2023-11 Parish Council agenda 2nd November 2023


Ms Fiona Clampin

Clerk to the Council




EX14 3AJ

01404 851442


27th October 2023

Members of Gittisham Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the November Parish Council Meeting to be held in Gittisham Parish Room on Thursday 2nd November 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 October 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 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 updating the parish emergency plan (Cllr Orchard)
  • To consider purchasing a dog waste bin and long term collection (Cllr Orchard)
  • To consider the creation of a footpath linking Hayne Farm with Gittisham village (all)
  • To consider the purchase of an electric car charger (all)
  • 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 the casual vacancy in Gittisham Vale
  3. To consider updating the financial regulations
  4. To approve the November payments and to note the current bank balance:

F Clampin £235.83 clerk’s salary

Len Abbott lengthsman work £tbc

Len Abbott expenses £tbc

Michael Poll play area grass cutting £65 (inv. 10264)

EDDC waste bin, installation & collection tbc

NEST (clerk’s pension) £24.82 

  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, Thursday 7th December 2023 and Thursday 4th January 2024 at 7.30pm. 

F J Clampin – Clerk