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BEESTON WITH BITTERING PARISH COUNCIL

At the Parish Council meeting held on 26th June which was attended by four councillors, the county councillor and fifteen members of the public, the following was considered.

Co-option to the Parish Council: Helen Palmer Wright was co-opted to the council. She signed her declaration of acceptance of office and took her place.

Village Survey: The parish council was encouraged to move this forward urgently by members of the public present who had particular concerns about planning matters.

County Councillor Report: Cllr Kiddle-Morris reported that a new leader and deputy leader for NCC were now in place. He advised that consultation on a revised Minerals and Waste Local Plan was imminent and one possible site in Beeston was being considered in the plan

War Memorial Cleaning: The clerk confirmed that the contractors have scheduled the works to take place during the week commencing 20th August

Planning Applications: The council agreed comments on the reserved matters application for the development of 11 properties at the junction of Dereham Road and Herne Lane. It would request that a piece of open space should be sited between the existing property on Herne Lane and the new houses, that the site entrance should still provide a passing place for HGVs on Herne Lane and that the Dereham Road/Herne Lane junction should be reviewed to ensure that visibility at the junction was improved.

Defibrillator: The council will investigate the provision of a defibrillator in the village with it possibly being sited at the Village Hall.

Merchant Navy Day: The council would ask the 392nd group if they would fly the Red Ensign at the American War Memorial to recognise Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September

Finances: The financial position at the end of May was considered and payments were authorised.

Next Meetings: The next meetings of the Parish Council will be held on 31st July and 25th September at 7.30p.m. at the Village Hall. Note that the council does not meet in August

Monthly Meetings: to which all parishioners are welcome, are normally held in the village hall commencing at 7:30 pm but the venue and start time could be subject to change in any month. Please consult the notice board or contact the clerk on 01328 701425. Planning applications will be available for     viewing by parishioners from 7:15 p.m. The council is introducing a period of 15 minutes at the start of the meeting for members of public to raise any   matters whether included on the agenda or not.

The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the clerk on 01328 701425 or on the Beeston website –

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Email Contact: The clerk can be contacted on beestonbitteingpc@btinternet.com

Charles Brindley, Clerk to Beeston with Bittering Parish Council

BEESTON WITH BITTERING PARISH COUNCIL

At the Parish Council meeting held on 22 May which was attended by five councillors, the county councillor and six members of the public, the following was considered.

Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman: Cllr Townshend and Cllr Kennealy were elected Chairman and Vice Chairman of the council respectively for the year 2018/19.

Trustees of Beeston Fuel Charity: It was confirmed that members of the   parish council would continue to act as trustees for the charity.

Responsible Finance Officer: The clerk was confirmed as the RFO for the year.

Ploughshare Public House: A discussion on the current situation concluded that nothing could be done until the latest planning appeal had been heard and Beeston Community Enterprise confirmed that the proposed second share issue would be delayed until the outcome of the appeal was known. The parish council confirmed that it would write to the Planning Inspectorate to advise that its objections to the application still stood, it supported the     reasons for refusal given by Breckland Council and it supports the position put by Beeston Community Enterprise in its original and new submission.

County Councillor Report: Cllr Kiddle Morris reported that the leader of NCC had stood down due to ill health and his replacement would be elected at an extraordinary meeting of NCC on 1 June.

Annual Accounts/Annual Return 2017/18: The annual accounts were adopted and the annual return was approved and signed. The council will notify an exemption from external examination due to the low levels of its receipts and payments.

War Memorial Cleaning: The clerk confirmed that he had received             notification from the War Memorials Trust of a successful application for funding of up to £900 towards the cost of cleaning the memorial. It was agreed to accept the funding offer and confirmed that H Brett and Son would be awarded the contract.

Planning Applications: The chairman declared interests in two planning applications for conversion of an existing garage and building a new garage at Herne Hill Farm and stepped down from the chair. The council agreed to make no comments on the applications. An application to develop six     dwellings on land off The Street and Herne Lane was supported with         comments made that the development could be more in keeping with the needs of the village and reflect the local materials used.

Finances: The financial position at the end of April was considered and payments were authorised.

Future Meetings: The next two meetings of the Parish Council will be held on 26th June and 31st July at 7:30pm at the Village Hall.

Monthly Meetings: to which all parishioners are welcome, are normally held in the village hall commencing at 7:30pm but the venue and start time could be subject to change in any month. Please consult the notice board or contact the clerk on 01328 701425. Planning applications will be available for viewing by parishioners from 7:15 pm

The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the clerk on 01328 701425 or on the Beeston website –

Email Contact: The clerk can be contacted on
beestonbitteringpc@btinternet.com

Charles Brindley Clerk to Beeston with Bittering Parish Council

BEESTON WITH BITTERING PARISH COUNCIL

At the Parish Council meeting held on 27th February which was attended by five councillors, the county councillor and the district councillor, the following was considered.

County/District Councillor Reports: Cllr Kiddle-Morris reported that the county council had set its council tax levels, as previously reported, when it met on 12th February and the police and crime commissioner was still     looking to take over the fire service, which is strongly opposed by the county council.

Cllr Gould reported that Breckland had set a balanced budget without the   reliance of income from the New Homes Bonus, resulting in an annual       increase of £4.95 on a band D property precept. Attleborough TC has taken enforcement powers for car parks from Breckland and this is being watched closely in Dereham and Swaffham.

Ploughshare Public House: A report from the Save the Ploughshare group reiterated that a further share offer would be undertaken in 2018 and the group had been invited to apply to a grant fund that would match fund       anything raised locally in this upcoming share offer.

392nd BGMA Visit: The parish council will investigate the possibility of     organising an event in the village hall on the Saturday evening prior to the visit in early September.

Planning Applications: An objection was made to the application to demolish Roehampton on Syers Lane and rebuild it along with two further dwellings on the site because it was considered to be overdevelopment. The council stated that it would support the demolition of the property and its rebuilding on the same position and in a similar style but with no additional dwellings.

No objection was made to an application for improvements at Silver Birch, Dereham Rd

Planning: Decisions: An application to vary a condition on development at Rookery Barn, Herne Lane has been approved and the application for the   development of a fuel store at Paynes Business Park, Dereham Rd has been approved with conditions.

Finances: The financial position at the end of January was considered and payments were authorised.

Meetings: The next meetings of the Parish Council will be held on 27th March and 17th April at 7.30p.m. at the village hall.

Monthly meetings, to which all parishioners are welcome, are normally held in the village hall commencing at 7:30pm but the venue and start time could be subject to change in any month. Please consult the notice board or contact the clerk on 01328 701425. Planning applications will be available for     viewing by parishioners from 7:15 p.m.

The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the clerk on 01328 701425 or on the Beeston website.

Email Contact: The clerk can be contacted on
beestonbitteringpc@btinternet.com

Charles Brindley Clerk to Beeston with Bittering Parish Council

 

BEESTON WITH BITTERING PARISH COUNCIL

At the Parish Council meeting held on 21 November which was attended by five councillors and one member of the public, the following was considered:

Councillor Vacancy: Sarah Wiseman was unanimously co-opted to fill the  vacancy on the council and joined the meeting having signed the declaration

of acceptance of office.

War Memorial Maintenance: It was agreed to apply to the War Memorials Trust for a grant towards the cost to have the memorial at the church cleaned in readiness for the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the ending of the 1st World War. The balance will be funded by the parish council.

Remembrance Sunday Reception: This appears to have been very well received by those who attended the reception in the Village Hall following the commemorations.

Planning: Decisions: The planning application for the provision of 2 dwellings on land adjacent to Brookside, Syers Lane has been approved as has the application for improvements to Ye Cottage, Herne Lane.

Finances: The financial position at the end of October was considered and payments were authorised.

392nd BGMA Visit – September 2018: The council will host a reception for the American visitors in the Village Hall on Sunday 9th September 2018.

Meetings 2018: Parish Council meetings will be held on January 23, February 27, March 27, April 17, May 22, June 26, July 31, September 25, October 23 and November 27

Next Meetings: The next meetings of the Parish Council will be held on 23rd January and 27th February 2018 at 7:30p.m. at the Village Hall.

Monthly Meetings: to which all parishioners are welcome, are normally held in the village hall commencing at 7:30pm, planning applications will be   available for viewing by parishioners from 7:15pm. The venue and start time could be subject to change in any month, please consult the notice board or contact the clerk on 01328 701425 or
email atbeestonbitteringpc@btinternet.com

The full minutes are available for viewing by contacting the clerk or by  visiting the Beeston website at beestonpc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk

Charles Brindley, Clerk to Beeston with Bittering Parish Council