2023-01 Parish Council agenda 5th January 2023

Ms Fiona Clampin

Clerk to the Council




EX14 3AJ

01404 851442

29th December 2022

Members of Gittisham Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the January Parish Council Meeting to be held in Gittisham Parish Room on Thursday 5th January 2023 commencing at 7.30pm to discuss items on the Agenda and to make resolutions as appropriate.

Prior to the start of the meeting a period of 15 minutes is allowed to permit any resident to bring appropriate matters to the notice of the Council.  Please contact the clerk if you would like to do this, preferably by email in advance of the meeting, with a question you wish to be raised with Councillors on your behalf. 

  1. To accept and approve apologies
  2. To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 1st December 2022
  3. To receive the Beat Manager’s report
  4. To receive declarations of interest
  5. To consider actions from last meeting not otherwise on the agenda
  6. To receive reports from County Council and District Council representatives
  7. To consider the following planning applications:
    • Combe Garden Centre Gittisham EX14 3PD – New farm shop and associated landscaping works adjacent to the site of the existing Combe Garden Centre
  8. To consider EDDC’s emerging Local Plan and agree the parish council’s response to the public consultation
  9. To receive reports from councillors on areas of responsibility and actions since the last meeting:
  • To note the latest planning decision notices (Cllr Orchard)
  • To receive an update on highways (Cllr Orchard)
  • To consider plans for expenditure in the parish under the Community Infrastructure Levy and S106 (Cllr Orchard)
  • To receive an update on public transport (Cllr Orchard)
  • To consider climate change measures within the parish, including proposals for rewilding land off Old Elm Road (Cllr Twist / Cllr Rowe)
  • To consider parish council support for scam awareness and security (Cllr Twist)
  • To consider limited residential development in the parish (Cllr Valentine)
  • To receive an update on the application for a permissive path Goldcombe-Hayne Lane (Cllr Fowles)
  • To consider the refurbishment and maintenance of the village play area (Cllr Walker)
  • To consider work to be carried out by the lengthsman to maintain drains and ditches in the parish (Cllr Walker)
  1. To receive a report from the Chair
  2. To consider decorating and / or refurbishing the parish council’s bus shelters
  3. To consider donations to organisations under S137 and Transport
  4. To consider a request by Gittisham PCC to fund repairs to the lych gate
  5. To approve the January payments and to note the current bank balance:

F Clampin £228.74 clerk’s salary & expenses £0.68 (stamp)

Len Abbott lengthsman work, £tbc

Len Abbott expenses £tbc

The Noticeboard Company, £202.16 (VAT for 3 x noticeboards for bus shelters)

Sara Trumper £tbc (reimbursement for Community Kitchen food, Dec 2022)

Gittisham Parish Hall £150 (comfy chairs)

Information Commissioner £40 (annual membership)

NEST (clerk’s pension) £22.86

  1. To agree the budget for 2023-24
  2. To set the precept for 2023-24
  3. To update the parish council’s banking policy and the existing bank mandate
  4. Clerk’s report
  5. For information only; items for the forward agenda
  6. To consider any late entry correspondence
  7. To note the date of the next two meetings, Thursday 2nd February and Thursday 2nd March 2023 at 7.30pm in the parish room. 

F J Clampin – Clerk