Higham Parish Council

Agenda for the Annual Parish Council Meeting 2006

and May 2006 Parish Council Meeting

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The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held at the Memorial Hall, School Lane, on Monday, 8th May 2006 at 7.30 p.m., and will be followed by a Parish Council Meeting.

The Chairman reminds Members that items may be omitted from this agenda if there is nothing to report, or time does not permit their inclusion. Please advise the Clerk in advance of the Meeting if you have something of importance you wish to report to the Parish Council.

The Members of the Planning Committee will meet at 7.00 p.m. in advance of the Parish Council Meetings on this evening. The correspondence folder will be available for perusal by all Members from this time.

Yours faithfully,

Linda Carnall

Clerk to the Parish Council.




1. To elect a Chairman.

2. To receive the signed declaration of acceptance of office form from the Chairman.

3. To elect a Vice Chairman.

4. To elect the following:-

a. 2 Members of the Allotment Committee.
b. 3 Members of the Recreation Committee.
c. 6 Members of the Planning Committee.
d. 6 Members of the Parish Environment Committee.
e. The Budget and Finance Committee (11 Members).
f. 3 Members of the Parish Newsletter Committee.
g. The Higham Gardens for Pleasure Committee (11 Members).

5. To appoint the following representatives:-
a. 2 representatives for the K.A.P.C.
b. 1 representative for the Memorial Hall Management Committee.
c. 2 representatives for the Local Transport Advisory Committee (also the Village Transport Representatives).
d. 1 representative for Merston Court Day Centre.
e. 2 representatives for G.R.O.W.C.
f. 1 representative for the Multi-Purpose Sports Facility.
g. 2 representatives for the Higham Youth Club.
h. 1 representative for C.P.R.E.
i. 1 representative for the Governing Body of Higham Primary School (CLLR. JAMES)
j. 2 representatives for the Police Advisory Committee.
k. 2 representatives for the Chalk Liaison Group.
l. 1 representative to act as Press Officer for the Parish Council.

6. Vote of thanks to Anne Waugh and Anne Carroll for serving refreshments at Parish Council Meetings.




1. To adopt standing orders in their present form, including amendments for the Annual Parish Assembly, financial regulations and delegated powers for the Planning Committee.

2. To receive apologies for absence.

3. To update the Register of Members Interests.

4. To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting, held on Monday, 3rd April 2006.

5. Matters arising from the Minutes.

6. Parishioners' Matters.

7. Matters arising from this year's Annual Parish Assembly.

8. To finalise arrangements for the 2006 Higham Gardens for Pleasure Competition.

9. To arrange dates for Parish Council Meetings in 2007.

10. Councillors' Matters: County / Borough / Parish.


11. Reports:
a. To note the following planning applications:-
Appln. no. 20060257, Appln. no. 20060143, Appln. no. 20060290,
Appln. no. 20060309, Appln. no. 20060193.
b. K.A.P.C.
c. Memorial Hall.
d. Multi-Purpose Games Area.
e. Recreation Ground.
f. Parish Environment Committee.
g. G.R.O.W.C.
h. Governors of Higham School.
i. Merston Court.
j. Higham Youth Club.
k. Chalk Liaison Group.

12. Finance:

To approve the following payments:-

K.C.P.F.A. (2006 subscription) 20.00
C.P.R.E. (2006 subscription) 26.00
Allianz Cornhill Insurance plc (renewal premium) 948.57
Mrs J.M.Papadopulos (APA costs under Section 150(2) of L.G.Act 1972) 39.85
GBC (printing costs) 17.13

13. To approve the Annual Return for Local Councils in England and Wales for the year ended 31st March 2006.

14. To approve the updated Risk Assessment document.

15. Correspondence.

16. To note the date of the next Parish Council Meeting - Monday, 3rd July 2006 at 7.30 p.m.

17. Any Other Business.

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