APM Minutes May 2016

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Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting of Marshchapel Parish Council held in the Village Hall Meeting Room on Tuesday 10th May, 2016 at 7.30pm


Present: Cllrs. P Rickett (Chair); C. Henderson (V. Chair); R Bealey; R. Joynson, R.Parkinson & H. Mason.

Apologies: Cllrs.  R.  Cordy (work); S. Osbourne (family).


Clerk:    Mrs P. Plumridge


Two members of the public were present.


The minutes of the previous Annual Parish Meeting were moved and signed.


Matters Arising

It was questioned that the hedge at the Playing Field had not been cut back as the PC had planned to do. Cllr Rickett explained that the original quote given was for a ‘flail’ cut, which the PC felt was too brutal and messy and we had also been notified that not all the residents wanted their hedge cut.  It was decided to leave this for individuals to sort out their own needs on their own properties.


The 30 mph speed limit signs were in place, the brackets would be put up soon.


Chairmans Report

The Chairman read out his report for the year, a copy is on file.



Questions were asked regarding ELDC plans to turn off the street lights and whether the PC intended to pay for them to remain on. Our course of action so far was explained along with the reasons why.

Representatives are currently attending collaboration meetings with other Parishes and we will continue to discuss and review this.


The gypsy/travellers transit site was also discussed. We were informed that a group of 8 people had formed an ‘Action Group’ and a letter they intended to forward to ELDC was read out to the Councillors.  Lots of good points were raised along with the need for people to be consulted.  Cllr Rickett explained that once the PC are formally consulted we will put all our objections in to ELDC and will do our very best to argue all the reason why this site should not be in Marshchapel.



The books were signed and laid open for inspection, and then accepted.


A member of the public questioned the allocation of the precept money as referred to in minute 101.15 in January.  The Clerk will forward the document referred to for inspection within 7 days.


No further business – meeting closed at 8.30pm






  May 6, 2017, 10:16 am


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