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BARNHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF BARNHAM PARISH COUNCIL HELD AT
BARNHAM PARISH HALLONMONDAY 10
Steve Oates (acting chair) - SO Sue Braid - SB
John Garner (Treasurer) - JG Scott Pharo - SP
Eddie Tarbard, Parish Clerk
: Arun District Cllr Jean Goad
BLADE chairman Terry Bedford Mr D Lloyd
Julie Robinson Bethan Phillips
1. Apologies for absence
David Phillips - business commitment Janet Dalgleish - holiday
Arun District Cllr Dougal McConachie Eastergate P Cllr Philippa Hind
2. Declarations of Interest:
3 Election of officers
David Phillips was elected chairman for the coming year. There were no other candidates.
Proposed by SB, seconded JG, carried unanimously.
Janet Dalgleish was elected chairman for the coming year. There were no other candidates.
Proposed by SB,, seconded SP, carried unanimously.
John Garner was elected treasurer for the coming year. There were no other candidates.
Proposed by SB, seconded SO, carried unanimously.
Terry Bedford was elected chairman of the New Parish Hall Development Team sub-committee for the
coming year. There were no other candidates. Proposed by SB, seconded JG, carried unanimously.
. Co-option of new parish councillor.
In accordance with a unanimous decision taken at the meeting on 12
th April 2010, Gerry Reeves
accepted an invitation to join council as a co-opted member, with immediate effect. Gerry signed a
Declaration of Acceptance of Office, countersigned by the clerk, & took his seat at the council table.
5. Minutes of previous meetings:
Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 12
th March 2010 were approved by all & signed off by SO.
6. Matters arising from the minutes:
Derek Whittington asked that two inaccuracies in the April minutes be corrected in the minutes of
the current meeting: (a) although Derek is working on an extension of the cycle path to Walberton,
and is optimistic of success, no such decision had yet been taken by
was actively considering an appeal on refused planning application BN/27/09 (Angel’s Nursery), no
decision to appeal had yet been made.
7. VisitingCounty, District and Parish Councillor and police inputs:
Derek Whittington congratulated Terry Bedford and BLADE for the successful application for a
Community Open Spaces grant. Derek recommended that Council inform Graham Glenn at
because that award significantly changed the position regarding land to provide allotments, in that
allotments on Murrell’s Field are no longer an option. Derek would help ito arrange another meeting
with Graham Glenn, with himself, Jean Goad, and members of Barnham and Eastergate Parish
Councils in attendance, to try to make some progress in obtaining a suitable allotment site. The
clerk confirmed that the official list of allotment applicants currently contained 49 names.
7.2 Jean Goad confirmed that that following information from the Environment Agency about the
inadequacy of Barnham’s sewerage system, ArunDCwas actively considering an embargo on all
new housebuilding in the village until Southern Water took appropriate corrective action. This wo
would prevent not only medium to large new housing schemes, but also "infill development" which
has been happening particularly in Eastergate parish. Clerk to write to Richard Hammond of the
EA, Arun DC Planning and Southern Water expressing strong PC support for an embargo - copy to
Eastergate PC suggesting that they also write supporting the idea.
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Jean Goad reported that following the visit of Arun DC Compliance Officer Daniel Vick to the "Lake
Lane triangle" site, the deadline to remove lorry bodies had been extended til 2ast May 2010, and
the deadline to remove liier extended to 20
8.1 Planning applications to consider:
BN/07/10 Brook Cottage, Lake Lane- detached garage. Council had no objection.
Planning decisions received:
BN/06/10 LilliesCaravanPark- 36 houses Permission refused.
8.3 Planning Breaches & Enforcement:
Alleged vehicle recovery business at Laurells, Yapton Road- deferred until next meeting.
Council congratulated Terry Bedtord, Chris Allington and their BLADE colleagues for the
successful award of he £100,000 Community Open Spaces grant from the Big Lottery Fund to
develop leisure amenities on Murrell’s Field. The scheme had to be implemented by end of October.
10, New Parish Hall Development Team (NPHDT).
There were no current NPHDT items requiring PC permission or support.
11. Review of outstanding and ongoing items:
Co-operation with Eastergate PC. Eastergate PC had cancelled the joint meeting arranged for
th April at short notice. It was agreed to wait until after Eatergate’s annual meeting on
th May before agreeing a date and venue.
Spring repeat of Village Clean-up Campaign had been very successful, with a lot more volunteers
and 26 bags of rubbish collected.
Two people, Julie Robinson & Bethan Phillips, had expressed interest in takin up the remaining
parish council vacancy as a co-opted member. Both were present at the meeting, and took the
opportunity to introduce themselves, and the clerk provided each councillor with a printed
summary containing a brief CV of both applicants.. A secret ballot was then conducted, and
results checked by the clerk, who then announced that Bethan Phillips had been selected. It was
unanimously agreed to invite Bethan to join council at the next meeting (June 2010).
Next newsletter was due. SO to edit, using material e-mailed by councillors, BLADE & NPHDT
Members were given leaflets provided by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership about "operation
crackdown", whereby he public are encouraged to report istances of anti-social driving and vehicle
parking. The police will follow up on persistent "offenders".
Members were shown samples of work from Sussex Prints Limited, which offers Parish &Town
extremely competitive terms for the production of news bulletins & reports.
Members noted a VAT course for Parish Councils being run by the SLCC in June.
Clerk to respond to an Arun DC consultation on Arun’s future housing needs. Members were
asked also to respond individually through the Arun DC website.
Donations unanimously agreed were: Village Friends £100; Bognor Samaritans £50, Arun &
ChichesterCitizens’ Advice Bureau £50; 4Sight £50, JustDifferent £50, SussexPlaying Fields
Assoc. £15. Total donations approved £315. Other appeals considered but rejected were from
RAFA Armed Forces Day; Chanctonbury Community Playscheme; The Saturday Venture
Association; Sofas & Stuff; & SussexCrimestoppers.
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The list of May 2010 bills due for payment was approved unanimously for settlement.
The clerk had only received the annual insurance renewal paperwork three days before the
meeting, and was still investigating whether, with BLADE taking over responsibility for Murrell’s
Field, there was any possible reduction in premium. Council formally authorised the clerk to
spend up to the quoted premium amount for 2010/2011, i.e. £1,254.78, to renew coverage with
effect from the 1
st June 2010 renewal date.
Treasurer JG presented councillors with final figures for financial year 2009-2010. These would
now be passed to the internal auditor. It was unanimously agreed to appoint Rod Cooper again
as internal auditor.
Parish Hall revenue for April 2010 was £410.80, £45.80 of which was from casual hirings.
15. Date of next parish council meeting.
The next meeting is on Monday 7
th June 2010 at approximately 7:30 p.m.in Barnham Parish Hall.
The meeting closed at 9.55 p.m.
David Phillips, Chairman