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Annual Parish Meeting 2011

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Tuesday 10th May 2011 in The Pavilion, Perry Lane Recreation Ground commencing at 7.00pm

PRESENT: Cllr Peter Burton (Chairman of Parish Council)

ATTENDING: Wendy Austyn (Clerk) and 7 public


The minutes of the Annual Parish meeting held on 4th May 2010 were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman

3. CHAIRMANS REPORT*: - (Full Chair's Report)

Parish Council Makeup. Mel Northfield joined Nov 2010; Trevor Kirby left April 2011; Peter Cook left September 2010 and very sadly passed away in March 2011. Peter Burton has now left the parish council having been Chairman for 3.5 years and a parish councillor for 9 years.
Village shop. Planning permission for a new building and extended car park has been granted and a committee formed to take the project forward.
Stone Pits Copse. Continued maintenance of this now two year old woodland has ensured its healthy growth. A new pedestrian style facilitates access onto the public footpath.
Pavilion and Recreation Ground. The new flooring in the pavilion had to be replaced; exterior landscaping work to form a new patio, retaining wall, access steps, ascot fencing and turf is now complete. Over four years approximately £120,000 has been spent on this venture, most of which has been funded by external agencies.
Salt Bins. Several new bins have been placed around the village to assist in icy weather. New climbing frame. Partly funded by MKC a new climbing frame has been installed at the village hall play area.
Thanks to all fellow councillors for their support and enthusiasm; to MKC officers for their support; to Cllr Sam Potts; to the funding agencies and to the clerk Wendy Austyn.


The clerk reported the following figures:
Bank Balance brought forward at 1st April 2010                              £ 3,322
Total income, including precept of £21,286 and grants of £6,903     £ 33,557
Total expenditure including Pavilion project £8,130                      (£ 29,087)
Adjustments and reconciling items                                                 (£ 30)
Bank balance carried forward at 31st March 2011                           £ 7,822


  David Keene gave thanks to the outgoing chairman Peter Burton, without whose energy and enthusiasm the many completed parish council projects would not have come to fruition.

  There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.15 pm.

  * Item 3 represents a summary of the Chairman's report. Copies of the full report can be downloaded here and can also be obtained upon request from the Clerk.


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