1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence should be notified to the Clerk before 6.00 pm on the day of the meeting, if possible.
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
Members to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, the nature of that interest, and in respect of disclosable interests, to leave the meeting prior to the discussion of that item.
If declarations are not made at this point in the proceedings, they should be made as soon as the Member becomes aware of an interest.
Whilst the Clerk can advise on the Code of Conduct and its interpretation, the decision to declare (or not) is the responsibility of the Parish Councillor, based on the circumstances of the matter in hand.
To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held on 8th October 2018.
4 MATTERS ARISING
To raise any matters from the above minutes.
5 PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
Members of the public can ask questions or address the Parish Council.
6 NEW HOMES BONUS SCHEME
Cllr David Higham, Vice-Chairman of Audlem Parish Council, will attend the meeting to talk about the New Homes Bonus Scheme, as discussed at the previous meeting of the Parish Council.
The following papers are also attached, in relation to Cllr Higham’s attendance at the Parish Council: –
- Report from Cllr Higham on the NHB Scheme for this area;
- Priority areas for Nantwich NHB Scheme area
- Action points from the Nantwich Award Group meeting 4.10.18
- NHB Business Case Submission Form
- NHB Application Guidance Notes
Members should note that one of the priority areas for the area covering this parish relates to ‘improving road and pedestrian safety’ and that some parish councils have already put forward the idea of a ‘Road Warden Scheme’ as a possible project
Members should further note that the deadline for submissions is 31st December 2018.
7 FINANCIAL MATTERS
7.1 Authorisation of payments
£218.00 Dr MJ Bailey – salary payment for Clerk (Nov 2018)
£54.50 HMRC for month 8 of the tax year (Clerk’s salary)
£25.50 Shires Pay Services (re-issue – previous cheque lost)
RECOMMENDATION: Members are asked to approve the above payments.
7.2 Ledger/Bank Reconciliation Statement (1st April 2018-31st Oct 2018)
The ledger/bank reconciliation statement for the period 1st April 2018-31st October 2018 is presented to Members for note.
7.3 Budget 2019/20
For Members to consider the attached report and to put forward initial proposals for the Parish Council’s budget in the financial year 2019/20.
RECOMMENDATION: Members are asked to note the report and to put forward proposals for the 2019/20 budget.
8 BOROUGH COUNCILLOR’S REPORT
Borough Councillor W S Davies to report on any Cheshire East Council matters of interest.
9 HIGHWAY MATTERS/SPEED WATCH
To receive an update on any issues relating to highways in the parish and affecting the parish.
9.1 Speed Gun
To provide an update on issues relating to use of the speed gun.
9.2 Speed Indication Device (SID)
To update on the use of the SID in the parish.
10 PLANNING MATTERS
To discuss any planning issues affecting the parish.
11 COMMUNICATIONS/SHARED INFORMATION
To discuss any communication issues and for Members to share information.
11.1 Update on the website
For the Clerk to provide a verbal update on the website.
12 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
10th December 2018 – Goodwill Hall