Higham Parish Council

Agenda for the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting, September 2016

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The Parish Council will meet at the Pavilion Building, Recreation Ground, School Lane, Higham on Monday, 5th September 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, 4th July 2016.

5.    Matters arising from the Minutes.

6.    Parishioners' Matters.

7.    To receive an update on the Recreation Ground sub-lease.
8.    Parish Plan update
9.    Lower Thames Crossing update
10.   To discuss the increase in vandalism to the Recreation Ground
11.   To fill the current vacancy on the Parish Council by co-option.

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


13.   Reports:

                     a.   To note the following planning application:-

Appln. no. 20160651,   Appln. no  20160664,   Appln. no 20160562,

Appln. no  20160426,   Appln. no. 20160460,   Appln. no. 20160572,

Appln. no. 20160605,   Appln. no. 20160537,   Appln. no. 20160538,

Appln. no. 20160672,   Appln. no. 20160272,   Appln. no. 20160647,

Appln. no. 20160571,   Appln. no. 20160694,   Appln. no. 20151192,

Appln. no. 20160766,   Appln. no. 20160187,   Appln. no. 20160676,

Appln. no. 20160814,   Appln. no. 20160820.

                      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. Higham Neighbourhood Forum (formerly PACT)

 n.  Kent Community Warden.

                      o.  Kent Police.


14.   Finance:      

To endorse the following payments:-

         BT Payment Services Ltd (broadband)                                                                          159.29

         Clerks salary (June)                                                                                                      1042.72

         Clerks salary (July)                                                                                                       1042.72

         Clerks salary (August)                                                                                                  1042.72

         KCC (LGPS June)                                                                                                          331.04

         KCC (LGPS July)                                                                                                           331.04

         KCC (LGPS August)                                                                                                      331.04

         HMRC (PAYE/NI June)                                                                                                 194.35

         HMRC (PAYE/NI July)                                                                                                  194.35

         HMRC (PAYE/NI August)                                                                                             194.35

         EDF Energy (Pavilion electricity)                                                                                  138.32

         SSE (electricity for toilets)                                                                                               17.94

         Peter Leakey (dog bags)                                                                                                   20.99

To approve the following payments:-

SLCC (annual membership) 149.00

15.    Correspondence.

16.    To note the dates of the next Parish Council Meetings:-

Monday, 10th October 2016 at 7.30 p.m. (with garden competition prizegiving)
Monday, 21st November 2016 for Budget and Finance only.

17.    Any Other Business.

To resolve that pursuant to Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the public be excluded from the following item because it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted that if members of the public are present during this item, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.


Mondays:- 10th October, 21st November (Budget and Finance only) and 28th November (Christmas Meeting with the Mayor of Gravesham).



Mondays:- 16th January, 27th  February, 3rd April, 15th May (Annual Parish Council Meeting with Parish Council Meeting), 3rd July, 11th September, 9th October, 20th November (Budget and Finance only) and 27th  November (Christmas Meeting with the Mayor of Gravesham).

The Annual Parish Assembly will take place on Wednesday, 12th April 2017.


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