Higham Parish Council

Agenda for the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting, September 2017

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The Parish Council will meet at the Memorial Hall, School Lane ME3 7JL on Monday, 11th September 2017 at 7.30 p.m.

Linda M. Carnall
Clerk to the Parish Council.



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, 26th June 2017.
5 Matters arising from the Minutes.
6. Parishioners Matters.
7. Lower Thames Crossing update.
8. Village Plan update
9. To receive an update on future Youth Club provision within the village
10. To receive an update from the Allotment Committee.
11. To receive a report from the Village Roads, Pavements and Lighting Committee.
12. Community Warden Volunteer Support Worker.

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


14.   Reports:

                     a.   To note the following planning applications:-

Appln. no. 20170626,   Appln. no  20170610,   Appln. no. 20170733,

Appln. no. 20170724,   Appln. no. 20170564,   Appln. no. 20170326,

Appln. no. 20170790,   Appln. no. 20170786,   Appln. no. 20170771,

Appln. no. 20170539,   Appln. no. 20170271,   Appln. no. 20170703,

Appln. no. 20170864,   Appln. no. 20170713,   Appln. no. 20170870,

Appln. no. 20170895.


                      b.    Community Development Committee

                      c.    Infrastructure Committee

                      d.    Executive Management Committee

                      e.    Higham Neighbourhood Forum

                      f.     Kent Community Warden.

                      g.    Kent Police   


15.   Finance:      

         To endorse and approve the following payments:-
Clerks salary (June) 1085.54
Clerks salary (July) 1085.54
Clerks salary (August) 1085.54
KCC (LGPS June) 411.23
KCC (LGPS July) 411.23
KCC (LGPS August) 411.23
HMRC (PAYE/NI June) 208.20
HMRC (PAYE/NI July) 208.20
HMRC (PAYE/NI August) 208.20
Mr P. Leakey (dog bags) 40.99
British Telecommunications plc. (broadband) 164.97
EDF Energy (Pavilion electricity) 64.83
SSE (electricity for toilets) 22.83
Scottish Water Business Stream Ltd (water for toilets) 36.75
KALC (Councillors Conference – 2 delegates) 144.00
SLCC (annual membership) 139.00
Clerk (garden vouchers for competition) 100.00
Singlewell Stationery and Print Ltd. (survey sets) 89.00
Singlewell Stationery and Print Ltd. (leaflets and posters for survey) 119.40
Sue Sparks (additional padlock key) 9.50
Sue Sparks (litter picking/gardening first aid kit) 17.35
Sue Sparks (laminating pouches) 7.49
Sue Sparks (Speedwatch sandbag) 5.10
Sue Sparks (Speedwatch various) 19.00
Sue Sparks (Speedwatch training) 16.40
Sue Sparks (dog mess) 4.80
Peter Allinson (key cutting) 58.30
Alan Howard (Village Plan verge signs) 29.75

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 £100 for garden gift tokens from Millbrook Garden Company, which is in the opinion of the Council in the interests of the area or its inhabitants.


16. Correspondence.

17.    To note the date of the next Parish Council Meetings:-
Monday, 9th October 2017 at 7.30 p.m. (with garden competition prizegiving)
Monday, 20th November 2017 for Budget and Finance only (STILL TO BE CONFIRMED).
18.    Any Other Business.


Mondays:- 9th October, 20th November (Budget and Finance only) and 27th November (Christmas Meeting with the Mayor of Gravesham).


Mondays:- 15th January, 26th February, 9th April, 14th May (Annual Parish Council Meeting and Parish Council Meeting), 2nd July, 10th September, 15th October, 19th November (Budget and Finance only) and 26th November (Christmas Meeting with the Mayor of Gravesham).
The Annual Parish Assembly will be held on Thursday, 12th April 2018.

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