ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

 

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.

AGENDA

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
  2. MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD 13 MAY 2013
  3.  MATTERS ARISING
  4.  ANNUAL PARISH REPORT
    1. REPORT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PARISH COUNCILS’ YEAR AS CONTAINED IN THE ANNUAL PARISH REPORT CIRCULATED TO ALL HOUSEHOLDS
  1. REPORTS BY OTHER VILLAGE ORGANISATIONS (see also Annual Report)
    1.  Buckworth Parish Church
    2.  Buckworth Cricket Club
  2. FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2013/2014 ending 31 March 2014.
  3. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

 

Yours sincerely

Philip Cooper

Chairman of the Parish Council

HISTORY

HISTORY
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
lead.
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
damage.

Monday 14th April

Dear Councillor

 You are summoned to a MEETING of the PARISH COUNCIL on Monday 14 April  at 8.00pm  in Buckworth Church

AGENDA

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

  1. C&P CCG Engagement  – public consultations on proposals to improve older peoples healthcare services.
  2. Cllr Simon Bywater – for info  Environment agency moving to GOV.Uk
  3. Cllr SimonBywater – FW press release
  4. Community Chest – community chest fund
  5. Steve Shaw – more funds for parish and town councils
  6. CST – grass cutting rights of way
  7. C&P CCG engagement  – March newsletter
  8. Local Plan – draft supplementary planning document – Wind Energy Development in Huntingdonshire
  9. Nicola Webster – HDC Town and Parish Alert
  10. CLT East newsletter
  11. Kim Barker – Village grass cutting contribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

Fiona Morrison Acting Clerk to the Council

6 April 2014

 

 

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG 111 service:

Important information

We are gradually launching a 111 service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from this week. The service will be launched in Cambridgeshire, not including Peterborough, tomorrow (12 November 2013) from mid-morning.  The service will then be launched in the Peterborough area on 28 November

 

111 will get you through to a team of fully trained call advisers, who are supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, and give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the right local service.

 

The NHS 111 team will, where possible, book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If they think you need an ambulance, they will send one immediately – just as if you had originally dialled 999.

 

You should use the NHS 111 service if you need medical help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

You should call 111 if:

·        It’s not a 999 emergency

·        you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service;

·        you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP; or

·        you don’t know who to call for medical help.

 

For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP in the usual way.  For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, you should continue to call 999.
It is likely that the 0845 46 47 NHS Direct number will be closed down in the near future subject to approval from NHS England. We will continue to keep you updated on the 111 service in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.

 

@Cops

Good Afternoon Subscribers,

It has been a busy week in the Huntingdonshire District so I thought I would take the opportunity to update you all on what we have been up to.

The week started off with Bonfire night celebrations across the district. PCSO WARREN and I attended the Godmanchester event which went off with a bang! The event was attended by in excess of 500 people and I am pleased to say there were no reports of rowdy behaviour, just people having fun. It was great to meet some of the committee members who organised the event, making it enjoyable and safe for all. We thoroughly enjoyed it! I wasn’t able to attend the events in Yaxley or Huntingdon but I have been reliably informed that these were equally as much of a success!

The middle of the week saw the execution of a number of Warrants in Huntingdon.
These Warrants related to drugs and stolen property and we had some excellent results.
At one address we seized a quantity of Cannabis and reported a male for the offence of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
At another address we recovered a stolen cycle, which we successfully managed to reunite with its owner. We now have a suspect for this offence of Theft whom we are looking to deal with.

On Sunday our entire team, consisting of 3 Police Officers and 8 PCSO’s, took part in Remembrance Sunday Parades across the District. It was a very proud and poignant moment in my career to take part in the Huntingdon Parade, having previously been a Reactive Officer and having never taken part in this calendar event before. It was great to see so many members of the community, young and old, taking part. Thank you to everyone who was involved for making it a safe event for all.

Kind Regards

Emma

Pc 1977 Emma TAVENER
Huntingdon Problem Solving Officer