Goudhurst, Kent. A Wealden hill village

GPC Agenda April

Local Government for Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green

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Goudhurst Parish Council

Copy: County Cllr Seán Holden and Borough Cllr Edmund Hastie for information.

I summon you to a Meeting of Goudhurst Parish Council at the Jessel Room, Goudhurst Parish Hall on Monday 08 April 2019 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.  Thereafter they have the right and are welcome to stay and observe the rest of the Meeting in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, s1. 

Please inform the Clerk if you intend to film or record the Meeting.

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

Clerk   02 April 2019

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

TN17 2QU 01580 212552                 www.goudhurst.co.uk


Quorum for Council:  4 Members

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 11 March 2019 and distributed to Members with this Agenda are a correct record.  Members are reminded that the only issues relating to the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

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

5. To receive reports from County and Borough Councillors 

6. Committee Reports

a. Amenities Committee

Chairman, Amenities Committee will present the Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 26 March and for Council to consider matters arising.

b. Burial Board

Chairman of the Burial Board to present the Minutes of a Burial Board meeting held on 19 March 2019 and for Council to consider matters arising.

c. Highways & Footpaths Committee

Chairman, Highways & Footpaths Committee will present a brief verbal report on progress with various projects. 

d. Youth Committee

Chairman, Youth Committee will present a verbal report on progress with various projects including the refurbishment of the Back Lane Play Area.

7. Planning Committee  

The Chairman of the Planning Committee to present:

a. A report on the Planning Decisions received from TWBC in March 2019

b. The Minutes of the Committee meeting held on 12 and 26 March 2019

8. Goudhurst Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

To receive a verbal report from the NDP team on progress to date.

9. Accounts  

a.  Approval of Accounts for payment.

b.  To receive details of Receipts in March 2019.

c. To receive the reconciliation of Council’s accounts to the end of March 2019.

d. The Clerk will report on progress with opening an Account with Unity Trust Bank.

10. Audit of Council’s 2018/19 Accounts

To note that Mr David Buckett will be visiting on Friday, 12 April 2019.

11. Parish and Borough Council Elections 02 May 2019

To receive a verbal report from the Clerk

12. Training

To receive a verbal report from the Clerk. 

13. Policy and Staff Committee 

a. To receive a report on the establishment of Council’s new office premises.

b. To receive a progress report on the recruitment of a Clerk (designate).

14. Items for Information

– Goudhurst Annual Parish Meeting,    

-Goudhurst Parish litter pick on 23 and 24 March 2019.

15. Date of next meeting: 13 May 2019. Parish Council Annual Meeting.  7.30  pm in the Jessel Room.


Planning Committee Tuesday 09 April 6.30 pm Jessel Room

Planning Committee Tuesday 23 April 6.30 pm Jessel Room

Highways & Footpaths Committee Tuesday 23 April 7.30 pm Jessel Room

Goudhurst Annual Parish Meeting Wednesday 17 April 7.30 pm Goudhurst Parish Hall

Kilndown Annual Parish Meeting Wednesday 01 May 7.30 pm Kilndown Village Hall

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

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