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[ DRAFT MINUTES - to be confirmed at next meeting ]

Meeting of Halling Parish Council held on 9th July 2009 at the Community Centre

Present: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Chris Herbert, Mitzi Richardson, Ray Jackson, Trevor Reynolds and Bob Swain.
Bill Swan – Clerk
1 member of the public.

1. Apologies
Maggie Coleman, Daryl Palmer and James Souter.

2. Minutes of last meeting
It was proposed by Trevor Reynolds, seconded by Ray Jackson, that the Minutes were a true record of the last meeting. All agreed and the Chairman signed them accordingly.

3.Matters Arising
Ray Jackson attended the Rural Liaison Committee meeting on 16th June and has circulated the main points to Members by email.

4. Notification of Other Business
Vice-Chairman – 1 item; Ray Jackson – 1 item; Chris Herbert – 1 item; Bob Swain – 1 item and the Clerk – 2 items.

5. Reports by Chairmen of Committees.
(a) Estates - no report in the absence of the Chairman Daryl Palmer.

(b) Footpaths – no report in the absence of the Chair Maggie Coleman.

(c) Planning & Development – no report in the absence of the Chairman Norman Mitchell.

6. Accounts for 2008/2009
The Clerk passed round copies of the statement to be agreed and sent to the Audit Commission. It was proposed by the Vice-Chairman, seconded by Bob Swain, that the accounts be accepted. All agreed. The Chairman duly signed them and moved a vote of thanks to the Internal Auditor, Mary Acott.

7. Jubilee Hall – no report in the absence of Daryl Palmer.

8. Halling Association
The next meeting is on 15th July.

9. Community Centre – no report

10. Lafarge
The Chairman felt that it is time that a liaison meeting be arranged as soon as possible and the Clerk is to check on the Planning agreement re football pitches.

11. CEMEX – no report

12. Youth Club
The Vice-Chairman reported that the Club is still running at full capacity.

13. Fun Weekend
Trevor Reynolds said that things are taking shape and regular meetings of the organising committee are being held. The Clerk is clarifying the insurance situation with the Zurich Municipal.

14. Receipts
£500 from P Lingham for Marsh Grazing


15. Payments          



Budget Head

Net £

Vat £

Gross £

Home & Hobby DIY

Handyman’s purchases



Clive Stanley

Web fees May 2009


Ben Cook Mowing & hedging EST
BT IT Phone & broadband IT
Staples Office purchases G/A
Jubilee Hall Hire of hall G/A


It was proposed by Ray Jackson, seconded by the Vice-Chairman, that the above payments be ratified. All agreed.

16. Any Other Business

Bob Swain - the turn from the A228 left into Pilgrims Road is not suitable for goods vehicles as they are prone to grounding and damaging the road surface. He suggested that Medway Council be asked to put up signs from the south to north direction on the A228 saying that the road is unsuitable for goods vehicles. The Clerk is to take this up.

Ray Jackson - the Parish Council has acquired a supply of dog dirt bags for the use of dog owners in the village. These will be kept in the office.

Vice-Chairman - there have been complaints about speeding in the High Street.

The Clerk - Medway Council is taking out new powers controlling dogs and their mess in the whole area of Medway. The Parish Council agreed that this is a good move but questioned how it is to be enforced.

Network Rail require a risk assessment before any clean up is arranged for the rail station. The Clerk will arrange for this to be done.

Parishioners' Questions - none raised.

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