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Parish Council Minutes and Agendas
next parish meeting on the 14th july at 7:30pm
If you would like to see older copies of the Hockering Parish Council minutes,
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HOCKERING PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE VIRTUAL MEETING FOR 9th JUNE 2020
THE SPECIAL ANNUAL MEETING IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
ALL COUNCILLORS CONSULTED: D Johnson, R Hawker, M. Darge, Mrs R Neave, M. Mason, Ms J Virgoe.
CHAIRMAN: Derrick Johnson.
CLERK: Penny Hawker
APOLOGIES: None this month.
All documents were circulated electronically or by paper copies and circulated.
The minutes of the last meeting of 12th May 2020 were agreed correct and signed by the Chairman, Derrick Johnson.
MATTERS ARISING. Nothing of note this month.
PARISH COUNCILLOR DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS: no requests for dispensation this month.
PLANNING & ROADS
No details of any applications were received this month.
ANNUAL AUDIT 2019 – 2020.
The accounts have now been returned by the internal auditor and there are no issues with the accounts. The annual audit return has been signed and will shortly be scanned and shown on the village website.
The notice of public rights will also be advertised on the website and on the parish noticeboard.
Due to the early return of the accounts, the dates for the exercise of public rights are now: 15th June 2020 – 24th July 2020.
All financial documents pertaining to the audit and the 2019 – 2020 finances will be on the village website at that time.
PAYMENTS THIS MONTH:
MG COOPER. Playing field work to include digger work and hedge cutting: £1680.00.
(The playing field association are hoping to obtain a grant for this work, once the current circumstances have eased. In the meantime, it has been agreed that the parish will pay half the amount and the playing field the remainder. As the parish can claim the VAT, this will mean that the playing field pay £700.00)
Hockering Shop. Mateusz Kasica. Fuel for grass cutting. £29.00
Clare Morton. Annual internal audit. £50.00
STILE ON FOOTPATH No. 7
R Hawker has reported to NCC that the ‘gap with bars’of the barrier between the Gypsy Lane and the meadow is in dire need of maintenance or replacement, and this has resulted in the bars not closing together properly.Concern had been raised about stock escaping. NCC’s urgent response is awaited.
METAL BUS SHELTER: Repairs have been effected. Thanks to R Hawker.
PLAY AREA. The RoSPA safety inspection will be carried out this month in spite of the fact that the play area is currently closed.
WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY. The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 requires public sector bodies to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to websites so that they are accessible to people with various disabilities: impaired vision; motor difficulties; cognitive impairments or learning disabilities; deafness or impaired hearing.
All local council websites are asked to comply with these regulations from September 2020.
The parish council is currently assessing what actions it can take to comply. M Darge has agreed to look into this.
CORRESPONDENCE AND AOB:
The Summer HQN is currently being compiled and will be ready for issue slightly later than usual.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 14th July 2020.
All meetings for the foreseeable future will be virtual meetings, with business being done via email, paper copies circulated, and phone calls, until current restrictions are lifted.
HOCKERING PARISH CLERK