Higham Parish Council

Agenda for the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting, April 2016

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The Parish Council will meet at the Memorial Hall, School Lane ME3 7JL on Monday, 4th April 2016 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 Parish Council Meeting held on Monday, 25th February 2016.

5.    Matters arising from the Minutes.

6.    Parishioners' Matters.

7.    To receive an update on the renewal of the Recreation Ground sub-lease.    

8.    To finalise arrangements for the 2016 Annual Parish Assembly.

9.     To discuss judging arrangements for the 2016 Higham Gardens for Pleasure Competition.

10.   Lower Thames Crossing update.

11.   Parish Plan update.

12.   Royal Celebration 2016.

13.   To review and approve the risk assessment document

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


15.   Reports:

                     a.   To note the following planning application:-

Appln. no. 20160116, Appln. no. 20160063, Appln. no. 20160177,
Appln. no. 20160187, Appln. no. 20160175, Appln. no. 20160204,
Appln. no. 20160234.


                      b.  K.A.L.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. PACT

 n.  Kent Community Warden.

                     o.  Kent Police.


16.   Finance:      


         To receive the quarterly financial statement for the period 1/1/16 to 31/3/16

To endorse the following payments:-

Clerks salary (February net) 1003.65
HMRC (PAYE/NI February) 178.04
KCC (LGPS February) 317.25
Mr P. Allinson (LTC expenses) 130.73
Elizabeth Hart (leaflet distribution Hoo and Cliffe Woods for LTC) 265.00
Singlewell Stationery and Print Ltd (LTC leaflets for Hoo and Cliffe Woods) 188.00
Clerk (Admin. Exps 1/1/15 to 31/3/15) 1090.75
Clerk (Admin. Exps. (1/4/15 to 30/6/15) 645.00
Clerk (Admin. Exps. (1/7/15 to 30/9/15) 233.24
Clerk (Admin. Exps. 1/10/15 to 31/12/15) 412.63
Southern Water (allotments) 11.97
Southern Water (toilets) 42.50

To approve the following payments:-

Katie Reeves (food for APA under Section 150(2) LG Act 1972) 230.00
Rob Poole (talk for APA under Section 150(2)LG Act 1972) 40.00
J.A.Stanley (preparation of 2016 newsletter) 301.00
Clive Stanley (webmaster services from 1/1/16 to 31/3/16) 232.00
Clerk (Exps.for use of room as office 1/1/16 to 31/3/16) 227.50
KALC (Membership renewal 2016) 1196.14
Sound and Vision Electronics (CCTV to RG) 825.00
Higham Age Concern (Sect.137/139 grant) 250.00
Higham Youth Club (Sect.137/139 grant donated by Higham Scouts) 300.00
Higham with Merston PCC (Sect. 137/139 grant for St. Johns church) 250.00

To endorse the changes to the Clerks salary as agreed at the Budget and Finance Meeting.
To increase the provision for the Youth Leaders allowance to £5200.
To confirm that charges for allotment rents for 2016/2017 remain unaltered.


17.    Correspondence.

18.    To note the date of the next Parish Council Meetings:-

Thursday, 14th April 2016 at 7.30 p.m. Annual Parish Assembly
Monday, 9th May 2016 at 7.30 p.m. Annual Parish Council Meeting with Parish Council Meeting.

19.    Any Other Business.


Mondays:- 9th May (Annual Parish Council Meeting with Parish Council Meeting), 4th July, 5th September, 10th October, 21st November (Budget and Finance only) and 28th November (Christmas Meeting with the Mayor of Gravesham).

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