NORTHINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023 Time: 8:55 pm
Venue: Northington Village Hall
Present: Dennis Nye Chairman
Wendy Simson Clerk
2 members of the public
Cllr Margot Power District Councillor
Cllr Fiona Issacs District Councillor
Cllr Russell Gordon-Smith District Councillor
Cllr Jackie Porter County Councillor
Welcome and apologies.
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting. Cllrs Power, Gordon-Smith, Porter and Issacs all sent apologies. Apologies were also accepted from Rhona Hatchley and Simon Walker who have both expressed an interest in becoming Councillors.
Minutes of the last meeting
The Councillors reviewed minutes for the meeting on 24th March 2023 and agreed the minutes as a true representation of the meeting. The Clerk provided a copy for the Chairman to sign.
SID position on B3046 – it was agreed that the data already available would negate having to install the SID to record speeds. Cllr Blanshard agreed to to continue to pursue the speed limitation request on B3046
Culvert clearing at Northington Crossroads – the culvert and drains were cleared in March 2022, and it has been requested that they be cleared again but there has been no report of the work being done. Cllr Blanshard reported that the road does clear after rain.
Fly tipping – Cllr Bason has reported the issue and the pile dumped by Micheldever Woods has been cleared, however Cllr Bason informed the Council that another load has been left in the previous 48 hours.
Litter Pick – Cllr Bason confirmed that the litter pick had gone well.
Planning applications & related matters
Water Augmentation Scheme – following the open meeting with Southern Water on 10th May an objection was posted from the Parish Council. The Chairman reported that there were a number of other comments posted prior to the deadline of 12th May, all were objections.
Clerks report & Financial update
The Clerk informed Councillors that there was just one payment to be made for the subscription to HALC (Hampshire Association of Local Councils) for £170.78. This was approved by the Councillors.
The dates have been agreed for 23/24 and they are:
- 12th June 2023
- 12th September 2023
- 11th December 2023
- 15th March 2024
Melissa agreed to pass on the email from the Lengthsman requesting the worksheet when it arrived and inform the Lengthsman of the change of personnel.
The Councillors agreed to work with the Village Hall with possible funding once the plan had been circulated of what actions were to be taken.
Melissa informed the Councillors that she had a contact name and telephone number of Conway’s, Cllr Bason asked if this could be shared with him.
Date of the next meeting
The next meeting is planned for Thursday 27th July, the Chairman agreed to circulate the date to the new Councillors to confirm they were available.
The meeting ended at 9:30 pm.