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Minutes No. 9/19 below is the Clerk's draft and has yet to be confirmed by Council.

East Winch Parish Council


Minute Number 9/19

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 2 September 2019

Attendance - Parish Councillors :- Mrs N Steele, Mr K Harrod, Mr M Place, Mr A Yarham and

Mr D Wright

Apologies :- Mr N Velzeboer

In attendance – Cllr C Manning, Mr R Pannell (Clerk) and 6 Parishioners

01 The Chair opened the meeting at 7.32 pm and welcomed all those in attendance.

02 Mr Harrod made a declaration of interest regarding discussions on the Defibrillator Box and there were none from other members present.

03 Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings held on Monday 8 and 29 July 2019 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chair.

04 Matters arising from the Parish Council Meetings held on Monday 8 and 29 July 2019

Defibrillator – The Vice Chair reported that the Defibrillator was on order and Council approved the heated housing box charge of £502 and electrical installation of approximately £350

The RSPCA was also arranging for a training session.

Village Sports Coordinator and Village Games Chair to report at next meeting

Dykes and hedges along Station Terrace – Work to clear grill put on Rangers work list again. Discussions were held as to whose responsibility it was. Mr Harrod pointed out that as the pipe actually ran under the road it was highways. Clerk to have another attempt at getting something done.

Speed Monitoring Team – Chair reported that there were now eight parishioner volunteers and names have been approved. Sites for carrying out the observations have also been agreed. Training is imminent.

Advertise for candidates to co-opt as Councillors – Clerk reported that there had been no response yet.

05 10 Minute Open Forum for Parishioners

Representatives of Friends of East Winch and West Bilney introduced themselves and explained what their aims were. They explained that they were actively seeking donations towards play equipment by having a car boot sale and a bucket collection sited in the post office. They hoped to work with the Parish Council a point which was reciprocated by the Chair on behalf of Council.

They had reached agreement with the Borough Council who would give approval to equipment purchased and inspect and maintain it.

06 Reports and information from County and Borough Counci

Cllr Manning outlined activities with which he was recently associated. He has been appointed to join the audit team on the KLIC study. He was part of the panel to appoint the replacement for Ray Harding (Chief Exec). The new appointed Chief Exec is Lorraine Gore.

He has joined the Sibelco Committee

He was concerned that No Action had been taken on the TROD Posts. He agreed to take the matter up with County Councillor Graham Middleton

07 A47 Developments re speed reduction and crossing improvements – Council gave this their total support

A47 Consultation regarding cyclist, walkers, horse riders etc along the corridor from Pentney to

Hardwick Roundabout. The Chair agreed to draft a report highlighting the necessity to do something to assist both cyclists and walkers

08 Village Hall - Nothing to report

09 Playing Field

The picnic table has been installed thanks to the efforts Cllrs Harrod, Yarham and Place and the kindness of Wilson Farms who loaned equipment to assist.

10 Risk Assessment Inspection – Mr Harrod volunteered to do the September/October 2019 Report

11 Silica Sand - There was nothing to report

12 Planning Matters

Council to Note

19/01086/F – 3 Bilney Barns, Paws Lane – removal of condition 1 of planning permission

15/00926/F – Application Refused

19/01215/PACU3 – Church Farm Barn, Main Road, West Bilney – Change of Use of agricultural

building to dwelling. – Application Approved

Concern from Councillor ref. removed hedging from property adjacent to Queensway Garage.

It appears that the Bridle Path is also blocked with building materials. Clerk to formally report it and to

check original planning consent re hedge removal.

13 Highway matters

Bus Shelter – Building work is scheduled to commence on 5 September 2019

Concrete waste dumped near telephone kiosk – This has now been removed

Costs for path to the post office – Chair will write to Cllr Graham Middleton

Broken post on TROD – Cllr Manning to follow up with County Cllr Graham Middleton.

14 Correspondence received since last meeting

Parish Roadside Tree Inspection

SCOPE – Clothes Recycling Banks

RAF Benevolent Fund

CANS Training and Funding and Newsletter July and August

Rural Bulletin 16/7, 23/7, 6/8,13/8 and 20/8

A47 East Winch Resurfacing Work

Vacancies for Borough Council Representatives

Age (Norfolk) Donation Appeal

Highways and Community Rangers visit

Bus Shelter

A47 Change of Speed Limit notice

A47 Consultation re cyclist, walkers and horse riders from Pentney to Hardwick

Farming and the Highways – new web page

15 Street lighting matters

A47 lighting update - Mr Yarham and Mr Place reported on their inspection of the current position

West Bilney Lights. There are 54 lights of which 17 are not working at night, 8 are on during day

light hours with a further 2 missing

East Winch Lights. There are 35 lights of which 10 are not working at night, 9 are on during day light

hours with one missing. Clerk to make enquiries with Highways England

16 Finance

Finances to 31 August 2019 were approved by Council and signed by the Chair

Council approved the payments

July/August Cheques

Chq No 100280 – Earth Anchors (Play Area Seat)                                          £794.40

Chq No 100281 – R Pannell Clerks sal/exp (July 2019)                                £270.48

Chq No 100282 – R Pannell Clerks sal/exp (August 2019)                          £267.43

17 Any Other Business

Presentation on Free Home Fire Risk Checks and Smoke Detectors to be arranged.

Clerk working with Fire service and the Evergreen Club to agree a date (probably Jan/Feb 2020)

Japanese Knotweed - Being contained in some areas but unsure how well in others. Chair has made

comment on the web site.

Clerk to send out dates of Police Engagement Officer’s Surgery Dates

Clerk to request Highways for a “Slow Sign” to be painted on road at Paws Lane when coming around corner leading to A47 junction.

18 Date of next meeting – Monday 4 November 2019 at the Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm

There being no other business the Chair thanked all for attendance and closed the meeting at 8.58pm


Clerk to the Council

Mr R Pannell

21 Baldwin Road

King’s Lynn

01553 775724