AGENDA Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 9th May 2023

To: Members of Stewkley Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the Stewkley Annual Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 9th May 2023 at 7.30pm at the Stewkley Village Hall

Press and Public are invited to attend


  1. To elect a Chair of the Council and to receive the Chair’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office
  2. To receive apologies for absence
  3. To elect a Vice-Chair
  4. To appoint representatives to the following outside bodies:
    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 an update from the Buckinghamshire Unitary Councillor, Phil Gomm
  9. To approve the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 3rd April 2023
  1. Planning: To discuss planning applications and make recommendations of any planning applications received
    after this agenda is published, if urgent.
    23/01302/ADP – STEWKLEY
    Silkwell Stud, Dunton Road, Stewkley LU7 0LS
    23/01336/APP – STEWKLEY
    Bonham Farm, 36 High Street North, Stewkley LU7 0EW
  2. Enforcement Issues
    To report on any issues and receive updates
  3. Finance
    a) To approve the May payment run as circulated
    b) To approve the Year End Accounts to 31st March 2023 as circulated
    c) To note the Annual Internal Audit Report 2022/23 conducted by W J Marshall on 28th April 2023
    d) To approve and sign the Section 1 Annual Governance Statement for the year ended 31st March 2023
    e) To approve and sign the Section 2 Accounting Statements for the year ended 31st March 2023
    f) To note the dates Monday 12th June 2023 to Friday 21st July 2023 for the Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return
    g) To approve the Accounts to 30th April 2023 as circulated
  1. Recreation Ground: to report on any matters for the Council’s attention
  2. Highways, Footpaths, and Lighting: to report on any matters
  3. Wildlife Reserve: to report on any matters
  4. To report on meetings attended on behalf of the Parish Council
  5. To agree the date of the next PC meeting – Monday 5th June 2023 at 7.30pm