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ROCKLANDS PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting of Rocklands Parish Council
held on Monday 12 November 2007 in the Village Hall

PRESENT:
P. Cotes (chairman)
P. Smith (Vice Chairman)
Mrs N. Southgate
Ms S. Colenutt

5 Parishioners

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were apologies from Councillors Mrs Jones and Mrs Gibbon, R. Steel and District Councillor Smith

2. MINUTES

The minutes of the meeting of the 24 September 2007 were signed as a correct record

3. MATTER ARISING

Councillor Smith reported that he had in company with Councillor Jones, Councillors from Great and Little Ellingham and Mrs Johnson, a parishioner of this parish, attended a meeting at County Hall arranged by County Councillor Jordan and members of the Transport and Planning department to discuss the withdrawal of the X3 service and its replacement. It has been arranged for the Flexi Bus service to make a morning run to Attleborough and three return trips to Great Ellingham and if required on to Rocklands in the evenings. This service has apparently run well, but there is some problem of the extension into Rocklands in the evenings. This is being looked into. Comments were made on the unreliability of the Flexi Bus service on other occasions and its not being reliable as to pick up times

. Any other items to be dealt with under agenda items.

4. FINANCE

Receipts7917.35
Payments2123.23
5794.12
Reconciliation

Community Account 1937.97
Business Premium Account3856.13
5794.12

The Clerk reported that he had received the second half of the precept 1650.00 which accounted for the increase in the Community A/c.

Invoices for payment

Clerks pay 304.54
Clerks expenses 23.01
Total 327.54

The Clerk reported that the cheque for the Methodist Churchyard would have to be rewritten, as the Methodists had redrawn their administrative boundaries.

Both items were approved

INSURANCE
The Clerk reported that he had received an updated insurance document which now covered the Council for Libel and Slander as advised by the Internal Auditor, he was pleased to add that no additional costing had been incurred.

He also reported that he had now received the new Clerk's pay Scale, which had not been available at the April meeting, but would wait till the new financial year to catch up.

BUDGET and PRECEPT
The Chairman produced the proposed budget for 2008/09 and after discussion it was adopted. It was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by Councillor Smith that the precept for next year should be 3300.00; this was carried.

5. PLANNING
Planning applications had been received for

Mr Negus - Rocklands - Hasketon, Chapel Street - 3PL/2007/1557/F Rear extension
The Council had no objection
This application has been approved

Mr Overton - Rocklands - Forestgate, Attleborough Road - 3PL/2007/1624/F
- Construction of two bungalows (plot 1 with garages) together with fencing and drives
The Council Objected. Objections attached to application

Planning permission had been granted for

Mr Bidmead - Rocklands - Tuppins Farm 3PL/2007/1254/F. With accompanying letter explaining the reasons

Mr Leeder - Rocklands - The White Hart P.H. 3PL/2007/1267/F

Planning permission had been refused for

Mr Simms - Rocklands/Little Ellingham - Tenby Cottage, Anchor Corner - 3PL/2007/1008/F

Mr Paul - Rocklands - Land at rear of The Orchard, Mill Lane - 3PL/2007/1149/F

A Document on Light Pollution with regard to planning applications had been received and would be circulated with the correspondence

6. FLOODING

Councillor Smith reported that there had been a meting of the Flood committee and that the emphasis was on a new main drain scheme for the Street. A more practical approach had been suggested in the from of catchments areas to hold water and release it on a steadier rate. He continued that he planned to set up a meeting with District Councillor Jordan and the Breckland office responsible for drainage. The Chairman stated that he wished to view the end of the current drainage system in Mr Reynolds fields so that he might have a clear view of exactly where the water went when it left the drain and any problems further on which could cause backups of water.
7. HIGHWAYS
Nothing on this item
8. PLAYING FIELD UPDATE
The Clerk reported that he had received a form SDLT60 from the Solicitors to be signed by the trustees (the Council)regarding the sale of the land the Playing Field required. The form had been returned but apparently had got lost in the post.
9. ATTLEBOROUGH PARTNERSHIP
Nothing has been received from the Partnership
9A MEETING DATES 2008
The Clerk reported that he had provisionally applied for Council meeting dates on Mondays 7 January, 25 February, 7 April (Annual Assembly) 12 May (A, G, M.) 21 July, 22 September and 10 November. These were suitable with the exception of 21 July, which clashed with a Flower Club meeting and had to be rescheduled to 28 July These dates were approved
10 CORRESPONDENCE
Correspondence received was circulated to the Councillors with their attention being brougth to current items

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.30p.m.

The next Council meeting will be on Monday 7 January 2008 at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall