NOTICE OF A MEETING OF
BARTON-LE-CLAY PARISH COUNCIL
Monday 13th November 2023, at the Village Hall, Hexton Road, Barton-le-Clay, at 7.30pm
23/267 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 requires a record be kept of the Members present and that this record forms part of the minutes of the meeting. Members who cannot attend a meeting should tender apologies to the Clerk.
23/268 SPECIFIC DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Under the Localisms Act 2011 (Sections 26-37 and Schedule 4) and in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members are required to declare any interests which are not currently entered in the Member’s Register of Interests or if he/she has not notified the Monitoring Officer of any such interest.
Members are invited to make written requests for Dispensations which should be submitted to the Chairman prior to the meeting.
23/269 POLICE REPORTS
269.1 To acknowledge receipt of Crime Statistics for September 2023
269.2 Feedback from the Police & Crime Commissioners Annual Parish Council meeting on 11th October
269.3 To acknowledge the OPCC Funding opportunities for 2023/24 and consider any suitable applications
23/270 PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
270.1 Members of the public may put questions to the Council at this point of the meeting.
23/271 CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE WARD COUNCILLOR REPORT
271.1 To receive written or verbal report from Cllrs French or Childs.
23/272 PLANNING COMMITTEE REPORTS/UPDATE
272.1 Matters arising from previous Planning Committee not included within agenda – Information only
272.2 To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 30th October 2023 and to consider and ratify any recommendations contained therein
272.3 Update on planning applications refused/granted – for information only
272.4 Update on Enforcement Notices
272.5 To consider new planning applications as follows:
CB/TRE/23/00532, 54 Washbrook Close: Works to a tree protected by a Tree Preservation Order: T2 – Weeping Willow – to remove deadwood and crown reduction by 30% in order to maintain healthy tree and growth
CB/23/03503/FULL, The Royal Oak, Bedford Road: Creation of timber rear sheltered seating area – Retrospective
CB/23/03536/LB, The Royal Oak, Bedford Road: Listed Building: Erection of a timber bar structure to rear garden of the Public Hose (retrospective)
CB/23/03535/FULL, The Royal Oak, Bedford Road: Erection of a timber bar structure to rear garden of the Public Hose (retrospective)
272.6 Update from the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee meeting on 6th November
272.7 To acknowledge the Central Beds Council Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document consultation and consider any response
23/273 MINUTES OF LAST MEETINGS
273.1 To receive and approve the minutes of the Full Council Meeting held on 9th October 2023
273.2 Matters arising outside of committee reports/updates – Information only
23/274 CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
274.1 Announcements as deemed appropriate by the Chairman
274.2 To remind Chairs of Committees to discuss their Budgets for 2024/25 with the Clerk during November, ahead of the annual Precept process
23/275 POLICIES & RESOURCES COMMITTEE REPORT/UPDATE
275.1 Matters arising from previous Policies & Resources Committee not included within agenda – Information only
275.2 To receive the minutes of the Policies & Resources Committee meeting held on 30th October 2023 and to consider and ratify any recommendations contained therein
275.3 To consider and approve the S137 Grants for 2023/24
275.4 To retrospectively approve the November Newsletter and delivery costs
275.5 To consider request for a storage container to be put in Unity Hall car park
275.6 To approve the implementation of the NJC staff pay award for 2023/24
275.7 To consider arrangements for a consultation stall at the Christmas Lights Switch-on Event
23/276 BURIAL GROUNDS COMMITTEE REPORT/UPDATE
276.1 Matters arising from previous Burial Grounds Committee not included within agenda – Information only
276.2 To acknowledge the Burial Ground, Churchyard and War Memorial inspections
276.3 To acknowledge the tree survey of St Nicholas Churchyard and Garden
23/277 HIGHWAYS & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE REPORT/UPDATE
277.1 Matters arising from previous Highways & Environment Committee not included within agenda –Information only
277.2 To receive the minutes of the Highways & Environment Committee meeting held on 30th October 2023 and to consider and ratify any recommendations contained therein
277.3 To acknowledge the bus shelter inspections
23/278 LEISURE COMMITTEE REPORT/UPDATE
278.1 Matters arising from previous Leisure Committee not included within agenda – Information only
278.2 To receive the minutes of the Village Show Sub-Committee meeting held on 16th October 2023 and to consider and ratify any recommendations contained therein
278.3 To acknowledge weekly Playground and Fitness Equipment Inspections
278.4 To retrospectively approve the cost for play equipment replacement parts and labour
278.5 To acknowledge the Central Beds Council Recreational Open Space Strategy Survey and agree response
23/279 SPORTS FIELD COMMITTEE REPORT/UPDATE
279.1 Matters arising from previous Sports Field Committee not included within agenda – information only
23/280 MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS (as attached)
280.1 To receive and consider Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Account, Creditors & Debtors Reports for month 7.
23/281 APPROVAL OF PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS (as per attached schedule).
281.1 To consider and approve payment of accounts for November as listed within the schedule or added at the meeting.
23/282 TIME ALLOCATION FOR COMMITTEE MEETING
282.1 Dates available for committee or sub-committee meetings: 20th and 27th November and 4th December
23/283 ITEMS OF AN URGENT NATURE OR FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA
Items raised will be restricted to information only.
Clerk to the Council