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MINUTES SEP 2012
WANBOROUGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings held on Tuesday September 18th 2012 at 7.30pm in Wanborough Village Hall.
Those present: Chairman James Henry, Matthew Harrison, Nick McEvett, Simon Gimson, PCSO Peter Golding.
Apologies: Tony Rooth, Jean Pereira, Peter Court, PC Stephanie McMurtry.
1. The minutes of the last meeting on July 4th 2012 were agreed and signed as a true record.
2. Matters arising.
More news about a neighbourhood/parish plan training session for parish councillors was expected at the Borough Liaison Meeting that Becca Henry would be attending at GBC on Friday. The details would then be circulated.
3. Police update.
There were no crimes to report, although there was one incident involving a vulnerable adult. As a result of a large number of shed break-ins in Guildford PCSO Peter Golding recommended increasing shed security locally.
Jason Lewis has been installed as the area’s new highways officer, and Simon Gimson asked to be emailed with a list of the parish’s pressing highways issues. He will also alert a working gang about the need for the grass and verge cutting in the parish, which has not been done as planned.
4. Planning Issues
a) 12/P/01111 West Flexford House, West Flexford Lane. Refused by GBC.
5. Traffic and road matters.
According to the Fortnightly Bulletin sent out by GBC, the Southern Gas Networks roadworks will be continuing until 12/11/12. The outstanding white lining, the missing signs and those signs needing repair had already been brought to the attention of Simon Gimson (see above).
6. Finance and cheques.
The following cheques were approved having already been signed:
James Henry reported that the Annual Return had been returned by the auditors without comment; a notice to this effect will be put up on the parish notice board.
7. Heritage Weekend.
The weekend had been a great success, with total funds raised of more than £2000 to be split three ways between the barns, the village hall and the church. James Henry thanked all the volunteers for their sterling effort.
8. Code of Conduct.
Some final adjustments to the new Code of Conduct (previously approved by WPC in May) were approved unanimously at the request of GBC, and these will be submitted to GBC as required. A further paragraph to the already approved Standing Orders was circulated and also approved unanimously.
a) Street cleansing. Councillors were asked to contact GBC directly if they wished to comment.
BT have signed a contract to deliver broadband across Surrey, with contributions to the cost from SCC, BT and from central Government.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday December 5th 2012 in the Village Hall.