The Annual meeting of Odstock Parish
Council was held on 19th May 2004 in The Radnor Hall at
Present: Rod Poynting (Chairman), Cliff
Whitley (Vice-Chairman), Sue Nicholls, Brian Clake,
Sherwood Elcock, Simon Martin, Richard Parsons (Clerk),
District Cllr Bryan Rycroft and three members of the
public. Apologies were received from Colin Berry.
41/04 Annual Parish Meeting: The
Chairman reported that during the year the PC had
participated in the Nunton Fête, provide skips on two
occasions and commissioned the new noticeboard in Nunton.
The PC had asked for some amendments to the proposed
lease on the Nunton Football Field and with all parties
now in agreement, the formal signing of the legal
documents could proceed. The Lengthsmen scheme continues
to provide a worthwhile service and the PC is grateful to
Odstock villager Ken White for ensuring that parishioners
are satisfied with the results.
42/04 Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman: Cllr
Elcock proposed and Cllr Clake seconded, Cllr Poynting as
Chairman. Cllr Poynting proposed and Cllr Martin seconded,
Cllr Whitley as Vice-chairman.
43/04 Dates of PC Meetings: * 15th
September * 1st December * 19th January 2005 * 23rd March
* 18th May.
44/04 Declaration of Interest: Cllr
Martin declared a personal interest in matters relating
to the Nunton Field.
45/04 Minutes of the PC meeting held on
24th March, having been circulated, were agreed as a true
46/04 Noticeboard for Odstock village: This
has now been installed adjacent to the telephone kiosk.
47/04 Bus Shelters: Members considered
the possibility of siting a bus shelter opposite the new
one installed near the Post Office in Bodenham. WCC will
be invited to incorporate this into their future program
48/04 Jubilee Gardens: There were no new
proposals for members to consider.
49/04 Youth Development: Cllr Nicholls
reported that the WCC Youth Development Co-ordinator had
made progress, in conjunction with the Landlady of the
Radnor Arms, towards planning some visits to Nunton.
50/04 Management of the Nunton Field: Cllr
Clake agreed to prepare a management plan for members to
consider at a future meeting. Members resolved that the
lease should commence at the beginning of July.
51/04 Finance: The following payments
WALC - annual
subscription ---------- 146 - £135.82p
Community First -
Insurance Premium - 147 - £275.09p
Burnbake Trust -
Noticeboard -------- 148 - £265.00p
R Parsons - Clerk's
fee on account ---- 149 - £400.00p
52/04 Skips: The Clerk reported that the
cost of hiring skips had risen to £60 each. Members
resolved to maintain this service at the same level as
last year. The PC will supplement the SDC Skip grant from
53/04 Avon Valley Footpath: Nothing to
report from the WCC Rights of Way officer.
54/04 Nunton to Odstock Footpath: Nothing
to report on the status of this footpath.
55/04 Planning: S/2004/1065 - CHANGE OF
USE - TO DENTAL SURGERY - D1 (FROM D2) AND RAMPED ACCESS
at THE BARN ODSTOCK MANOR - No objections.
56/04 Britford Park & Ride: District
Cllr Rycroft reported that this was scheduled to be ready
by April 2005.
57/04 Wiltshire Association of Local Councils: Local
Councils are being consulted on a Charter that will
define the relationship between the County, District and
58/04 Community Plans: WCC & SDC are
organising consultation meetings to update these local
59/04 Correspondence: Members noted the
schedule of correspondence.
60/04 Bonfires: Cllr Clake reported that
he had received complaints about garden bonfires.
61/04 The next PC meeting will be held
at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 15th September 2004.
The meeting closed at 9:05pm
Signed without amendment by the PC Chairman, Cllr Rod
Poynting, on 15th September 2004.
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