MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 13th DECEMBER 2010 IN THE PARISH OFFICE AT 7.30PM

PRESENT: Councillors:  G Birks (Chairman), S Coleridge, R Old, J Reilly, J Carr, R Bell,

M Fyffe (until 9.00pm) & E Stacey

OFFICER THE CLERK: Gareth Morris

MEMBERS HAD BEEN REMINDED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY   HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. There were no such declarations

91. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllr Devlin

92.  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING – 15th November 2010, which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record.

93.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

94. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES  15th November 2010

i. Minute 79(i) – Grit Bins in the Village – No reply had been received from OCC Highways. The clerk would chase up

ii. Minute 79(ii) – Wheatley Information Booklet – this had now been distributed. A letter of thanks to be sent to Martin Tims.

iii. Minute 79(iii) – Oxford City’s Management of Shotover Park. Cllr Devlin had been in touch with the Natural England organisation and Oxford City Council. There was to be a ‘Shotover User Forum on Tuesday 11th January 2011 in the Tea Room at Horspath Sports Ground. Parish Councillors were encouraged to attend.

iv. Minute 69(iv) – Christmas tree – this was now in situ. An external extension cable and 2 extra lengths of lights had been purchased.

v. Minute 81 – Newsletter publishing – Mr Jim Watson to be asked to quote a price for the doing the work that Mr Durbin used to undertake in preparing the newsletter for printing.

vi. The clerk had yet to contact the contractor re the hatching at Littleworth.

95. TO CONSIDER A REVISED BUDGET FOR 2010-2011 AND A DRAFT BUDGET FOR 2011– 2012 WITH A VIEW TO MAKING A RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 10th JANUARY 2011

i.      Revised budget 2010-2011 – The clerk presented a 2nd draft of the revised 2010-2011 budget in which was included the new rental amount for the Parish Office and up to date income and cost figures for the newsletter.

ii.     Budget for 2011-2010 – the second draft of the budget for 2011-2012 included increases for the Parish Office rent and in the cost of the grass cutting cost. There was also an additional £5,000 provided at the request of the Sportsfield Management Committee to meet the possible costs of providing plans for the proposed pavilion development. These additional costs could be met by drawing on the Parish Council’s general fund.

However it was felt that an increase in the precept should be recommended to meet possible future expenditure; notably an increase in the Section 137 funding to allow for a Parish Council grant towards the provision of a lift on the steps from the bank to the Merry Bells Car Park which is being pursued by the Merry Bells Management Committee and to increase the amount earmarked for pedestrian and traffic safety measures within the village as the County Council does  not appear at present to wish to fund measures which the Parish Council feels are necessary and supported by residents.

Cllr Reilly proposed and Cllr Carr seconded that the revised 2010-2011 Budget and the draft budget for 2011-2012 as presented, with the addition of £3,000 to the Grants (Section 137) heading and an increase in the earmarked funds for traffic and road safety measures of £7,000, thus making the precept required £104,619, be recommended to the full council meeting on 10th January 2011. This was Agreed unanimously

96. TO REPORT PROGRESS RE REFURBISHMENT OF CULLUM ROAD RECREATION GROUND

Cllr Fyffe said she was yet to check whether or not the replacement trees/ shrubs had been planted.

97. TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED YOUTH SHELTER IN CHURCH ROAD RECREATION GROUND

Cllr Stacey had completed the application form for Grant Aid from SODC and this would be sent of by the end of the week

98. TO AGREE A DATE FOR THE 2011 ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

Monday 4th April 2011 was Agreed as the date for the 2011 Annual Parish Meeting. The clerk would see if Sergeant Hookham, the neighbourhood police sergeant would attend.

99. CLERK UPDATE

i)       Computer back up – to consider automatic Internet backup – £45 pa. Agreed

100. GRANTS, LICENCES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

i) South and Vale Carers – 19 carers in the area (last year £150) – Agreed £150

101. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

i)   The budget to end November  had been circulated and a completed copy of reconciled bank statement was signed by the Chairman & RFO

ii) Balances

After the cheques below have been paid the balances on the council’s accounts as at

13th December will be as follows:               Community           £1,849.27

Tracker           £51,103.18

Treasury         £60,034.07

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AUTHORISED

Cheque no. Payee Payment details Amount
Cheques paid
105219-223 GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C Nov wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3506.37
105218 BT Telephone rental and calls 120.51
105224 Thame and District CAB Grant Aid 2010-2011 (non137) 1,000.00
105258 Post Office Stamps 154.00
Total £4,780.88
Cheques to Pay
105225 The Tree Barn Village Christmas Tree 172.72
105226 Mallabar Durbin Dec/Jan Newsletter 235.00
105227 SODC Dog Waste Bin contract 224.84
105228 Lyreco Stationary 18.21
105229 Berinsfield Community Business Verges, Nov 542.26
105230 Parchments Dec/Jan newsletter 1,484.90
105231 J Watson Dec/Jan newsletter 480.00
105232 G Ewbank Cable/lights for tree 67.10
Parchment Information Booklet 801.16
GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C Dec wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,500.00
Total £7,526.19

INCOME RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING

Income details Amount
Treasury Bill Interest 25.07
Vat Refund 231.26
Newsletter Advertising 2437.00
Total £2,693.33

102. PUBLICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – NOTED

i)        The Haseleys – Newsletter December   2010*

ii)        Wheatley URC Newsletter December 2010*

iii)        Little Milton Newsletter December  2010*

iv)        Great Milton Bulletin December   2010*

v)        Holton, Waterstock and Waterperry News – December  2010*

vi)        CPRE ‘Fieldwork’ December 2010*

vii)        Tiddington with Albury and Milton Common  Newsletter Dec 2010/Jan 2011*

viii)        Neighbourhood Policing December Newsletter.*

*On display in Parish Office

9.00pm Cllr Fyffe left the meeting

103. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 24th January 2011– Noted

104. RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC

Cllr Carr proposed and Cllr Reilly seconded 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” Agreed nem con

The meeting closed at 9.15pm at the end of the confidential session

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2010 IN THE PARISH OFFICE AT 7.30PM

PRESENT: Councillors:  G Birks (Chairman), S Coleridge, R Old, J Reilly, J Carr, R Bell,

P Devlin, M Fyffe & E Stacey

OFFICER THE CLERK: Gareth Morris

MEMBERS HAD BEEN REMINDED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY   HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. There were no such declarations

75. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – None

76. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 27TH SEPTEMBER were signed as a correct and accurate record with the addition of Cllr E Stacy to those present and the deletion of the second Cllr S Coleridge (These minutes had been tabled at the F & GP’s last meeting but not signed).

77.  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING – 18th OCTOBER 2010 which had been tabled at Parish Council meeting  of November 1st were signed as a correct and accurate record

78. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES  27th SEPTEMBER   2010

i) Minute 55(i) – Real time bus information – A resident had reported that the solar panel and post at the Church Road bus shelter was to be taken down. The clerk had checked with the County Council and they had confirmed this but had said that a standard real time timetable would replace it.

79. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES  18th October  2010

i) Minute 63(i) – Grit Bins in the Village – the County Council had been asked to look at the additional location on Crown Road and had been asked about the material placed in the bins. No reply had been received.

ii)   Minute 63(ii) – Wheatley Information Booklet – the clerk had ordered an extra 100 copies. The cost of cost printing 2,100 copies is £801.He had received a copy from Parchment for proof reading.

iii) Minute 63(iii) – Oxford City’s Management of Shotover Park. Cllr Devlin had been in touch with Martin Harris of Horspath. It was Agreed that Wheatley supports Horspath’s position in seeking better management of the Park.

iv) Minute 69(iv) – Christmas tree – 14’ Norway spruce £112 + £35 transport. Agreed. An extension cable and further lights would be purchased

80. TO CONSIDER A REVISED BUDGET FOR 2010-2011 AND A DRAFT BUDGET FOR 2011– 2012 WITH A VIEW TO MAKING A RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 10th JANUARY 2011

The figures for a revised budget 2010-2011 and a budget for 2011-2012 had been circulated with the Agenda.

Suggestions were made for changes to the figures provided e.g. office rental for 2011-2012 was likely to be more than estimated and the amount for the Sportsfield Management Committee was likely to be higher due to the cost of submitting a planning application for the pavilion development.

It was the feeling of the meeting that the Parish Council should be prepared to increase the precept because:

  • The County Council may require parishes to undertake work that they (the County Council) had previously undertaken.
  • The new Localism Act was likely to give Parish Councils greater powers/responsibilities

It should be noted that the precept had not risen in the previous year and that whilst being exempt from a freeze on its precept the Parish Council could not be certain that one would not be imposed in the future. Councillors were asked to consider what projects might be taken on in 2011-12 eg traffic and pedestrian safety measures.

Parish Council newsletter advertising charges for 2011-12

Due to the fact that VAT was to increase to 20% on 4th January 2011 and advertising prices had not been increased for 6 years the committee felt an increase in price was needed. There was a full discussion on the scale of the rise.

Cllr Devlin proposed and Cllr Birks seconded the following prices (gross of VAT):

Quarter page – £25 –  Agreed by 7 votes in favour to 2 against

Half page – £35    –     Agreed unanimously

Full page – £55     –    Agreed unanimously

81. TO CONSIDER THE RENEWAL OF THE EDITORSHIP OF THE NEWSLETTER FROM JANUARY 2011

It was Agreed appoint Jim Watson as editor of the newsletter for 2011

The Clerk reported that Mr Clive Durbin who had prepared the newsletter for the printers for a number of years would cease to do it after the December/January issue. It was Agreed that Mr Watson be asked to make new arrangements which might involve the Parish Council purchasing the relevant software.

82. TO REPORT PROGRESS RE REFURBISHMENT OF CULLUM ROAD RECREATION GROUND

Cllr Fyffe reported that a number of ‘failed’ trees in the recreation ground would be replaced. On fencing her advice had been that fencing would not be suitable and that planting would be better. It was Agreed that this be investigated. It is the Council’s intention to do something to protect the residents’ fencing as soon as was practicable.

83. TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED YOUTH SHELTER IN CHURCH ROAD RECREATION GROUND

Cllr Stacy circulated a draft application for submission to SODC for grant aid towards the shelter. Councillors gave suggestions for the answers to the questions. Cllr Stacy will complete the form and submit to the clerk to be sent off. Cllr Bell will provide details of prices from a second supplier.

Cllr Stacy was thanked for her work on the application.

84. TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FOR A DOG WASTE BIN IN THE CULLUM/MILLER/LEYSHON  ROAD AREA – Agreed (cost approx £190)

85. CLERK UPDATE

i)        Parish Councils exempt from freeze on Council Tax – Noted

ii)        In 2011 it is the intention that payment methods for Parish Councils will be reformed i.e. freedom to use modern banking methods such as electronic banking – Noted

iii)        To consider quotes received for the hatching on the Littleworth industrial apron Agreed to accept the quote from Acculine Ltd for £385

86. GRANTS, LICENCES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

i) Thame CAB – in past years the Parish Council have given £1,000. A letter from the CAB had been circulated with Agenda. In it the manager explained that clients seem to be accessing advice by telephone or travelling to Thame rather than face to face in Wheatley. There was a discussion about whether the Parish Council should reduce its grant aid in light of this.

Cllr Carr proposed and Cllr Reilly seconded that a grant of £500 be made. This motion was lost by 4 votes in favour to 5 against.

Cllr Bell proposed and Cllr Devlin seconded that the grant should remain at £1,000 for 2010/2011. This was Agreed with 5 votes in favour to 4 against.

9.30 pm Cllr Devlin proposed and Cllr Reilly seconded that Standing Orders be suspended for 20 minutes in order to finish the Agenda. Agreed

87. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

i)   The budget to October 2010 was scrutinised and a copy of the reconciled bank statement was signed by the Chairman & RFO

ii) Balances

After the cheques below have been paid the balances on the council’s  accounts  as at 15th November 2010 will be as follows:           Community        £1,756.15

Tracker             £56,103.18

Treasury           £60,009.00

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AUTHORISED

Cheque no. Payee Payment details Amount
Cheques paid
105207-211 GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C Oct wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3506.37
105200 The Post Office Stamps 185.00
105201 Southern Electric Electricity July – Sept 2010 3.40
105202 Royal British Legion Wreath 40.00
105203 M Hogan 4 years antivirus subscription 169.95
105204 Oxfordshire Assoc. or the Blind Grant Aid 200.00
105205 Society for local Council Clerks 2010-2011 subscription 168.00
105206 Berinsfield Community Business September verges and recs 804.87
d/d BNP Paribas Quarterly lease for photocopier 360.18
Total £5,437.77
Cheques to Pay
105212 MBMC Office rental Sept-Dec 2010 949.69
105212 MBMC Hire of hall 75.00
105213 Berinsfield Business Community Verges/Recs/Patio/Greens 981.22
105214 Swift Business services Ltd Final excess copies on old copier 95.72
105215 Anthony Stiff Associates Defects Inspection and report 500.00
105216 Active Installations Cullum Rd 5% retainer 4,775.60
GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C Nov wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,500.00
Total £10,877.23

Also authorised £234.52 to Queensbury Shelters – replacement glass for Park Hill Bus shelter

INCOME RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING

Income details Amount
Allotments 20.00
Photocopying 1.10
Total £21.10

88. PUBLICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – NOTED

i)        The Haseleys – Newsletter November  2010*

ii)        Wheatley URC Newsletter October 2010*

iii)        Little Milton Newsletter November  2010*

iv)        Great Milton Bulletin November  2010*

v)        Holton, Waterstock and Waterperry News – October 2010*

vi)        CPRE Oxfordshire Bulletin Autumn 2010*

vii) The Wheatley Society – Letter re centre of the village and footpaths

It was Agreed that the outdoor workers be asked to clear the grit from the kerbs and in the longer term investigation be mad into using the ‘Unpaid Work in the Community’ scheme run by Thames Valley Probation to help with such tasks in the future

*On display in Parish Office

89.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 13th December 2010 – Noted

90.  RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC

Cllr Carr proposed and Cllr Reilly seconded 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”

Agreed

The meeting closed at 9.50pm following the confidential item

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 18th October 2010 IN THE MERRY BELLS HALL AT 8.15 PM

PRESENT: Councillors:  G Birks (Chairman), S Coleridge, R Old, J Reilly, J Carr, R Bell & E Stacey

OFFICER THE CLERK: Gareth Morris

MEMBERS HAD BEEN REMINDED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY   HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. There were no such declarations

61. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Devlin and Fyffe

62. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 27th September 2010 were tabled

As the minutes had been tabled it was agreed that they would be signed at the next meeting

63. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES  27th September 2010

i. Minute 49 – Grit Bins in the Village – The County Council had been informed of the locations suggested and would be visiting the sites. It was agreed that a further location be suggested, on Crown Road by Rectory House. The clerk would clarify if the bins would be filled with grit and/or salt.

ii. Minute 50 – Wheatley Information Booklet – Quote for printing £765.98 – Agreed with the possibility of increasing the amount by 100 copies.

iii. Minute 52 – Oxford City’s Management of Shotover Park –in the absence of Cllr Devlin nothing to report

iv. Minute 54 – Meeting with Brookes University and Westwaddy – next meeting is at 6.00pm on Tuesday November 2nd at Gipsy Lane – Noted

v. Minute 57(ii) ­Grant aid for Didcot CAB – this had been agreed in error at the last meeting so it was agreed to rescind the decision.

64. TO REPORT PROGRESS RE REFURBISHMENT OF CULLUM ROAD RECREATION GROUND

The Clerk to ask the outdoor workers to sweep the path by the sandpit

65. TO CONSIDER MATTERS RELATING TO TREES WITHIN THE VILLAGE

i) Holloway Road – between old fire station and doctor’s surgery. The decision on the removal of the ivy etc was deferred until a later date.

66. TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED YOUTH SHELTER IN CHURCH ROAD RECREATION GROUND

No progress to report.

67. OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S AREA REVIEW OF SUBSIDISED BUS SERVICES, WHEATLEY, THAME AND WATLINGTON

For information only. This would be an item on the next Parish Council’s Agenda

68. OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN 3 –  CONSULTATION ENDS 9th JANUARY 2011

This item for information only and would be on the next Parish Council Agenda

69. CLERK UPDATE

i)        Home Page for Wheatley Parish Council website – Agreed to amalgamate Cllr Dalton’s suggestions with the existing information on the home page

ii)        SLCC Subscription for the Clerk  – £168 – The clerk left the room for this item – Agreed

iii)        The company  from which the Council leased the photocopier can supply a colour photocopier with the same facilities for £4.80 extra per month. It would also be able to provide the scanning facility with Windows 7, the present copier could not provide that function. Agreed to replace the copier.

iv)        Christmas Tree for the village. Fusion would not be able to provide a tree this year.

Agreed to spend up to £120 on purchasing a tree. The clerk to ask the Headteacher of the Primary School to nominate a pupil to switch on the lights on December 2nd, the day of the Advent Pageant.

70. GRANTS, LICENCES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

i) Oxfordshire Association for the Blind – deferred from last meeting. The Clerk reported that 15 Wheatley residents availed themselves of the services offered. Agreed £200

71. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

i)   The  budget to September 2010 was circulated and discussed and a completed copy of reconciled bank statement was signed by the Chairman & RFO

ii) Balances

After the cheques below have been paid the balances on the council’s accounts as at

18th October 2010 would be as follows:      Community       £7,260.29

Tracker           £64,103.18

Treasury         £60,009.00

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AUTHORISED

Cheque no. Payee Payment details Amount
Cheques paid
105190-94 GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C Sept wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,234.63
105187 Kavan Ring Table/benches Cullum Rd Rec 400.00
105189 Safe and Sound Playgrounds Repairs to cradle swing 91.65
105195 WPSFMC 3rd Quarter payment 2010-2011 2,000.00
105200 Post Office Stamps 185.00
d/d Siemens Ltd Lease on photocopier 328.07
Total £6,239.35
Cheques to Pay
105196 J Watson Oct/Nov newsletter 480.00
105197 Lyreco Ltd Paper and files 57.54
105198 Parchment Oct/Nov newsletter 1,484.90
105199 Tree Care Associates Ltd Site visit – St Mary’s Close 160.00
GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C Oct wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,500.00
Total £5,682.44

INCOME RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING

Income details Amount
Newsletter Advertising 510.00
Interest 28.64
SODC 2nd half 2010-2011 precept 47,309.50
Total £47,848.14

72. PUBLICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED – Noted

i)        The Haseleys – Newsletter October  2010*

ii)        Wheatley URC Newsletter October 2010*

iii)        Little Milton Newsletter October  2010*

iv)        Great Milton Bulletin July 2010*

v)        Holton, Waterstock and Waterperry News – September  2010*

vi)        Tiddington With Albury and Milton Common Newsletter October/November 2010*

vii)        The Tree Council – Tree News Autumn/Winter 2010*

viii)        Oxford Brookes University Magazine ‘Observe’ Autumn 2010*

ix)        Thank-you letter from Wheatley Village Produce Association

x) Oxford Brookes and the Residents’ Associations Meeting – Thursday 21st October 6.30m – Cllrs Reilly and Bell would be attending.

xi) The Local Government Boundary Commission for England – Electoral Review of Oxfordshire This would be an item on the next Parish Council’s Agenda

*On display in Parish Office        ** Decision needed

73. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 15th November 2010– Noted

The meeting closed at  9.28pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 19th JULY 2010 IN THE PARISH OFFICE AT 7.30PM

PRESENT: Councillors:  G Birks (Chairman), R Bell, J Carr (from 8.20pm), S Coleridge, P Devlin, R Old,

J Reilly & M Fyffe (from 8.00pm).

OFFICER THE CLERK: Gareth Morris

ALSO PRESENT: 1 member of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN REMINDED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY   HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. There were no such declarations

The Chairman welcomed Cllr Old to her first Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting

30. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllr Stacey. Cllrs Carr and Fyffe would be late.

31. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING – 21st June 2010, which had been circulated previously, were signed as a correct and accurate record.

32. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES  21st June 2010

i)          Minute 19(i) – Ex toilet block land – Nothing heard from SODC – (subsequently District Cllr  Carr has reported that the matter is still with the legal department at SODC)

ii) Minute 19(ii) – Kelly’s Road Allotments – Vacancy announced in August Newsletter – Noted

iii)          Minute 20 – Final Accounts 2009-2010 and Auditor’s report

a.    Rate of return – the Clerk reported that Barclays could not, at the moment, offer a better rate of return than the Council was obtaining. A bond giving 1.25% was likely to be issued soon. However this would be for a fixed term of 3, 6 or 9 months.

b.    Bank reconciliation – the clerk would produce a bank reconciliation report from the sage system to be compared against current account bank statement of the same date.

c.    A letter had been received from Mr Brian Rollerson saying that he would no longer undertake the role of the Council’s Internal Auditor in the coming years. He did give the name and address of a person who might be engaged by the Parish Council in that role. It was Agreed that a letter of thanks be sent to Mr Rollerson and that investigations begun to seek a new internal auditor.

iv) Minute 23 – The cliff in Church Road Recreation Ground – The Oxfordshire Geology Trust had completed their clearance work on the cliff face in Church Road Recreation Ground.

33. TO CONSIDER MATTERS RELATING TO TREES WITHIN THE VILLAGE

Horse Chestnut in St Mary’s Close. It had been agreed at the Full Council meeting that maintenance be carried out in line with permission granted by SODC and advice from our tree professional. Two estimates had been obtained and it was Agreed to award the contract to Mr Kavan Ring. Work was to begin as soon as possible and residents to be informed of the date.

It was noted that the limes on the southern boundary of Church Road Recreation Ground were in need of maintenance

34. TO CONSIDER THE PROVISION OF PARISH COUNCIL NOTICEBOARDS WITHIN THE VILLAGE – Agreed no action at the moment. The Clerk reported that he had placed a warning in the August issue of the newsletter that those people/organisations who/which put up signs at junctions ran the risk of them being removed either by the Parish Council or the County Council.

8.00pm Cllr Fyffe joined the meeting

35. TO REPORT PROGRESS RE REFURBISHMENT OF CULLUM ROAD RECREATION GROUND

i)        the plants then the Parish Council would purchase a suitable hosepipe. The Clerk to check with Berinsfield Community Business to see if they would undertake the maintenance of the beds etc.

ii)         Report of meeting with residents. Cllr Birks circulated her report of the meeting with the residents. With Request from resident to buy land in one of the blocked off alleyways plus other points plus other complaints. Agreed, as previously, that the Parish Council did not wish to sell of any of its land. That particular entrance was the widest of the four and would be needed should heavy machinery be used in the recreation ground. In relation to the other complaints (that the gate was too high etc) the design and materials used had been at the recommendation of Thames Valley Police’s crime prevention professionals.

iii)         Maintenance of flower beds and grass edges – at the moment Active Installations were attending to look after the plants/shrubs etc. If a resident was willing to undertake the watering of minor amendments the committee was happy that this note be sent to the residents attending the meeting.

8.20pm Cllr Carr joined the meeting

iv)        To consider the erection of fencing in front of the garden fence of 6 Cullum Road. It was Agreed to purchase and erect quiet, robust, unobtrusive wire fencing, minimum of 4 feet high and a minimum of 25metres long, parallel to the houses on Cullum Road.

v)        Sandpit – it was reported that a quantity of cat faeces had been seen in the sand pit. Considerable concern was expressed. Children needed to be protected and, if it should become necessary the sandpit removed. Cllr Carr proposed and Cllr Devlin seconded that a number of measures be taken; anti-cat plants be used eg curry plants; ‘Silent Roar’ lion dung pellets; citrus sticks, oil fruit peelings.  This was Agreed.

36. TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FROM FUSION TO USE CULLUM RECREATION AREA FOR A MINI FUNDAY ON SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2010 – AGREED

37. TO CONSIDER TRAFFIC ISSUES ON LADDER HILL

Following incidents of vehicles not recognising the ‘Give Way’ signs at the build outs on Ladder Hill and nearly causing accidents it was Agreed to write to the police and request that the speed limit and the traffic – signs be enforced.

Agreed that the ‘Speed Watch’ signs in the possession of  the Parish Council be deployed on Ladder Hill.

38. TO RECEIVE A DRAFT OF THE NEW EDITION OF THE WHEATLEY INFORMATION BOOKLET

A copy of the draft Wheatley Information Booklet had been circulated with the Agenda. Overall the committee was impressed with the work that had been done in compiling the information. It was Agreed that councillors should look at for any corrections/amendments and send them to the clerk. The booklet to be reviewed  at the September meeting with a view to giving the go-ahead for printing.

Decision remains to be taken on what exceptions, if any, are made for commercial organisations eg health care and child care provision.

39. CLERK UPDATE

i)        Hatching on the Littleworth Apron – the clerk had now been advised to contact WS Atkins.

ii)        Dog mess in Farm Close Road Recreation Ground and on Farm Close Road verges. As a result of a complaint from a resident it was Agreed that the clerk write to all households backing on to Farm Close Road Recreation requesting them to stop exercising their dogs in Farm Close Road Recreation Ground.

It was Agreed that the proposed Church Road Recreation Ground Youth Shelter be put on the next F&GP Agenda

40. GRANTS, LICENCES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

i)   Wheatley Boys Football Club – to set up an under 13s team Cllr Bell proposed and Cllr Carr seconded the £140 be granted (under Section 137 Local Government Act 1972) to fund a training course for one of the managers – Agreed nem con

ii)   International Tree Foundation 2010-2011 subscription £25 – Agreed

9.30 pm Cllr Birks proposed and Cllr Reilly seconded that Standing Orders be suspended for 15 minutes to allow the Agenda to be completed. Agreed

41. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

i)   The Chairman & RFO signed a completed copy of reconciled bank statement  to 9th July 2010.

ii)    Expenditure made by the Parish Council to the end of June (25% of the financial year)  was produced by the clerk who explained the variances against the 2010-2011 budget.

iii)   Balances

After the cheques below have been paid the balances on the council’s accounts as at

19th July 2010 will be as follows:   Community       £9,274.24

Tracker               £30,780.12

Treasury             £59,955.37

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS TO BE AUTHORISED

Cheque no. Payee Payment details Amount
Cheques paid
105140 – 45 GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C June sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,439.90
105146 Thame CAB Grant Aid 2009-2010 1,000.00
105147 Southern Electric Electricity 01.04 – 06.07 98.64
105152 WPSFMC Additional payment 2009-2010 1,523.02
d/d Siemans Financial Services Photocopier lease 328.07
Total £6,389.63
Cheques to Pay
105148 Lyreco Misc Stationary 40.35
105149 Berinsfield Business Community Recs and verges June 2010 804.87
105150 Kavan Ring Work on Path to Farm Close Rec 175.00
105151 Oxford Laptop Support Installation of new computer 280.00
105152 Merry Bells Management Cttee Office lease 949.69
105155 Caroline Dalton Trowels/forks for Pr Ssc planting 13.88
GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C April sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,400.00
Total £5663.79

INCOME RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING

Income details Amount
Newsletter Advertising 2,392.00
Photocopying 1.40
VAT Refund 12,725.61
Total £14,871.01

42. PUBLICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED AND NOTED

i)        The Haseleys – Newsletter July 2010*

ii)        Wheatley URC Newsletter July 2010*

iii)        Little Milton Newsletter July 2010*

iv)        Great Milton Bulletin July 2010*

v)        Holton, Waterstock and Waterperry News July 2010*

* On display in Parish Office

43. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – 20th September 2010 – NOTED

The Meeting closed at 9.40 pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 21st JUNE 2010 IN THE MERRY BELLS HALL AT 7.30PM

PRESENT: Councillors:  G Birks (Chairman), R Bell, J Carr, S Coleridge & E Stacey

OFFICER THE CLERK: Gareth Morris

ALSO PRESENT: 2 members of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN REMINDED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY   HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. There were no such declarations

17. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Devlin, Reilly & Fyffe

18. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING – 24th May 2010 which had been circulated previously were signed as correct and accurate record

19. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES  24th May 2010

i)       Minute 5 – Ex toilet block land – Nothing had been heard from SODC – Noted

ii) Minute 11(ii) – Kelly’s Road Allotments – vacancy to be advertised in next newsletter

iii) Minute  11(vi) – Year 6 pupils from the primary school, with help of Cllrs Reilly and Dalton had planted flowers in the area by the side of Londis. The Parish Council was grateful to Wheatley Farm Shop on the London Road for the providing the plants and compost free of charge. Letters of thanks to be written to the Primary School and the shop.

20.  TO RECEIVE THE FINAL ACOUNTS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2009-2010 prior to their approval at a Extra-Ordinary Council Meeting of the parish Council to be held at 8.00pm.

The Clerk reported that Mr Brian Rollerson had visited the Parish Office the previous Friday to inspect the council’s accounts and various other documentation. There was an imbalance of £57.86 on the bank reconciliation as of 31st March 2010 which had to be found. Otherwise everything else was satisfactory. and he had signed Section Four of the Annual Return.

The clerk distributed a new Balance Sheet, Income and Expenditure Account and Section 1 of the Annual Return including amendments that had been discussed with and agreed by Mr Rollerson that morning.

Cllr Stacey proposed and Cllr Coleridge seconded that the Accounts and the Annual Return be received and recommended for approval by the Parish Council. This was Agreed unanimously.

21. TO REPORT PROGRESS RE REFURBISHMENT OF CULLUM ROAD RECREATION GROUND

i)        Request from resident to buy land in one of the blocked off alleyways, deferred from last meeting. Agreed that the Parish Council did not wish to sell this land off. The land had only just been purchased from SODC and there would be no advantage to the Parish Council in disposing of the land. Furthermore it cannot be predicted whether or not the Parish Council would need to use that land in the future.

ii)        Maintenance of flower beds and grass edges – The Clerk would contact the Parish Council’s contractors to discuss.

8.00 pm – The Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting was adjourned to enable the Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council to approve the 2009 – 2010 Accounts and Annual Return

8.10 pm – The Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting resumed its business

iii)        Complaint from resident – a further two e-mails had been received from the same address re complaints that had been made to the police on Saturday and Sunday evenings. It was Agreed to hold a meeting with the complainants and invite PCSO Cooney to attend.

22.  TO CONSIDER THE PARISH’S RESPONSE TO OCC’S LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN 3 (2011-2030): CONSULTATION 5: SCENARIOS.

Cllr Birks had tabled some possible responses to the consultation document on behalf of the Transport and Roads Advisory Committee’s meeting held on 14th June. Cllr Carr proposed and Cllr Stacey seconded that these response were submitted to the County Council. This was Agreed. The clerk would e-mail the response the following day having agreed a two day extension from the County Council

23. TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FROM THE OXFORSHIRE GEOLOGY TRUST TO CARRY OUT MINOR CLEARANCE WORK ON THE CLIFF AT CHURCH ROAD RECREATION GROUND

Agreed to grant permission but to seek assurances that the cliff face would not be damaged or  undermined. The Clerk to write to residents of Gardiner Close to inform them of the work.

24. TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FROM FLORA MURRAY ON BEHALF OF YEAR 5 & 6 CHILDREN FOR A DEDICATED AREA FOR SKATEBOARDS/BMX BIKES ETC

A petition of 118 signatories, mainly Years 5 & 6 of the Primary School asking for the provision of a skate/BMX park with in the village. Whilst applauding the initiative of the pupils concerned the committee felt that it was unable to help directly because there was no suitable Parish Council owned land in the village plus the council had a number of projects it was already pursuing and did not have any spare capacity to deal with another one. It was Agreed to send the petition to The Wheatley Park Sportsfield Management Committee as they were responsible for the upkeep of the land (at the Primary School) that was mentioned in the petition.

25. TO CONSIDER MATTERS RELATING TO TREES WITHIN THE VILLAGE

i)        Report from Tree Care Associates re inspection of Common Lime Tree in the Memorial Gardens. The report was read out and it was Agreed to ask Tree Care Associates for an estimate for the recommended work. Permission of SODC would have to be obtained as the tree is within the Conservation Area.

ii)        Report on the meeting held in St Mary’s Close on 5th June. Cllrs Reilly and Dalton had attended, along with Mr Harris of Tree Care Associates. Mr Harris’ report and estimates would be reported to the July Parish Council.

26. CLERK UPDATE

i)        International Tree Foundation AGM 10.30 am Saturday 26th June 2010 NCVQ Conference Centre, London – Noted

ii)        To consider removal of the barrier(s) in the alley way up the side for The Cornfield Bakery following graffiti spraying – It was Agreed to take no action at the present time but to monitor the situation.

iii)        Report from PCSOs on graffiti spraying at above alley and at Cullum Road recreation Area .The offenders had been identified and had been to make an attempt to clean the graffiti off.

iv)        Parish Council’s notice board on Crown Road had been replaced with the one that was outside Lavells’ newsagents. It was Agreed to look for a replacement board.

27. GRANTS, LICENCES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

i)        Berks/Oxon/Bucks Air Ambulance (2008-2009 £100) – Cllr Bell proposed and Cllr carr seconded that under Section 137 of the 1972 Local Government Act £100 be granted – Agreed

ii)        CPRE 2010-2011 Subscription – £29 – Agreed

28. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Balances

After the cheques below have been paid the balances on the council’s accounts as at

21st June 2010 will be as follows:                            Community       £1,354.27

Tracker           £30,780.12

Treasury         £59,955.37

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AUTHORISED

Cheque no. Payee Payment details Amount
Cheques paid
105116-20 GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C May sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,213.80
105121 AON Ltd Insurance 2010 – 2011 2,424.43
105122 The Post Office Stamps 139.00
105115 Clair Logic Computer maintenance 101.64
Total £5,878.87
Cheques to Pay
105124 Kingdom Signs Signs for Cullum Road Rec 541.62
105125 WPSFMC 2nd Quarterly Payment 2000.00
105126 Mallabar Durbin June /July newsletter 235.00
105127 J Watson June/July newsletter 480.00
105128 Berinsfield Community Business Verges – May 542.26
105128 Berinsfield Community Business Recs,&  Littleworth Green 262.61
105129 Safe and Sound Playgrounds New Cradle swing seats – FCRd 652.13
105130 Kantara Ltd Domain+ Host name& Email A/cs 163.33
105131 Active Installations Grass mats Cullum Rec goals 737.02
105132 Glasdon UK Litter bin for Holloway Road 49.05
d/d Barclays Bank Bank charges 08.03.10–06.06.10 137.80
105133 parchments Newsletter June/July 2010 1,476.78
102134 Earth Anchors Dog Bins x3 654.42
102135 Thames Water Memorial Gardens 6.05
105136 BR Consulting Internal Audit 2009-2010 331.80
105137 MBMC Gas – 11.12.09 – 31.05.10 197.80
105138 CPRE 2010-2011 Subscription 29.00
105139 Berks/Ox/Bucks Air Ambulance Grant Aid 100.00
GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C April sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,400.00
Total £11,996.67

INCOME RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING

Income details Amount
Newsletter Advertising 925.00
Photocopying .20
Allotments 6.00
Clear bags 4.00
Total £935.20

29. PUBLICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED AND NOTED

i)        The Haseleys – Newsletter June 2010*

ii)        Wheatley URC Newsletter June 2010*

iii)        Little Milton Newsletter June 2010*

iv)        Tiddington with Albury & Milton Common Newsletter – June/July 2010

v)        Shotover Preservation Society – Summer Newsletter 2010*

vi)        Great Milton Bulletin June 2101*

vii)        OCC – Planning for Emergencies- A Community Approach – Thursday 8th July – SODC Offices Committee Room 4 – 6pm to 8.00pm

* On display in Parish Office

30. DATE OF NEXT MEETING  –  19th July 2010 – Noted

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 17th MAY 2010 IN THE PARISH OFFICE AT 7.30PM

PRESENT: Councillors:  G Birks (Chairman), P Devlin (retiring Chairman), R Bell, J Reilly & M Fyffe, (from 8.10 pm)

OFFICER THE CLERK: Gareth Morris

MEMBERS HAD BEEN REMINDED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY   HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. There were no such declarations

1.  ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

Cllr Birks was proposed by Cllr Reilly and seconded by Cllr Stacey. There being no other nominations, Cllr Birks was declared Chairman.

She thanked Cllr Devlin for his work as Chairman over the past 12 months, especially for taking the initiative in setting up a Parish Council website.

2.  ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN

Cllr Stacey was proposed by Cllr Reilly and seconded by Cllr Birks. There being no other nominations, Cllr Stacey was declared Vice-Chairman.

The Chairman also paid tribute to Cllr Reilly for so ably standing in when the previous Chairman was unable to attend.

3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Carr and Coleridge.

4.  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on the 19th April 2010, which had been

circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record with the amendment

to the title of Minute 5, changing “COMMUNITY” to “PARISH COUNCIL”

5.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES  19th April 2010

i)  Minute 132(i)   – Ex toilet block land – No further information had come from SODC

It was agreed to defer discussion on Item 6 (Cullum Road Recreation Ground) until Cllr Fyffe arrived

6.  TO REPORT ON PROGRESS ON THE PROVISION OF A PARISH COUNCIL WEB SITE

The Clerk reported that the new web site was now ‘live’. He was putting the Agendas for meetings on the site as well as names of Parish, District and County Councillors and links to OCC and SODC. News items such as the new Chairman and Parish Councillor had also been added. Minutes of meetings would be added after they had been approved.

He urged Parish Councillors to view the site and make suggestions for extra links etc.

The more people who accessed the site the higher up the ‘Google’ list it would appear.

8. TO CONSIDER THE PURCHASE OF A DOG BIN ALONG THE FOOTPATH BEHIND BARLOWS CLOSE.

This follows a request from SODC who had received a complaint from a resident.

Agreed that a further dog bin be purchased and located at the Littleworth Road end of the path, opposite the Primary School.

9.  TO CONSIDER THE OCC LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN 3 (2011-2030) Consultation 5: Scenarios

Scenarios Consultation Drop in Event – Oxford Thurs 27 May 2010 – 5.00 PM – 7.00PM

Common Hall Café, County Hall.  End of consultation 20th June 2010 (see enclosed papers. View complete document either in Parish Office or at http://myconsultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/

This matter to be referred to the next Trac meeting to be held on Monday 14th June.

10.  TO CONSIDER THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CHURCH ROAD RECREATION   GROUND’S YOUTH SHELTER

A quote had been received from Monster Play Systems for £9,740.75 including fixing and steel base plate (inc VAT). Agreed that the Parish Council investigate sources of external funding. Cllr Stacey offered to look into possible sources.

11.  CLERK UPDATE

i) Seat on Farm Close Road – This had now been installed

ii)        Kelly’s Road Allotments – The excess vegetation had been removed from one of the allotments. There needed to be more done to the allotment before it could be re-let. Councillors were urged to visit the site. Some councillors felt that an increase in rents would now be in order to bring them more in to line with other allotment sites.

iii)        Trees within the village – The sycamore trunk against the Templar’s Close fence in Church Road Recreation area and the diseased tree in the Memorial Gardens had been felled and an aerial survey of its neighbour undertaken.

Also the hedge on the east side of the footpath up from Farm Close Road had been trimmed and the ivy etc had been taken from a tree further up to allow the light from the new lamp to travel further up the path.

St Mary’s Close – a meeting with Mr Harris of Tree Care Associates had been arranged for Saturday 5th June. Cllrs Dalton, Devlin and Reilly to attend

iv)        Lights within the village – reply from SOHA to the request for an extra light by the garages on the path up from the Avenue, saying that the cost of provision would be considerable and difficult to justify for the benefit gained. Agreed to put this item in abeyance for the moment.

It was further Agreed to withhold payment from OCC for the light on the path by Farm Close Road Recreation Ground until the trench across the path had been tarmaced and the yellow plate removed

v)        Project for year six of the Primary School – agreed to provide plants for planting in the planter by the High Street shops.

vi)        To consider the desire of Asda to be ‘more involved in the community’ – suggested that Asda be asked for funding towards the provision of a Youth shelter on Church Road recreation Area.

8.10 pm Cllr Fyffe joined the meeting

vii)        Change to bank mandate – agreed to add Cllr Reilly to list of signatories (in place of Cllr Fyffe)

viii)        2009-2010 Accounts  – visit of internal auditor Friday 18th June – The Annual Return has to be approved by the Parish Council no later than 30th June 2010.

It was agreed that, provisionally, the Annual Return could be approved at a Special Parish Council meeting at 8.00pm on Monday 21st June. The F&GP meeting held at that date to be suspended and then resumed.

ix)        Accident High St/Bell Lane junction Thursday 13th May – possible changes to vehicle movements through Bell Lane to be considered at the next Trac meeting

12.     TO REPORT PROGRESS RE REFURBISHMENT OF CULLUM ROAD  RECREATION GROUND

i)              Extra items – Cllr Fyffe reported on the need for additional items to be provided eg seat (in Memory of John Spence – replacing the one removed) and table and extra planting and trellis. It was felt that ‘motor bike inhibitor etc would not be effective in preventing the small cycles from gaining access. Cllr Fyffe and the Clerk to meet to decide the amount of finance available and if sufficient to go ahead and purchase the items.

ii)             Letters from resident complaining about the footballs being kicked against their garden fence. The Committee felt that as playing football was extremely popular the goal area would not be removed but some form of protection to the fence would be sought (eg extra planting). Signs had been erected saying that motorcycles should not be ridden in the recreation ground.

The Committee believed that the improvements had led to a much pleasanter and inviting community space which was enjoying increased usage. They, therefore, did not wish to remove or change any of the items but would monitor the situation over the next months and then consider whether changes needed to be made.

The Clerk was asked to reply to the complainants with the committees views and request that any future e-mails be sent to the Parish Office, rather than direct to individual Councillors so that a complete record can be kept of residents’ views. Such e-mails are reported to the Chairman and to the committees.

iii)         Letter from resident requesting that the parish Council consider selling to them and their neighbour to area of one of the entrances that had now blocked off by gates at both ends. This item would be considered further at the next F&GP Committee meeting. The Clerk to reply to the resident to that effect.

12. TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FROM THE CITY OF OXFORD SILVER BAND TO USE THE MEMORIAL GARDENS FOR A CONCERT ONE SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN AUGUST

AGREED to permit the use of the Memorial Gardens for the concert; to allow a collection to take place and to grant £50 towards the event under Section 145, Local Government Act 1972

13.  GRANTS, LICENCES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS – None

14.  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

a) The budget to March 2010 was scrutinised by the Committee

b) Balances

After the cheques below have been paid the balances on the council’s accounts was  as follows:                                                                      Community       £8,951.28

Tracker           £37,780.12

Treasury        £59,937.34

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS AUTHORISED

Cheque no. Payee Payment details Amount
Cheques paid
105094,6-9 GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C April sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,513.31
105095 Ox-Design (Jonathan Crowe) Web hosting 72.00
105100 WPSFM 1st instalment 2010-2011 2,000.00
105101 Playsafety Ltd RoSPA Inspection of Cullum Rd 464.13
105102 Ox Design (Jonathan Crowe) Remaining amount for website 378.00
105103 Berinsfield Business Community Verges,recs,FCR patio –July inv 762.92
Total £7,190.36
Cheques to Pay
105104 Sage Accounting stationary 69.81
105105 Berinsfield Community Business Verges and Recs April 2011 804.87
105106 Ken Watts Installation of seat at Farm Cl Rd 446.50
105106 Ken Watts Clearing of Allotments 940.00
105107 OCC Lampost – FCRd/KHDr 4,754.09
105108 Falcon Signs Parish Council office sign 42.30
105109 Anthony Stiff Associates Cullum Rd Recreation area 1,703.75
105109 Kavan Ring Trees Mem Gardens/Ch Rd Rec 600.00
105110 BT Telephone 12/2 – 13/5 140.65
Active Installations Cullum Rec Area – final payment 40,535.08
GM/SW/JF/OCC/HMR&C April sal/wages/pen/PAYE/NICs 3,400.00
Total £53,437.05

INCOME RECEIVED SINCE LAST MEETING

Income details Amount
Newsletter Advertising 1,583.91
Total £1,583.91

15.  PUBLICATIONS & CORRESPONDENCE NOTED

i)        ORCC Review – Spring/Summer 2010*

ii)        Clerks and Councils Direct*

iii)        The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Military Museum, Woodstock – Exhibition “Winston Churchill, Oxfordshire Hussar, 1901-1965”*

iv)        Fusion Youth and Community UK- letter of thanks

v)        OCC – Home2School –Newsletter – Summer 2010*

vi)        SODC – Minutes of the Standards Committee 14.04.10*

vii)        Great Milton Bulletin May 2010*

viii)        NHS Oxfordshire – Health News Issue 1 2010*

ix)        Brookes University Residents Associations’ meeting – Wednesday 2nd June at 6.30 pm, Gipsy Lane site

x)        ORCC – Two invites to its 90th Birthday party at the Abingdon Four Pillars Hotel on Saturday 3rd July 2010 at 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

* On display in Parish Office

16.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING  –  21st June 2010 – Noted

NB Provisionally to meet before a special meeting of full council to approve the 2009 –  2010 accounts

As the time was 9.35 pm it was Agreed to defer the items of confidential business until the next meeting.

Meeting closed at 9.35 pm