Goudhurst, Kent. A Wealden hill village

GPC Agenda August

Local Government for Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green

Parish Council LogoTo:  Members of Goudhurst Parish Council 

To: Members of Goudhurst Parish Council
Copy: County Cllr Seán Holden and Borough Cllr Edmund Hastie

I summon you to a Meeting of Goudhurst Parish Council at The Quarry Centre, Kilndown on Monday 14 August 2017 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 08 July 2017

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 10 July 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
Chairman, Amenities Committee will present the Minutes of a Committee meeting held on 25 July and for Council to consider proposals relating to expenditure at the Glebe Field, the hand-wash units at the Balcombes Hill toilets and the ring-fencing of funds that maybe received from TWBC relating to Chequer Field.
b. Highways & Footpaths Committee
To receive a verbal report from the Chairman of the Highways & Footpaths Committee on progress with various projects including the proposed footway between Goudhurst Village and Hope Mill, the portable Speed Indicator Device (SID) and the reduction of the Speed Limits on Station Road and Cranbrook Road.
c. Police and Neighbourhood Watch
The Chairman of the Police & Neighbourhood Watch Committee will present the Minutes of a Police and Neighbourhood Watch Committee meeting held on 03 August 2017 which focussed on plans for the replacement and upgrading of the Parish CCTV system.

7. Planning Committee
The Chairman of the Planning Committee to present:
a. A report on the Planning Decisions received from TWBC in July 2017
b. The Minutes of the Committee meetings held on 11 & 25 July 2017
c. To note that TWBC has published an updated ‘Call for Sites’ list.

8. Goudhurst Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)
To receive a verbal report from Council’s representatives on the NDP Steering Committee including the results of the recent Residents’ Questionnaire which are on public display in St Mary’s Church for the month of August.

9. TWBC Open Space, Sport and Recreation Study – Town/Parish Council Survey
To note that Council has responded to this with input from the NDP team.

10. Clerk’s Item
The Clerk intends to work with Cllr Mrs Rachel Washbourn on establishing a Parish Council Facebook account. See the attached proposal for Council’s approval.

11. Accounts
a. Approval of Accounts for payment.
b. To receive details of Receipts in July 2017.
c. To receive the reconciliation of Council’s accounts to the end of July 2017.
d. To receive a Report on Receipts and Payments against Budget for April to June 2017
including a statement on Neighbourhood Development Plan costs.

12. Council Vacancies.
To receive a report from the Chairman on a pending expression of interest that Council has received.

13. Date of next meeting: 11 September 2017. Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council,
7.30 pm at the Jessel Room, Goudhurst Parish Hall.

14. Items for Information

Planning Committee Tuesday 15 August 6.30 pm Jessel Room
Planning Committee Tuesday 29 August 6.30 pm Jessel Room
Highways and Footpaths Committee Tuesday 29 August 7.30 pm Jessel Room

Anthony Farnfield, Clerk
Members of the Press and Public are welcome to attend this Meeting

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