2023-04 Parish Council agenda 6th April 2023

Ms Fiona Clampin

Clerk to the Council




EX14 3AJ

01404 851442


31st March 2023

Members of Gittisham Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the April Parish Council Meeting to be held in Gittisham Parish Room on Thursday 6th April 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 2nd March 2023
  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:
    • 23/0453/LBC Batts Cottage Gittisham EX14 3AJ Remove existing front door and frame and replace with new on front (south west) elevation
    • 23/0454/FUL Batts Cottage Gittisham EX14 3AJ Proposed shed / studio building to replace oil tank and fenced enclosure
    • 23/0436/FUL Blamphayne Sawmill Gittisham EX14 3AN Proposed storage building for timber
    • 23/0462/FUL Gittisham Farm EX14 3AX Construction of earth banked slurry lagoon
  1. 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 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 approve the April payments and to note the current bank balance:

F Clampin £228.74 clerk’s salary + expenses £67.25 (travel for March meeting) & expenses (postage tbc)

Len Abbott lengthsman work, £tbc

Len Abbott expenses £tbc

Sara Trumper £224.99 (reimbursement for Community Kitchen food & sundries, March 2023)

DALC annual subscription £260.67

34SP website hosting £95.40

Michael Poll grass cutting (invoice ref. 10210) £65

Gittisham Parish Hall, rental for Community Kitchen £992.45

NEST (clerk’s pension) £22.86

  1. Clerk’s report
  2. For information only; items for the forward agenda
  3. To consider any late entry correspondence
  4. To note the date of the next two meetings, May tbc and Thursday 1st June 2023 at 7.30pm in the parish room. 

F J Clampin – Clerk