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Meeting of Halling Parish Council held on 11th June 2009 at the Jubilee Hall

Present: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Chris Herbert, Maggie Coleman, Mitzi Richardson, Daryl Palmer, Ray Jackson and Trevor Reynolds.
Bill Swan – Clerk
2 members of the public.

1. Apologies
Bob Swain.

2.Minutes of last meeting
It was proposed by Chris Herbert, seconded by the Vice-Chairman, that the Minutes were a true record of the last meeting. All agreed and the Chairman signed them accordingly.

3.Matters Arising
Chris Herbert raised item 9(a) - have the repairs to the Jubilee Hall car park entrance been done yet? Daryl Palmer said that temporary repairs have been done pending a more permanent solution. The Clerk raised Item 8 – the meeting due to be held at the Jubilee Hall on 11th February 2010 will have to be moved to the Community Centre as the Jubilee Hall is booked that evening. Members agreed to this. Maggie Coleman raised item 13 – what is the latest on the stiles? Daryl Palmer is to contact Catherine Smith about Halling Association’s response. Chris Herbert asked under item 9(c) if it was proposed to lodge a complaint about the application for houses at the rear of 46-48 Rochester Road, North Halling. The Chairman declared an interest as a neighbour of the proposal and took no part in the discussion. It was proposed by Chris Herbert, seconded by Trevor Reynolds, that the Parish Council object on the grounds of earlier objections. All agreed with the Chairman abstaining.

4. Notification of Other Business
Vice-Chairman – 1 item; Daryl Palmer – 1 item; Ray Jackson – 1 item; Clerk – 1 item.

5. Reports by Chairmen of Committees.
(a) Estates
Daryl Palmer reported on the official opening of the MUGA which was well attended.
Highways Department at Medway have said that the resurfacing of the High Street is due to commence on 7th July and in this regard the markings for more dropped kerbs have been done. It was proposed by Trevor Reynolds, seconded by the Vice-Chairman, that Ferry Road be re-opened during the works to facilitate traffic flow. All agreed and the Clerk is to contact the Engineer in charge. The Smart car has been seen in the Village during the evenings – it is hoped that this might help with the illegal parking. It was agreed that any broken playground equipment should be inspected and removed pending the purchase of new equipment. Daryl Palmer is to get together with Chris Herbert shortly to action this.

(b) Footpaths
Maggie Coleman reported that the transfer of the Common is in hand with the Parish Council’s and Lafarge Solicitors acting in this regard. Nothing has been heard further on the RS 320 and the Clerk is to contact KALC for legal advice.

(c) Planning & Development
Norman Mitchell was absent but the Clerk reported that the following application had been received:
MC2009/0632 – 11 High Street, Lower Halling. This is for a 2 storey side extension – no objection was raised.

6. Jubilee Hall
Daryl Palmer said that the hall has been repainted but the lighting needs attention and a grant is to be sought from the Halling Association for this and other works.

7. Halling View
Trevor Reynolds is working on the next edition which will hit doormats in early July. It will be concentrating on the Fun Weekend.

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

9. Community Centre
The Vice-Chair said that the school is helping with the updating of the photographs of the Village which are in the foyer.

10. Lafarge
The Chairman reported on the legal agreements for replacement of the soccer pitches.

11. CEMEX – no report

12. Youth Club
The Vice-Chairman reported that the Club received a donation of £250 from the Fire fighters at the ceremony on 22nd May.

13. Policing
PCSO Alan Hunter has sent his apologies for not attending the meeting. Chris Herbert said that a number of cars are jumping the red light on the bridge. This is to be reported to the PCSO.

14. Fun Weekend
Trevor Reynolds said that things are taking shape and regular meetings of the organising committee are being held. The Clerk is to check on the insurance situation.



15. Receipts None         
16. Payments          



Budget Head

Net £

Vat £

Gross £

(a) Home & Hobby DIY

VH purchases





(b) Clive Stanley

Web fees May 2009





(c) J Sutherland

VH wages





(d) Maggie Coleman

Travel expenses






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

17. Any Other Business
Daryl Palmer reported that there is an overgrown hedge in The Street, Upper Halling overhanging the footpath. The Clerk will send the standard letter to the householder.

Ray Jackson will be attending the Rural Liaison Committee on 16th June and will report on this later.

Parishioners’ Questions
Among the items raised were the following:
(a) The closure of Bradley Road

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