Goudhurst, Kent. A Wealden hill village

GPC Agenda March

Local Government for Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green

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Goudhurst Parish Council

To:  Members of Goudhurst Parish Council

Copy: County Cllr Alex King and Borough Cllr EW Hastie

I summon you to a Meeting of Goudhurst Parish Council in the Jessel Room, Goudhurst Parish Hall on Monday 14 March 2016 at 7.30 pm when the business detailed on this Agenda will be considered: 

Members of the Public and the Press are welcome to attend this meeting.  At the Chairman’s discretion, 15 minutes will be set aside for questions from members of the public each one of whom may be invited to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes in total relating to items on the Agenda or about issues of local concern.  Please inform the Clerk if you intend to film or record the Meeting.

Anthony Farnfield   ……………………………………………..

Clerk   08 March 2016

Goudhurst Parish Council, The South Oast at Smugley Farm,  Bedgebury Road,  Goudhurst

TN17 2QU 01580 212552     [email protected]oudhurst.co.uk            www.goudhurst.co.uk


Quorum for Council:  4 Members

Prior to the opening of the meeting the Chairman may read a Prayer for Kent.

  1. Apologies for Absence as reported at the meeting.

2. Declarations of Interest

To receive Declarations of Interest on Agenda items and Members are reminded that they must inform the Monitoring Officer of any changes to their Notification of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the meeting of Council held on 08 February 2016 and distributed to Members with this Agenda are a correct record.

4. To receive Questions from the Public and the Press.

5. To receive reports from County and Borough Councillors 

6. Committee Reports

a. Amenities Committee.

To receive the Minutes of the Extra Amenities Committee meeting held on 07 March 2016 and to approve recommendations relating to the Balcombes Hill car park resurfacing, the public toilet cleaning contract, the Chequer Field grounds maintenance contract, the Plain maintenance contract and the Kilndown defibrillator project.   Also to consider proposals relating to the re-siting and replacement of the flag pole at Goudhurst War Memorial.

b. Highways & Footpaths Committee

To receive the Minutes of the Highways and Footpaths Committee meeting held on 23 February 2016 and to approve recommendations on the introduction of the Speed Indicator Device.

7. Planning Committee  

The Chairman of the Planning Committee to present:

a. A report on the Planning Decisions received from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in February 2016 (attached).

b. The Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 09 and 22 February 2016.

8. Training

The Clerk to report on training that has been carried out recently and which is planned for the near future.

9. Accounts  

a.  Approval of Accounts for payment.

b.  To receive details of Receipts in February 2016.

c. To receive the reconciliation of Council’s accounts to the end of February 2016.

10. Date of next meeting: 11 April 2016.  7.30  pm at the Jessel Room

 11. Items for Information


Planning Committee Tuesday 15 March 6.30 pm Jessel Room

Burial Board Tuesday 22 March 7.30 pm Jessel Room

Planning Committee Tuesday 29 March 6.30 pm Jessel Room

Amenities Committee Tuesday 29 March 7.30 pm Jessel Room

Youth Committee Thursday 31 March 8.00 pm Scout Hut

Members of the Press and Public are welcome to attend this Meeting

Anthony Farnfield, Clerk

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