AGENDA Parish Council Meeting 7th October 2019

To members of the Council,

You are hereby summoned to the Meeting of Stewkley Parish Council on Monday 7th October, 2019 to be held in the Village Hall, Stewkley, commencing at 7.30pm for the purpose of transacting the following business:


1 Receive Apologies: to accept apologies for absence.

2 Open Forum:

3 Declaration of interest in items on the agenda: to declare any interests.

4 To confirm the minutes of the previous PC Meeting on 2 September 2019

5 Planning: To discuss planning applications and make recommendation.
a) Single-storey front extension and internal alterations
7 Manor Drive Stewkley Buckinghamshire LU7 0JE
19/03178/APP. Expiry: Tue 08 Oct 2019
b) Discharge of Conditions
c) Two storey side extension and garage conversion
14 Bletchley Road Stewkley Buckinghamshire LU7 0ER
Ref. No: 19/03320/APP. Expiry: Fri 11 Oct 2019
d) 19/03169/APP Littlecote Farm, Littlecote, Stewkley.
Demolition of farm shop and erection of a permanent rural workers
dwelling/garage and a farm shop. Closing date 9 October 2019

6 Finance
a) Budget Monitoring. To note (see Dropbox). Clerk.
b) Proposal to match fundi up to £5000 for Rec. playground and toilet project.
c) Proposal to accept Devolved Services extension agreement for 2 years, starting 31/3/20.
d) Community Fund: To consider requests. (see Scouts request- Dropbox).
e) Model Financial Procedures 2019 approval and Budget Preparation meeting.
f) Proposal for DCK Accounting Solutions to provide ½ day for VAT advice.


7 To draw cheques, ratify BACS payments and to check accounts – to note (see Dropbox)

8 To discuss correspondence received since last meeting.
a) Barriers requested for Remembrance Day (to note.)
b) Play Around the Parishes (Early Booking)- to discuss.
c) Insurance renewal (to note).
d) Bkv presentation and refreshments- Cllr Higgins.
e) Spinney report – Cllr Higgins.

9 Neighbourhood Plan: To receive an update from the steering group and agree any actions arising;
a) Engagement of consultant- update Cllr Morgan.
b) Groundworks Grant (to note).

10 Recreation Ground: To note any outstanding requirements and agree any actions;

11 Highways, Footways and Footpaths Lighting: Update and agree any actions arising.
a) Lighting-Contact with other Parish Councils.
b) Traffic Sub Committee – Recent repairs speed limits, SID, MVAS, GBWI meeting –update Cllr Higgins.

12 Stewkley Wildlife Reserve: To discuss and authorise expenditure incurred or actions required;

13 Burial Ground: To discuss and authorise expenditure incurred or actions required.

14 General Items: To report on meetings attended on behalf of the Parish Council and agree whether to add items to the next agenda.
Community Transport Cllr Wodey

15 Date of next meeting. Monday, 4 November 2019