LITTLE HALLINGBURY PARISH COUNCIL

 

MRS F.M.R. TOWNSEND                                                7 THE GROVE

CLERK OF THE COUNCIL                                                         GREAT HALLINGBURY

                                                                                             BISHOP’S STORTFORD

TEL: 01279 465790                                                             HERTS. CM22 7TT.

e.mail: ftownsendpc@btinternet.com

 

                                                                                                29th August 2017

 

Dear Councillor,

 

A meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 8.00p.m. on Tuesday 5th September 2017, in the Village Hall to consider the items set out in the Agenda below, and you are hereby summoned to attend.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Clerk of the Council.

AGENDA

 

1.         APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

2.         DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

3.         QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF PUBLIC

 

4.         MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

            To approve as a correct record and authorize the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting held on 25th July 2017, copy attached.

 

5.         MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETING

 

6.         CHAIRMANS COMMUNICATIONS

 

7.         REPORTS FROM DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLORS

 

8.         MEMBERS REPORTS

 

9.         HALLINGBURY’S SPEEDWATCH GROUP

            A Speedwatch Training afternoon was held on Tuesday 15th August, attended by 13 volunteers, along with Mary Whiley and Liam Collins from the Safer Essex Roads Partnership.

 

10.       CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CELEBRATION

            The Christmas Lights Celebration will be held, as usual, on the first Friday in December, which is the 1st December, and will begin at 7.00pm.  We need to decide on which local group we should ask to host this years event.

11.       UTTLESFORD LOCAL PLAN

            At the time of writing the agenda I had not yet submitted our comments on this draft of the Local Plan, which are due in by 4th September.  I will do this by the due date and bring a copy to the meeting.          

 

12.       AIRPORT

            I have attached copies of the minutes from the NWEEHPA AGM and the SSE Parish & Town Liaison Group meeting held at the end of June for information.

 

13.       HIGHWAYS MATTERS

            No reports at the time of writing the agenda.

 

14.       HOUSING

            The information on allocations received from Stephanie Baxter, Housing Enabling Officer, UDC, had been put on our website and in Village Views.

 

15.       FINANCE                

a)  The following payments had been made during the period 14th July to

11th August 2017:

                                                                                                               £

F. Townsend  – net salary June                                                           712.40

                        - Expenses June                                                             75.02

                        - Stationery                                                                   40.00

HMRC – Tax June FT 96.20  GB 80.00                                             176.20

MD Landscapes – grass cutting Inv. 894                                        1,137.24

 

b)  Income

     None for this period.

c)  Balances

Business Reserve Acc.                                  £13,715.69

Community Acc                                            £39,578.01

Gratuity Acc                                                   £3,141.48

 

 

16.       PLANNING             

a)   Application decisions  (the Council’s comments are shown in brackets)

Application No.                      Site and Development                                                    Decision

UTT/17/1733/HHF     Two storey rear extension and 2 no. dormer                  Refused

windows to garage roof.                                                 (no obj.)

                                    1 Hall Green, Stortford Road.

 

UTT/17/1709/HHF     Lower ground floor rear extension beneath                     Consent  

existing decking.                                                             (no obj.)

                                    1 Elm Cottages, Lower Road.

 

b)  Applications dealt with by the working group:

Application No.             Site and Development

UTT/17/1768/FUL      Conversion of garage to form separate dwelling.

                                    Bank View, Lower Road.

No decision at time of writing agenda.

 

c)  Applications to be dealt with at this meeting:

Application No.             Site and Development

None at the time of writing the agenda.

 

17.       MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR INFORMATION AND NOTING

            EALC inform us that Essex's police and crime commissioner is to take on responsibility for the county's fire and rescue service too.  Roger Hirst is to become the UK's first combined police and fire commissioner in October.  He proposed the step to the Home Office following a public consultation and endorsement from all three local authorities in the county.  The government hopes the changes will result in better collaboration between the police and fire service.  Police and crime commissioners in other areas have said they were considering the idea of taking responsibility for their local fire services.

 

NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its fourth Annual General Meeting at Conference room, Harlow Health Resource Centre, Harlow Leisurezone, Harlow on Thursday 28 September 2017.  They will be discussing the achievements, successes, accounts and more for 2016/17. There will also be an opportunity for questions.  Please RSVP for catering purposes and submit any questions to weccg.comms@nhs.net.  Further details of this year’s AGM and agenda to follow.

 

As proposed at the Planning Parish Forum meeting held on 5th July, Dawn French, Chief Executive, UDC, is holding the firstParish/Town Liaison Forum to discuss matters of common interest other than planning issues.  This will be on Wednesday 6th September at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber at Saffron Walden Council offices.  Details attached.

 

In October, West Essex NHS is holding three free events for older adults across Uttlesford to promote positive messages around staying healthy and warm this winter. The dates are: Tuesday 3rd October at the Rowena Davey Centre, Great Dunmow, Wednesday 11th October at The Crafton Centre, Stansted, and Friday 20th October at The Garden Room, Saffron Walden.

All are from 9.30am to 1.30pm, and include lunch.

 

RCCE is holding a Network Event on 18th October at Great Saling Village Hall, Piccotts Lane, Great Saling. CM7 5DW.  This will be from 10am to 12 noon.