March 2022 Minutes
Minutes of Parish Council Meeting on 10 March 2022 held at Dry Doddington Village Hall at 7.30 pm
Present Cllrs A Durham (Chair), T Arnold, B Lett, J Forman, H Martell, S Woodward. District Cllr P Wood, the clerk W McCallin and five members of the public.
Public Forum Comments about future CBF grant funding for Dry Doddington church floor were noted.
15/22 Apologies were received from Cllr County Cllr A Maughan.
16/22 Minutes of the meeting on 13 January 2022 were confirmed by council and signed by the Chair.
17/22 Community Benefit Fund (CBF) Council approved the following budgets and projects:
a) Westborough Church Path, including water pipe ducting, budget of £2000 + VAT
b) Westborough tree seat around oak tree, budget £1700 + VAT, plus groundworks as required
c) Dry Doddington Christmas lights for trees, budget £700
d) Dry Doddington outdoor Christmas tree, budget £60
e) Dry Doddington Village Hall electrical regulations work, £1685 + VAT (joint project, 50:50), subject to query of the distribution board
18/22 Highways, Bridleways, Footpaths and Trees
a) Council approved quote of £480 to removed dead wood from Westborough Oak Tree.
b) All involved with the litter pick on 27th February were thanked for a successful event.
c) Council resolved to approve the annual mowing contract for Dry Doddington Green with EnvironSK.
19/22 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Each village will hold its own commemoration and ideas for location for Jubilee tree(s) will be sought via the newsletter.
a) Council approved payment for LALC subscription for £143.48, Dry Doddington Village hall for £75, Westborough village hall for £30, One Electrical contractor for CCTV camera £150 + VAT, Clerk half yearly payment, salary and expenses £575, Dry Doddington Green expenses £19.95, mowing costs of £733 p.a. (£48.88 per fortnight), Dry Doddington defibrillator battery and pads £295.20.
21/22 Future Meeting Dates were agreed as:
5 May – Westborough 7 July - Dry Doddington
6 October – Westborough 12 January – Dry Doddington
9 March 2023 – Westborough
22/22 District Councillor’s report was given by Cllr Paul Wood on the SKDC budget and positive changes made by the Chief Executive, Karen Bradford.
23/22 Clerk’s report / Matters arising The Quinquennial Inspection Report for St James’ Church, Dry Doddington was produced in December 2021 and is being considered for future grant funding.
24/22 Date of next meeting confirmed as – Thursday 3rd May, 7.30pm at Westborough Village Hall.
25/22 Council resolved to go into closed session
26/22 Council resolved to co-opt Vickie Burnage onto the council.
The meeting closed at 8.25 pm