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Parish Council Meeting 2nd November 2015

WHEATLEY PARISH COUNCIL

Councillors are summoned to a MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
on Monday 2nd November 2015 in The Merry Bells Hall at 7.30pm
Signed:
Gareth Morris, Clerk to the Council, 26th October 2015.
ANY MEMBER WITH AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM IS REMINDED TO DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
There will be an OPEN SESSION, at approximately 8.30 pm., including reports
from County & District Councillors, when questions may be taken from the floor

 
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 
2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 
3. MINUTES of the meeting of the Parish Council meeting held on 7th September 2015 which have been circulated previously

 
4. UPDATE from the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 7th September 2015
i) Minute 61(i) Request from VPA to plant a cherry tree in the Church Road Recreation Ground rather than the Memorial Gardens

 
5. TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on:
i) Wednesday 9th September 2105 – circulated previously
ii) Wednesday 14th October 2015 – circulated with this Agenda

 
6. TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES of the meetings of the F&GP Committee held on:
i) Monday 21st September 2015– circulated previously
ii) Monday 19th October 2015 – circulated with this Agenda

 
7. TO AGREE TO APPOINT MR PHILLIP HOOD AS THE INTERNAL AUDITOR AND SIGN HIS LETTER OF ENGAGEMENT. (SEE ENCLOSED LETTER)
Mr Hood will attend the meeting

8. TO REPORT PROGRESS ON HOUSING FOR THE EXCEPTION SITE NORTH OF LONDON ROAD
P15/S2121/FUL Erection of 51 dwellings, with access from London Road, together with associated landscaping and open space provision. (Rural exception site) (As amended by Drawings accompanying agent’s letter of 13 October 2015)
The Parish Council is asked to either to recommend approval, recommend, acceptance or give no strong views

 
9. TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP

 
10. TO CONSIDER THE USE OF THE MAPLE TREE CHILDREN’S CENTRE IN THE EVENT OF ITS CLOSURE

 
11. TO CONSIDER MATTERS RELATING TO THE WHEATLEY PLAYING FIELD TRUST

 
12 TO ALLOCATE CLLR ROBERTS TO A STANDING COMMITTEE

 
13. TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM CLLR BELL ON THE COUNTY COUNCIL’S MEETING WITH TOWNS AND PARISHES TO “LOOK AT WAYS TO DELIVER PUBLIC SERVICES DIFFERENTLY”

 

14. REPORTS FROM OUTSIDE BODIES
i) The Merry Bells Management Committee
ii) The Howe Trust
iii) Thames Valley Police
iv) Wheatley Windmill Preservation Society
v) Flood Group meeting
vi) Neighbourhood Action Group

 
15. CALENDAR OF MEETINGS – NOTED
i) Planning Committee – Wednesday 11th November 2015 – 7.30pm
ii) F&GP Committee – Monday 16th November 2015 – 7.30pm
iii) Planning Committee – Wednesday 9th December 2015 – 7.30pm
iv) F&GP Committee – Monday 21st December 2015
v) Parish Council Meeting – Monday 4th January 2016 – 7.30 pm

 
16. ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

 
17. RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC (ITEM 5 ONLY)
To propose that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph X of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, namely private contractual and employment matters

 
18. STATEMENT FROM THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (Chair of the Meeting)

 

19. TO REPORT ON PROGRESS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL’S APPLICATION APPLYING FOR VILLAGE GREEN STATUS FOR THE PLAYING FIELDS AT LITTLEWORTH ROAD AND DECIDE ON A STRATEGY FOR THE PROPOSED ENQUIRY