Meeting May 2018


The next meeting of Little Abington Parish Council will be on Monday, 21 May, 2018 starting at 7:15pm  in the Abington Institute, Great Abington

The agenda and any meeting papers will be published on this website in due course. Agendas and minutes from previous meetings can be found on the web page called minutes and agendas 

Public and press are welcome to attend. The agenda includes time for public participation. 

AGENDA 

1. Election of Chairman
 
2. Parish Council membership
  •  Acceptance of Office
  • Updates to Register of Interests
  • Vacancy 
 
3. Apologies for absence. 
 
4. Election of Vice Chairman
 
5. To sign and approve minutes of Parish Council meeting held on 23 April 2018
 
6. Matters arising not on the agenda  For information only
 
7. Members’ declaration of interests for items on the agenda
 
8. Public participation
 
DECISIONS and CURRENT ISSUES
9. Parish Council Committees/working groups, terms of reference and membership  
Planning Committee
Compliance Working Group (3 + Clerk)
• Abington Recreation Ground Committee (3)
Committee for Abington Housing (2)
 
10. Non Parish Council committees - terms of reference, LAPC representation (reps)
• Institute Management Committee (1)
A1307 Local Liaison Forum (2)
• A1307 Parishes Forum (1)
 
11. Councillors’ responsibilities
• Village Maintenance
• Trees
• Lights, roads, pavements
• Police 
• Health & wellbeing 
• Speedwatch coordination
• Public engagement: Web site/communication
 
12. Review of policies:
• Standing Orders.  updated based on 2018 model
   Code of Conduct
Financial Regulations  
Complaints
Media
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Equal Opportunities
Public Engagement
 
13. Risk Management: 
Review of assets 
• Insurance arrangements
Risk Register
 
14. Finance 
14.1 Receipts
HMRC - VAT rebate October 2017- March 2018
 
£508.92  
SCDC Precept April – September 2018 £     £ 8495.00  
TOTAL £ 9003.92  
       
14.2 Payments
        To agree the following payments
Mrs G Dalton Clerk  (May) STO     £307.67
CGM  - village maintenance     VAT £44.76                                         £268.55
Abington Parochial Church Council grass cutting:        donation         £600.00
CAPALC annual subscription  (2.3% increase)                                   £ 219.74
Abington Recreation Ground Committee -  50% of annual grant         £1312.50
Cambs County Council. Street lights energy 10/2016- 09/2017          £1143.13
Total £2675.37
   
                                          
14.3 Finance Report: balances
14.4     Adoption of General Power of Competence
14.5     Banking arrangements
 
15. Planning https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/search-planning-application
15.1 Planning applications:
S/388/18/LB 35 Church Lane. Part demolition, repair and rebuild boundary wall
• S/1557/18/TC. 54, High Street.  Various tree works in a Conservation Area
15.2 Planning decisions and amendments (for information): 
•  S/0881/18/FL & S/1027/18/AD. Shell Petrol Station Fourwentways. Approved
15.3 Local developments/ planning issues
•    Caravan on PVAA 
•    Local Development Plan - update if any
 
16. Highways and traffic
• Children playing signs – Ivan Clarkes Corner , Entry gates Bourn Bridge Road 
• Road safety: junction of Bourn Bridge Rd / Newmarket Rd/Cambridge International School
• 2019-20 Local Highways Improvement application- Closing date 31 July 2018
 
17. Village Environment/ community engagement
• Protected roadside verges:  to agree quotation for spring cut
• Granta Park access 
• Granta Park noise - follow-up from APM 
• Condition of road surfaces.  Follow up from APM
• Fourwentways -  follow-up from site meeting and APM
• School capacity -  follow up from APM
 
18. 2018-19 Parish Council priorities and plans
• 2017/18 Annual report
 
19. Meetings /representation
• Feedback from meetings attended by LAPC reps not elsewhere on agenda: Parish Nurse
• LAPC representation at forthcoming meetings 
• Arrangements for September LAPC meeting – noting absence of the Clerk 
 
FOR INFORMATION
20.To receive report District Councillor  21. To receive report from Cllr Batchelor (CCC)
 
22. To receive reports from committees 
22.1  Institute Management Committee 
22.2  Recreation Ground Committee 
22.3  Committee for Abington Housing
 
23. To receive reports from representatives
23.1  Village maintenance 
23.2. Lights, roads and pavements 
23.3. Trees
23.4  Police
 
24. Correspondence 
For information only
 
25. Any Other Business/Items for next agenda
• Carry Forward - Annual Report 
• Summary of actions
• Items for village newsletter
 
Next meetings:
Monday 25 June 2017 at 7:15pm
Monday 23 July 2017 at 7:15pm 
Abington Institute, High Street, Great Abington