May 2008 Print

HELD ON TUESDAY, 13TH MAY, 2008 T THE HOLT COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 7P.M.

PRESENT: Mr. P. Gaade, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Williams, Mr. D. Roberts, Mrs L. Roberts, Mrs A. Clays, Mrs G. Jones and Mr. J. Evans, Councillor M. Morris.

CHAIR: Mr. Gaade, the retiring Chairman, took the Chair and opened the meeting with a welcome.

APOLOGIES: Mr. Ratcliffe.

All new members signed their Declarations and all Acceptences of the Model Code of Conduct have been signed.

ITEM 1 – ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON:

Mr. Williams proposed Mrs Jones, Mrs Clays seconded but she declined, even though she was honoured to be asked, because of work commitments.

Mr. Williams then proposed Mr. Derek Roberts, Mrs Jones seconded, all agreed.
Mr. Roberts thanked everyone and was honoured and would do his best and try to follow in Mr. Gaade’s footsteps. He thanked Paul for all he had done for the village in his 3 years in office.
Mr. Gaade then handed over the Chain of Office and wished Mr. Roberts all the best and stepped down from the Chair.

ITEM 2 – ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRPERSON:
Mr. Gaade proposed Mrs Gill Jones, Mrs Clays seconded.
Mrs Jones accepted the post and Mr. Gaade said ‘It had been hard without a Vice-Chairperson, since Mrs Penny left so things should be easier. Mrs Pierce thanked Mr. Gaade for his time as Chairman and all his support to her.

Mr. Roberts welcomed a fresh face to the Council – Mr. John Jones and the other members introduced themselves. Everyone wishes Mr. Evans all the best and a happy time on the council.

ITEM 3 – CO-OPTION OF A NEW COUNCILLOR TO FILL 2 VACANCIES:
A letter was received from Mr. Lewis who had re- thought his resignation from the council and Mr. Gaade proposed he be co-opted on and Mrs Roberts seconded this – all agreed.
The Clerk is to advertise the other vacancy.




ITEM 4 – ANY URGENT BUSINESS AND PLANNING APPLICATIONS.

1. MATTERS NEEDING ATTENTION IN THE VILLAGE.
The Clerk and Councillor Morris will meet Mike Jones from Highways to discuss matters in the village.

2.PLANNING:
Bank House, Frog Lane, Holt – Erection of a new bungalow – concern was expressed over the hedge between Bank House / Strawberry Patch.
10 Dee Meadows, Holt – erection of a new single garage and conservatory and change of use of existing garage to music room. This was objected to as it was considered this would effect the symmetry of the cul-de-sac and concern was expressed whether this application would lead to a further one in future to build on top of the garage.
Tava, Castle Street, Holt – Mr. Morris talked the members through the compromise reached over the signage here and all members agreed the changes could go ahead as planned without a fresh application!

3. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 31ST MARCH, 2008.

These were presented to the members by the Clerk and were accordingly approved for audit.

ACCOUNTS:
EMJ Grasscutting £220-00,

Greenthumb Treatment £108-00,

WCBC Council Tax £926-18,

Blue Loos Hire £164-50,

Mr. K. Jones hedge cutting e.t.c. £170-00

Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 24th June, 2008.