AGENDA Annual Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 7th May 2024

To: Members of Stewkley Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the Stewkley Annual Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 7th May 2024 at 7.30pm at the Stewkley Village Hall

Press and Public are invited to attend


  1. To elect a Chair
  2. To receive apologies for absence
  3. To elect a Vice-Chair
  4. To appoint representatives to the following:
    (i) NBPPC; (ii) Recreation Ground Committee; (iii) Village Hall Committee
  5. To appoint working groups for:
    (i) Traffic; (ii) Streetlighting; (iii) Devolved Services/SEA; (iv) Internal Financial Controls
  6. Open Forum
  7. To receive any declarations of interest from Members on any item on this evening’s agenda.
  8. To receive updates from Unitary Councillor, Phil Gomm on BC matters and from the Clerk on Parish Matters.
  9. To approve the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 2nd April 2024.
  10. Planning: To discuss planning applications and make recommendations of any planning applications received after this agenda is published, if urgent.
    24/01009/APP – Grange Farm, 3 Bletchley Road, Stewkley – To ratify the NO OBJECTIONS comment 24/01051/APP – Potash Nursery, Mursley Road, Stewkley MK17 9JE 24/01052/APP – 8 Walducks Close, Stewkley LU7 0JG 24/00946/VRC – Land Adj Wing Road, Stewkley
  11. Enforcement Issues
    To report on any issues and receive updates, if not already covered off in the Clerk’s update.
  12. Finance
    • a)  To approve the May payment run as circulated.
    • b)  To approve the Year End Accounts to 31st March and, the Accounts to 30th April 2024 as circulated.
    • c)  To note the Annual Internal Audit Report 2023/24 conducted by W J Marshall on Tues 9th April 2024
    • d)  To approve and sign the Section 1 Annual Governance Statement for the Y/E 31st March 2024
    • e)  To approve and sign the Section 2 Accounting Statements for the year ended 31st March 2024
    • f)  To note the dates Monday 3rd June Friday 12th July 2024 for the Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return
  13. Recreation Ground: to report on any matters for the Council’s attention.
  14. 2024 Best Kept Village competition: to receive any updates and agree next steps.
  15. Highways, Footpaths, and Lighting: to report on any matters.
  16. Community Projects: to provide any updates on current projects.
  17. To agree the date of the next PC meeting – Monday 3rd June 2024 at 7.30pm