Goudhurst, Kent. A Wealden hill village

Amenities Committee Agenda March

Local Government for Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green

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To: Cllrs Stephen Wickham (Chairman), David Boniface, Mrs Angela Broom, Alan Foster,
Phil Kirkby, Chris Ditton
Cllr Antony Harris (ex officio).

cc: Mrs Georgia Reed-Cutting

I summon you to attend a Meeting of the Amenities Committee to be held at The Jessel Room in Goudhurst Parish Hall on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 7.30 pm when the business detailed on the Agenda will be considered.

Members of the Public and the Press are welcome to attend this meeting. At the Chairman’s discretion members of the public may be invited to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes each relating to items on the Agenda. Please state your name and address prior to speaking. Please switch off mobile phones.

Anthony Farnfield ………………………………………………………………..
Clerk 22 March 2018

The South Oast at Smugley Farm, Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst TN17 2QU
01580 212552

Quorum for Amenities Committee: 3 Members


Apologies for non attendance

Declarations of interest

Mrs Georgia Read-Cutting is to brief the Committee on her plans for further defibrillators to be introduced into the Parish.

The Glebe Fields
The Chairman will give a progress report on the Lease of the Glebe Fields from the Diocese of Canterbury.

Chequer Field.
The Chairman will give a progress on the delayed transfer of the Title to the Parish Council

Christmas on the Plain – 2018
Committee to consider a proposal to erect a sponsored Christmas tree on The Plain.

The Silent Soldier.
The Royal British Legion has launched a national project to mark the 100th anniversary of World War 1 called the ‘Silent Soldier’. The RBL Goudhurst Branch seeks approval to place a ‘Silent Soldier’ silhouette figure at the Goudhurst War Memorial until November 2018.

Extra Litter Bins
With the imminent signing of the Glebe Fields lease a proposal has been put forward to carry out an inventory of the number of litter bins in that area and at strategic points in other parts of the Parish. To be considered with a view to bringing recommendations to Council

Play Area
Council will be taking responsibility for the Children’s Play Area in Back Lane by the Church Room with the signing of the Glebe Fields lease. To note that the Chairmen of the Amenities and Youth Committees with the Clerk will meet with a Play Ground Inspector on-site on 26 April 2018 to assess the condition of the area and the equipment presently there.

Amenities Lorry Service on Sundays.
To note a charge of £1,245.93 for 2017/18 just received. Previously approved by Minute 263/16 of 12 December 2016.

Tree Survey
To consider a proposal that Council should commission a documented tree survey of trees on GPC’s land (and the two Churchyards) as being best practice and as encouraged by insurance companies.

Date of next Amenities Committee meeting.
Tuesday 29 May 2018, in The Jessel Room

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