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Parish Council Minutes and Agendas
next parish meeting on the 9th june 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 12TH MAY 2020
THE ANNUAL MEETING IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE APPROVAL OF THE ANNUAL ACCOUNTS
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.
ANNUAL MEETING: Approval of the 2019-20 accounts is the only item from the Annual meeting on the agenda. All other items postponed until further notice.
APPROVAL OF THE ANNUAL GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN:
The Annual Governance Statement 2019-20 (page 5 of the return). All councillors approved this first and then:
The Accounting Statements 2019-20 (page 6 of the return). All councillors approved this.
The Certificate of Exemption 2019-20 (page 3 of the return). This confirms that Hockering Parish Council is an exempt authority and not subject to the External Auditor’s Limited Assurance Review due to its income and expenditure being less than £25,000. All councillors approved this.
The Exemption Certificate will be posted to the external auditors and a copy of it placed on the village website: www.hockeringvillage.co.uk :Audit Papers page under Audit for 2019-20.
APPROVAL OF HOCKERING PARISH COUNCIL SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTS AND SUPPORTING NOTES 2019-2020.
These were unanimously approved and signed by the chairman, D Johnson.
Approval of all these items was done by circulation of the documents and by the signature of each parish councillor to confirm agreement.
All documents and accounts will now go to the internal auditor.
The accounts will be available for the exercise of public rights from 1st July – 7th August 2020.Notices will be put up on the parish board and on the village website to this effect. All documents will be on the village website at that time.
The minutes of the last meeting of 7TH April 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
3PL/2020/0186/HOU. 18 Bishop Herbert Close, Hockering. Two storey extension with ‘granny annex’ disabled accessible living area and bedroom to ground floor including en-suite wet room and additional WC. Extended first floor master bedroom and dressing area accessed via existing first floor bedroom. Conservatory to rear of property with access from both annex and existing property.
This application has been approved.
3PL/2020/0288/HOU. 1 Meadow View, Hockering. Single storey rear extension. This application has been approved.
FUL/2020/0016. Waste recycling centre, Stone Road, Hockering. NR20 3PZ. To relax restrictions on the stockpiling of materials and operation of mobile plant.
These details have been circulated and a detailed and informed reply sent giving the parish council’s unanimous objection to this application, chiefly concerning the excessive current height of the stockpiles and dust blowing off the site.
FUL/2020/0017 Hockering: Pips Skips Ltd, Frans Green Industrial Estate, Unit 7, Sandy Lane, East Tuddenham, NR20 3JG: Proposed waste transfer building.: Pips Skips : Mr P L Hyde. Comments have been forwarded to NCC asking for working hours to be clarified; security lights to be repositioned; arrangements to be made to prevent litter from blowing off the site – this is a constant problem. There were no objections to the construction of the waste transfer building.
PAYMENTS THIS MONTH:
TTSR Limited: Removal / cutting back of shrubs around The Stile : £240.00
(this includes £40 VAT).
TTSR Ltd. (The Stile upkeep) : £151.20.
(This includes £25.30 VAT) - VAT payments will be claimed back.
Zurich insurance for the parish: £453.99
Sara Hawker. Website admin: £57.00
PLAY AREA. This remains locked and is closed during the present lockdown.
HOCKERING WOOD. This is now open to parishioners. Entrance is by the gate in Stone Road only. The current social distancing rules must be observed. No dogs.
An outbreak of Japanese knotweed has been identified in Lily Avenue. Chairman D Johnson has reported this to Flagship Housing as it is on their land.
CORRESPONDENCE AND AOB:
Nothing of note this month.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 9th June 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