July 2016 Minutes





Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday 21st July 2016 at 7.30 pm in The Chislet Centre, Chislet

Present            :      Cllrs Fee (in the Chair), Jones, Chandler, Hazard, Wilkinson,                                                                                    

                                Huckstep & Brant

In attendance:      Mr. G Eaton, Clerk to the Council & KCC Cllr Marsh

Action by:

1 Apologies for absence  

Apologies were received from Cllrs Higglesden and Craven & CCC Cllr Taylor

2 Declarations of Councillors Interests regarding items on the Agenda

Cllr Chandler declared an interest in any discussions regarding the Upstreet Village Hall proposal

There were no other declarations of Cllrs interest regarding items on the Agenda

3 Public discussion

There were no members of the public present

4 Minutes of the last Meeting

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 30th June 2016 were agreed and signed

5 Matters arising

There were no matters arising of note


Action by:

6 To discuss correspondence received

Letter received from anonymous Parishioners re alleged dumping of building waste at  Puddledock Wood, Nethergong Hill – Clerk to forward concerns to CCC asking they investigate


Letter received from KCC re Kent Waste Disposal Strategy

7 To consider Planning and Enforcement matters

A Planning applications to consider

CA/16/01427 – Change of use to light industrial/external storage containers

Port Farm, Island Road, Upstreet

Letter to be sent to CCC should remain as commercial use as concerns re lorries in the narrow lane and joining the busy A28


CA/16/01456 – 5 new dwellings and associated parking

Existing Riding School, Highstead

Letter to be sent to CCC objecting to the application – inappropriate over development of the site and community does not wish to lose a viable equestrian facility


CA/16/01329 – Two storey rear extension

1 Forge Cottages, Forge Lane, Marshside

There were no objections to this application

B Planning applications refused by CCC

CA/16/00321 – Two storey dwelling

Land adjacent to Castleton Cottage, North Stream, Marshside

CA/16/01039 – Detached garage

Poors Farm, Chapel Lane, Marshside


Action by:

8 Neighbourhood Plan and Village Hall in Upstreet

There was a general discussion about the emerging proposals. It was agreed that the Clerk would draft and circulate a questionnaire to send to Parishioners asking for their views. To be discussed further at the next meeting


9 Phone box in Upstreet

Cllr Brant reported on his recent meeting with a representative of SECAMB regarding the possible siting of defibrillators. It was agreed that Cllr Brant would research prices and training options – to be considered at the next meeting

Cllr Brant

10 To consider Finance matters

A The following accounts were approved for payment                           £

Cheque No 1002 G Eaton, Clerk’s salary & expenses                           395.95

Cheque No 1003 Inland Revenue, Clerk’s tax                                         41.00

Cheque No 1004 Harmer & Sons, grass cutting                                      546.00     incl VAT of £91

Cheque No 1005 S Huckstep, litter picking                                             265.33

11 AOB

There was a general discussion about speeding along North Stream but agreed little could be done

The Clerk was asked to report the damaged/bent Upstreet Village Sign on the A28 as you approach from Canterbury


It was noted that the Ramblers Association may be able to assist with footpath issues

The Clerk was asked to contact the Canterbury free paper and request that supplies are reinstated to Hersden & Upstreet Post Offices


12 Date of next meeting

It was agreed that the next Meeting would be held on Thursday 25th August at 7.30pm in The Chislet Centre, Chislet

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.50pm