HINTON ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
held at Hinton St Mary Village Hall
on Tuesday February 18th 2020 at 7pm
Chairman – Kevin Jones (KJ)
Councillors – Janet Bolton (JB) Rob Bartlett (RB) Steve Johnson (SJ) Jo Curtis (JC)
Clerk – Vivian Hitchmough (VH)
There were no members of the public
Cllr. Carole Jones
2020.02 Minutes of the meeting of Tuesday November 26th 2019 were agreed as
a true record and duly signed.
2020.03 Matters Arising
Adoption of the telephone kiosk.
The Clerk has received an email from the BT authorisation team confirming they are ready to proceed, but need clarification on the land beneath the telephone kiosk. The Chairman asked JB to speak with Hinton St Mary Estates in this regard. JB reported that there had been several suggestions for use for the kiosk.
- Fill with geraniums
- A drop off centre for the Blackmore Vale magazine
- As a Visitor Centre to keep leaflets for walks in the area, footpaths and information on the mosaic and garden.
2020.04 Declarations of Interest
2020.05 Updates from Officers
Planning There had been one application since the last meeting and the Parish Council made no comment.
Roads, drains and potholes
KJ reported that after the inclement weather many of the drains are blocked with leaves and mud. Ditches on some of the minor roads need digging out and he recommended that Councillors and residents contact the Dorset For You web site. Any report/query has to be acknowledged and investigated.
JB advised that the Church suggestion of a periodic meeting, possibly twice a year between the Parish Council, the Church Council and the Village Hall Committee has been agreed and will be organised.
JB said that the first storm had damaged two panels and a post and SJ had
replaced them. The second storm destroyed the remaining panels and.
replacements have been delivered.
Speed Indicator Device
The Chairman had received an email from the Road Safety Officer asking for feedback on the Speed Indicator Device. KJ said the feedback was in the main positive. He said when the SID was moved motorists tend to speed up again. JB reported that the device picks motorist’s speeds some distance away when driving from Sturminster and the Chairman considered this to be the angle of the pole. The Chairman will now reply to the Road Safety Officer.
Nothing to report.
A cheque for the clerk’s salary was signed.
The clerk circulated a bank reconciliation statement
The clerk reported that Dorset County Council had accepted the application for Precept for 2020/21 at £ 1800 which will be paid in two instalments 30th April and 30th September 2020.
2020.07 Reports County Councillor
2020.08 Questions from members of the public
No outstanding correspondence
2020.10 Any Other Business
2020.11 Date of next meeting
Annual General Meeting Tuesday May 5th 2020 at 7pm
This meeting will be followed by the Parish Council meeting.
The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.20 pm