ANNUAL PARISH MEETING MONDAY 19 May 2014 7.30pm in the Church
For your guidance I give below an Agenda of some matters that will be discussed at this meeting.
By law the Parish Meeting can discuss all Parish Affairs, make Resolutions and Vote on them. If you have any items that you would like to be included on the agenda, please contact the Chairman Phil Cooper by Friday 9 May.
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
- MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD 13 MAY 2013
- MATTERS ARISING
- ANNUAL PARISH REPORT
- REPORT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PARISH COUNCILS’ YEAR AS CONTAINED IN THE ANNUAL PARISH REPORT CIRCULATED TO ALL HOUSEHOLDS
- REPORTS BY OTHER VILLAGE ORGANISATIONS (see also Annual Report)
- Buckworth Parish Church
- Buckworth Cricket Club
- FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2013/2014 ending 31 March 2014.
- ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Chairman of the Parish Council
The church of All Saints consists of a chancel,
nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower and spire, and south porch. The walls
are of rubble with stone dressings and the roofs are covered with tiles and
The church is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, but the
earliest parts of the present church are the 12th century eastern angles of what
was probably an aisle-less nave. The south arcades and south aisle were built
towards the end of the 13th century; the tower and spire around 1300, and the
chancel, north arcade and north aisle about 1310. The south aisle and north wall
of the north aisle were rebuilt around 1400, and the clearstory and porch were
added about the same time.
The church was restored in 1862 when it was
reroofed, and the spire in 1884. The tower was repaired in 1908 and the spire
was repaired again in 1925 after being struck by lightning.
Very little was
done to the Church until the 1980’s when a programme of repairs to the roof was
started following a storm. The insides of the organ were also destroyed by the
leaking roof. Fund raising started in earnest in 1989 with yearly music
festivals and, since that time, the whole roof has been re-leaded, the inside of
the tower re-plastered, complete redecoration of the inside of the Church with
repairs and refurbishment to all of the windows now completed. The Church now
has a limited electricity supply, although oil lamps are still used in the
majority of the building.
The lime trees at the front of the Church need
regular pollarding. It is hoped to continue restoring and repairing items noted
in the last quinquennial inspection,as funds become available. Huntingdonshire
District Council awarded a grant to the Parish Council for the provision of a
path to the Church door and the refurbishment of the fence. In 2010 major works
had to be undertaken to make the bells safe..this work was undertaken by
Huntingdonshire Bell Restoration Society leaving one bell in use and safely
storing the other 4, until such times as they can be re-hung. The tower and
spire has now had holding repairs completed…louvres and bird guards have been
installed to help minimise further deterioration from the weather and bird
You are summoned to a MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL on Monday 14 April at 8.00pm in Buckworth Church
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
1.1 OPEN FORUM This will last for 10 minutes. Members of the public may ask question or raise points on items on this agenda or, for inclusion at the next meeting. Council Members may speak concerning items for which they are declaring a prejudicial interest. Once the meeting starts, members of the public are reminded that they may not speak.
1.2 COUNCILLORS INTERESTS To receive from Councillors declarations as to personal and\or prejudicial interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any Agenda items. See also flow chart from HDC, a copy of which has been given to each councillor for reference purposes.
2. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING – 10 March 2014 for approval and signing
3. MATTERS ARISING –
a. Woolley Hill Wind Farm –community benefit fund
b. Village Open Garden Event.
c. New IT/ website
4. AGENDA ITEMS
a. CAPALC membership renewal
b. May Day Walk
5. Clerk’s Report
6. FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES including financial report
6.a PAYMENTS FOR APPROVAL & CHEQUES FOR SIGNING .
100348 – Buckworth Cricket Club for rent for council meetings – £60
100439 – MAGPAS – charitable donation for air ambulance – £25
6.b Confirm dates of next meetings – Annual Parish meeting and AGM 19 May 2014
6.c Cllrs reports and queries.
NOTICES AND CORRESPONDANCE FOR INFORMATION AND ACTION
- C&P CCG Engagement – public consultations on proposals to improve older peoples healthcare services.
- Cllr Simon Bywater – for info Environment agency moving to GOV.Uk
- Cllr SimonBywater – FW press release
- Community Chest – community chest fund
- Steve Shaw – more funds for parish and town councils
- CST – grass cutting rights of way
- C&P CCG engagement – March newsletter
- Local Plan – draft supplementary planning document – Wind Energy Development in Huntingdonshire
- Nicola Webster – HDC Town and Parish Alert
- CLT East newsletter
- Kim Barker – Village grass cutting contribution
Fiona Morrison Acting Clerk to the Council
6 April 2014