HANKELOW PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting held 5th November 2007.
THOSE PRESENT:- The Chairperson, Cllrs. Williams, Hulme, Cope and Mounteney also present were 5 parishioners.
The Minutes of the Meeting held 16th July 2007 were read and being accepted signed by the Chairperson after amendment to the last sentence to read “a number of people were in favour”.
The Chairperson reported that a survey was being done by the Borough Council for the whole of Audlem Ward.
Cllr. Williams said that he would help the clerk remove the board.
A card had been received from Sue Walley thanking the Parish Council. Mr. Shenton had planted the new tree.
The Mid Cheshire Footpath Society could not be contacted. It was hoped that they could be invited to the next meeting. Mr. Hassall would let the Parish Council have the phone number of the person who owned the field where there was a broken stile. The P.R.O.W. unit should be invited as suggested by Mr. J. Bower.
NEW CODE OF CONDUCT / STANDING ORDERS.
The New Code and Standing Orders were accepted. Proposed by Cllr. Williams and seconded by Cllr. Cope.
Two applicants had expressed an interest and interviews would be arranged with 3 Councillors to attend. (Cllrs. Cope, Hulme, and Mounteney.) The Chairperson was to contact the applicants to arrange the interviews. The Chairperson suggested that the new Clerk should attend courses run by the Association of Parish Councils.
ACCOUNTS / PRECEPT.
After discussing the accounts to date it was decided that the Precept should remain as last year at £2,200. This was Proposed by Cllr. Cope and seconded by Cllr. Williams. This was carried unanimously.
A letter was to be sent by the Clerk to Mr. R. Hill pointing out that the reason the balance was larger this year was because the Burial Board Fees were waived without the Parish Councils knowledge. The Precept is to remain the same as for 2007 as it had not been raised since 2002.
Cheques done since last meeting :-
Hacker Young £ 58.75
Cheques issued at meeting :-
G. Cope ( Stone Planter ) £ 40.00
Duck food £ 20.00
J. Scott ( ¼ year sal/exp ) £ 149.47
The Chairperson had been approached by members of the community, asking if the Village could enter the Best Kept Village competition in 2008. This was agreed.
Local Development booklets were handed out for a reply by November 26th. C.P.R.E. were to meet in the Chapel to discuss the plan and Cllr. Cope was to attend.
Cllr. Williams wished to retire from the Burial Board and the chairperson agreed to take his place.
The Clerk was to pick up the daffodil bulbs up and Mr. Foster kindly said he would distribute them.
There being no other business the meeting was closed by the Chairperson with the date of the next meeting set for 4th February 2008.