Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council
Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish
Council held electronically in May 2020
Although there was no Public Forum I would like to say for those of you that have not heard that Councillor Jane McKenna has resigned from being a Councillor due to other commitments. We thank Jane for all the work she has done in the past.
Present: Cllrs: N Linsley (Chairman) M Grant (Vice Chairman) J Macfarlane, M Summerfield, R Webb-Bowen and J Garrett. T MacCaw, N Linsley, J Macfarlane, M Grant.
Clerk in attendance: Mrs P Gillman
1. Apologies – None
2. Declarations of Interest – Cllr Garret – Planning and Cllr Linsley – Donation for Hall
3. Confirmation of Quorum
There was a quorum present.
4. Election of Officers
Chairman N Linsley
Vice Chairman M Grant
Highways M Summerfield
Footpaths R Webb-Bowen
Tree Officer J Macfarlane
Defibrillator J Garrett
Website B Giles
Proposed J Garrett Seconded M Summerfield
5. Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 12 March 2020
It was resolved to approve and sign the minutes as a true record
Proposed: R Webb-Bowen Seconded: M Summerfield
6. Financial Matters
a. Statement of Account and bank reconciliation
b. Bank Balances 31 March 2020.
A resolution is sought to accept the financial statement as at 31 March 2020. Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Current A/c £6541.28; Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Reserve A/c £8353.17; Leigh Common Savings A/c £5104.87.
Proposed: J Garrett Seconded: M Grant
c. A resolution is sought to sign the following cheques.
Cheque No: 000495 Training Expenses 24.80
Cheque No: 000496 PCC Parish Magazine 60.00
Cheque No: 000497 Clerk Salary, expenses &
Council Expenses 535.32
Proposed: M Grant Seconded: N Linsley
7. Planning Matters
No comments on Planning.
It was unanimously agreed to purchase the Gateway Signs for Bayford and Riding Gate.
Proposed: M Summerfield Seconded: J Garrett
Cllr Summerfield reported that due to the Covid 19 outbreak and the subsequent closure of council depots we have been unable to purchase the Gateway Signs at present.
Cllr Grant reported a padlocked gateway near Old School House. Clerk has reported this to the Highways department. Cllr Webb-Bowen has kindly taken over Footpaths.
10. Riding Gate and East View
No further information
Cllr: Garrett has kindly taken over the Defibrillator
The donation for the hall was agreed unanimously.
Proposed: M Grant Seconded: J Garrett
The internal audit is with the accountant
14. Re-adoption of Rules
It was a unanimously agreed to re-adopt the rules. Papers to be signed.
15. Clerks Spinal Column
It was unanimously agreed to increase the Clerk’s Spinal Colum to the new 9.
Proposes: N Linsley Seconded: J Grant
16. Date of Next Meeting
9 July 2020