Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting

held remotely due to Coronavirus Lockdown

on Tuesday May 12th 2020



Due to the Government guideines on social distancing and self-isolation this meeting was held remotely and decisions evidenced


2020.18           Minutes of the meeting of Tuesday February 18th 2020 will be agreed as a true record and duly signed at the next admissable meeting. The minutes are posted on the HSM web site in draft form.


2020.19           Matters Arising

Adoption of the telephone kiosk.

The Clerk has forwarded a cheque in the sum of £1 to secure the purchase of the telephone kiosk. This is token amount to British Telecom to guarantee our intention to adopt the kiosk.

As discussed and agreed at the February PC meeting councillors wish the proposed joint meetings between the Parish Council, the Parochial Church Council and the Village Hall Committee to now be minuted.


2020.20           Declarations of Interest

Not applicable.


2020.21           Updates from Officers


Cllr Jo Curtis advised there were no applications since the last meeting.


Roads, drains and potholes   

Cllr Robbie Bartlett advised that DorsetForYou could still be contacted

regarding problems with roads, drains and potholes.


Village Liaison

Cllr Janet Bolton reported that everyone in the village has had a list of the people offering help with shopping etc and this seems to be working well. People living on their own are telephoned regularly.


Village Garden           

Cllr Janet Bolton advised that the garden has been a bit of a problem. Part of the fence between the garden and the Redgraves blew down in the first gale.   She ordered the necessary panels from Stalbridge Building Supplies, who delivered the next day free of charge.   Cllr Steve Johnson did the repair.   The next gale brought down the posts which were rotten at ground level and again, great service from Stalbridge Building Supplies. This time they had to remove the huge blocks of concrete which held the bottom of the rotten posts.   Steve managed to remove one, which took the whole morning and he was going to arrange some help from a strong man or two, but lockdown has prevented that. It will be sorted as soon a possible. The Church kindly paid for all the materials.


Speed Indicator Device

The Chairman, Councillor Kevin Jones has reported on the SID in his Annual General Meeting report.



Councillor Steve Johnson advised that the defibrillator was functioning fine and regularly checked.


2020.22           Finance

The clerk advised that the first precept payment had been received in bank in the sum of £900.


2020.23           Date of next meeting

Tuesday August 2020 (actual date to be agreed)