Higham Parish Council

Agenda for the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting, September 2019

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The Parish Council will meet at the Memorial Hall, School Lane ME3 7JL on Monday, 9th September 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.

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, 22nd July 2019.

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

7.    To receive an update on the renewal of the Memorial Hall lease.

8.    To evaluate the success of the Nuralite Information Meeting held on 4th September 2019.

9.    To further discuss the upgrading of the Parish Council website.     

10.  To receive the report of the Joint Working Groups Meeting, held on 2nd September, and ratify the decisions contained therein.

11.  Lower Thames Crossing Update.

12.  Councillors Matters:   County   /   Borough   /   Parish.


13.   Reports:

                     a.   Planning
To note the following planning applications:-

 Appln. no. 20190702,   Appln. no. 20190794,   Appln. no. 20190809,

Appln. no. 20190855,   Appln. no. 20190808,   Appln. no. 20190904.   
b. Community Development Committee. 
c. Infrastructure Committee.
d. Executive Management Committee
e. Higham Speedwatch.
f. Kent Community Warden.
g. Kent Police.


14.   Finance:      


To endorse and approve the following payments:-


         Clerks salary (July)                                                                                                       1150.95

         Clerks salary (August)                                                                                                  1150.95

         KCC (LGPS July)                                                                                                           433.52

         KCC (LGPS August)                                                                                                      433.52        

         HMRC (PAYE/NI July)                                                                                                 212.62

         HMRC (PAYE/NI August)                                                                                            212.62

         SSE (electricity toilets)                                                                                                    37.14

         Kent County Council (TRO initial)                                                                              1385.00                                                

         EDF Energy (Pavilion electricity)                                                                                  112.26        

         Business Stream Ltd (water for toilets)                                                                          40.11

         Business Stream Ltd  (water for allotments)                                                                  102.68

         SLCC (annual membership)                                                                                           149.00

         Clerk (garden vouchers for competition under S137/139)                                             300.00

         Singlewell Stationery and Print Ltd. (Nuralite leaflets and banners)                            451.60

         GBC (uncontested election)                                                                                            392.77

         M.J.Read A4G accountants (2019 audit)                                                                       420.00    

         Martin Fielder-White (2019 internal audit)                                                                      80.00

         KALC (Dynamic Councillor X 3)                                                                                    180.00

         Team Knowhow (printer insurance renewal)                                                                    30.00                 

         GBC (Pavilion rates 4)                                                                                                    831.00

         Martin Tolhurst (on account for Memorial Hall Lease)                                                900.00

         Liz Hart (delivery of Nuralite leaflets)                                                                           250.00

         GBC (rent for garage July by D/D)                                                                                  60.35

         GBC (rent for garage August by D/D)                                                                             60.35

         St Johns College (quarterly rent due 25/9)                                                                     750.00
         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 £300 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.

15. Correspondence
16. To note the date of the next Parish Council Meetings:-

Monday, 14th October 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
Monday, 18th November 2019 at 7.30 p.m

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

17. Any Other Business.
18. 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”.


14th October, 18th November (Budget and Finance only) and 25th November (Christmas Meeting 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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