Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council
Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish
Council held on 9 May 2019 in
Bayford Village Hall at 7.30pm
There was no Public Forum
Present: Cllrs: E Parsons (Chairman) T MacCaw, N Linsley, J Macfarlane, M Grant. D/Councillor Robin Bastable
Public: Peter Munro and Jane McKenna
Clerk in attendance: Mrs P Gillman
1. Apologies – None
2. Declarations of Interest – None
3. Confirmation of Quorum
There was a quorum present.
4. Election of Officers
Chairman N Linsley
Vice Chairman None as yet
Highways M Summerfield
Footpaths M Grant
Tree Officer J Macfarlane
Website B Giles
As there were no other attendees that wished to be elected to the post of Chairman Cllr Linsley stepped up and offered to do the post for 1 year on the interim.
Proposed M Summerfield Seconded M Grant
5. Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 21 March 2019
It was resolved to approve and sign the minutes as a true record
Proposed: M Grant Seconded: M Summerfield
6. Financial Matters
a. Statement of Account and bank reconciliation
b. Bank Balances 31 March 2019.
A resolution is sought to accept the financial statement as at 31 March 2019. Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Current A/c £5229.68; Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Reserve A/c £7989.07; Leigh Common Savings A/c £5101.89.
c. A resolution is sought to sign the following cheques
Cheque No: 000465 Payman 72.00 ®
Cheque No: 000466 Pinnacle Accountancy 108.00®
Cheque No: 000467 Came & Company 294.17
Cheque No: 000468 Clerks salary & expenses
and council expenses 580.72
Cheque No: 000469 SALC 20.00
Cheque No: 000470 Dorset & Somerset Air
Ambulance Donation. 175.00
Cheque No: 000471 C.A.B. 25.00
Cheque No: 000472 PCC Churchyard Donation 500.00
Cheque No: 000473 PCC Newsletter Donation 50.00
Cheque No: 000474 SALC 90.90
Proposed: Cllr Grant Seconded: Cllr Summerfield
7. Planning Matters
There were no new planning matters
Clerk to contact Highways to reinstate the sign post to Stoke Trister at the end of Beech Lane. There still appears to be potholes in Beech Lane.
Cllr Grant reported a padlocked stile in Stoke Lane near the A303. It was said to be padlocked to protect Mr Perry’s horses. Councillors suggested opening up another gate for access. Cllr Grant reported other stiles that needed repair.
10. Riding Gate and East View
Clerk was instructed to keep the pressure up on both of these problems.
To be discussed at the July meeting
All donations were met with a unanimous approval
It was unanimously agreed to sign the Audit
14. Guide to the Community Infrastructure
To be discussed further
15. Councillors Vacancy
Jane McKenna applied for the position of Councillor and was accepted.
Proposed: Cllr Macfarlane Seconded: Cllr Grant
Cllr Macfarlane had spoken to Nick Garrett and Robert Webb-Bowen asking if they wished to join the Parish Council. She will see them again to find their decision.
16. Date of Next Meeting
11 July 2019
Meeting closed at 8.50pm