Minutes 21st May 2014

Craswall, Llanveynoe, Longtown and Walterstone

Minutes of Longtown Group Annual Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 21st May 2014 at 8.00pm in Longtown Village Hall.

Mr N Cowles, Mrs L Watkins, Miss R Goodwin, Mrs R Pritchard, Mr N Powell, Mr D Freeman, Mrs P Tribe, Mr P Hope and Mr J Hardy.

IN ATTENDANCE – Mrs L Cowles (Clerk), Ward Councillor Graham Powell and three members of the public.

1. ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Mrs J Probert and PCSO Fiona Witcher.

In the absence of a current Chairman Mr D Freeman took the Chair.
To receive nominations and agree appointments for the office of:-
2.1 Chairman – Mr N Cowles proposed by Mr D Freeman and seconded by Mr N Powell. Mr J Hardy proposed by Mrs L Watkins and seconded by Mr P Hope. By a majority of six to three Mr N Cowles was elected as Chairman and signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.
Mr N Cowles took the Chair.
2.2 Vice-Chairman – Mr J Hardy proposed By Mr N Powell and seconded by Mr D Freeman. There were no other nominations and the proposal was carried. Mr Hardy signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.
2.3 Longtown Village Hall Representative – Mrs L Watkins – All Agreed.
2.4 Craswall Village Hall Representative – Mr N Powell – All Agreed.
2.5 Walterstone Village Hall Representative – Ms D Palmer (to be confirmed) – All Agreed.
2.6 Lewis, Gilbert & Thomas George Charity and Meredith Maddy Charity Representative – Mrs P Tribe – All Agreed.
2.7 Footpaths Officer for Craswall, Llanveynoe, Walterstone & Longtown – Mr N Powell and Miss R Goodwin (Craswall), Mr D Freeman (Longtown and Walterstone), Ms J Jones (Llanveynoe – to be confirmed).

3.1 Parish Council Chairman – See attached, a full report is available, on request, from the Clerk.
3.2 Ward Councillor – See attached, a full report is available, on request, from the Clerk.

4. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PARISH COUNCIL INSURANCE – A renewal quote had been received from Came & Company for £278.95, which was a saving on the previous year. It was agreed to renew with Came & Company.

5. ACCOUNTS 2013/14
Review statement of accounts for year end 2013/14 and approve Annual Return for financial year ended 31st March 2014. – All Agreed.
Ward Councillor Powell raised concerns that the balance showed a large increase in funds over the financial year 2013/14. It was agreed by Parish Councillors to consider increase spending over the current financial year.