MINUTES OF THE ONLINE MEETING OF MATFEN PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 7.00PM
PRESENT: Cllr Stuart Mills, Chairman of the Council together with Mrs Ann Gregory Smith, Keith Irving
In attendance: Mrs M Senior, Clerk to the Council
920.01 QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. None.
920.02 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Cllrs F Robson and K Mavin.
RESIGNATION OF A PARISH COUNCILLOR. Chris Austin had resigned with immediate effect. Cllr S Mills expressed thanks to Cllr Austin for his help and support over the last 4 years. Action: The clerk will contact NCC and display the statutory notice for 15 days.
920.03 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None
920.04 COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORT – Cllr Mrs Jones was unable to attend the meeting.
920.05 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 28 JULY 2020. It was proposed by Cllr S Mills, seconded by Cllr Mrs A Gregory Smith and AGREED that the minutes of the meeting held on 28th JULY 2020 be signed as an accurate record.
920.06 ACTIONS ARISING FROM THE MEETING HELD ON 19th MAY 2020 AND 2ND JUNE 2020.
a) Benches/Notice Boards. Minute 720.06a refers. The benches and notice board are still to be installed. It was noted that one of the benches outside the Village Hall was rotten and the seat opposite the War Memorial needs to be removed. Action: Cllr K Irving to contact Chris Austin to arrange transporting the benches/picnic table to Matfen and Mrs Senior will arrange for someone to install the notice board at Ingoe. Cllr K Irving will arrange to remove the two rotten benches.
b) Street Lighting. Minute 720.06b refers. NCC is still to provide a date for the installation of the new columns.
c) Overgrown Hedge. Minute 720.10a refers. Cllr Mrs A Gregory Smith had been to the Estate Office twice however the hedge had not been cut back. Action: Cllr Mrs A Gregory Smith to chase this up.
d) Tree Works. Minute 720.10f refers. The permission for the tree works on the Village Green has still not come through. This is expected within the next week or so.
e) Public Toilets. Minute 0720.10h refers. After discussion, it was AGREED to keep the public toilets closed during the current restrictions.
f) To receive update on list of improvements requested by residents. Minute 720.10g refers. Cllrs S Mills and K Mavin had met to discuss the list of requests. These have been prioritised and categorised into what are NCC responsibilities and those which can be carried out by the Parish Council.
a) ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT. It was proposed by Cllr S Mills, seconded by Cllr Mrs A Gregory Smith and AGREED to approve the expenditure on the list circulated.
|PAYEE||DESCRIPTION||NET OF VAT||VAT||CHEQUE AMOUNT||CHEQUE NO|
|Northumbria Pest Control||Mole trapping – Village Green||180.00||30.00||150.00||101134|
|Mrs A Senior||Clerical Services||455.40||455.40||101135|
|H M Revenue & Customs||PAYE||114.00||114.00||101136|
|Mrs A Senior||Play area inspections – April – Sept 2020||150.00||150.00||101137|
|Kompan Scotland Ltd||Play area equipment – Village Green||23345.96||3890.99||19454.97||101138|
|J Dempsey||Repairs/refurbishment to picnic bench||130.71||130.71||101139|
|R H Irving Industrials Ltd||Play area fence||6130.12||1021.69||5108.43||101140|
|Northumberland CC||Precept payment||5250.00||5250.00||07.09.20|
|Barclays Bank||Bank Account Interest||1.07||1.07||07.09.20|