BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL   
Minutes of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting
Held on Monday 2 September 2013
In the Council Chamber, The Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon at 7.00pm.

Present: Cllr. S Edwards (Chairman), Cllr. N Vant, Cllr. P Ridgwell, Cllr. I Horner,
Cllr. T Simmons, Cllr. Mrs L Challiss, Cllr. P Macloughlin, Cllr. R Crowther, Cllr. M Skinner,
Cllr. D Bimson.

Also present: Mrs C Mason (Town Clerk), Cllr. B Bishop and eight members of the public.

The meeting commenced at 7.00pm.

The presentation from Leigh Driver in relation to the launch of the Brandon Centre was deferred to a later date.

1.  APOLOGIES
Cllr. K Butcher, Cllr. R Silvester, Cllr. L Jacobs, Cllr. G Hughes.

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 1 July 2013 and the Annual Cemetery Meeting of Monday 12 August 2013.
Resolution Record No. BTC/26/02/Sept/13
Proposed by Cllr. T Simmons and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT THE MINUTES OF THE BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 1 JULY 2013 AND THE ANNUAL CEMETERY MEETING OF MONDAY 12  AUGUST 2013 BE ACCEPTED AS A TRUE RECORD.
4.  MATTERS ARISING for information exchange only
Of the Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 1 July 2013 and the Annual Cemetery Meeting of Monday 12 August 2013.
Matters raised included footpath signage; validity of fines for persons parking at Aldi car park; whereabouts of the ladder stiles (minutes of 1994/95/96 to be checked).

5.  PUBLIC FORUM – Monthly event limited to 3 minutes duration maximum per resident relating to public agenda items.
Resolution Record No. BTC/27/02/Sept/13
Proposed by Cllr. T Simmons and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM.
Items raised included missing drains at Sweden Place and Thetford Road; vehicle crime in Rattlers Road; the Relief Road; street lighting; additional allotment fencing; the consultation at Brandon House Hotel relating to proposals for the new development at Weeting; additional road signage near to High Lodge; the lack of bus time table information from Coach Services.

6.  TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE POLICE/ RAF LAKENHEATH
No police report available.
Apologies were received from Squadron Leader Neilds.

7.  TO RECEIVE REPORTS (if any) from County and /or District Councillors.
Cllr. B Bishop’s report contained matters relating to the new development exhibition at the Brandon House Hotel 11am-7pm; the newly appointed town crier; Brandon Relief Road; trees in Victoria Avenue; the success of the recently held event in The Orchard.

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

9.  ACCOUNTS
Resolution Record No. BTC/28/02/Sept/13
Proposed by Cllr. D Bimson and seconded by Cllr. T Simmons.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL RETROSPECTIVELY APPROVES THE JULY 2013 ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

Date

Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13
Jul-13

TOTAL:
Amount

71.06
7.24
77.00
84.00
167.21
54.00
88.20
119.56
655.85
48.00
245.93
270.00
276.00
154.27
474.00
46.89
20.4

2,859.61
Supplier

Ian Smith Office Supplies
Fengate Fasteners Limited
Brandon Test Centre
Multisigns Limited
Finevale Service Station
J & D Green
Cooleraid Limited
Stannah Lift Services Limited
Thetford Garden Centre
Graham Smith & Sons
Rentokil Initial Fire Services Limited
Rialtas Business Solutions Ltd
Didlington Nurseries Ltd
Forest Heath District Council
Playsafety Limited - ROSPA
A & J
Marks Traditional Greengrocers
Net Total

59.22
6.03
71.00
70.00
139.35
54.00
73.50
99.63
546.57
40.00
204.94
225.00
230.00
128.56
395.00
46.89
20.40

2,410.09
VAT

11.84
1.21
6.00
14.00
27.86

14.70
19.93
109.28
8.00
40.99
45.00
46.00
25.71
79.00



449.52



Resolution Record No. BTC/29/02/Sept/13
Proposed by Cllr. T Simmons and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES THE AUGUST 2013 ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT.

Date

Aug-13
Aug-13
Aug-13
Aug-13
Aug-13
Aug-13
Aug-13
Aug-13



TOTAL:
Amount

133.09
14.68
48.00
7.00
215.98
108.00
7.80
10.16



544.71
Supplier

Thetford Garden Centre
Fengate Fasteners Ltd
Graham Smith & Sons
J & D Green
Finevale Service Station
Multisigns Limited
Cooleraid Limited
Ian Smiths Office Supplies Limited



Net Total

111.66
12.23
40.00
7.00
179.97
90.00
6.50
8.47



455.83
VAT

22.32
2.45
8.00

36.01
18.00
1.30
1.69



89.77


10.  LOCAL BUS
Deferred until a later date.

11.  BRANDON REMEMBRANCE PLAYING FIELD PLAY AREA
Quotes to be obtained for replacing selected items of existing play equipment. Potential grants to be sourced.

12. Resolution from Cllr. P Ridgwell. No. 146
Resolution Record No. BTC/30/02/Sept/13
Proposed by Cllr. P Ridgwell and seconded by Cllr. M Skinner.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL WRITES TO ENGLISH HERITAGE AND NETWORK RAIL SUPPORTING THE FRIENDS OF BRANDON STATION IN THEIR APPLICATION TO ADOPT THE BRANDON SIGNAL BOX.
13. NEW BRANDON MAGAZINE
Resolution Record No. BTC/31/02/Sept/13
Proposed by Cllr. T Simmons and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: 7 for 2 abstentions.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL AGREES TO ACCEPT THE OFFER OF ONE FREE PAGE IN THE BRANDON TOWN MAGAZINE. A SECOND PAGE AT THE COST OF ONE HUNDRED POUNDS WILL BE UTILISED, AS AND WHEN ADDITIONAL SPACE IS REQUIRED.
14.  TOWN CRIER COMPETITION
Resolution Record No. BTC/32/02/Sept/13
Proposed by Cllr. M Skinner and seconded by Cllr. I Horner.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL CONFIRMS THE APPOINTMENT OF MIKE WARBE AS THE BRANDON TOWN CRIER FOR THE TERM OF ONE YEAR.
15.  RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
Resolution Record No. BTC/33/02/Sept/13
Proposed by Cllr. D Bimson and seconded by Cllr. T Simmons.
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: CONTRACT.


BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Confidential Minutes
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting
Held at 7.00pm on Monday 2 September 2013
In the Council Chamber, Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon.

THIS PAGE IS CONFIDENTIAL
ONLY THE RESOLUTIONS MAY BE DISPLAYED
AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD

16. TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES
Of the Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 1 July 2013.
Resolution Record No. BTC/34/02/Sept/13
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES OF THE BRANDON TOWN
MEETING OF MONDAY 1 JULY 2013 BE ACCEPTED AS A TRUE RECORD.
17.  MATTERS ARISING from the confidential minutes of the Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 1 July 2013.
There were no matters to consider.

18.  NEW CEMETERY
18.1 Resolution Record No. BTC/35/02/Sept/13
CARRIED:

Confidential

18.2 Cllr. M Skinner declared an interest in this agenda item and left the room. The Declaration of Interests Book was duly signed.
Resolution Record No. BTC/36/02/Sept/13
CARRIED:

Confidential

19.  GRAVEL HILL
Resolution Record No. BTC/37/02/Sept/13
CARRIED:

Confidential


With no further business the meeting closed at 8.45pm.



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