Held at the School on Tuesday, 1st May 2012. Starting at 7.15pm
Present: Margaret Chadwick-Chairman (MC), Brian Ambrose (BA), Bert Collins (BC), Lynn Reed-Vice Chairman (LR), Sharyn Robinson (SR), Mary Smith (MS) and James Hardwicke (following signing of Declaration of Acceptance of Office)-(JH).
Members of the Public: Molly Butler, Diane Butler-Finbow, Lawrence Butler, Mr & Mrs Peter Harding.
CCC – Cllr David Brown
Karen King – Clerk
3000: Apologies for Absence:
Cllr Allen Alderson – conflicting meeting
Ian Woodroffe – conflicting commitment
Sue Romero – away
Parish Councillors welcomed James Hardwicke a Parish Councillor and following the signing of his Declaration of Acceptance of Office, he joined the meeting.
The Clerk took the meeting for item 3001 and invited nominations for Chairman to the Parish Council.
3001: Election of Chairman:
Brian Ambrose proposed that Margaret Chadwick continue as Chairman for another year. This was seconded by Sharyn Robinson and unanimously agreed. There were no other nominations. Margaret Chadwick agreed to continue as Chairman for another year, duly signed the ‘Declaration of Acceptance of Office’ and took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.
3002: Election of Vice-Chairman:
Sharyn Robinson nominated Lynn Reed as Vice-Chairman for another year. This was seconded by Mary Smith and unanimously agreed. There were no other nominations. Lynn Reed agreed to continue as Vice-Chairman for another year.
3003: Election of Officers:
• Relief-in-Need Charity:
It was unanimously proposed that Brian Ambrose and Bert Collins be elected as Parish Council representatives. Agreed by all.
• Property Maintenance Committee:
It was unanimously proposed that Sharyn Robinson, Brian Ambrose and Bert Collins make up the Property Maintenance Committee. Agreed by all.
The Chairman asked if there was a need for additional committees. There were none. It was noted that due to Giles Merritt’s resignation as Parish Councillor a representative was needed for the CCC Parish Paths Partnership scheme. It was decided to give this further consideration at a future meeting.
Meeting closed at 7.25pm
3004: Future Meeting Dates:
15th May – Annual Parish Meeting (to be held at Downing Court Community Room – starting at 7.30pm)
7th August (if called)