BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL   

Minutes of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting
Held on Monday 2 July 2012
In the Council Chamber, The Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon at 7.00pm.

Present: Cllr. R Silvester, Cllr. N Vant, Cllr. D Bimson, Cllr. P Ridgwell, Cllr. G Hughes,
Cllr. Mrs L Challiss, Cllr. L Jacobs, Cllr. S Edwards, Cllr. I Horner, Cllr. M Skinner

Also present: Mrs C Mason (Town Clerk) and nine members of the public.

The meeting commenced at 7.00pm.

1.  APOLOGIES
Cllr. R Crowther, Cllr. K Butcher.

2.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST and additions to Members Register of Interests.
None.

3.  TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN MINUTES
Of the Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 11 June 2012 (Public items).
Resolution Record No. BTC/25/02/Jul/12
Proposed by Cllr. G Hughes and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT THE MINUTES OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 11 JUNE 2012 BE ACCEPTED AS A TRUE RECORD.
4.  MATTERS ARISING for information exchange only
Of the Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 11 June 2012 (Public Items).
Cllr. P Ridgwell enquired what response had been received regarding the keeping of bees at the allotments. (Notifications have yet to be sent to the plot holders but at this present time the hives were concealed behind tall weeds).

5.  PUBLIC FORUM – Monthly event limited to 3 minutes duration maximum per resident.
Resolution Record No. BTC/26/02/Jul/12
Proposed by Cllr. G Hughes and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM.
Members of the public raised issues relating to Brandon Country Park; the proposed new cemetery; slow response from the ambulance service in connection with a recent incident in Brandon.

6.  TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE POLICE/RAF LAKENHEATH
Crime figures for the period 27th May to 27th June 2012 were given by Sgt Chisnall. There were 54 recorded crimes within this time period. The same period last year saw 72 crimes recorded. This is a decrease of 25%. Questions from members included parking issues outside the Meat Market and Bet Fred; parking regulations for disabled persons.

7.  TO RECEIVE REPORTS (if any) from County and /or District Councillors.
Key points in Cllr. B Bishop’s report: his locality budget will be used to move the lamp post on Market Hill; the annual inspection of trees in Brandon Country Park; the new website for the IES school. Cllr. P Ridgwell asked why the National Express timetable and the 200 and 201 bus services had been altered without prior notification to the District/County or Town Council. Cllr. S Edwards said the tree that had come down in Beavor Lane was diseased. The remaining trees will now be inspected and felled if found to be unsafe.

The meeting was reconvened.

8.  URGENT BUSINESS – any items the Chairman considers a matter of urgent business.
There were no matters of urgent business.

9.  ACCOUNTS
9.1 Approval of payments (Public Items) –June 2012. 
9.2 Approval to pay July/August Invoices prior to the September meeting.
Resolution Record No. BTC/27/02/Jul/12
Proposed by Cllr. G Hughes and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES AGENDA ITEM NINE ONE, NINE TWO EN-BLOC.

Date

Jun-12
Jun-12
Jun-12
Jun-12
Jun-12
Jun-12
Jun-12
Jun-12
Jun-12
Jun-12


TOTAL:
Amount

64.81
275.79
256.87
97.37
16.38
779.29
695.00
59.00
130.00
60.84


2,435.35
Supplier

Suffolk County Council - S/L Oaklands Drive
Stannah Lift Services Limited
Finevale Service Station
Lyreco UK Limited
Fengate Fasteners Limited
Thetford Garden Centre
Parish Council Internal Audit Service
J & D Green
L S Electrical
Arco Limited
Net Total

54.01
229.83
214.05
81.14
13.65
649.42
695.00
59.00
130.00
50.70


2,176.80
VAT

10.80
45.96
42.82
16.23
2.73
129.87



10.14


258.55


10.  CEMETERY MEETING
Cemetery inspection meeting arranged for Monday 6th August 2012 at 7.00pm. Apologies were received in advance from Cllr. G Hughes.

11.  NINE STILES WALK
Nine Stiles Walk to take place on Friday 3rd August 2012. Mrs S Jureko to be asked to lead the walk.

12.  RESOLUTION from Cllr. P Ridgwell No. 145.

‘That this council re-instates ‘Reports from Town Councillors’ as a regular agenda item’.

This resolution was not seconded and therefore falls.

13.  REGISTER OF INTERESTS FOR COUNCILLORS
Cllr. G Hughes asked it be noted he was not happy with the requirement of new legislation relating to the disclosure of personal interests of spouses/partners on the revised Register of Interests documentation.

14.  EMERGENCY PLANNING TEAM
Resolution Record No. BTC/28/02/Jul/12
Proposed by Cllr. G Hughes and seconded by Cllr. Mrs L Challiss.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT THE MEDIA COMMITTEE DRAFT AN ADVERTISEMENT INVITING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE EMERGENCY PLANNING TEAM.
15.  BRANDON RAILWAY STATION
This agenda item was withdrawn.

16.  CLERKS MONTHLY LOG
Contents noted. District Councillors to make enquiries why the litter bin, removed whilst work was being carried out to the traffic lights, had not been reinstated.

17.  RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
Resolution Record No. BTC/29/02/Jul/12
Proposed by Cllr. G Hughes and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: Unanimous.

That pursuant to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, the Public and Press be excluded from the Meeting temporarily due to the confidential nature of the business to be discussed concerning QUOTES: LAND: STAFF: CONTRACTS

There were no confidential matters to discuss.

The meeting closed at 8.25pm.



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