Agenda – 16th October 2023

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16/10/2023

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A MEETING OF BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, 16th OCTOBER 2023, FOLLOWING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT 7pm. 

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT TLC, DYCHURCH LANE, BOZEAT.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT MEETINGS MAY BE RECORDED

 

A G E N D A

 

  1. To consider accepting apologies for absence.
  2. To record any new declarations of interest from members in items to be discussed.

 

  1. To approve the minutes from the meeting of Bozeat Parish Council held on 18th September 2023.

 

  1. Matters arising from the previous meeting/s: –
  2. Amendments to insurance cover.
  3. Circulating documents – to note the progress of any packs that are circulating.
  4. Training – to agree any training courses requested by members of the council and receive reports on any attended.
  5. Village Risk Assessments – review of templates/schedule.
  6. List of council achievements – to note that this is ongoing.
  7. Doctor’s surgery – issues with access to services.
  8. Santa Pod questionnaires and contact forms.
  9. Well-being project.

 

  1. Council Services – to receive reports.
  2. Cemetery – general report.
  3. Cemetery – to receive an update on any outstanding maintenance works [extension to Garden of Remembrance; cleaning of war memorial].
  4. Cemetery – provision of War Graves Commission sign.
  5. Cemetery – grass-cutting contract from 1st April 2024 – to review the current provision and consider alternative options.
  6. Cemetery – to consider accepting an anvil as a memorial to a local blacksmith.
  7. Allotments – general report.
  8. Allotments – to receive an update on maintenance works [replacement noticeboard; replacement gate post].
  9. Allotments – to consider the amount of rent due for quarter-sized plots from 1st January 2024.
  10. Allotments – to note that the annual meeting of tenants will be held on Saturday,18th November from 11am.

 

  1. Local Environment – to receive the following reports.
  2. Highways – including parking restrictions and speed reduction near the primary school.
  3. Street Lights – to report/note any lights that are not working.
  4. Parish Paths Warden/Rights of Way.
  5. Village Warden.
  6. BEES Group.
  7. St Mary’s Road – wide verge.
  8. Verge mowing – to note any issues and/or revisions to the mowing map/schedule.
  9. Easton Lane – to investigate the ownership of the wide verge between Easton House and York Cottage and consider maintaining the area to benefit nature.
  10. Village Green – to consider providing wildflower signs to protect areas.
  11. Footpath crossing signs – to consider providing footpath warning signs for the A509 where the footpath crosses the road.

 

  1. Planning – to receive a report.
  2. Current/new planning applications.

 

  1. Representatives’ reports – to receive the following reports.
  2. Bozeat Playing Field Association.
  3. Bozeat Primary School.
  4. Police Liaison.
  5. Public transport.
  6. NNC parish and ward meetings.
  7. NorthantsCALC AGM – 7th

 

  1. Village Hall Working Party – to accept a report.

 

  1. IT and Website.
    1. Website migration – to discuss any outstanding items.
    2. Purchase of a mobile phone for council use – to receive a report and agree a *policy [*please refer to the copy provided for the last meeting].

 

  1. Calendar of Meetings – to agree the schedule of meetings for 2024.

 

  1. Review of the Clerk’s Salary – *this item will be discussed with the press and public excluded and may be moved to the end of the meeting.

 

  1. Police – to receive reports.
  2. Crimes – to note any crimes that are notified to the council.

 

  1. Local Events.
    1. 11th/12th November 2023 – Remembrance Day/Sunday – to note that 6 large poppies and a wreath have been ordered.
    2. 2nd December 2023 – Christmas Tree Lights – update.
    3. May 2024 – to consider holding an event on the Village Green, possibly to include a Meet The Village event.
    4. 6th June 2024 – 80th anniversary of D-Day.
    5. 14th July 2024 – Summer Fete at the Playing Field.

 

  1. Finance
  2. Payments – to receive a report and to approve payments to be made this month.
  3. Bank card for council use – to receive a report.

 

  1. Correspondence – to acknowledge receipt of correspondence received since the last meeting.

 

  1. On Hold – to note the following agenda items are on hold
    1. Emergency Plan review.
    2. Audit of local council adopted policies and procedures.
    3. Revision of policies and guidelines.
    4. Thank You event for village volunteers.
    5. Meet The Village event.
    6. Cemetery – repairs to railings.
    7. Cemetery – tree safety assessments.
    8. Village Green CCTV and planters.

 

  1. To receive any items for the next agenda.

 

  1. Date and time of next meeting – to note that the next meeting of Bozeat Parish Council will take place on Monday, 20th November 2023, immediately following Public Participation at 7pm. The meeting will be held at TLC, Dychurch Lane, Bozeat.

 

SIGNED BY LYNDIS PAYNE, CLERK TO BOZEAT PARISH COUNCIL.