Higham Parish Council

Agenda for the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting, October 2019

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The Parish Council will meet at the Memorial Hall, School Lane ME3 7JL on Monday, 14th October 2019 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 and gifts and hospitality register.

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, 9th September 2019.

5.    Matters arising from the Minutes.
6.    Parishioners' Matters.

7.    To receive an update on the Nuralite planning application.

8.    To further discuss the Parish Council website development.     

9.    To discuss the need for the Rural Nomination criteria for Rural Housing to be upheld.

10.  Bonfire Night Firework Display update.

11. Councillors Matters:   County   /   Borough   /   Parish.


12.   Reports:

                     a.   Planning
To note the following planning applications:-

Appln. no. 20190969,   Appln. no. 20190994,   Appln. no. 20190996

Appln. no. 20191007,   Appln. no. 20191042.   
b. Community Development Committee. 
c. Infrastructure Committee.
d. Executive Management Committee
e. Higham Speedwatch.
f. Kent Community Warden.
g. Kent Police.


13.   Finance:      


To endorse and approve the following payments:-


         Clerks salary (September)                                                                                                 1150.95

         KCC (LGPS September)                                                                                                     433.52       

         HMRC (PAYE/NI September)                                                                                            212.62

         Clerk (exps use of room as office 1/7/19 to 30/9/19)                                                          227.50

         Clive Stanley (webmaster services (1/7/19 to 26/9/19)                                                       199.88                  

         EDF Energy (Pavilion electricity)                                                                                       121.12        

         PKF Littlejohn (2019 audit)                                                                                                360.00

         Singlewell Stationery & Print (Nuralite reminder banners)                                                309.60

         Singlewell Stationery & Print (maps of roundabout – Nuralite)                                           25.08

         Tech. Medical Services Ltd (first aid for fireworks)                                                           157.00

         Phoenix Fireworks Ltd. (balance for firework display)                                                     2835.00

         Netwise UK (mew website costs)                                                                                        899.00

         Stopped cheque                                                                                                                      12.00

         GBC (rent for garage September by D/D)                                                                             60.33        

         GBC (rent for garage October by D/D new amount)                                                         76.85 

14. Correspondence
15. To note the dates of the next Parish Council Meetings:-

Monday, 18th November 2019 at 7.30 p.m

Monday, 25th November with the Mayor of Gravesham and garden competition prizegiving at Higham Library (former Christmas meeting)

16. Any Other Business.
17. If necessary 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”.

                                                 CLOSED SESSION


Mondays:- 18th November and 25th November (Christmas Garden Presentation with the Mayor of Gravesham)


Mondays: 13th January, 24th February, 6th April, 18th May (Annual Parish Council), 6th July, 7th September, 19th October, 23rd November, 30th November (Mayor of Gravesham)
Annual Parish Assembly: Thursday, 9th April 2020


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