Meeting of Parish Council at Radnor Hall,
Bodenham on 16 October 1974.
Present: C F Moody (Chairman), Dr T O'Keefe,
Mrs J Payne, General H R Swinburn, Mrs D Townend.
Apologies were received from Messrs Jenkins and Wyatt.
21/74 Minutes: The minutes of the
meeting on 6 June 1974 were approved and signed.
22/74 Matters Arising:
1. Beech Pruning on Dual Carriageway -
The County Council had not yet replied to the Council's
comments. The Clerk was instructed to press for a reply
and to stress that it is width of the growth rather than
height that is restricting drivers' vision.
2. Accounts for 1973-74 - Following the
satisfactory conclusion of the audit, the accounts were
considered and formally adopted.
3. Old Rectory Corner - A copy of a
letter from the County surveyor to Mr A C Van de Geer was
considered. Several minor actions were proposed by the
County Surveyor including the erection of chevron signs.
The problem was also to be included in the list of
desirable improvements for 1975-76. The Chairman reported
that he had also written to the County Council on the
subject. After considerable discussion, the Clerk was
instructed to press the County Surveyor to ensure that an
improvement is carried out in the next financial year and
to demand the courtesy of a reply to the Chairman's
4. Meeting on Rates - The chairman
reported on the Parish meeting and the action resulting.
5. Joshua's Clump - A reply was still
awaited from the County Council and the Clerk was
instructed to press the matter.
23/74 Appointment of Clerk: The Chairman
and General Swinburn reported that they had interviewed
Mr M S Temple in connection with the vacancy and
It was resolved:
i. To appoint Mr M S Temple from the
date of the meeting at an annual salary of £100.
ii. To formally record the Council's
appreciation of Mr Moody's efforts during the interim
iii. To send a letter of appreciation to
the former Clerk, Mr F C Hinton.
24/74 Finance: It was resolved:
i. To approve the issue of a precept for
£100 on the District Council.
ii. To approve the payment of £8.00 to
the Chairman (£3.00 expenses re. Rates meeting. £5.00
out of pocket expenses whilst acting as Clerk).
iii. To authorise the Clerk to order any
stationary he considered necessary.
25/74 Joint Parishes/District Council Meeting:
The Chairman and Dr T O'Keefe were authorised to attend
the meeting on 30 October 1974 as the Council's
26/74 Playing Field: The Chairman
reported that following complaints regarding the
overgrown state of the Playing Field he had approached Mr
P Martin who had undertaken the necessary work.
27/74 Local Road Safety Committee: A
request from the County Council to participate in a local
road safety committee was considered. It was resolved
that the County Council be informed that the Council is
not willing to participate - experience with present
problems shows that the County Council has little
interest in such matters.
28/74 Planning Matters: One planning
application notification was received but out of date.
The new Clerk was instructed to take steps to prevent a
reoccurrence and also to contact the District Council to
ensure that the notification system is working.
The failure to comply with planning permission
requirements in the modernisation of the cottages at
Crossroads, Odstock was considered and the Clerk
instructed to approach the District Council on the matter.
29/74 Next Meeting: It was decided that
the next meeting of the Council be held at the Radnor
Hall on 4 December 1974, commencing at 7:30pm.
Signed by the Chairman on 4 December 1974.
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