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The next full Parish Council Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 19th October 2017 in St. Aldhelm's and the agenda will be displayed 3 clear working days prior to this date. The agenda from the most recent meeting on 7th September 2017 is displayed below:


To all Residents

You are invited to attend a PARISH COUNCIL MEETING in St. Aldhelm's, Sandleheath on Thursday, 7th September 2017 at 7.30pm




1.    Apologies for absence

1.1 To receive apologies for absence from the meeting


2.    Any declarations of interest by any councillor on any agenda item

2.1 To receive declarations of interest from councillors on items on the agenda


3.    Minutes of Previous Parish Council meeting

3.1 To approve & sign the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting dated 20th July 2017


4.    Public Session

4.1 To take questions and concerns from the public and police (if present)


5.    Reports from District and County Councillors

5.1 To receive reports from District and County Councillors (if present)


6.    Matters to report

6.1 To receive an update on actions since the last meeting not appearing as agenda items


7.    The Common

7.1 To receive report in relation to damage & repair of gate, & update in relation to signage

7.2 To receive and consider any other concerns relating to the Common, including recent visits by the grass cutting team


8.    Highways/Footpaths

8.1 To receive an update in relation to any issues relating to highways, including consultation on proposal to name an existing street - Bishops Lane

8.2 To receive an update in relation to any issues relating to footpaths/cyclepath


9.    Future of St Aldhelm's

9.1 To receive an update in relation to ongoing purchase of long term lease of St. Aldhelm's


10.    Parish Lengthsman Scheme

10.1 To receive update following Parish Lengthsman's recent visits to the village

10.2 To consider further tasks for the Parish Lengthsman


11.     Planning Applications

11.1 To receive and comment on applications received: None received as at 31st August 2017

11.2 To review decisions received from the NFDC Planning Authority:

11.3 Other planning matters:

  • 16/11117 NF262 - Ringwood & Fordingbridge Skip Hire - Further update

  • TEN 7232 / LICTE/17/04830 - SW - Forres Sandle Manor School - Last Night at The Proms, Hall, Sale of alcohol - 23/09/2017


12.    Application to the Transparency Fund: To consider & approve application to the Transparency Fund to purchase IT equipment so ongoing and future Transparency Coderequirements are met.


13.    Training: To consider and approve training for Clerk and councillors


13.    Correspondence

13.1    To receive items of correspondence (See Appendix 1)


14.    Finance

14.1    To review current balances and financial position (See Appendix 2)

Current account     £4006.78         Deposit account  £7317.11

14.2    To authorise and sign cheques for payment: Victoria Eden - 2nd Quarter's salary and expenses - £712.76; NALC (LCR subscription) - £17; BDO (External Audit fee) - £36

14.3    To receive update on Annual Return including comments from external auditor

14.4    Update on Pensions Regulator progress further to staging date of 1st May 2017

14.5    To receive and consider grant aid request - New Forest Disability


15.    Meetings of Outside Bodies

15.1    To receive reports from members who have attended meetings of outside bodies


16.    Matters to be raised on the next agenda

16.1    To consider matters to be raised for the next agenda - Clerk's appraisal


17.    Date of Next Meeting:

17.1    To confirm date and time of the next parish council meeting as 7.30pm on Thursday, 19th October 2017.



Vicky Eden, Clerk to the Council        

24 Lyster Road,                                          

Fordingbridge, SP6 1QY                                              

Tel 01425 655707