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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 is displayed below:


To all Residents


You are invited to attend a PARISH COUNCIL MEETING in St. Aldhelm's, Sandleheath on Thursday, 19th October 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 7th September 2017


4.    Public Session

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


5.     Planning Applications

5.1 To receive and comment on applications received: None received as at 13th October 2017

5.2 To review decisions received from the NFDC Planning Authority: None received as at 13th October 2017

5.3 Other planning matters:

  1. To consider proposed application for development in Bishops Lane    

  2. To receive update in relation to 16/11117 NF262 - Ringwood & Fordingbridge Skip Hire

  3. To receive and consider comments in relation to NFDC Draft Housing Strategy 2018-23 prior to consultation deadline of 27th October 2017


6.    Reports from District and County Councillors

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


7.    Matters to report

7.1 To receive an update on actions since the last meeting not appearing as agenda items including updates on local Parish Liaison Meetings and the recent Transparency Fund application


8.    The Common

8.1 To receive report in relation to replacement of gate and update in relation to signage

8.2 To formally receive and consider request to use Top Common for parking

8.3 To receive and consider any other concerns relating to the Common, including recent visits by the grass cutting team and to finalise action to replant trees on Top Common


9.    Highways/Footpaths

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

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


10.    Future of St Aldhelm's

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


11.    Parish Lengthsman Scheme

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

11.2 To consider further tasks for the Parish Lengthsman for his visit on 6th November 2017


12.    Training: To receive HALC's training schedule 2018 so that councillors may consider suitable training


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     £7784.02        Deposit account  £7317.57

14.2    To authorise and sign cheques for payment (See Appendix 2)

14.3    To receive and consider draft budget

14.4    To receive and consider grant aid request


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: Approval of Budget


17.    Resolution Relating to Confidential Nature: To pass a resolution that in accordance with Standing Order 2d in view of the special or confidential nature of the business about to be transacted, it is advisable in the public interest that the press and public be temporarily excluded and they are instructed to withdraw.


18.    Clerk's Appraisal: To receive update on staff appraisal and make any necessary decisions


19.    Date of Next Meeting:

19.1    To confirm date and time of the next parish council meeting as7.30pm on Thursday, 7th December 2017.



Vicky Eden, Clerk to the Council        

24 Lyster Road,                                          

Fordingbridge, SP6 1QY                                              

Tel 01425 655707