Higham Parish Council

Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting, July 2013

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The Parish Council will meet at the Memorial Hall, School Lane, on Monday, 15th July 2013 at 7.30 p.m.



1. To receive apologies for absence.
2. To update the Register of Members Interests.
3. To receive inspection reports for Parish property and amenities.
4. To confirm and sign the minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting, and Parish Council Meeting, held on Monday, 13th May 2013.
5. Matters arising from the Minutes.
6. Parishioners' Matters.
7. 2013 Community Events.
8. To receive an update on the renewal of the Recreation Ground lease.
9. Lower Thames Crossing Public Consultation.
10. To finalise arrangements for the 2013 Higham Gardens for Pleasure Competition.  
11. Councillors' Matters: County / Borough / Parish.



12. Reports
a. Planning.
To note the following planning applications:-
Appln. no. 20130014, Appln. no. 20130398, Appln. no. 20130424,
Appln. no. 20130460, Appln. no. 20130409, Appln. no. 20130462,
Appln. no. 20130461, Appln. no. 20130505.

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.
l. Rural Housing.
m. Higham Neighbourhood Forum (formerly PACT).
n. Kent Community Warden.
o. Kent Police.
p. Gads Hill School Development Committee.

13. Finance:

To receive the quarterly financial statement for the period 1/4/13 to 30/6/13.

To endorse the following payments:-

Gravesham Borough Council (TENs X 3) 63.00
Gravesham Borough Council (TENs X 2) 42.00
Clerks salary (May) 899.95
Clerks salary (June) 899.95
KCC (LGPS May) 288.50
KCC (LGPS June) 288.50
HMRC (PAYE/NI May) 170.99
HMRC (PAYE/NI June) 170.99
Clerk (use of room as office 1/4/13 to 30/6/13) 227.50
Southern Water (allotments) 56.32
Gravesham Borough Council (printing of LTC leaflets) 614.40
Clerk (In The Mood Tonight payments) 550.00
Christopher Hook (In The Mood Tonight tickets) 125.00
Beverley Prankard (Peninsula Big Band balance) 450.00
Phoenix Fireworks Ltd. (balance on firework display) 2500.00
Higham Marquees Ltd. (marquee hire) 1396.50

To approve the following payments:-

Clive Stanley (webmaster services 1/4/13 to 29/6/13) 126.00
The Medway Band (Friday Night at the Proms 2013) 400.00
The Millbrook Garden Company (garden gift tokens) 80.00
M.J.Read & Co. (2013 audit preparation, internal audit and RTI) 672.00
Victory Design Ltd. (LTC banners) 239.50
Internet Stationers Ltd. (expenses books and certificates) 85.04
Safe Options Ltd. (expanding barriers X 4) 360.00
Peninsula Times Ltd. (delivery of LTC leaflets) 41.25
Clive Sound (sound system for Proms event) 235.00
Zurich Insurance plc (renewal premiumfor Pavilion) 1329.96

To record in the Minutes the following proposal:-

This Council in accordance with its powers under Sections 137 and 139 of the Local
Government Act 1972, should incur an expenditure of 80 pounds for garden gift tokens from
the Millbrook Garden Company, which is in the opinion of the Council in the interests
of the area or its inhabitants.

14. To note the approval of the accounts and Annual Return for Local Councils in England and Wales for the year ended 31st March 2013
15. Correspondence.
16. To note the date of the next Parish Council Meeting Monday, 9th September 2013 at 7.30 p.m.
17. Any Other Business.



Mondays:- 13th January, 24th February, 7th April, 12th May (Annual Parish Council Meeting with Parish Council Meeting), 7th July, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November (Budget and Finance only) and 24th November (Christmas Meeting with the Mayor of Gravesham). The Annual Parish Assembly will take place on Thursday, 10th April 2014.


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