A meeting of Odstock Parish Council was
held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 20th June 2001 in The
Radnor Hall, Bodenham.
Present: Dr S Elcock (Chairman), Mr R Underhill (Vice-chairman),
Mr R Poynting, Mr S Martin, Mr R Parsons (Clerk) and one
member of the public. Apologies were received from
District Cllr Bryan Rycroft, Mr C Whitley, Mrs J Payne
and Mr C Berry.
39/01 Questions from the Public: None.
40/01 Declaration of Interest: None declared.
41/01 Minutes: The minutes of the annual Council
meeting held on 9th May 2001, having been circulated,
were agreed and signed by the Chairman.
42/01 Matters Arising:
* The Village fete will be an opportunity to gauge public
opinion with regard to the future use of Nunton Field.
* Cllr Elcock reported that SDC are ready to release R2
money for the Odstock playing field development.
* It was noted that the arrival of skips in the villages
had been well received. There was some discussion about
fly tipping and abandoned cars along Bridleways in the
Parish. SDC can remove these once reported.
* Parish Lengthsmen from Ringway Parkman will liaise with
Cllrs Underhill and Martin when they visit the Parish on
3rd and 4th July.
* Cllrs Elcock and Underhill will prepare a presentation
for the Village Fete on 14th July.
43/01 Radnor Hall: The Council has not yet
received a request for payment of the lease on the Radnor
Hall. This was agreed under minute numbers 28/00 and 39/00.
44/01 Transport, Roads and Footpaths: Cllr Martin
reported that all footpaths are now open except where
animals are grazing in fields through which they pass.
The Avon Valley Way has been temporarily diverted. New
cases of FMD are still occurring so there is good cause
to restrict access.
45/01 Planning: Cllr Elcock reported that the
planners have not yet responded regarding whether or not
they are satisfied that the conditions regarding the tree
planting around the new dairy unit at Nunton had been
46/01 Future of the Bodenham Post Office: There
was some discussion about the commercial viability of
this facility. The business is currently for sale as a
47/01 Community Planning: The Clerk reported that
he had attended the meeting in Downton on 19th May,
organised by the South Wiltshire Strategic Alliance.
Entitled 'Action Planning Workshop' it was led by
Inspector Rex Webb of Salisbury Police and a number of
specific projects were identified. As soon as the
official report on the meeting is published it'll be
posted on www.theParish.net
Website and also at http://sp5.org/theparish/.
This will include a list of established groups and
initiatives and will also reveal the priorities uppermost
in the minds of those who attended.
48/01 Grant Applications: It was noted SWAG
applications would need to be submitted before the end of
August. Grants will be sought for the replacement of
notice boards in Bodenham, Nunton and Odstock.
49/01 Correspondence: Consultations documents from
SDC on Contaminated land Inspection Strategy, Sports and
Recreation Strategy and Area of Special Control of
Advertisements were noted.
50/01 Finance: The Councillors noted the financial
budget prepared by the Clerk. This shows the actual
income and expenditure for the last six years and an
estimate for the next two. The Council agreed to increase
the grant to the PCC for churchyard maintenance. The
Council approved the following payments:
P N Ruddle - Painting the Nunton Bus Shelter -- 088 - £260.98p
Cornhill Insurance Policy ----------------------- 089 -
Odstock PCC - Churchyard maintenance -------090 - £400.00p
R Parsons - Clerk's Fee at 2.5 hrs per week ---- 091 - £315.00p
51/01 The next Council Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, 5th September 2001 in the Radnor Hall,
The meeting closed at 9:25pm
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