Higham Parish Council

Agenda for the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting, September 2018

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The Parish Council will meet at the Memorial Hall, School Lane ME3 7JL on Monday, 10th September 2018 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, 2nd July 2018.

5.    Matters arising from the Minutes.

6.    Parishioners' Matters.

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

8.   Reports:

                     a.   To note the following planning applications:-

                           Appln. no. 20180723,   Appln. no. 20180748,   Appln. no. 20180741,

                           Appln. no. 20180481,   Appln. no. 20180920,   Appln. no. 20180925.


b. Community Development Committee.
* Update on the Summer Concert
* Update on the 5th November firework event
* Update on the Pavilion and Sub Lease
c. Infrastructure Committee
d. Executive Management Committee
* Proposals for building on land at Higham Station
* Increased vehicle movements in Canal Road and through the village
* Parish Council Elections 2019
e. Higham Speedwatch
f. Kent Community Warden.
g. Kent Police.


9.    Finance:     

To endorse and approve the following payments:-
Clerks salary (July) 1110.22
Clerks salary (August) 1110.22
KCC (LGPS July) 419.43
KCC (LGPS August) 419.43
HMRC (PAYE/NI July) 208.18
HMRC (PAYE/NI August) 208.18
Mr P. Leakey (dog bags) 40.99
British Telecommunications plc. (broadband) 170.97
EDF Energy (Pavilion electricity) 66.54
SSE (electricity for toilets) 23.88
Scottish Water Business Stream Ltd (water for toilets) 63.19
SLCC (annual membership) 147.00
Clerk (garden vouchers for competition under S137/139) 150.00
Singlewell Stationery and Print Ltd. (Summer Sounds concert) 220.78
Singlewell Stationery and Print Ltd. (LPR) 245.18
Alan Howard (verge signs) 19.20
Clerk (stationery) 110.88
Clerk (printer insurance renewal) 56.00
Clerk (cash payments for Concert) 300.00
Clerk (additional cost for first aid in cash) 80.00
Gravesham Borough Council (Pavilion rates June/July/Aug/Sep) 984.00
Higham Village History Group (grant under S.137/139) 500.00
Eagles FC (grant under S.137/139) 500.00
John Grey (mileage costs to CPRE meeting) 24.30
Higham Youth Club (grant for running costs until Mar. 2019) 3750.00
Phoenix Fireworks Ltd. (deposit for firework display) 750.00
Higham Memorial Hall (EMC meeting hall hire) 21.00

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 £150 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.

10. Correspondence
11. To note the dates of the next Parish Council Meetings:-
Monday, 15th October 2018 at 7.30 p.m. (with garden competition prizegiving)
Monday, 19th November 2018 for Budget and Finance only (STILL TO BE CONFIRMED).
12. Any Other Business.


Mondays:- 15th October, 19th November (Budget and Finance only) and 26th November (Christmas Meeting with the Mayor of Gravesham).


Mondays:- 14th January, 25th February, 8th April, 13th May (Annual Parish Council), 8th July, 9th September, 14th October, 18th November (Budget and Finance only), 25th November (Christmas Meeting with the Mayor of Gravesham)
Annual Parish Assembly:- Thursday, 11th April 2019.

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