Present: Cllrs L Bennett (Chair), P Clark, I Houston (Vice Chair), T Hunt and J Thomas
In attendance: T Chapman (Clerk)
- Welcome & to receive apologies for absence
Cllr L Bennett welcomed the Councillors to the meeting and noted the purpose is to discuss and finalise the budget for 2022/23.
Apologises received and accepted from Cllrs S Longdon and D Coffin.
- To receive declarations of interests
Public period for comments and issues on the agenda (up to 15 minutes allocated for electors, residents in the parish or adjoining parishes to comment on any items to be discussed for decision.)
No members of the public in attendance.
- To review and finalise the 2022/23 budget
It was agreed the precept will raise from the precept £12,825 to £16,025.
£ 3,135 Salaries/training and expenses
£ 4,100 Playing field grass cutting and maintenance
£ 150 Hire of the village hall
£ 1,200 Grants/donations to local charities
£ 550 Parish Council Insurance
£ 400 Subscriptions
£ 150 Auditors
£ 250 Parish Council Website
£ 150 Fingerpost repairs
£ 1,000 Queen’s Jubilee (includes tree and planting)
£ 500 Neighbourhood Plan
£ 200 Footpath repairs
£ 300 Telephone Group/ planting throughout the village
£ 440 Contingency
£ 3,500 New Equipment for the playing field
£16,025 Final precept to be requested Action: Clerk
- To discuss the correspondence received concerning the Pennant Committee
The Clerk received an email from the remaining Pennant Committee member concerning donations the committee received in the past to cover printing and expenses for the Pennant and as there is no longer a Pennant Committee, they requested the money was held in the Parish Council accounts as a continency or dispersed to local charities and clubs. After careful consideration it was resolved the Parish Council will take on the approximate £1,400 for a contingency/ printing costs only.
Currently the Pennant does not have any outgoing costs. It is edited and distributed by kind volunteers. The printing costs are generously donated by Mrs A Haynes. The Parish Council is very grateful for all those involved.
The Clerk will contact the Pennant Committee Member and arrange for the funds to be deposited in the Business Bank Instant account. Action: Clerk
- To discuss and finalise Community Assets
Cllr L Bennett requested at the Ordinary January Meeting the Councillors review the suggested Community Assets for Bradford Abbas. The Councillors in attendance agreed to apply to Dorset Council for the field across from the pub and Gollops Ground to become community assets. Action: Clerk
- Any other Information / Date of the Next Meeting
Tuesday 1st March 2022 Ordinary Parish Council Meeting 7pm in the village hall