Parish Council Minutes - January 2015

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 Parish Council Meeting Minutes - 13th January 2015

Minutes of the meeting of Barkston Ash Parish Council held on Tuesday, 13th January 2015 in the Village Hall.

Present:  Jonathan Hirst (Chair), John Brassington, Catherine Daniels, Laura Fawcett, Guy Williams and Andrew Wilson.

Apologies: were received from Amanda Lightfoot.
There were no members of the public present.

Minutes of the November meeting had been circulated prior to the meeting and were agreed Andrew Wilson and Laura Fawcett.

Matters Arising:
  • a) 20’s Plenty campaign – the sign had been installed at the junction of Main Street and Church Street.
    Guy Williams had written an article for the Wetherby News accompanied by a photograph.
    It was agreed that this article should be copied and delivered in the village with a covering note requesting that villagers support the campaign by reducing the speed that they drive through the village.
    Laura Fawcett to organise the copying of the article. Additional signs will be considered at a future meeting.
  • b) Website – there is to be a meeting later in the month to move forward with this.
  • c) Grass Cutting – the clerk had approached two people to cut the grass in the village but without success. There is to be a meeting on Monday 2nd February with local parish councils to discuss the possibility of a group contract.
Invoices for payment were approved Laura Fawcett and John Brassington.
  • Ramble House – Christmas Tree - £132.00
  • Parker Hartley – accountants - £31.20
  • HMRC  - National Insurance Month - 9/10 - £28.60
  • Martin Otter – Grass Maintenance - £132.00
Parish Precept  - after discussion it was agreed that the precept should remain at £5000.00 as in previous years. This was agreed unanimously.

An email had been received regarding the problems caused by parents with children at the primary school.
Congestion was being caused in Ash Tree Garth and Orchard Close causing problems for the school bus. 
The Clerk is to speak to the police to request a police presence to observe the problem at drop off and collection times.
Also to contact N Y Highways.

Any Other Business:
Laura Fawcett suggested that a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) could be made available in the village.
Following discussion it was agreed to consider this at a future meeting as security and access to the equipment had to be considered.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10th March 2015
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