with the high cost of the insurance premium.
It was also unanimously agreed to give a donation of £400 to the Parochial Church Council towards the upkeep of the churchyard.

13. Correspondence Bodham Church request for donation.(See item12 above)

14. Matters for the next agenda. Gas Installation, Bus Shelter

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.39pm
The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be on Monday 10th December 2018


North Norfolk District Council report November 2018
Cllr. Georgie Perry-Warnes

* North Norfolk District Council has been pioneering an award winning approach to bringing empty homes back into use across the district. Using an ‘enforcement board’, collaborative approach for the last four years the Council has helped to bring hundreds of homes back into use through a wide range of action from working together with owners to support renovations, demolition and re-building to taking enforcement action and undertaking compulsory purchase where owners fail to make positive changes. Currently, less than 1% of North Norfolk’s housing stock is classed as being empty which is below the national average. In the last twelve months, North Norfolk District Council has reduced the number of empty properties by 20% from 603 to 482.

* The second North Norfolk Business Awards are now open for entries – and businesses across the district are being encouraged to put themselves forward to win one of the prestigious titles. The 2019 awards (#NNBA19) are being organised and hosted by North Norfolk District Council. The 2018 awards, which were held back in February, saw scores of entries, and it is expected that the competition will be even stronger this time. Following feedback, the number of categories has been increased to eight with the introduction of a Small Business award. It means that businesses of all sizes and in all sectors should be able to find a suitable category to enter. The awards are free to enter. Judging will take place early in 2019. Once the shortlists have been drawn up, the awards night will be held at Gresham’s School, Holt, in February, where the eight winners will be unveiled. The full list
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of categories is Agriculture, Horticulture & Countryside; Business Growth; Environment; Innovation; New Business; Small Business; Tourism & Hospitality; and Young People & Skills. To enter, please visit www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/nnba

* North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has announced that the latest Big Society Volunteer Awards will take place at Sheringham Little Theatre on 29th November. Nominations for the awards are up by a third from last year and the judging panel has some tough decisions to make. The nominations will be whittled down to three finalists in each of the seven categories. NNDC would like to thank everyone who has taken part in the nomination process.

* North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has launched its Holt Country Park photography competition. Each month over the coming year, the council is accepting entries of your photos of the park. The photos must have been taken in the month immediately preceding submission. Each monthly winner will collect a small prize. At the end of the 12 months, the winning photographs will be used in a Holt Country Park 2020 calendar. You don’t have to have the best equipment to win – just the photograph which the judges like the most! You can submit your images online by using #HCPhotoComp on Twitter or Instagram, or send them to countryside@north-norfolk.gov.uk For competition rules, visit www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/news/2018/holt-country-park-photography-competiton/ Follow Holt Country Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1756767917691832/

* Universal credit arrived in Cromer Jobcentre Plus from October. Once fully rolled out, universal credit will reach half of all children in the UK. In North Norfolk, there are 5,800 families claiming tax credits (that includes 9,500 children), so a similar number of families are likely to be claiming universal credit eventually. The End Child Poverty coalition produces annual local child poverty statistics. In North Norfolk, 4,357 children, or 26% of all children, are living in poverty

* Holt Country Park will be hosting a Christmas trail through the woods. Children and families are invited to come along on December 19 and 20 to meet Father Christmas and his farm animals, a small toy will be given to every child. In addition to meeting Father Christmas, children will also learn how animals are traditionally used in woodland management to help increase wildlife species. There will be two opportunities to meet Father Christmas each day between 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. Tickets cost £5 per child (parents must accompany children throughout) and can be pre-booked along with parking spaces (£1) at our online booking site accessed via NNDC’s website.

* North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has boosted the number of litter pickers available along the coast following the huge popularity and success of the #2minutebeachclean campaign. NNDC has received enquiries from larger groups keen to join in the campaign. NNDC provides thick plastic bin bags with hoops and will collect the rubbish the groups find at the beach. It means that more people can use the beach-cleaning equipment, which has been available for smaller groups for some time to help keep the district’s beaches (six of them being Blue Flag beaches) rubbish-free. The #2minutebeachclean has been a popular activity for many along the North Norfolk coast since they were introduced in 2017. To request the hire of the equipmente call 01263 513811 or email cleansing@north-norfolk.gov.uk
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 8th October 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman), P. Bedell, L. Perrott. H. Bruford,
Two members of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies Cllr. W. Beeson, County Cllr. S. Aquarone, Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes

2. There were no comments or questions on the agenda.

3. There were no declarations of interest.

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 10th September 2018
It was resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 10th September 2018 be approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
The owners of the Old Post Office are to be contacted to ask if the post box can be relocated. It was suggested that it could be placed at the village hall.
It was reported that the speed awareness cameras have been moved.
The clerk has written to the new occupier of No2 Cromer Road to ask for the hedge overhanging the footpath to be cut.
A sign is to be purchased and placed in the Marlpit Lane warning that a CCTV camera may be in operation in an attempt to discourage “fly tipping.”

6. Any reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
A written report from Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes was circulated to the members before the meeting.
A copy of the report is attached to these minutes.

7. Bus Shelter
A parishioner has written to the council concerning the small bus shelter. The back is in clear plastic – which is already cracked - and the rear panel should have been green not clear. The shelter also needs moving back nearer to the garden wall.
Youngs and Highways are discussing improvements.
The clerk reported that the two bus shelters have been included on the insurance policy. There will be no extra cost until renewal when there will be an increase of £59.41. The two shelters are valued at £11,000

8. Gas installation A satisfactory agreement is still being negotiated by the Property manager appointed by the solicitors.

9. Village Gates.
A quotation of £200-250 was received from Highways for a notice to be attached to the village gates on the Holt end of the main road reading “BODHAM Please drive carefully”.
It was unanimously agreed that two signs should be ordered, one for each gate.

10. Water on Rectory Road This item will be discussed at the next meeting when more information should be available.

11. Planning PF/18/1412 Erecton of single storey and two storey rear extension at
6, Cromer Road . This application has been reinstated.
The parish council had no objection to this application..

12. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 8/10/2018 £16994.75
A cheque was signed for the outstanding invoice from T.T.Jones Electrical Ltd. of £2888.66.for Street light maintenance and replacement of eleven updated lights.
This expenditure was approved at the parish council meeting held on 10th September 2018.

13 Correspondence
* Royal Mail scam. Notice placed on notice board.
* Centenary of WW1 Armistice – Flanders poppy seeds were distributed to members to be planted as a continual remembrance.

14 Matters for the next agenda. Budgets, Donations, Church.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.01pm.
 
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 10th September 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman), P. Bedell, L. Perrott. H. Bruford, J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies Cllr. W. Beeson, County Cllr. S. Aquarone, Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes

2. There were no comments or questions on the agenda.

3. There were no declarations of interest.

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 9th July 2018
It was proposed, seconded and resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 9th July 2018 be approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
Post Box. It was noted that for the relocation of the post box to take place the request should come from the owner of the property.

6. Reports
Written reports from County and District Councillors were circulated to council members before the meeting and copies are attached to these minutes.

Parish Councillors reports.
* The speed awareness sign is now in place.
* The Sixteen new houses will be completed by the end of September.
* The new bus shelter near the school is excellent but the other shelter extends too far into the road. Buses cannot pull in. Youngs have been contacted to speak with Sanders to try and find a satisfactory solution.
* The gate to the car park has been repaired at a cost of £95

7. Street Lights. It was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that the quotation from T.T. Jones to supply and install eleven complete lantern and socket sets at £195+VAT each be accepted.
This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and approved by the members.

8. Fly Tipping. A sign is to be erected in the Marl Pits lane warning that a surveillance camera is in place.

9. Lorry traffic through village. There was nothing the Parish Council could do about lorries coming through the village. Alternative routes were in place but these were only for traffic supplying the Solar Farm while it was under construction.

10. Victory Housing. It was noted that No,2 Cromer Road had been sold. A letter is to be sent to the new owner asking for the trees over the footpath to be trimmed.

11. Gas installation There were ongoing discussions with solicitors and land agents to fix a satisfactory price.

12. Village Gates. The gateways on the Holt side of the village need to have a sign saying “BODHAM Please reduce your speed”. Highways will be contacted.

13. Water on Rectory Road There was no further information on this item.

14. Planning
PF/18/1411 Alterations to south/west elevations and conversion of offices and kitchen to car showroom/reception and re-location of toilet facilities Crayford And Abbs, Weydourne Rd,
PF/18/1412 Erection of single and two storey extension. 6, Cromer Road, Bodham.
PF/18/1413 Construction of flat roof installation with two roof lanterns over existing closed courtyard.. Brick Cottage The Street, Bodham.

The Parish Council had no objections to any of these applications.

15. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 10/09/2018 £13800.49
To review the following outstanding invoices and approve payment.
0.00 Sharprint Printer service £303.08
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £566.37
HMRC PAYE £116.40

16 Correspondence Holt Community First Response. To make the parish council aware that the defibrillator would need replacing in a few years time and necessary provisions should be made in future budgets.

17 There were no matters for information or the next agenda.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.37pm
The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be on Monday 8th October 2018
 
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 9th July 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Bedell, (chairman), L. Perrott. H. Bruford, M Godfrey.
One member of the public J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

As the Chairman and Vice Chairman were not present it was proposed by Cllr. Perrott that Cllr. Bedell should take the chair. This was seconded by Cllr. Bruford and approved

1. Apologies
Cllrs.P. Cubitt,W. Beeson, J. Mack Cnty. Cllr. S. Aquarone, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
It was pointed out that the letter box at the old Post office now has no right of way, could it be moved to a more central location?

There is no further information on the proposed wooden fence at the car park.

After comments regarding the funding of the village gates it was pointed out that they were installed as a road safety measure.

3. To receive declarations of interest There were no declarations of interest.

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 11th June 2018
It was proposed, seconded and resolved that the minutes be approved and Cllr. P. Bedell signed the minutes as Chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
Item 6.One property destined for affordable housing has been sold on the open market.
The hedges on the footpath from the village hall to the playing field have become badly overgrown once more and need cutting back. Letters asking for this to be done are to be delivered to all the properties concerned.

6. Any reports from County, District or Parish Councillors.
Written reports from County and District councillors were sent to the Parish Council members before the meeting and are attached to these minutes.

7. Street Lights. The Annual visual inspection of street lights by T.T. Jones reported that replacement parts of many of the existing lights will not be possible as they are no longer available.
It was agreed to ask T.T. Jones for a quotation for replacing all the lights affected.

8. Fly Tipping. The legal position regarding the use of cameras to deter fly tipping was not readily available. It was decided to place a notice saying CCTV was in operation near the Marl Pits

9. Gas Installation at Playing field There is no further information at this stage.

10. Tidying of Verges. The members thanked Mr. Harmer for cutting the verges.

11. Water on Rectory Road A further report has been sent to NCC highways and a site visit requested. Cllr. Beeson has agreed to meet with a highways engineer at the site.

12. Planning
PF/18/1098 Side extension to light industrial unit, Hill House Farm.
PF/18/2018 Erection of pair of detached light industrial units, Gypsies Lane.
PU/18/1115 Prior approval for change of use from storage to dwelling house.

The Parish Council had no objections to any of these applications.


13. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 9/07/2018 £15522.70
The following outstanding invoices and approve for payment.
T.T. Jones Street lighting £170.66
F. Harmer Trimming/general maintenance £65

14 Correspondence
North Norfolk local plan Noted
Horsey Three Acceptance of application for a development consent order. Noted

15 Matters for information only or the next agenda.
It was agreed that no meeting would be held in August.

The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be on 10th September 2018.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.43pm.
Draft Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council held at 7.30pm on Monday 11th June 2018 at Bodham Village Hall

Present: Cllr. P. Cubitt (Chairman), Cllr. W. Beeson (Vice Chairman), Cllr. H. Bruford, Cllr.J. Mack, Cllr.M. Godfrey

In Attendance: Cllr. S. Aquarone Mrs. S. Hayden CiLCA (Locum Clerk)
Two members of the public

The Meeting was opened at 7.30pm by the Chairman

1. Apologies
Cllr. P. Bedell, Cllr. L. Perrott, District Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes

2. Comments and Questions on the Agenda from members of the public
None

3. To receive declarations of interest
Cllr. H. Bruford declared an interest in item 7 as a member of the Playing Field Committee

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th May 2018
It was proposed, seconded and resolved that the minutes be approved and Cllr. W Beeson signed the minutes as Chairman of that meeting.

5. Matters Arising from that Meeting
None

6. Any Reports from County, District or Parish Councillors
County Cllr. Aquarone read out his Report, a copy of which is annexed to these minutes. He also updated the Parish Council on the situation regarding mobile libraries. Any cuts would be discussed later in the year.
Cty. Cllr. Aquarone then left the meeting with one member of the public.

The Chairman read out a Report from District Cllr. Perry-Warnes, a copy of which is annexed to these minutes.

Parish Councillors: It had been noted that one of the affordable housing properties was for sale and the reason has been asked for from the Housing Association, as it had been expected that it would be available for rent. There was a large Leylandii hedge that also needed attention before any sale. Overgrown hedges and footpaths were discussed. A resident had kindly been trimming hedges and pathways. It was noted that a complaint had been received from a resident about nuisance footballs and that letters had been received from NNDC by some residents about rat infestation in the village.

7. Vehicle Activated Sign (Update)
The design had been approved and should be installed in the next few weeks

8. Fly Tipping (Trail Camera at Marl Pit)
The trail camera had been taken down. There had been an incidence of fly tipping of garden waste. This was discussed and the Clerk would be asked to check regulations regarding CCTV.

9. Gas Installation at Playing Field (Update)
The Parish Council had asked for £500 for a wayleave agreement to use the Field, but had been offered £1000 over 60 years. The Chairman was waiting to hear from a land agent with an average price that could be expected to be paid.

10. Milestone Repairs (Request for Financial Help)
The Parish Council had been asked to donate £95 towards the cost of renovating the second milestone. This was discussed and it was proposed, seconded and resolved that £95 be donated.

11. Financial Matters
The Locum Clerk read out the following:
Current account balance at 11.6.19 £15,504.87
Payments for approval: P. Bedell - car park fencing - £470.00
J. Stibbons – salary and expenses - £611.19
HMRC - PAYE - £116.40
The payments were approved

12. Correspondence
Merchant Navy Day – Fly the Red ensign

13. Matters for Information Only or Next Agenda
The street lights had been repaired/replaced
Next Agenda: To discuss tidying of verges, etc. in village, update on gas installation, fly tipping at Marl Pit, Water on Rectory Road (Clerk to be asked to chase NCC)-

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.15pm and the approved cheques were signed
 
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 14th May 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs.W. Beeson (chairman), P. Bedell, L. Perrott. M. Godfrey, H. Bruford.
J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Election of Chairman for the coming year. It was proposed by H. Bruford that P. Cubitt should continue as chairman. This was seconded by L. Perrott and approved.
It was proposed by P. Bedell that W. Beeson should be vice-chairman, this was seconded by M. Godfrey and approved.

2. Apologies Cllr.P. Cubitt County Cllr.S. Aquarone. Dist. Cllr G. Perry-Warnes

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 9th April 2018 having
been previously circulated, it was proposed by cllr.Bedell that they be approved. This was seconded by cllr. Perrott and carried. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. Matters arising. On going enquiries are being made to try and solve the problem of
flooding in Church Road. The water still appears to be coming off the fields. Pictures have been taken and sent to County Cllr. Aquarone.

6. Reports. A report from Dist Cllr. Perry-Warnes, having been sent to all members
was noted.  Cllr. Bedell reported that there had been cases of vandalism in the parish. The police are aware. Cllr Bedell also reported that the corner of the car park needs to be fenced as there is a very real danger of accidents by tripping. A quote for repairs of £470 had been obtained and it was agreed to go ahead with the repairs although it was not an agenda item as any delay would cause a danger to the public.

7. Gas installation. Hayes and Storr have been consulted. Further discussion will take
place before a decision is made.

8. Risk Management An updated risk management was presented to the meeting. It
was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that this be formally adopted. This was seconded by the
chairman and carried.

9. Revised Standing Orders The standing orders were due for revision to include the
appointment of a Data Protection Officer,(DPO) The new regulations have been revised and smaller parish councils do not now need to appoint a DPO.

10. General Data Protection Regulations. The terms of reference for the Bodham Data Protection committee was discussed. It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that these terms of reference should be adopted by the parish council. This was seconded by Cllr. Perrott and carried.

11. Finance.
Audit The Certificate of Exemption was approved by the members and signed by the
chairman and Responsible Financial Officer.
The Annual Governance statement was agreed by the meeting and signed by the
chairman.
The accounting statement was reviewed by the committee and approved. The chairman signed the accounting statement.

Current account balance at 14th May 2018 was £12348.00

The following invoices were approved for payment and cheques signed:-
No.479 T.T.Jones Street lights £165.22
No.480 J. Bishop Internal auditor £30
No.481 Zurich Municipal Insurance £492.96

12. Correspondence. A request for financial help in restoring the second milestone.
This item to be discussed further at the next meeting.

13. Matters for information or the next agenda
It was reported that there was blue water in the verge at the bottom of Weybourne Road.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.38pm.
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 9th April 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs.P. Cubitt,(chairman), W. Beeson, P. Bedell, L. Perrott. County Cllr.S. Aquarone. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies Cllr.J. Mack, M. Godfrey, H. Bruford. Dist. Cllr G. Perry-Warnes

2. There were no members of the public present.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 12th March 2018 having been
previously circulated, were approved by the members present and signed by the chairman.

5. There were no Matters arising from the minutes.

6. Reports. County Councillor S. Aquarone.
The district council are holding a consultation to discuss funding for special education
needs.
There is now a web site named FIXMYSTREET where potholes can be reported to
highways. A picture of the problem should be attached.
There is still a drainage problem at the Hart Lane / Church Road junction. The run off
water causing the problem is the responsibility of the land owner.

7. A quotation of £3600 has been received for the supply of a SAM2 portable “read
your speed” sign. The parish council agreed to order the equipment, which will be insured by the parish council. The cost will be met by a grant arranged by Dist Cllr. Aquarone.
The sign will be moved to various locations along the A148 between the roundabout at Holt and Pretty Corner.

8. Planning.
Ref. PF/18/0183 One, Glaven River Barn. Erection of detached garage and outbuilding.
The parish council do not object to the garage but the larger steel barn, which is in effect an industrial building is out of keeping with the surrounding property.

Ref.PF/18/0562 Erection of single storey front and rear extensions at No. 13 Roseacre.
The parish council had no objection to this application.

9. Proposed gas installation at the playing field It was agreed that it would probably be beneficial to have a tenancy agreement rather that sell the land outright. The chairman is to approach Hayes and Storr to investigate the legal requirements of such an arrangement.

10. Finance. Current account balance at 9th April 2018 was £12348.00
The following invoices were approved for payment and cheques signed:-
475 NALC Subscription £128.43
476 Environment agency Drainage rates £18.41
477 Norfolk a2z Web maintenance £160
478 Indigo Waste Glass collection £20.40

11. Correspondence.
NNDC New ward Boundaries. Bodham will now be included in a larger ward to be called the Gresham ward.
A request for financial support from Age UK. This to be considered in November.

12. Matters for information or the next agenda
It was agreed that the Annual Parish Meeting on 14th May 2018 should start at 7pm to be followed by the Parish Council AGM at approximately 7.30pm

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.16pm.
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 12th March 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs.P. Cubitt,(chairman), W. Beeson, P. Bedell, H. Bruford. L. Perrott.
and one member of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies Cllr.J. Mack, County Cllr.S. Aquarone, Dist.Cllr.G. Perry-Warnes.

2. Comments and Questions from members of the public.
It was noted that uncontrolled dogs are causing a nuisance and leaving a mess on on the alltoments

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 8th January 2018 having been
previously circulated, were approved by the members present and signed by the chairman.

5. There were no Matters arising from the minutes.

6. Reports. County Councillor S. Aquarone.
Budget The council budget for the year 2018/19 was passed last month, planned cuts of £500,000 to bus subsidies and £400,000 to road gritting were reversed by Norfolk County Council following pressure  The cuts of mobile libraries were not planned until next financial year, so we will continue to fight for this issue. 
Mobile phone signal The County Council has commissioned surveying of signal on all networks across Norfolk but on main roads, B road and tourist hot spots only. For we rural folk, they have agreed to procure, in the tender that had gone out, that the winning provider supply kits to communities to help fill in the gaps. Our volunteers for the phone project are poised to receive next steps from this, which will feed into the Council's very similar plan to mine, to use its buildings to add small cell transmitters. For the gaps that still remain, we will recommend the variety of ideas that continue to come in for alternative small-cell sites. 

Dist.Cllr. Perry-Warnes. A written report was circulated to all memebrs before the meeting and is attached at the end of these minutes.

7. Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) The application was being processed

8. Planning. Ref.PF/18/0290 The parish council had no objection to this application.

9. Revised Standing Orders and Risk Management. The draft proposals were being
studied by the members and a formal proposition would br taken at the May meeting.

10. Weybourne Road. Concern has been expressed regarding the speed and excessive use of Weybourne Road. After discussion it was decided that nothing more could be done to solve the problem at present.

11. Finance. Current account balance at 12th March 2018 was £13069.45
Copies of the current financial situation for the year were circulated to members.
The following invoices were approved for payment:-
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £552.68
HMRC PAYE £116.40

12. Correspondence. None

13. Matters for information or the next agenda The first houses on the new development will be ready for occupation by the beginning of August.
Provision is in hand for the supply and erection of the two bus shelters.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.51pm.

Report from Dist. Cllr. Georgie Perry-Warnes
The 2018/19 budget was approved at full council on February 21. An increase of 3.8% in council tax was included. This is a modest increase of £4.95 for a Band D property. The budget will leave the council with a surplus of £843,441, which will go into an ‘Invest to Save’ reserve. £400,000 has been allocated to environmental improvements and regeneration initiatives in the market towns of Fakenham, Holt, North Walsham and Stalham.
Changes have been made to farm subsidy whereby landowners will not now be funded by the tax payer to provide permissive walk ways. Instead wild and plant life  bio-diversity initiatives will receive the funding. The public will have reduced access to the countryside. If you feel strongly about this, please write to Defra and sign the online petitions.

 Following the election of Cllr. John Lee as leader of the Conservative Group, Tom Fitzpatrick stepped down as leader of NNDC at Full Council. The Conservative Group remain the largest group and Cllr. John Lee was then elected leader of NNDC. The Conservative Group do not have an overall majority (Conservative: 22; Lib Dem: 18; Independent Group: 8).

A new Cabinet has been announced. Four portfolio holders have left the Cabinet (Judy Oliver, Annie Claussen-Reynolds, Maggie Prior, Tom Fitzpatrick), and one new appointment was made (Hilary Cox).

An extra method for paying at North Norfolk District Council car parks has been introduced. As well as the standard cash and card payments, drivers can now use their mobile devices to pay. Detailed instructions will be posted on the tariff boards in all car parks across the district. There are various routes to access the system, including an app, a QR code and by text message.
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 8th January 2018 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs.P. Cubitt,(chairman).J. Mack W. Beeson, P. Bedell, H. Bruford. L. Perrott. County Cllr. S. Aquarone, and two members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.33pm

1. Apologies Cllr. M. Godfrey. Dist.Cllr.G. Perry-Warnes. PCSO Clarke.

2. Co-option of new member. Mr. L. Perrott,having indicated that he was willing to serve
as a councillor, was duly co-opted to fill the recent vacancy, there being no other
candidates wishing to serve. He then signed the necessary acceptance of office.

3. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
It was commented that many residents were unhappy regarding the planning application at No.15, Hart Lane. It was also noted that there was a problem with dogs fouling near Sayer Court.

4. There were no declarations of interest

5. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 11th December 2017 having been
previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be accepted as an accurate record. This was seconded by Cllr. Bruford and approved.
The chairman then signed the minutes

6. Matters arising from the minutes. There is still no reply from NNDC regarding who is responsible for the village car park.

7. Reports. Cllr. Mack reported that the road-side drains were blocked opposite “The
Pightle” on the Lower Bodham road.

County Cllr. Aquarone will follow up this flooding problem with highways.
He also reported that County Councillors allowances were to be increased and back-dated to May 2017. This increase was not approved by all of the members.
The provision of a Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) was being progressed and Bodham was to be included in the group of parishes sharing the sign.

There was a written report from Dist.Cllr. Perry-Warnes which is attached to these minutes.

8. Planning. Ref PO/17/2115 15, Hart Lane.
The Parish Council objects to this application because the small plot is unsuitable for the size of the proposed development. The extra traffic which will be generated in this small residential road, especially any vehicles parked outside this property, will restrict access for essential services to the Roseacre estate.

9. General Data Protection Regulations. A copy of Standing Orders and Risk
Management are to be sent to all councillors by e-mail. These may need to be revised to comply with the new regulations. A final wording of the regulations should be available in a few weeks time.

10. Finance. Current account balance at 8th January 2018 was £12769.88
A payment for T.T.Jones (street lighting maintenance) of £635.64 was approved.
It was decided not to renew the subscription to the CPRE.

11. February meeting. It was decided not to hold a meeting in February. The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be on Monday 12th March.

12. Correspondence. Letters of thanks for donations were received from the Parochial Church Council and the Playing Field committee.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.51pm.

Written report from District Cllr. Georgie Perry-Warnes (see item 7)
On New Year’s Day environment officers were contacted about the death of a dog having eaten a dead fish on the beach at Cley. Council Officers continue to liaise with officers from both CEFAS and the Environment Agency.
The inaugural North Norfolk District Council Business Awards have been launched – and businesses across the district are being encouraged to put themselves forward to win one of the prestigious titles. The awards (#NNBA18) are open to businesses of all sizes and across all sectors. The aim is to promote and celebrate the vibrant business community across North Norfolk, and to unearth some hidden gems during the process. There are seven categories: Agricultural, Business Growth, Business Development & Innovation, Environmental, New Businesses, Tourism & Hospitality, and Young People & Skills.
Entries can be submitted until January 15, with the shortlisted businesses invited to an awards ceremony at Gresham’s School on February 15. To enter the North Norfolk District Council Business Awards, visit www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/businessawards/index.html
A garden attached to a historic chapel has been handed the annual Environment Award by North Norfolk District Council. The award was won by the St Seraphim’s Quiet Garden at Walsingham, which is next to the St Seraphim’s Orthodox Chapel. The garden reclaimed a long-derelict parcel of land and turned it into a tranquil garden where residents and visitors can go for quiet and contemplation. A total of four nominations were received for this year’s award which were judged by a small panel. The St Seraphim’s Quiet Garden was unanimously chosen as this year’s winner as a good example of an environmentally sustainable project worthy of the award.
Norfolk’s One Public Estate partnership, which brings together Norfolk County Council, district councils, several NHS bodies and the Police, has been allocated £210,000 by the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit and the Local Government Association (LGA). The One Public Estate programme aims to maximise the use of buildings and land owned by the public sector, making assets work as hard as possible for taxpayers. This is achieved by the partners developing joint projects to share buildings, transform services, reduce running costs, and release surplus and under-used land for development. Land or buildings no longer needed can potentially be sold, which will eliminate unnecessary running costs and free up space for new homes and employment opportunities within the county.
Would you pay more council tax to help fund policing in Norfolk next year? The PCC’s 2018/19 police budget and council tax consultation has recently been launched, and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Lorne Green, would be very grateful to hear your views. You can have your say by taking the online survey at www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk.  You can also share your views by telephone on 01953 424455, by email to: TellLorne@norfolk.pnn.police.uk, or by writing to the PCC at OPCCN, Jubilee House,Building 8, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, NR18 0WW. 
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council
on Monday 11th December 2017 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt,(chairman). W. Beeson, P. Bedell, H. Bruford.
and nine members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.33pm

1. Apologies Cllrs.J. Mack M. Godfrey. County Cllr. S. Aquarone
Dist. Cllr.G. Perry-Warnes. PCSO Clarke. And a letter of resignation from Mrs. S. Fulluck.

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
Bus shelter A148.Various proposals were put forward and discussed for the siting of the new bus shelter on the North side of the A148. It was generally agreed that the best site was at the existing bus stop. The main problem with this is visability. The speed at which the buses approach does not give time for either the waiting passengers to signal the bus or for the bus driver to see any passengers waiting.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 13th November 2017 having been
previously circulated, were approved as correct by the meeting and signed by the chairman.

5. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6. Written reports from Police, County or District Councillors were read to the meeting.
Summaries of each report. (The full reports are attached at the end of these minutes.)

County Cllr S. Aquarone County Council detail of proposals to reduce spending by £100m while ‘visible’ services will be preserved, the cuts will fall heaviest on less visible services, i.e. adult social services. I am now concerned that the Council may be failing to meet its statutory obligations and, moreover, that people are suffering as a result.
The County Council will soon be commissioning a survey of Mobile Telephone signals on all networks on Main and B roads in Norfolk. Kits could be supplied to fill any gaps found.
SAM2 kit to address speeding issues along the A148:no firm decision has as yet been made.
Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes.  Every town with car parks run by North Norfolk has chosen two days of free parking in the run up to Christmas.
A sports and activities project designed to provide exercise opportunities to isolated
individuals and communities in North Norfolk has been named the best of its kind in
Norfolk.
The inaugural North Norfolk District Council Business Awards have been launched
to encourage and promote businesses across the district.
Holt Country Park will be the venue for a series of Medieval Christmas trails for children on the last weekend of the school term.
PCSO Clarke. There have been six calls to Police with no crimes committed


7. Planning.  There were no planning applications received

8. Car Park. There has been no further information from NNDC to date.
Cllr. Perry-Warnes is following up the enquiry on behalf of the Parish Council.

9. General Data Protection Regulations. The implications of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force during May 2018 were outlined. The council policy for implementation of the GDPR will be discussed at a later meeting.

10. Financial matters.
Current account Balance at 11th November 2017 was £14594.41
The following outstanding invoices were approve and cheques signed.
Jones Electrical Street lights £1066.32
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £587.66
HMRC PAYE £116.42

11 Correspondence
A letter of thanks from the PCC for the recent donation

12. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
To review the Parish Councils Risk Assesment and Standing Orders to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018).

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.37pm

The next Bodham parish council meeting will be held on Monday 8th January 2018
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 13th November 2017 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt,(chairman). P. Bedell,H. Bruford M. Godfrey. S. Fulluck. J. Mack County Cllr. S. Aquarone and seven members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.33pm

1. Apologies Cllrs. W. Beeson,

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
Q. Item 8 Bus stop position- It was asked what type of bus shelter would be installed on the north
side of the A148. This bus stop was also causing difficulty for the residents living at this point as
the buses turn in at a fairly high speed and due to the hedge they are not visible.
R. The bus shelter was being provided by Broadland Housing and no decisionsa had been taken so far. Further discussion was needed.
Q. item 10 Car parking – It was asked when and why the decision had been made to close the car
park.
R. On several occasions, when the Village Hall was booked, there were no spaces available
for the visitors to the hall to park their cars. At the parish council meeting on 10th July 2017 it was
decided to restrict parking if this situation continued. As there was no improvement the decision
was taken at the meeting on 11th September 2017 (item 10 in the minutes) to lock the gates.
Q. Item 12 Finances – The playing field insurance had risen to £1797 and pest control was £705.
Would the parish council help with what is becoming a critical situation. This will be discussed
further in item 10.

3. There were no declarations of interest

6. Reports. County Cllr. Steffan Aquarone.- The County Council met in full last month
Public Sector pay, the Council will now call upon the Government to fully fund the increases in public sector pay that may result from the 1% pay cap being lifted. If it does not then the County Council will face an even bigger gap in its budget.  

The expectation that central government will withdraw all funding from local authorities by 2022
The proposed cut of £200k from next year onwards is more than 40% of the total budget of the mobile libraries service and will radically reduce its ability to deliver. I undertake to fight this matter hard - not least because I believe there is a huge opportunity to innovate and fundamentally upgrade the role of mobilelibraries to being mobile service points, able to provide access to a wide range of County Council services and even save money elsewhere.

Police A written report. There were 28 calls to the police since your last meeting,13 of these were from the same location. Of the remaining 15 calls, 2  resulted in crimes being recorded. 1X theft of a pedal cycle and 1X theft of mail As you are aware Norfolk Constabulary are making all 150 PCSO’s redundant from the 31st March 2018. I hope to be able to attend one more meeting before this date so I will leave my goodbyes till then.

4. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 11th September 2017,
having been previously circulated, were approved as correct by the meeting and signed by the
chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes. Item 12 – Village Gates. The total cost to supply and install
Village Gates on the verge of the A148 is £3764.89. A 50% grant is available giving a cost to the
Parish Council of £1882.45. It was proposed by Cllr. Mack that the parish should contribute the
50% required. This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and approved, The clerk is to submit an
application for the grant.

7. Planning. Ref PF/17/1310 Outback, John William Way, Variation of condition of planning
permission ref: PM/03/1689. The parish council had no objection to this application.

8. Broadland Housing still intend to provide bus shelters if they are still required. There will be
an item in the news letter to obtain opinions from parishoners.

9. Street lights. Report from T.T.Jones Electrical.
The light at the bottom of Hart Lane is repairable but the column requires streightening and
concreting, cost £220
Light at John William Way, lantern recommended for replacement and corroded enclosure
repaired, £344
Lights in Weybourne Road and outside old shop have water damage. They have had temporary
repairs carried out but both lights need replacing at cost of £369 each. All quoted prices are +VAT
It was proposed by Cllr Bedell that all the repairs should be carried out. This was seconded by
Cllr.Bruford and approved.

10. Car Parking. North Norfolk District Council informed the Parish Council that the land at Hall
Close, used as a car park is owned by NNDC. The clerk is to seek calrification as to who is
responsible for insurance and upkeep.

11. To consider frequency of Parish Council meetings. It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that
meetings in future should be held monthly. This was seconded by Cllr. Bruford and approved.
Future meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month.

12. Financial matters. The budget for 2018/2019 was discussed and approved. This indicated a
similar expenditure to the previous year but it was decided to set the precept at £8000 as reserves
were still required for street light maintenance are replacement.
The following outstanding invoices were approved for payment.
Jones Electrical Street lights £534.82
Heartbeat Trust New pads £39.60
Indigo Waste Glass recycling £26.40
Bodham Village Hall Room hire £70.00
It was proposed by Cllr. Mack that donations of £650 should be given to the Playing Field Committee and
£350 to the Church. This was seconded by Cllr. Cubitt and approved by the members.

13. There was no correspondence

The next Bodham parish council meeting will be on Monday 11th December.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.57pm
 
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 11th September 2017 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman). W. Beeson, P. Bedell, H. Bruford M. Godfrey.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies Cllrs. S. Fulluck, J. Mack

2. There were no Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 10th July 2017, having
been previously circulated, were approved as correct by the meeting and signed by the chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes. Item 11 – The milestone has now been repaired and
painted. It was agreed to make a donation of £95 towards the cost of repairs.

6. Any reports from Police, County or District Councillors.
Police It was commented by members that traffic was still using Weybourne Road and there had
been a broken down van left in the car park for six to eight months. Police to check.
County Cllr. S. Aquarone. There is to be a meeting at Edgefield to formulate a response to the Dong
Energy proposals. Bodham parish council will support any response. A survey is to be carried out
to find the percentage of support.
The proposed Booster Station is very large in a rural area. Habitat must be replaced and
compensation paid to the local communities. Minor roads will be dug up which will
isolate some communities. Some sections of the booster station could be up to three tonnes.

It was proposed by the chairman that Bodham parish council should support the joint submission
being prepared. This proposal was seconded by Cllr. Bruford and carried.

The parish council nominated Cllr. P. Cubitt to approve the final wording of the submission.

7. Planning.
PF/17/1309 Erection of single storey extension to front, side and rear of Hillcrest,
John Williams Way. There was no objection to this application.
PF/17/1310 Variation of condition 1, amended design of bungalow plot 4,
Outback, John Williams Way. There was no objection to this application.

8. Financial matters.
The audit for 2016-2017 is not complete and approved.
Bank Balance at 11/9/17 £12553.17
The following outstanding invoices were approved and cheques signed
Mazars Audit £150
J. Stibbons Salary/expenses £465.66
HMRC PAYE £116.42

9. Bodham Common. The likely minimum cost for solicitors to register the common with Land Registry was £500. It was decided not to pursue this matter at present.

10. Car Parking. The Village Hall Committee at their last meeting agreed with the Parish Council that the cars park should be locked. A notice of this joint approval is to be placed in the News Letter. Locks are to be purchased with spare keys.

11. Correspondence
Citizens Advice Bureau request for financial support. Donations will be discussed at the November meeting.

12. Matters for information only. A quotation is to be obtained for the provision of Village Gates.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 9.04pm
Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 10th July 2017 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) P. Bedell, H. Bruford S. Fulluck, M. Godfrey. J. Mack County Cllr. S. Aquarone J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies. PCSO Clarke

2. Co-option of new member. It was agreed to co-opt Mr. H. Bruford to fill the vacancy previously advertised.

3. Reports County Cllr. S. Aquarone – This was has first meeting with Bodham Parish Council
as the newly elected County Councillor. His aim is to be accessible and help in any way. He will
co-ordinate the responses from local parish councils to the Dong proposals.
It was proposed be Cllr. Bedell that Bodham parish council should support a meeting of all
interested parties. This was approved by the meeting.

4. Declarations of interest. None

5. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 8th May 2017,
having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be accepted as correct.
This was seconded by Cllr. Godfrey and approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

6. Matters arising from the minutes. A camera has been put in place to try and prevent fly
tipping.

7. Reports. (NCC report see item 3)
Police (written report)
There have been 17 calls to police during the last two months but no crimes reported.

8. Financial matters.
Current account bank balance at 10th July 2017 £12585.57
The following outstanding invoices were approve and cheques signed
T T Jones Electrical Street lights £206.36
Environment agency Drainage Rates £17.95
NNDC Dog Bins £399.36
F. Harmer Grass cutting £50
J. Stibbons Salary & expenses £539.93
HMRC PAYE £111.60
Indigo Waste Glass collection £32.40

9. Bodham Common. A Legal Topic Note from the National association of local councils was read to the meeting. There are approximately 1900 commons in England that have no known owners. The relevant act is the Commons Registration Act 2006 section 45. The act applies to county, district and parish councils.
The powers apply where the land is registered as common land or a town or village green. No person is registered in the register of title as owner of the land and it appears to the local authority that the owner cannot be identified.
The section does not empower a local authority to incur expenditure on improvements such as litter clearance or tree planting. There is no power for the authority to permit local inhabitants or others to use the land, however, as section 45 grants powers, but imposes no duties, a local authority may lawfully decide to take no action to prevent activities on the land which are beneficial.
Section 38(1) of the 2006 act provides that “A person may not, except with the consent of the appropriate national authority, carry out any restricted works on land to which this section applies, namely, erection of fences, construction of buildings, digging of ditches and trenches and building embankments.
It was decided to establish the cost involved in having the land registered with the Land Registry. This could incur some legal charges

10. Car parking. Cars are parking in the Village Hall car park which causes difficulties when there are meetings on the hall. It was decided that a notice should be placed on the gate stating that if the car park continues to be used in this way it will be locked.

11. Milestone. It was proposed by Cllr. Bruford that a contribution should be paid towards the cost of repainting the milestone. This was seconded by Cllr Mack and approved.

12. Correspondence
* community ponds project are asking for locations of ponds in the parish. This work is already being undertaken in Bodham by Dr. Sayer.
* C.T.Baker, who operate the mobile post office can include grocery deliveries with this service if orders are placed in advance.

13. Matters for information only or the next agenda. The curb stone has been repaired outside
the Village Hall but the pavement is still very uneven.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.52pm.
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 8th May 2017 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) W. Beeson. P. Bedell, M. Godfrey. S. Fulluck,
and seven members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies. J. Mack, M. Vicary, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes PCSO Jonas

2. To elect the chairman for the coming year.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that Cllr. Cubitt should be appointed chairman for the year. This was seconded by Cllr. Beeson and carried.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that Cllr. Beeson should be appointed vice-chairman. This was seconded by Cllr. Fulluck and carried

3. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
There were no comments or questions

4. Declarations of interest. None

5. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 13th March 2017, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be accepted as correct.  This was seconded by Cllr. Godfrey and approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

6. Matters arising from the minutes. Item 9. Bodham Common. The clerk reported that Cllr. Annie Claussen-Reynolds had contacted Denise Bales, the Senior Legal Orders Officer at Norfolk County Council regarding ownership of the common. In the register of commons it comes under Unit CL21, the owners being “the Trustees of the Poor for the Parish of Bodham” however these ownership sections of the register are usually out of date. The ownership will only be established when the land is registered with the Land Registry, usually when the land is sold.
The parish council will investigate the option of adopting the land.

7. Reports Written reports from Dist Cllr Perry-Warnes and PCSO Jonas were read to the meeting. Copies are attached to these minutes.

8. Financial Matters.
End of Year submissions for Audit. There were no comments from the internal auditor. After answering all the questions in Section 2 of the Annual Return and approving the accounting statement the return was duly signed.
The renewal of the insurance was due and the committee agreed that the Village sign (now owned by the Playing Field Assn) and the Speed Watch device (no longer available) should be deleted from the Part C – All Risks section and the photo copier (£600) and computer (£500) added.
A 10% discount is available from Zurich Insurance if a five year agreement is entered into.
It was proposed by Cllr. Beeson that this discounted offer should be accepted. This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and approved.

The following invoices were approved and cheques signed:-
Zurich Insurance £517.20
Indigo Waste Glass collection £21.60
NALC Subscription £127.83
TT.Jones Street light maintenance £165.70
C. Warsop Internal audit £25
TT Jones Installation of three LED lanterns £1142.02
and maintenance of all lights.

9. Street Lights. It was agreed to ask TT Jones to go ahead with providing the five year inspection certificate.

10. Planning. Land at Hall Close. Permission has been granted for variation of condition 2 to make minor amendments to layout, design and finishes.

11. Fly Tipping. There has been another problem with fly tipping at the Marl Pits.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that a camera trap, costing no more than £200 should be purchased and placed at the site. This proposal was seconded by Cllr. Beeson and carried.

12. Correspondence.
* Electoral review. Final recommendations
* Grasshopper timetables

13. Matters for information or the next agenda.

There were proposals from the developers of Hall Close to alter the railings at the car park putting in wooden rails and setting shrubs. The full proposals should be available soon.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.43pm
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 8th May 2017 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) W. Beeson. P. Bedell, M. Godfrey. S. Fulluck,
and seven members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies. J. Mack, M. Vicary, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes PCSO Jonas

2. To elect the chairman for the coming year.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that Cllr. Cubitt should be appointed chairman for the year. This was seconded by Cllr. Beeson and carried.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that Cllr. Beeson should be appointed vice-chairman. This was seconded by Cllr. Fulluck and carried

3. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
There were no comments or questions

4. Declarations of interest. None

5. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 13th March 2017, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be accepted as correct.
This was seconded by Cllr. Godfrey and approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

6. Matters arising from the minutes. Item 9. Bodham Common. The clerk reported that Cllr. Annie Claussen-Reynolds had contacted Denise Bales, the Senior Legal Orders Officer at Norfolk County Council regarding ownership of the common. In the register of commons it comes under Unit CL21, the owners being “the Trustees of the Poor for the Parish of Bodham” however these ownership sections of the register are usually out of date. The ownership will only be established when the land is registered with the Land Registry, usually when the land is sold.
The parish council will investigate the option of adopting the land.

7. Reports Written reports from Dist Cllr Perry-Warnes and PCSO Jonas were read to the meeting. Copies are attached to these minutes.

8. Financial Matters.
End of Year submissions for Audit. There were no comments from the internal auditor. After answering all the questions in Section 2 of the Annual Return and approving the accounting statement the return was duly signed.
The renewal of the insurance was due and the committee agreed that the Village sign (now owned by the Playing Field Assn) and the Speed Watch device (no longer available) should be deleted from the Part C – All Risks section and the photo copier (£600) and computer (£500) added.
A 10% discount is available from Zurich Insurance if a five year agreement is entered into.
It was proposed by Cllr. Beeson that this discounted offer should be accepted. This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and approved.

The following invoices were approved and cheques signed:-
Zurich Insurance £517.20
Indigo Waste Glass collection £21.60
NALC Subscription £127.83
TT.Jones Street light maintenance £165.70
C. Warsop Internal audit £25
TT Jones Installation of three LED lanterns £1142.02
and maintenance of all lights.

9. Street Lights. It was agreed to ask TT Jones to go ahead with providing the five year inspection certificate.

10. Planning. Land at Hall Close. Permission has been granted for variation of condition 2 to make minor amendments to layout, design and finishes.

11. Fly Tipping. There has been another problem with fly tipping at the Marl Pits.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that a camera trap, costing no more than £200 should be purchased and placed at the site. This proposal was seconded by Cllr. Beeson and carried.

12. Correspondence.
* Electoral review. Final recommendations
* Grasshopper timetables

13. Matters for information or the next agenda.

There were proposals from the developers of Hall Close to alter the railings at the car park putting in wooden rails and setting shrubs. The full proposals should be available soon.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.43pm
 
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 13th March 2017 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. J. Mack (chairman) P. Cubitt, W. Beeson. P. Bedell, M. Godfrey.
Dist Cllr, A. Claussen-Reynolds, Mr. Steffan Aquarone and one member of the public.
J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies. S. Fulluck, M. Vicary, County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes PCSO Clarke

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
A written question from a member of the public asked - “In view of the decision to allow the Wind Turbine on Pond Farm what financial benefit will the Bodham Parish receive from the decision and when will it happen'?”
Cllr. Mack replied that the approval would not be finalised for sixty days. If, after this period, if the project is still viable, the turbine will be erected and further details given at this time.

3. Declarations of interest. Cllr. J. Mack declared an interest in item 7

4. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 12th January 2017, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be accepted as correct.
This was seconded by Cllr. Godfrey and approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. Matters arising from the minutes. There were no matters arising

6. Reports There were no reports

7. Planning:-
PF/16/1681 Walnut Farm, The Street, Bodham. Conversion and extension to attach garage to form annex and erection of rear extension. Application approved by NNDC
PF/14/0925 Appeal ref. Y/2620/W/15/3134132 Erection of Wind Turbine and associated buildings at Pond Farm, Bodham A public enquiry on 2nd. March 2017 decided to allow the appeal

8. Financial matters.
Bank balance at 13th March 2017 £11706.89
The following outstanding invoices were approve and cheques signed.
P. Bedell Poster (Post office) £7.50
Community Heartbeat Defibrillator battery £282.00
J. Stibbons Salary/expenses (Sept/Feb) £1101.46
HMRC PAYE £223.49

It was agreed to appoint Mrs. C. Warsop as internal auditor for the financial year to March 31st 2017

9. Bodham Common.
Further investigation has shown that the common does not have Trustees in place. Administration has been undertaken by the Bodham parish council in the recent past. It was agreed that the Parish Council should formally try to adopt the Common. County Councillor Claussen-Reynolds will request information from Norfolk County Council. A similar situation arose in Saxthorpe recently and they are to be contacted for advice.

10. Correspondence
Cozens – Offer of lighting maintenance – a written quotation is to be requested.
C. Ringer – notified the council of a fly tipping incident at the allotments..

11. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
It was noted that the manhole, opposite The Pightle, in Rectory Road was flooding Highways to be informed.
Mr. Larkin was thanked for clearing the fallen tree from the path to the allotments.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.27pm.
 
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 12th January 2017 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) W. Beeson. P. Bedell, M. Godfrey.
County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham and two members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.31pm

1. Apologies. Cllrs. J. Mack S. Fulluck, M. Vicary, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes PCSO Clarke

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
It was noted that Hall Close phase 2 is to start in the new year. This is for sixteen houses and two
bus shelters.

3. There were no declarations of interest.

4. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 14th November 2016,
having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Beeson that they be accepted as correct.
This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
Bodham Common is not registered with the Land Registry. The Minutes for 1972 are to be traced in
an attempt clarify the situation.

6. Reports
Written reports from Dist. Cllr Perry-Warnes and PCSO Clarke were read to the meeting.
Copies are attached to these minutes.

County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham.
The enquiry into the Kings Lynn incinerator is completed.
Devolution is not going ahead as five of the seven councils involved were against the proposals.
The Vegetable Hut on the main road has been removed and the plot will be re-seeded.

7. Planning:- (1)
PF/16/1434 Rookery Farm, W. Beckham. Variation of condition 2 of permission PF/15/0423 to raise
roof height to facilitate additional first floor within outbuilding. Permission granted.
PF/16/1681 Walnut Farm, The Street, Bodham. Conversion and extension to attach garage to form
annex and erection of rear extension. The Parish Council had no objection to this application.

Planning (2) As from April 2017 all comments/objections to planning applications must be
received by the planning officer within 21 days of the date of the notification. Any comment
received after this date will be ignored.
All future planning applications will be sent from NNDC to the clerk by e-mail with attachments of
the detailed plans. These will be forwarded to parish councillors.

It was agreed by the members present that, after consideration of the proposals submitted to
them,all councillors would reply to the clerk with their observations.
If the application was considered to require full discussion then a meeting should be called.
If a formal meeting of the council was not considered necessary by a majority of the councillors the clerk would be given authority to reply. Comments by Parish Councillors should be sent to the clerk by e-mail so a written record can be kept.

8. Financial matters.
The following outstanding invoices were approve and cheques signed.
TT Jones Street light maintenance £165.70
Indigo Waste Glass collection £35.52
CPRE Subscription £35

9. Bodham Common. - The common is not registered with the Land Registry.
It was agreed to examine the minutes of meetings held around 1972 to try and discover where the deeds were held.

10. Street Lights. It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that five street lights should be replaced with LED lanterns, starting with Roseacre and Hart Lane.
Another five should be replaced in the coming financial year This was seconded by Cllr. Godfrey and carried.

11. Correspondence
The Mobile Post office will be at the Village Hall every Tuesday between 12.30 and 14.30
The Consultation on the Electoral review Draft Recommendations will close on 30th January 2017.

12. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
Garden waste has been left at the Marl Pits.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.31pm.
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 14th November 2016 at Bodham Village Hall.


PRESENT. Cllrs. J. Mack,(chairman) P. Cubitt, W. Beeson. S. Fulluck, M. Godfrey.
and three members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies.
Cllr. P. Bedell, M. Vicary,County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes PCSO Clarke

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
It was noted that Tenders for Hall Close phase 2 are to start in the new year. This is for sixteen houses and
two bus shelters.

3. There were no declarations of interest

4. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 12th September 2016, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Fulluck that they be accepted as correct.

This was seconded by Cllr. Godfrey and approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. There were no matters arising from the minutes.

6. There were no reports from Police, County or District Councillors.

7. Planning:-
PF/16/1434 Rookery Farm, W. Beckham. Variation of condition 2 of permission PF/15/0423 to raise
roof height to facilitate additional first floor within outbuilding.
There was no objection to this application.

8. Financial matters.
Community account balance at 14th November 2016 was £12293

The budget for the financial year 2017-2018 was discussed. This showed a build-up of reserves to cover the replacement costs of street lights, some of which are coming to the end of their life.

It was proposed by Cllr. Cubitt that the precept for 2017-2018 should be set at £8000. This was seconded by Cllr. Godfrey and approved.

The following invoices were approved for payment:-
T T Jones Electrical Street lights £165.22
F. Harmer Grass cutting £40
Village Hall Assn. Room hire £72

9. Bodham Common.
Following a request by High Kelling Church for trees on their boundary to be trimmed if was agreed that Bodham Parish Council would not pay for this to be done. However the parish council had no objection to this trimming taking place if it was felt necessary.

10. Car Parking.
The abandoned Freelander still has not been moved. The Police are to be contacted again.

11. Correspondence.
* A Notification of an application for a Modification order to the footpath from Bodham Common to Bodham Woods.
* Letter of thanks from Bodham PCC for donation to church.

12. Matters for information only or for the next agenda..
A bush is restricting the flashing sign on the main road when approaching the village from Holt.
Highways are to be informed.

A quotation from TT Jones for replacement of some of the obsolete lights is to be discussed at the
next meeting.


There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.46pm.

DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 12th September 2016 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) P. Bedell, W. Beeson. S. Fulluck, M. Godfrey.
County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham and two members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies. Cllrs. J. Mack, M. Vicary, Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes, PCSO Clarke.

2. Comments and Questions from members of the public.
The footpath from the Village Hall to the Playing Field is still not fully trimmed back. It was proposed by Cllr. Godfrey that the parish council should pay Mr. Harmer to do the work. This was seconded by Cllr. Beeson and approved.
All the weed growth has been cut round the fishing pond. The pole with the Life Buoy attached has been vandalised and thrown in the water. The mower shaft was damaged while cutting the grass and it was agreed to pay for the damage.

3. To receive declarations of interest Cllr. Bedell declared an interest in Item 9, Playing Field

4. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 11th July 2016, having been previously circulated, it was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that they be accepted as correct. This was seconded by Cllr. Beeson and approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.

5. Matters arising from the minutes. The owners of the green Free-Lander are aware that it must be moved.

6. Any reports from Police, County or District Councillors.
County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham.The conservatives now have overall control of the council.  The Highways Partnership grants end on 16th December.
First Responders could be the fire service, with an ambulance to follow. Fire crews are now fully trained.
It is now possible to register with Highways in order to report potholes.
The Vegetable Hut on the A148 is still in place. The Parish Council would like to have it removed.
Dist. Cllr G. Perry-Warnes.The following points were noted from the written report submitted.
North Norfolk District Council has rejected the proposed devolution deal.
The next round of applications for Big Society Grants closes on 7th November.
The full report is attached to these minutes.

7. Planning:-
PF/16/0797 Amendment. Annex, Stone Lodge, Lower Bodham
The parish council have no objection

PF/16/1107 Provision of eight static caravan pitches and seasonal siting for 30 touring caravans at Woodlands Caravan Park, Holt Road, Upper Sheringham. The Parish Council have no objection.

PO/15/1532 for information Appeal erection of two dwellings at 28, Pineheath Road, High Kelling

PF/16/1196 Formation of vehicle access to Cromer Road and porch extension to front if dwelling 14, Cromer Road, Bodham
The parish council have no objection

8. Mobile Post Office. The dates and time of the new Mobile Post Office are yet to be
announced. It could park beside the Village Hall or in the car park although there could be difficulty with residents parking in the car park. A notice is to be placed in the Parish Magazine asking residents not to use the car park when the hall is in use.

9. Financial matters. (Cllr. Bedell, having declared an interest, left the meeting.)
Community account balance at date of meeting:- £6025.59
It was proposed by Cllr.Beeson that a grant of £600 should be given to the playing field and a grant of £300 to the Church. This was seconded by Cllr. Cubitt and approved by the members.
The following cheques were signed:-
Mazars Audit £120
Sharprint Copier service £137.34
J Stibbons Salary and expences (June to August) £559.66
HMRC PAYE £111.60
Playing Field Grant £600
Bodham Church Grant £300
J. Turvey Maintenance (fishing) £50

10. Correspondence.
* Local Government Boundary Commission electoral review. Noted
* North Norfolk Parish and own Councils forum Noted
* Marie Curie – asking for donation.
Donation requests are to be considered at the end of the financial year

11. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
There was nothing on this item.

There being no further business, the chairman closed the meeting at 8 37pm
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 11th July 2016 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. P. Cubitt, (chairman) P. Bedell, S. Futtuck, M. Vicary,
PCSO Clarke and three members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.30pm

1. Apologies. Cllrs. J. Mack, W. Beeson. County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham

2. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public.
It was pointed out that the School footpath was becoming very overgrown. Letters are to be sent to the house-holders whose gardens back on the School lane asking them to trim their hedges.

3. To receive declarations of interest None

4. Minutes.
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 9th May 2016 having been previously circulated were approved by the members present and signed by the chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
The form requesting information on the footpath from Bodham Common to Bodham Woods has been completed and returned.

6. Any reports from Police, County or District Councillors.
PCSO Clarke reported there have been 6 calls to the police since the last meeting. From these TWO crimes have been recorded. Both of which are thefts of plants from the same garden in Sayer Court. Progress has been made in tracing the owner of the abandoned Land Rover Free-lander which has been left in the car park. Enquiries are on-going.

7. Planning:-

Ref PF/16/0669 Erection of summer house Cherry Tree Chapel, Cromer Road. The parish council has no objection to this application.

Ref PF/16/0797 Construction of a Single storey annex at Stone Lodge, Kelling Road, Lower Bodham.  It was felt that the proposed extension was too large for the size of the existing property but the parish council decided not to object to this application.

Ref PF/16/0847 Variation of condition, alteration to garage. 1, John Williams Way.
There was no objection to this application.

NNDC Decision Notice–Permit new access drive and replacement of roof tiles at Hurricane Farm.

8. Meeting Dates.
It was agreed at an earlier meeting that the trial of holding meetings on alternate months should be further discussed.
It was proposed by P.Bedell that Bodham Parish Council should continue to hold meetings on alternate months. This was seconded by M. Vicary and approved.

9. Financial matters.
Community account balance at date of this meeting was £8498.39
Invoices were approval and cheques signed for the following:-
Indigo Waste Glass collection £98.40
Jones electrical Street light maintenance £165.70
NNDC Dog Bins £386.88
J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £522.65
HMRC PAYE £111.60
Aylsham Computers Equipment purchase £494.80 (reimbursed by Gov. Grant)

10. Tree preservation order
A tree preservation order Ref TPO/16/0917 Land at High Kelling. Has been put in place.
It was noted that this Preservation Order includes Bodham Common Plantation.
A check of the Common Boundary is to be made.

11. Correspondence.
* From Church Warden, All Saints Church, High Kelling stating that two tree branches are over hanging the churchyard but growing on land which is thought to be Bodham Wood. It asks if Bodham Parish Council are responsible for these trees. More enquiries will be necessary.
* From NCC. Enquiring if Bodham Parish Council wish to pay for street lights at the new development at Hall Close. It was proposed by Cllr Bedell that lights should not be installed. This was seconded by Cllr. Vicary and carried.
* TT Jones – Annual street lights clean and visual inspection report detailing defects

12. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
Safety inspections of the Defibrillator have to be carried out by the Parish Council in future.
The clerk was delegated to carry out these inspections.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.40pm
 

DRAFT Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 9th May 2016 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. J, Mack, (chairman) P. Bedell, P. Cubitt, S. Fulluck, M Godfrey, M. Vicary,
and three members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1. Apologies.
Cllr. W. Beeson, County Cllr. D Ramsbotham, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes, PCSO. G. Clarke

2. Elect of Chairman and Vice Chairman for the coming year.

It was proposed by P. Bedell that J. Mack should continue as chairman. This was seconded by M. Vicary and approved. Mr Mack thanked the committee for their support. Mr. Mack then signed the necessary acceptance of office form.
It was proposed by M. Vicary the P. Cubitt be elected vice chairman. This was seconded by S. Fulluck and carried.

3. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public. None

4. Declaration of interest. None

5. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th March 2016, having been previously circulated, were approved as an accurate record and signed by the Chairman.

6. Matters arising from the minutes.
Better Broadband is now connected to some properties in the parish.

7. Any reports from Police, County or District Councillors.
A written report from the Police confirmed there had been no crimes during the previous quarter.

8. Financial matters.

Community account balance at date of meeting:- £8498.39

The accounting statement and annual governance statement for 2015/2016 for submission to the external auditors were discussed and approved. They were then signed by the Chairman and RFO.

It was proposed by M. Godfrey that the following invoices due for payment should be
approved. This was seconded by P. Cubitt and carried. Cheques signed:-
#387 Environment Agency Drainage rate £17.40
#388 Zurich Insurance £498.88
#389 Jones electrical Street lighting £274.60
#390 C.P.R.E. Subscription £36
#391 N.A.L.C. Subscription £123.74

9. Correspondence.
* Query re footpath between Bodham Common and Bodham Woods.
The Parish Council has been asked to enquire if anyone uses the footpath between Bodham Common and Bodham Woods. P. Bedell has agreed to investigate.
* Electricity poles within the village. A parishioner had asked if the Parish Council would approach Thompson Broadbent as they were offering to re-negotiate the wayleave for electricity poles. If possible the cables should be ro9uted underground to improve the appearance of the village. It was pointed out that way-leave was granted to owners of the property on which the pole was situated and as the parish council do not own any such property this offer could not be persued. It was also noted that a previous quotation – obtained about eight years ago – for placing the cables underground was for £1000 per pole. It was felt the cost would now be prohibitive.

* Anglian Water pollution reduction. Anglian Water have a new campaign called “Spot, Report and Stop” to ensure sewage pollution incidents are dealt with as quickly as possible to minimise the impact on the environment.
* Donation request from Magpas Helimedi This item will be discussed at the November meeting when donations are decided.

10. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
It was noted that Your Norfolk are providing “No Speeding” stickers to be placed on wheelie bins.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.34pm.
 

DRAFT Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 9th May 2016 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. J, Mack, (chairman) P. Bedell, P. Cubitt, S. Fulluck, M Godfrey, M. Vicary,
and three members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1. Apologies.
Cllr. W. Beeson, County Cllr. D Ramsbotham, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes, PCSO. G. Clarke

2. Elect of Chairman and Vice Chairman for the coming year.

It was proposed by P. Bedell that J. Mack should continue as chairman. This was seconded by M. Vicary and approved. Mr Mack thanked the committee for their support. Mr. Mack then signed the necessary acceptance of office form.
It was proposed by M. Vicary the P. Cubitt be elected vice chairman. This was seconded by S. Fulluck and carried.

3. Comments and Questions on the agenda from members of the public. None

4. Declaration of interest. None

5. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th March 2016, having been previously circulated, were approved as an accurate record and signed by the Chairman.

6. Matters arising from the minutes.
Better Broadband is now connected to some properties in the parish.

7. Any reports from Police, County or District Councillors.
A written report from the Police confirmed there had been no crimes during the previous quarter.

8. Financial matters.

Community account balance at date of meeting:- £8498.39

The accounting statement and annual governance statement for 2015/2016 for submission to the external auditors were discussed and approved. They were then signed by the Chairman and RFO.

It was proposed by M. Godfrey that the following invoices due for payment should be
approved. This was seconded by P. Cubitt and carried. Cheques signed:-
#387 Environment Agency Drainage rate £17.40
#388 Zurich Insurance £498.88
#389 Jones electrical Street lighting £274.60
#390 C.P.R.E. Subscription £36
#391 N.A.L.C. Subscription £123.74

9. Correspondence.
* Query re footpath between Bodham Common and Bodham Woods.
The Parish Council has been asked to enquire if anyone uses the footpath between Bodham Common and Bodham Woods. P. Bedell has agreed to investigate.
* Electricity poles within the village. A parishioner had asked if the Parish Council would approach Thompson Broadbent as they were offering to re-negotiate the wayleave for electricity poles. If possible the cables should be ro9uted underground to improve the appearance of the village. It was pointed out that way-leave was granted to owners of the property on which the pole was situated and as the parish council do not own any such property this offer could not be persued. It was also noted that a previous quotation – obtained about eight years ago – for placing the cables underground was for £1000 per pole. It was felt the cost would now be prohibitive.

* Anglian Water pollution reduction. Anglian Water have a new campaign called “Spot, Report and Stop” to ensure sewage pollution incidents are dealt with as quickly as possible to minimise the impact on the environment.
* Donation request from Magpas Helimedi This item will be discussed at the November meeting when donations are decided.

10. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
It was noted that Your Norfolk are providing “No Speeding” stickers to be placed on wheelie bins.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.34pm.

Bodham Annual Parish Meeting 2015 - Minutes of the Bodham Annual Parish Meeting held on Tuesday 11th May 2015.

Present:- Mr. J. Mack (chairman) and ten members of the public

1. Apologies:- County Cllr. M. Baker. Dist Cllr. D. Ramsbotham.

2. The Minutes of the Parish Meeting held on 12th May 2014 were approved as correct and signed by the chairman.

3. Chairman’s report.
The chairman thanked John Stibbons for tasking over as parish clerk. He also thanked the members of the parish council for their support.
There have been a few changes to the parish council during the year. Mr. H. Bruford resigned as chairman and was sincerely thanked by the meeting for all he had done.
Mrs B. Emery was thanked for all the work she had done during her time as clerk.
Plans for Hall Close were now passed and work should start in the summer.
The Village Hall and Playing Field committees were thanked for all their hard work. The Parish Council supports the Church and the Playing field with grants.
Some allotment holders have indicated that they would like to form an Allotment Committee.
Unfortunately. The shop closed during the year.
The income of the Parish Council was up by £600 and payments were down by £375. This left a surplus at 31st March of £5309. A reserve will need to be maintained because street lights will need replacing as some are nearing the end of their useful life. Recycling credits were up during the year but these may not be maintained if the future.

4. Reports from Village organisations/Clubs.
The church and churchyard are being kept tidy and there have been many visitors.
£10500 was spent during the year on repairs and it is estimated that the badly needed roof repairs in the near future are likely to cost £75,000 to £80,000. Future finances are problematic.
The Parish Council were thanked for their contribution.

Village Hall. The finances are in a satisfactory position and fees covered expenses in 2014.
The hall committee sponsored the re-painting and insurance of the village sign.
Work on the floor of the village hall was carried out during January.

Playing Field. The playing field is in good condition. Income is keeping ahead of running costs.
A serving hatch has been installed in the pavilion
The pitch is used by East Coast Warriors. There were no fireworks in 2014 and unfortunately there was some vandalism to the Skate Park.

Croquet Club. Founded in 2002 and has fifteen members. During the year £950 was spent on lawn maintenance. There will be a news letter at the end of the month.

5. Business from the floor
It was noted that the Marl Pit was overgrown with weeds.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 7.23pm.


Minutes taken by J. Stibbons (parish clerk)
 
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 14th March 2016 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. W. Beeson, (chairman) P. Bedell, P. Cubitt, S. Futtuck, M. Vicary,
County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham, and one member of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1. Guest speakers and members of the public.

County Cllr. Ramsbotham The budget for 2016/2017 has been set showing a 3.9% increase in rates. Grants to local councils are being reduced. NCC aims to have no children at risk and the public are asked to identify and respond to any known cases.
The Parish Partnership will continue next year.

District Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes. A written report from Cllr Perry-Warnes (see attached)was read to the meeting.

Mr. Turvey suggested that a gate should be placed at the Marl pit Lane to stop fly-tipping and netting of fish, which is a problem at the moment.

2. Apologies.

Cllrs. J, Mack, M Godfrey, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes, PCSO Clarke

3. Declaration of interest. Cllr. Beeson declared an interest in item 7 (planning)

4. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 11th January 2016, having been previously circulated, were approved as an accurate record and signed by the chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.

( Item 1) A reply from NCC Highways concerning the request for a “No Right Turn” sign to be placed on the A148 before the Weybourne road junction was read to the meeting. Highways did not feel there was any need for a sign at this junction.

6. Councillors reports.

It was reported that The Loke had become very muddy due to tractors and the wet weather.
It was questioned why the precept had remained the same as the previous year but there had been an increase in the contribution shown in the council tax.
This was caused by the reduced central government grant, which would continue to decrease in the coming years.

7. Planning.

Ref PF/16/0090 Erection of two storey extension to Farmhouse and alterations to outbuildings at Franklin’s Farm, Hart Lane, Bodham.
Mr. Beeson declared an interest in this item and left the meeting.

Mr. Cubitt was invited to take the chair.
After considering the plans the committee asked Mr. Beeson to return to the meeting for further clarification. He confirmed that this application was purely to improve his own dwelling and was not part of a business plan.
It was proposed by Mr. Cubitt that the parish council should have no objection to this application. This was seconded by Mrs. Vicary and carried.
Mr. Beeson then returned to the meeting and resumed as chairman

8. Finance

Balance current a/c at 14/3/2016 £8199.11
The following invoice were approved for payment:-
E-on (street lights) D/D £45.65
J. Stibbons clerks salary and expenses £525.27
NNDC Election costs £55.62
HMRC PAYE £111.60

It was agreed to appoint Mr. L. Watson as internal auditor for the financial year 2015/16.


9. Correspondence.

* A letter of thanks from Bodham P.C.C. for the donation of £300
* Better Broadband. An update of the possible time table for connection which was probably early June
* N.C.C. Local List for Validation of Planning Applications Draft Consultation.
* Red Hart Inn entered on the District Councils Assets of Community Value list for a period of five years.

10. Matters for information only or the next agenda.

It was noted that the next meeting to be held on Monday 9th May 2016 Approval of accounts for Audit will be required at this meeting.
The Annual Parish Meeting will also be held on this date.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.43pm.

January 2016

DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 11th January 2016 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. W. Beeson, (chairman) P. Bedell, P. Cubitt, S. Futtuck, M Godfrey, M. Vicary, PCSO Clarke and two members of the public. J. Stibbons (clerk)

The meeting opened at 7.33pm

1. Guest speakers and members of the public.
A parishioner passed out copies of observations and disagreements he had concerning the way the decision had been taken to change from monthly meetings to bi-monthly meetings. He felt that this should have been an agenda item. He commented that the minutes recorded that the subject was discussed at length when in fact the whole meeting only lasted 30 minutes.
The chairman summarised how the decision was taken. All work could be covered with meeting every alternate month and planning applications may be viewed on the NNDC website with comments by e-mail. It was decided to continue bi-monthly meetings until July when this subject can be discussed further and a vote taken.
It was also reported that the land behind the bus shelter was very muddy and needed attention. Victory Housing are to be contacted to ask if they will spread shingle.
PCSO Clarke. Reported that there had been five calls to the Police in the last period but no crimes committed. He has visited Weybourne Road three times to carry out a traffic survey. His conclusion was that the road traffic signs appears to be working.
Cllr Godfrey suggested that a request should be made to Highways for a “No Right Turn”sign to be placed on the A148 before the Weybourne road junction.


2. Apologies.
Cllr. J, Mack, County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes,

3. Declaration of interest. None

4. Minutes
Item 6 in the minutes was amended to read “This was discussed by the members” the words “at length” being removed. The minutes were then approved by the members present and signed by the chairman.
5. Matters arising from the Minutes.
Cllr. Beeson suggested that some woven fencing should be attached to the front of the Paper Bin. This could be removed and replaced when the bin was emptied. M.H.White are to be contacted to ask for approval.

6. Councillors reports. None.

7. Finances.

Copies of the cash book to date were handed to the members.
The balance in the current account is £9210 at 11th January 2016.
This shows a useful surplus which is being set aside for replacement of street lights in the future as agreed in the budget.

The following payments were approved and cheques signed.

E-on Street lighting D/D £45.65
TT Jones Street lighting chq, no 381 £197.45
J. Turvey Maintenance - fishing lake chq.no382 £40

8. Correspondence.

A letter and details from North Norfolk District Council Planning department stating that an application had been made for a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) for Hurricane Farm, Lower Bodham. This application has been submitted to regularise the use of the buildings as wholly residential and for confirmation that the condition on permission 19891482PF is not enforceable. The Parish Council will be notified of the outcome of this application in due course.

9. Matters for information only or the next agenda.

* The telephone has been removed from the box. BT are to be contacted to ask if the box can also be removed.
* The clerk reported that the ACV application concerning the Red Hart will be completed by NNDC when they have had confirmation from the Land Registry of the new owners.


There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.33pm.

December 2015

DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 14th December 2015 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. J. Mack (chairman), W. Beeson, P. Bedell, P. Cubitt, M Godfrey, M. Vicary, County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham, J. Stibbons (clerk) and three members of the public.

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

1. Guest Speakers.
County Cllr. Ramsbotham reported that the Norfolk County Council budget for 2016/17 was showing a saving of £245Million over the next five years. A further £111 million will need to be found. An increase in the council tax could be up to 3.9%
More emphasis will be placed on care for the elderly in their own homes with a reduction in residential care.
The Norwich northern bypass will be completed by 2018. It will finish at Taverham Nurseries.

2. Apologies.
Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes, PCSO Clarke.

3. Declaration of interest. None
4. Minutes
The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 9th November, having been previously circulated, were approved as an accurate record and signed by the chairman.
5. Matters arising from the minutes

Cllrs Beeson and Bedell have looked again at putting a planter in front of the paper bank bin. This is to be investigated further as the bin may swing when being emptied and damage the screening.

6. Councillors reports.

There were no reports from Parish Councillors.
Cllr. Vicary suggested that as the agendas were usually not very large was it necessary to have a
parish council meeting every month. This was discussed at length by the members and it was decided to meet in January, March, May, July September and November in 2016. If there was a matter that required an immediate answer then an extra meeting could be called, four clear days notice is all that would be required.

7. Planning.

Application reference PF/15/1623. Erection of one dwelling and garage (Revised scheme 15/0997 refers) Plot 1. John William Way, Bodham.
The parish council supported this application.

8. Better Broadband.

A new communications cabinet is to be installed at the rear of the grassed area outside The School House in the near future to serve residents and businesses in the immediate surrounding area.
People can check to see which cabinet they are served from and the available speeds, using the link:  https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/adsl.htm

A small number of properties in the county who have broadband connections of less than 2Mbps and are unlikely to receive a fibre connection in the near future can apply for a subsidy towards the installation and set-up of a satellite broadband solution.

9. Finance.

Balance current a/c at 14/12/15 £10,015.15
Payment made E-ON Direct debit £45.65
Cheques signed Photo-copier £78.74
J. Stibbons (salary and expenses) £520.74
HMRC £111.60
Bodham Village hall hire of hall £132.00

10. Fishing Lake.

There is good fishing at the moment. The post and life ring will be installed in the next few days.

11. Correspondence.

* NNDC returning officer There have been no requests for an election to fill the vacancy on the parish council. The members are now free to co-opt a suitably qualified person to fill the vacancy.
Mrs. Sarah Fulluck has indicated that she is willing to serve as a councillor.
It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that Mrs Fulluck be co-opted. This was seconded by Cllr. Vicary and approved. Mrs Fulluck then completed her Register of Members Interests and Acceptance of Office.
* A letter of thanks was received from the Playing field Committee for the recent donation.
* A Christmas card was received from Cllr. Annie Claussen-Reynolds, chairman of NNDC.
* A letter from Mrs Digby saying that the 30mph flashing sign opposite the former school is not working correctly. Highways to be informed.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8pm

November 2015

DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 9th November 2015 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Cllrs. J. Mack (chairman), W. Beeson, P. Bedell, P. Cubitt, M Godfrey, A. Green,
J. Stibbons (clerk) and three members of the public.

1. It was agreed that this part of the meeting should be open for public comments and observations.
It was reported that rubbish and rubble had been left on the bonfire site at the allotments. It is impossible to burn the garden rubbish and the area is becoming infested with rats.

A written report from Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes was read to the meeting.
NNDC have received notice of an appeal against the refusal of permission for the erection of a wind turbine at Pond Farm.  The Planning Inspectorate has introduced an online appeals service which can be used to comment on this appeal. 

NNDC is seeking confirmation that ownership of the Red Hart has transferred to New River Retail before entering it onto the District Council's Assets of Community Value List for 5 years.

The meeting opened at 7.32pm

2. Apologies.
Cllr. M. Vicary, County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes, PCSO Clarke.

3. Declaration of interest. P. Bedell declared an interest in item 9 (grant to playing field).

4. The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 12th October, having been previously circulated, were approved as an accurate record and signed by the chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes
Item 5 Screening of paper bin. Cllrs Beeson and Bedell have visited the site and suggested that a planter of approximately five feet long and two feet wide should be put in place and planted with Laurel or similar hedging. This can then be removed if there is a need for access.

6. Councillors reports. There were no reports from councillors.

7. The Red Hart Inn. This item had been covered in the report from Dist Cllr. Perry-Warnes.

8. Finance. After considering the budget for 2016-2017, which was approved, it was agreed not to increase the precept. This will remain at £7500 for 2016-2017.
It was proposed by Cllr. Godfrey that a grant of £600 should be given to the playing field committee to help with the ever increasing insurance costs, which for this year are £1538
This proposal was seconded by Cllr. Cubitt and carried.

It was proposed by Cllr Green that £300 should be donated towards the upkeep of the churchyard. This was seconded by Cllr. Bedell and carried

Cheques approved and signed were: -
Grant to Playing Field £600
Donation to Church £300

9. Fishing Lake.
A lifesaving ring has been purchased and will be installed on a post by Mr Turvey.

10. Correspondence.

A letter of resignation from Cllr. Ann Green was read to the meeting. The members of the committee thanked Mrs Green for all her hard work and wished her well in the future.

Notification of a deadline for registering footpaths was discussed.
It was agreed to register the footpath from the rear of the old school, behind the houses in Cromer Road to the Village Hall car park.

A planning application, received after the agenda was published, for the erection of two dwellings on land adjoining Pineheath Road, High Kelling was discussed by the members.
The Parish Council had no objection to this application.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.36pm
 

October 2015
DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 12th October 2015 at Bodham Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm.

Present.
Cllrs. W. Beeson, (chairman), P. Bedell, P. Cubitt, M Godfrey, A. Green. J. Stibbons (clerk) and five members of the public.

The chairman opened the meeting at 7.30pm

1.Guest speakers and public comments and observations.
* It was noted that phase two of Hall Close had been approved but due to a lack of money no work had started yet. A start should be made later in the year.
* The direction posts at the bottom of Weybourne Road need to be moved to make it more obvious that this is access only.
* The council were asked if donations could be made to the church and playing field. It was agreed that this would be discussed at the next meeting.

2. Apologies. Cllrs. J. Mack, M. Vicary,
County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham, Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes, PCSO Clarke

3. Declarations of Interest. None

4. Minutes. The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 14th September, having been previously circulated were approved by the members and signed by the chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes. It was reported that the strimmer, chainsaw and other pieces of equipment had been sold for £280 and the cheque paid into the bank.
Paper bin – a letter from Julie Peters was read to the meeting. Screening of the site was discussed further but no decision reached. It was stated that the paper bin was very slow to be emptied, sometimes taking up to eight weeks. Whites are to be contacted to see if they will empty every three weeks or a larger container be supplied.

6. Councillors reports.
The Parish Council would like to thank Julia Peters for maintaining the school footpath and clearing round the village sign.
Since the last meeting the police have monitored traffic using Weybourne Road.
Street lights in Weybourne Road and Cromer Road need attention. TT Jones to be informed.

7. Red Hart Inn.
The application form to have the Red Hart become as Asset of Community Value has been received by North Norfolk District Council and is being processed.
The area on which the village hall stands has no connection with the Red Hart.

8. Finances.
The Treasurers account balance is £10497.33
The following invoices were approved and cheques signed: -
No.371 T.T. Jones Electrical Street lighting £162.85
No.372 J. Stibbons Planning map and lifebuoy £55.54
No.373 Indigo Waste Bottle bank £36

9. Fishing Lake.
Justin Turvey has now removed weeds from half the pond and it is now possible to fish.
The Parish Council thanked Mr. Turvey for all his hard work.
The lifebelt is ordered and should be delivered within the next week.

10. Correspondence.
A late planning application was included in this item.
Application ref. PF/15/1383 Erection of replacement porch at 7, Cromer Road.
The Parish Council supported this application.
Gresham parish council- asking for information regarding the removal of their signs from the main road advertising the Gresham car boot sales.
It was noted that signs put out by Bodham playing field had also been removed in the past. This was action taken by Highways because the signs were on the verge (highways property)
The Bodham signs had been retrieved later from the Aylsham depot.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.36pm

The next meeting of Bodham parish council will be on Monday 9th November 2015

September 2015

DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 14th September 2015 at Bodham Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm.

PRESENT.
Cllrs. J. Mack (chairman), P. Bedell, P. Cubitt, W. Beeson, M Godfrey, M. Vicary,
Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes, PCSO Clarke. J. Stibbons (clerk) and three members of the public.

1. It was agreed that this part of the meeting should be open for public comments and observations.
Police .Holt station has had a reduction of staff, consequently there are now not enough staff to continue regular visits to the parish. There was one reported crime and one suspicious circumstances reported during the last quarter.

Cllr. Godfrey commented that the Weybourne Road is being used as a “rat run”. The police asked for a local record of the number of vehicles. The police can then take action.

Mr. Bruford. Commented that there were three councillors who did not attend the last parish council meeting and no apologies were given. The members explained the reasons for non-attendance.

Dist Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes - The council to considered the impact of paying the Living Wage of £9 per hour before its proposed introduction in 2020. It was decided to delay this decision until further analysis had taken place.

The council is embarking on a three-year project to compile a new Local Plan to cover development policies and land allocations for the period to 2036. A Local Development Scheme is required which sets out the timetable and the periods of consultation. The first requirement is to formally announce the intention to compile a new Local Plan and to seek representations regarding its scope. This is now under way.

2. Apologies. Cllr. A. Green County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham

3. Declarations of interest. There were no declarations of interest.

4. Minutes. The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 13th July, having been previously circulated, were approved by the members and signed by the chairman.

5. Matters arising from the minutes.
An offer of £250 has been made for the hand tools. It was decided to delay a decision to see if a higher offer could be obtained.

6. Councillors reports.
Fly tipping reported on Weybourne Road where garden rubbish is being dumped on the verge.

The light outside Morgan’s Way is not working. Victory Housing to be informed.

It was suggested that the entrance to the village needs improving. The paper bin could be screened either with panels or trees. Cllr. Bedell will obtain a quote for fencing is to be obtained.

7. The Red Hart Inn.
The Red Hart has been sold to New River Retail (UK) Ltd. which has bought two hundred public houses and is developing the land. The present landlord has a lease for ten years.

It was proposed by Cllr. Bedell that the Parish Council should apply to North Norfolk District Council for nomination of The Hart as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) This was seconded by Cllr. Godfrey and unanimously approved.

8. Finances.
The Audit for 2014-15 is now complete and has been signed off.
Direct Debit Eon Electricity September 2015 £45.65
Cheques signed:-
SLCC annual subscription £103
J. Stibbons (salary and expenses) £523.09
HMRC PAYE £111.60

9. Fishing Lake
It was proposed by Cllr. Godfrey that a Life-saving buoyancy ring should be purchased for the fishing lake. This was seconded by Cllr. Vicary and agreed.

10. Correspondence.
Requests for donations from The Norfolk Hospice and Citizens Advice Bureau.

It was decided to leave all considerations for donations until the end of the financial year.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 9.04pm

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 12th October 2015

July 2015

DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 13th July 2015 at Bodham Village Hall.

PRESENT. Mr. P. Bedell Mr. M Godfrey, Mrs. A. Green, Mrs. M Vicary,
County Cllr. D. Ramsbotham Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes and two members of the public.

The meeting opened at 7.35pm.

As the chairman and vice-chairman were not present the members elected Mr. P. Bedell to chair the meeting,

1. GUEST SPEAKERS.
C. Cllr. D. Ramsbotham reported that at the County Hall AGM Mr. George Knobbs was appointed leader of the council.
The budget for 2015/16 was finalised. Costs are up and grants from central government are down, by 15%. Savings of £245 million must be made.
High speed broadband should be available in Bodham by 2017.

Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes Fly tipping is costing at least £100 to clear in each case.
The Selbrigg Wind Turbine report should be ready by 23rd July.

Mr. J. Turvey. Weeds will need clearing at the Marl Pits but at the moment the fish are spawning.
The Red Hart will be asked to sell fishing permits.
It was reported that a dog had chased a child on the allotments. The police are to be notified.

From a comment concerning rabbits on the allotment the chairman pointed out that no shooting was allowed in this area.

Mr. H. Bruford. Work on the 16 houses in Hall Close was due to start in the summer of 2015 but as yet no start date is available.


2. TO NOTE APOLOGIES. None

3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST None.

4. THE MINUTES of the meeting held on Monday 8th JUNE 2015, having been previously circulated were approved by the members present and signed by the chairman.

5. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.

The road signs left in Hart Lane have now been removed.

It was agreed to discuss the sale of the equipment (i.e. chain saw, brush cutter etc.) at the next meeting.

It was decided that life-saving equipment for the Marl Pits fishing lake should be emergency lifelines rather that a ring. The cost of a cabinet to hold the throwing lines is to be investigated.


6. COUNCILLORS REPORTS There were no reports.

7. FINANCE
Invoices approved for payment were:-

Photo copier maintenance £551.21
T.T. Jones Electrical £162.61

The direct debit of £47.17 for electricity was noted

8. PLANNING.

Ref PF/15/0792 Extension of North end of former barn, change of use of land from agriculture to use in association with holiday accommodation at Manor Farm, Manor House Road, and Lower Bodham.
The Parish Council had no objection to this application.

Ref PF/15/0186 PERMISSION has been granted for the Erection of two-storey and single-storey and two storey side extension at Franklins Farm, Hart Lane, Bodham.

Ref PF/15/0423 PERMISSION has been granted for the Conversion of barns to five holiday accommodation units, swimming pool, building/office and installation of tennis court at Rookery Farm, The Street, Bodham

9. CORRESPONDENCE
Dudgeon Community Support Fund. Noted
Launch of new Love Food Hate Waste network. Noted
JJ Jones, quotation for replacement of light fittings, £338.16 + VAT per unit

10. TO CONFIRM DATE TIME PLACE MEXT MEETING
The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be held on Monday 14th September 2015 at Bodham Village Hall, starting at 7:30pm.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.41pm
Minutes taken by J. Stibbons (Parish Clerk)

June 2015 - DRAFT Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 8th June 2015 at Bodham Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm.

PRESENT. Mr. J. Mack (chairman), Mr. W. Beeson, Mr. M Godfrey, Mrs. A. Green, Mrs. M Vicary, Dist. Cllr. G. Perry-Warnes and two members of the public.

1. It was agreed that this part of the meeting should be open for public comments and observations.
Mrs. Georgie Parry-Warnes, the new District Councillor was introduced. Being a new councillor she is on a steep learning curve but is willing to help the parish council in any way she can.
Mr. Justin Turvey reported that there was no lifesaving apparatus at the Marl Pit. It was agreed to purchase a lifesaving ring.
Mr. Bruford that he had received a letter agreeing that it is in order for the council to sell the hand tools and re-use the money from the sale. The tools are in store and the best price is to be negotiated.

2. Apologies Mr. P. Bedell, Mr. P. Cubitt, Mr. D. Ramsbotham (NCC)
3. Declarations of Interest. There were no declarations of interest.
4. The minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 11th May, having been previously circulated, were approved as an accurate record and signed by the chairman.

5. Matters arising from the Minutes There were no matters arising.
6. Councillors Reports.
A “No Road Markings” sign has been left at Hart Lane. Mrs. Green is to contact the contractors.
The grass needs to be cleared round the Marl Pit. A qualified person should be employed twice a year to clear the edges.
It was agreed to sell all the hand tools and have the Marl Pit strimmed.
7. Finances. The meeting approved the following accounts to be paid as soon as the new cheque book arrives.
* Environment Agency £16.90
* J Stibbons (salary and expenses March-May) £447.13
* HMRC PAYE deductions £111.60
8. Allotments. All allotments are now let. A map showing the tenants of each plot was handed to the members present.
9. Vehicle Activated Signs. (VAS) There is interest in having a VAS. Cost is £5000 but a 50% grant may be available. Neighbouring villages are to be approached with a view to sharing the equipment.
10. Correspondence. TT Jones report on the street lamps. Three lights near Roseacre are obsolete. A Quotation for replacement is to be obtained so the costs can be included in the next budget.
It is not intended to replace these lights until they fail completely.
12. The next parish council meeting will be on Monday 13th July 2015
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.23pm.

Minutes taken by J. Stibbons (clerk) 10th June 2015

May 2015 - Minutes of the meeting held by Bodham Parish Council on Monday 11th May 2015 at Bodham Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm.

PRESENT. Mr. J. Mack (chairman), Mr. P. Bedell, Mr. W. Beeson, Mr. P. Cubitt, Mr. M Godfrey, Mrs. A. Green, Mrs. M Vicary, , and five members of the public.
APOLOGIES Mr. D. Ramsbotham (NCC)
1. All returned members of the Parish Council signed a Declaration of acceptance of Office and were asked to complete a Registration of Interests form to be returned to NNDC Monitoring Officer.
2. TO ELECT A CHAIRMAN FOR THE COMING YEAR.
It was proposed by Mr. P. Bedell that Mr. J. Mack be appointed as Chairman. This was seconded by Mrs. A. Green and carried.
It was proposed by Mrs A. Green that Mr. W. Beeson be appointed Vice chairman. This was seconded by Mr. Godfrey and carried.

3. COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
There was a discussion regarding the Marl Pits which are becoming clogged with weeds and not being used very much. Mr. Justin Turvey agreed to take over as Bailiff and this was agreed by the meeting. A payments book will be provided and reasonable expenses will be paid. Fishing will be free to village residents.

4. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST. None

5. MINUTES. The minutes of the Bodham Parish Council meeting held on Monday 13th April 2015, having been previously circulated were approved by the meeting and signed by the chairman.

6. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.
Allotments. The three new plots have been marked out. These now have new tenants and the remaining vacant plot has been taken. An up-to date map will be drawn with each plot numbered.
Flashing Signs. NCC can provide flashing vehicle activated signs (SAM2) displaying the speed of an approaching vehicle. The signs will become the property and responsibility of the Parish Council. Specific sights will be agreed between the community and an officer of NCC. They can only be at one site for four weeks and must not return to that site for eight weeks. Members felt this was unsatisfactory and efforts should be made to have a permanent sign.

7. REPORTS. Mick Godfrey reported that there was still a problem with Weybourne Road being used as a “Rat Run”. Police are to be contacted.

8. FINANCES.
Balance in bank £5309.26
The accounts, prepared for the Auditors, were approved by the meeting and signed in the relevant places by the chairman and RFO.

9. INSURANCE. The quotation from Zurich Insurance of £480.45 for the coming year was approved. A cheque for this amount was duly signed
It was noted that there is now no cover in place for the use of power tools and Mr. Bruford agreed to hold them all at his property and try to negotiate a price for their sale. Enquiries will be made to establish if the money from the sale can be used for other village improvements as a grant was given for the original purchase.

10. PLANNING. The Parish Council had NO OBJECTION to planning Ref. PF/15/0423 Conversion of Barns to five holiday accommodation units, swimming pool, office and tennis court at Rookery Farm, Bodham.

11. CORRESPONDENCE. None

12. MATTERS FOR INFORMATION. The next meeting of Bodham Parish Council will be held on Monday 8th June 2015 at 7.15pm

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.38pm

J. Stibbons (clerk) 12/5/15

April 2015

BODHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD BY THE ABOVE PARISH COUNCIL ON MONDAY 13TH APRIL 2015 IN BODHAM VILLAGE HALL COMMENCING AT 7:30PM.

PRESENT: Mr. W. Beeson - Chairman. Mr. P Cubitt, Mrs A. Green. Mrs. M. Vicary, Mr. M. Godfrey Mr. J Stibbons – Clerk. Six members of the public.


1. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC SPEAKING AND GUEST SPEAKERS.

Mr. H. Bruford read a thank you letter from Mrs. B. Emery for the flowers presented to her on her retirement.
Broadland Housing – a start date is not yet available as they are still raising finance.
A request was made for a temporary flashing sign on the A148 reading “YOUR SPEED IS..” Highways are to be contacted.
Sketch of vacant allotments was made available. People on the waiting list are to be informed.

2. APOLOGIES.

Mr. J. Mack, Mr. J. Perry-Warnes (NNDC) Mr. Ramsbotham (NCC)

3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

None

4. MINUTES.

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 9th March 2015
It was notes in item 9 (Planning) Installation of Wind Turbine at Hempstead. The wording was unclear and was amended to read that the proposal to object to the planning application was carried with five in favour and none against.
The minutes were amended and approved by the meeting. They were then signed by the chairman.

5. ONGOING ITEMS FOR REPORT.

The list of nominees for the Parish Council election was on 7th May was handed to the meeting. As there are only seven names there will be no election.
A written report from the Police said there were no crimes reported during the period, but they asked the Parish Council to highlight the fact that there had been a number of thefts from out buildings. Any suspicious activity should be reported.
Mr. Cubitt said tools and a chain saw had been stolen from Manor Farm, why was this not included as a crime in the figures?

6. COUNCILLLORS REPORTS.

There were no reports.

7. FINANCE.

The following payments were approved:-
NALC subscription £119.14
T T Jones Electrical £162.85
Indigo Waste £35.40
E-on £33.87
It was agreed that PAYE deductions should continue to be paid by standing order.

8. CORRESPONDENCE.

N. Lamb, M.P. A148 Lodge corner, attached interim correspondence from Norfolk County Council.
E-on. Notice of change of contract rates. The current price of 9.20p per kWh is increasing to 12.40p per kWh. It was agreed that this increase should be queried and if necessary changes to an alternative supplier investigated.


9. PLANNING.

Application No. PF/14/0925 Refusal of permission to erect a wind turbine with hub height of 40m at Pond Farm, Bodham.

10. DATE OF NEXT MEETING.

The annual Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 11th May at Bodham Village Hall. This meeting will immediately follow the Annual Parish Meeting which is to be held at 7.00pm
 

March 2015

BODHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD BY THE ABOVE PARISH COUNCIL ON MONDAY 9TH March 2015 IN BODHAM VILLAGE HALL COMMENCING AT 7:30PM.

PRESENT: Mr. J. Mack – Chairman. Mr. W. Beeson, Mr. P. Cubitt, Mrs. M. Vicary, Mrs. A. Green. , Mr. J. Perry Warnes (NNDC). Five members of the public.

1. TO AGREE TIME FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AND GUEST SPEAKERS
The above was agreed. Mr. Perry-Warnes (NCC) reported that there are grants available for recreation activities. Applications to be made to NNDC.
Mr. Bruford thanked the work done for the parish by Mrs. B. Emery, the retiring clerk. Mrs. Emery had been clerk for almost fifteen years. She had served the parish well and he had much pleasure in presenting her with a bouquet of flowers. The committee all echoed their thanks and showed their appreciation with a round of applause.

Mrs. Emery replied that she had really mixed feelings as she had been a clerk for thirty years and had family connections with the area as her grandfather and great grandfather were born in Beckham. She had enjoyed her time as clerk to Bodham parish council.

Mr. Fielding was present to answer any questions concerning the planning application for a wind turbine at Selbrigg, in Hempstead. The MOD had allowed ten turbines to operate in the area and eight places had already been taken up. With the Pond Farm turbine and the Selbrigg application this allocation would be filled. Access to the National Grid is limited and more applications are unlikely.

The position will be sixty four meters above sea level and the grid connection will be at Beckham. Expected output to be 560Kwts
It was reported that a street light on Cromer Road was not working. The clerk to contact T.T.Jones

2. APOLOGIES Mr. D. Ramsbotham (NCC) PCSO Clarke

3. TO HEAR ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN FORTHCOMING ITEMS
Mr. Beeson declared an interest in item 9
Mr. Mack declared a personal interest in item 9

4. TO AGREE MINUTES OF MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 9TH 2015
The above having been circulated beforehand were agreed as a true record and signed by the chairman.

5. ONGOING ITEMS FOR REPORT
There were no matters to report

6. COUNCILLORS REPORTS
None

7. FINANCE
i. Income HMRC VAT refund £485.09
ii. Direct Debits paid E-on £33.87 (11/2/15) £30.60 (12/3/15)
iii. Invoices to agree for payment and retrospective payments
(Feb. Payments) Ellis Timber £80.78 B. Emery (salary) £239.60 HMRC £53.40
(March payments) Jones Electrical £237.72 B. Emery (final salary) £82.96
Indigo Waste £16.80 H. Bruford £35 CPRE £35 Norfolk a2z £45
iv. It was agreed that J. Mack, W Beeson and J. Stibbons (clerk) should be appointed cheque signatories.

8. CORRESPONDENCE
Ms. Peters enquired if the vacant plots on the allotment had been let. The strip released by Mr. Digby will need to be measured and the three plots marked out. This will be done in the next few days.
CPRE renewal of membership. It was proposed by Mr. Beeson that membership should be continued. This was seconded by Mrs Green and approved. A cheque for £35 was signed.

9. PLANNING
Application PF/14/1669 Installation of Wind Turbine at Hempstead.
There were differing views expressed during the discussion of this application.
Mr. Beeson proposed that the Parish Council object to this application firstly because developments of this type will cause an impact on the Cromer Ridge landscape and also because of the proximity of Baconsthorpe Castle. There were five in favour of the proposal to object to the application and none against.

Application PF/15/0186 Extension at Franklins Farm.
Mr. Beeson, having declared an interest left the meeting.
The Parish Council supported this application

10. TO CONFIRM DATE TIME PLACE MEXT MEETINGS
Next meeting Monday 13th April 2015 Bodham Village Hall 7:30pm.

It was agreed that the meeting in May would be on Monday 11th May,
not Tuesday 12th May as published.

There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.37pm

 

February 2015

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD BY THE ABOVE PARISH COUNCIL ON MONDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2015 IN BODHAM VILLAGE HALL COMMENCING AT 7:30PM.

PRESENT: Mr. J. Mack – Chairman. Mr. W. Beeson, Mr. P. Cubitt, Mrs.M. Vicary, Mrs. A. Green. Mr. D. Ramsbotham (NCC), Mr. J. Perry Warnes (NNDC). Four members of the public.

1. TO AGREE TIME FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AND GUEST SPEAKERS
The above was agreed. Mr. Ramsbotham (NCC) reported that County Hall will be setting the budget next week. Cuts are likely for next five years.
A street light is on continually at top of Weybourne Rd and traffic are still using the road as a short cut. Mr. Mack said, the Clerk will deal with lights and traffic problem is a police matter.
Mrs. Perry Warnes reported to say that the NNDC are setting it’s budget.
Mr. Bruford reported that building is due to start in Hall Close in the summer.
Mr. Bedell asked if, like West Beckham, Bodham would receive a donation for having the solar panel farm. Mr. Mack replied that an offer of a financial donation had been put forward with plans for the wind turbine.
Mr. Turvey told us that he had been unable to make any progress with plans for a community shop.

2. TO NOTE APOLOGIES AND CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE
The Clerk Mrs. B. Emery was absent due to illness. Mrs. A. Green (Cllr) offered to take the minutes. This was agreed.

3. TO HEAR ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN FORTHCOMING ITEMS
None.

4. TO AGREE MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 12TH JANUARY 2015
The above having been circulated beforehand were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

5. ONGOING ITEMS FOR REPORT
It was noted that all the equipment for use on the Common is with Mr. JP Ringer.
Thanks was extended to Mr. Vicary for promptly replacing three fence panels on the car park. The cost of the wood was £80.87 – invoice to be sent to the Clerk.

6. COUNCILLORS REPORTS – Nothing to report.

7. FINANCE – No report given.

8. CORRESPONDENCE – Nothing to discuss.

9. PLANNING – The Hempstead wind turbine would be discussed at the next meeting.

10. TO RESOLVE TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC FOR ITEM 11. This item not needed as a decision had been made immediately after an interview held before the meeting, as the second candidate had withdrawn owing to illness.

11. TO DISCUSS AND DECIDE ON THE NEW CLERK FOLLOWING THE INTERVIEWS
Mr. John Stibbons had been interviewed before the meeting. No discussion was needed outside of a proposal by Mr. W. Beeson that the position should be offered to Mr. Stibbons, this was seconded by Mrs. M. Vicary. All agreed.

12. TO CONFIRM DATE TIME PLACE MEXT MEETING
Bodham Village Hall 7:15pm for 7:30pm Monday 9th March 2015.
 

MAY 2014


MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD BY THE ABOVE PARISH COUNCIL ON 12TH MAY 2014 IN BODHAM VILLAGE HALL COMMENCING AT 7:40PM.
PRESENT: Mr. H. Bruford – Chairman. Mr. J. Mack – Vice Chairman. Mr. J. Shrive, Mr. W. Beeson, Mr. C. Ringer. Mrs. B. Emery (Clerk) Mr. J. Perry Warnes (NNDC)

1. ELECTION OF THE CHAIRMAN
Harry Bruford was nominated and proposed for Chairman by Mr. J. Mack. Seconded by Mr. J. Shrive. This was agreed unanimously. Mr. Bruford accepted.

2. CHAIRMAN TO SIGN DECLARATION
The Chairman then signed the declaration countersigned by the Clerk.

3. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN
Mr. J. Mack was nominated and proposed for Vice Chairman by Mr. C. Ringer seconded by Mr. H. Bruford. Agreed by all.

4. TO AGREE TIME FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AND GUEST SPEAKERS:
Police – apologies were given and a report sent to the Clerk.
Mr. J. Perry Warnes (NNDC) – reported with updates on previous matters.
Mr. D. Ramsbotham (NCC) No report sent.

5. TO NOTE APOLOGIES AND CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE
Mr. M. Godfrey and Mr. JP Ringer. Both accepted.

6. TO HEAR ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN FORTHCOMING ITEMS
Mr. C. Ringer declared a personal interest in Item 9. The Clerk confirmed that there was no need to leave the meeting as it wasn’t a prejudicial interest.

7. TO AGREE MINUTES OF MEETING HELD 14TH APRIL 2014
The above minutes having bee circulated beforehand were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

8. ONGOING MATTERS FOR REPORT from the minutes.
Broadland Housing.- Mr. C. Ringer is meeting a Mr. Andrew Savage on 22nd May to find out what the future plans are. A report will be given at the next meeting.

9. TO CONSIDER AN INCREASE IN ALLOTMENT RENTS
After discussion it was agreed to determine the areas of plots let and defer decision to the next meeting.

10. REPORT FROM NNDC REGARDING DRAKES PATCH
The Clerk read out details and explanations from Ms. Steventon of NNDC that everything had been looked at and satisfactory explanations had been given by the owner of the land. There was still concern over a fork lift truck being used for loading lorries. This was reported by Mr. Beeson. The Clerk would report to NNDC.

11. CLOTHES BANK report.
There had been no further action on the above. NNDC, Victory Housing and Barnardos had all denied having had dealings with this particular clothes bank. The Clerk would look into trying to get it removed.

12. COUNCILLORS REPORTS
The Clerk gave out the latest Highway Ranger report.
Mr. C. Ringer reported that the bench detailed for the Marl Pit would be installed during the half term week.

13. FINANCE
i. Income – M. Whites recycling £27.40
ii. Direct Debits paid:
e.on energy £32.78 paid 12th May direct debit.
iii. Invoices to agree for payment:
Zurich insurance £480.72
Barbara Emery (Clerk’s Salary) £235.77
iv. Payments made online:
HMRC May £52.40
v. To accept the final accounts for the year ended 31st March 2014.
It was proposed by Mr. C. Ringer, seconded by Mr. H. Bruford that the final accounts be accepted and signed. Agreed unanimously.

14. CORRESPONDENCE
Highways report
NNDC report on Drakes Patch.

15. PLANNING
Application: PF/14/0508 – Erection of 1.82m boundary fence at 1 Rose Acre. No objection.
Decisions: Granted to PF/14/0247 at Selbrigg Pond Kelling Rd. Dredging operations.

16. TO CONFIRM DATE TIME PLACE MEXT MEETING
Monday 9th June 2014. Bodham Village Hall 7:30pm. Councillor surgery from 7pm.
Above confirmed.


Signed……Harry Bruford………….Chairman.


Date………9th June 2014…………..

 

 

 

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