BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting of the Full Brandon Town Council
held at 7pm on Monday 03 November 2003
at the (New) Forest School, Bury Road, Brandon

Present: Cllr Ms J S Bourton (Chairman), Cllr Mrs E. Milner (Vice Chairman), Cllr Mrs J A Ahern, Cllr Mr E V Ashley, Cllr Mr P S Baldwin, Cllr Mrs S Jureko, Cllr Mr P MacLoughlin, Cllr Mr N A Newbon, Cllr Mr P R Ridgwell, Cllr Mr A P Saxby, Cllr Mr R Silvester, Cllr Mrs C M Silvester, Cllr Mr N A Vant.

Also Present: Mr J P Scott (Town Clerk), 14 members of the public and 2 members of the press. Police Sergeant Hewitt, Mildenhall Section arrived at 7.35 pm.

1.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr Mr S J Edwards. Apology for absence accepted.

2.    DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS AND ADDITTIONS TO REGISTER OF MEMBERS INTERESTS [PCC of C 2001/LGA 2000]

N.B: Councillors must sign the Declarations of Interest Book before leaving the Meeting.

The Chairman, Cllr Ms J S Bourton declared a prejudicial interest in Item 13 – Planning Applications and duly signed the Declarations of Interest Book. Cllr Mr P S Baldwin declared a prejudicial interest in Item.23 – SCC Property Review/Acquisition Old School House and duly signed the Declarations of Interest Book. Cllr Mr N A Vant also declared a prejudicial interest in Item.23 – SCC Property Review/Acquisition Old School House and duly signed the Declarations of Interest Book.

Resolution Record No. BTC/143/03/Nov//03
At this point, the Chairman, Cllr Ms J S Bourton proposed that Item 15 - RESOLUTION No.97. from Cllr Mrs J A AHERN. be brought forward and heard between Items 4 & 5 on the agenda.
Seconded by Cllr Mrs S Jureko.
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT ITEM 15 – RESOLUTION No. 97. FROM Cllr Mrs J A AHERN, BE BROUGHT FORWARD AND HEARD BETWEEN ITEMS 4 & 5 ON THE AGENDA
3.    RATIFICATION OF MINUTES OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 06 OCTOBER 2003 (PUBLIC ITEMS) [LGA 1972 Sch. 12]
Resolution Record No. BTC/144/03/Nov//03
Proposed by Cllr Mr R Silvester and seconded by The Vice Chairman Cllr Mrs E Milner.
CARRIED: 10 for, 0 against, 3 not eligible to vote.
THAT THE MINUTES OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 06 OCTOBER 2003 BE ACCEPTED AND SIGNED AS A TRUE RECORD
4.      MATTERS ARISING
UNAUTHORISED FENCE, 2 VICTORIA AVENUE
Resolution Record No. BTC/145/03/Nov//03
Proposed by the Vice Chairman, Cllr Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr Mr R Silvester
CARRIED: 9 for, 4 against.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL NO LONGER INTRUCTS SOLICITORS, RUDLINGS AND WAKELAM, TO ACT ON THEIR BEHALF AND REMOVES ALL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL PAPERWORK CURRENTLY LODGED WITH THAT LEGAL FIRM. THIS BEING ON THE GROUNDS OF THAT FIRM REPRESENTING ANOTHER PARTY AGAINST BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL, DESPITE HAVING REPRESENTED THE SAID COUNCIL OVER MANY YEARS IN THE PAST.
Resolution Record No. BTC/146/03/Nov//03
Proposed by the Chairman, Cllr Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern.
CARRIED: 10 for, 1 against, 2 abstentions.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL INSTRUCTS SOLICITORS, CUNNINGHAM – JOHN, THETFORD TO ACT AS LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES FOR THAT COUNCIL IN FUTURE.
Cllr Mr R Silvester proposed that Brandon Town Council continues to pursue legal action with regard to the unauthorised fence at 2, Victoria Avenue. It was agreed that any further discussion should be carried forward to the Confidential Section.

BUS STOP – LONDON ROAD / OLD FORGE COURT
Cllr Mr N A Vant declared an interest and left the Meeting.
Mr Trotter, SCC Senior Public Transport Officer – Infrastructure, had undertaken an assessment. Copies of that report were circulated to all Members prior to the Meeting. The report suggested five options, four of which involved moving the bus stop from the present location.
Resolution Record No. BTC/147/03/Nov//03
Proposed by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern and seconded by Cllr Mr P S Baldwin.
CARRIED: 11 for, 1 against.
THAT AN ON-SITE(S) MEETING BE ARRANGED BETWEEN BRANDON TOWN COUNCILLORS AND MR TROTTER, SCC SENIOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT OFFICER – INFRASTRUCTURE.
PLANS TO WIDEN ACCESS TO THE REMEMBRANCE PLAYING FIELDS/LEISURE CENTRE, BRANDON
Cllr Mr P MacLoughlin declared an interest and left the Meeting.

A written report was received from The Charity Commission for England and Wales. Copies were circulated to all Members prior to the Meeting. Members thought the report was too generic. It addressed the overall project but did not tackle each specific concern as a separate issue in itself.
Resolution Record No. BTC/148/03/Nov//03
Proposed by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern and seconded by Cllr Mr R Silvester.

CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL AGAIN WRITES TO THE CHARITY COMMISSION FOR ENGLAND AND WALES ASKING FOR A WRITTEN REPORT THAT SEPARATES AND ADDRESSES EACH DIFFERENT ISSUE.
BRANDON ORCHARD, COULSON LANE
A letter was received from FHDC Countryside Officer. Mr Nick Wyatt. Copies were circulated to all Members prior to the Meeting. Mr Wyatt points out that the Orchard is a valuable ecological resource with the potential to attract Nature Reserve Funding. The Chairman, Cllr Ms J S Bourton, suggested that Members meet with Mr N Wyatt for further discussions – Agreed.

15.    RESOLUTION No.97. FROM Cllr Mrs J A AHERN  [BROUGHT FORWARD ON AGENDA - Resolution Record No. BTC/143/03/Nov//03]
    “That this Council resolves to write to the relevant Authority requesting the following information regarding the recent installation of a speed camera on the A1065 at Brandon; (a) what did it cost? (b) what was the evidence of need? (c) how was the siting decided (d) was there a Police request to address a defined problem?”
Cllr Mr N A Vant motioned an amendment; That Brandon Town Council writes to the relevant Authority and also asks; (e) Is the speed camera a Police or Suffolk Community Safety Partnership camera? (f) Is the camera set to ACPO guidelines or lower?
Seconded by the Chairman Cllr Ms J S Bourton.
Resolution Record No. BTC/149/03/Nov//03
AMENDMENT CARRIED: 10 for, 2 against, 1abstention.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL WRITES TO THE RELEVANT AUTHORITY REQUESTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING THE RECENT INSTALLATION OF A SPEED CAMERA ON THE A1065 AT BRANDON; (A) WHAT DID IT COST? (B) WHAT WAS THE EVIDENCE OF NEED? (C) HOW WAS THE SITING DECIDED? (D) WAS THERE A POLICE REQUEST TO ADDRESS A DEFINED PROBLEM? (E) IS THE SPEED CAMERA A POLICE OR SUFFOLK COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNERSHIP CAMERA? (F) IS THE CAMERA SET TO ACPO GUIDELINES OR LOWER?
Proposed by the Vice Chairman, Cllr Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr Mrs S Jureko.
THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM AND REPORTS

5.      PUBLIC FORUM
Mr Lukaniuk: referred to a letter, dated 8 October 2003, from Brandon Town Council asking him to repair or remove his unsafe boundary wall between London Road and Old Forge Court. He said the condition of the wall was not his fault and another party had accepted liability for knocking it down. Mr Lukaniuk claimed he had toured around Brandon and found
other walls falling down but bets Brandon Town Council has not sent letters to the owners of those walls. He also described the Orchard project [Coulson Lane] as a “disgrace”. He alleged the surrounding wall is in a dangerous condition and accused Brandon Town Council of hypocrisy.
Mr Lukaniuk also began discussing the bus stop situated at London Road and Old Forge Court, whereupon Cllr Mr N A Vant immediately declared an interest and left the Meeting. Mr Lukaniuk claimed that on Monday 1st September 2003, Brandon Town Council voted to move this bus stop but had since reneged upon their promise. He also stated that more people shop at Tesco’s than on the High Street and the bus stop in question should be relocated to outside Holly House, 41, London Road. Mr Lukanuik believed that Suffolk County Council only ever makes recommendations and the current bus stop site is totally unsuitable.

It should be recorded that Mr Lukanuik complied with the request by Brandon Town Council to make safe his boundary wall between London Road and Old Forge Court.

Mrs Elliot: complained about a small 3 foot high wall next to the Vetinary Surgeons which has barbed wire along it. She was informed by the Chairman, Cllr Ms J S Bourton that this was a Police matter and was assured it would be looked into.

Mrs Linge, G&I Auto’s: informed the Meeting she is gathering a petition requesting a small bus station in a safe place for the People of Brandon. To date, over 60 names have been collected. She suggested George Street as a site and is prepared to obtain an engineers report confirming that disused underground cellars there do not make this Street unsuitable.

6.    REPORT FROM THE POLICE
Sergeant Hewett pointed out that he is stationed at Mildenhall and Policing in Brandon comes under the Mildenhall Sector. He described how the relatively low crime rate in Brandon is disproportionate to the somewhat higher fear of crime. The most prominent local crimes are criminal damage and the theft of motorcars. Detection figures for those crimes are currently low and the overall detection rate is approximately 25%. No particular category of victim is predominant.
Cllr Mr A P Saxby: questioned why Brandon “comes under” the Mildenhall Sector when he understood the reorganisation to have been a merger.
Sergeant Hewett; apologised for any misunderstanding and assured Members his choice of words were not intended to diminish the importance of Brandon.
Cllr Mrs J A Ahern: was concerned about vehicles parking on pavements all over Brandon and wished the Police would tackle the problem.
Cllr Mr E V Ashley: was disappointed at the lack of communication between the Public and the Police. He also questioned the lack of Police action in a particular case involving assault and damage to property.
Cllr Mr P S Baldwin: drew attention to a Police Officer who was recently attacked outside the Flintknappers Public House, Market Hill. This occurred next to a Police CCTV camera and less than 50 yards from the Police Station. It was claimed that CCTV surveillance is not adequate. At this point Sgt Hewett responded and promising to take the matter further.
Cllr Mrs E. Milner (Vice Chairman): asked Sgt Hewett to enquire into why the flashing speed sign on London Road is not working.
Cllr Mr A P Saxby: returned to the assault upon the Police Officer outside the Flintkappers Public House. He described how the investigation was given lots of Police attention whereas a Parishioner who had been assaulted received comparatively little attention, even though he was admitted to hospital and gave the names of those responsible to the Police.
Sgt Hewett: explained how the assault upon the Police Officer was classed as Violent Disorder. This is a very serious offence and consequently treat as a high priority. For that
reason, the Police swamped the area during the investigation to reap whatever information they could. The high level of Police attention did not arise because the victim was a Police Officer.
Cllr Mr A P Saxby: informed the Meeting that the Public perception was that the high level of attention did, in-fact, arise because a Police Officer had been assaulted.
Cllr Mr N A Newbon: brought underage drinking in Brandon to the attention of Sgt Hewett. Also, the resulting rowdy behaviour which he believes to increase the fear factor amongst residents.
Sgt Hewett: explained how the Police try not to use Drunk & Disorderly or Drunk & Incapable powers. These problems are dealt with through Youth Nuisance procedures which include maintaining a register and informing parents.
Cllr Mr P R Ridgwell: had heard that lots of underage drinkers were involved with the attack upon the Police Officer outside the Flintknappers Public House. 15 and 16 year olds were supposed to have taken part.
He also complained about youngsters as young as 11 years riding motorised scooters without wearing a helmet and not displaying lights. Sometimes they ride on the footpath and are a danger to both themselves and others.
Sgt Hewett: was not in a position to comment upon underage drinkers in the Flintknappers or any other pub. He assured the meeting that all public houses in Brandon are routinely checked but the prime responsibility lies with the licensee and staff.
With regard to electric scooters. He stated that elderly people who are infirm are entitled to drive both on the footpath and road. However, they are still classed as mechanically propelled vehicles and the drivers can be prosecuted for certain RTA offences including drink driving.
Sgt Hewett: also explained how motorised scooters are held by case law to be motor vehicles. Riders need m/v insurance but are not required to wear a helmet. Nor do they require an excise or driving licence.
Cllr Mr P T MacLoughlin: pointed out he was Licensee to the Remembrance Playing Fields and most underage drinking resulted from discos and adults buying drink for youngsters.
Sgt Hewett: promised to look into the matter.

7.    TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM RAF LAKENHEATH
No Report. Apologies for absence received.

8.    TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM THE BRANDON AND MILDENHALL CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
CAB Management Committee Member, Mr Cliff Horne addressed the Meeting. He outlined the aims and principles of the CAB and thanked Brandon Town Council for having accommodated them in the Old School House.
In the past year, the CAB dealt with 7,766 local enquiries. 4,480 interviews had taken place, together with 69 home visits. Counselling for debt amounting to £2,500,000 had also been administered.
Mr Horne acknowledged the indispensable help received from volunteers and thanked Forest Heath District Council for providing core funding. He explained how the CAB needs to expand and pleaded for further funding. Mr Horne pointed out that neighbouring Parish Councils have already made donations. 
Cllr Mr R Silvester: explained there was a lack of funding for the local Money Advice Section.
Mr Cliff Horne: informed the Meeting that working hours for paid staff had been reduced and clients referred to the Newmarket Branch to accommodate for this shortfall. He said matters were improving but more money is still needed.
Members suggested that CAB funding be placed on the forthcoming Precept Agenda.

9.    TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM FOREST HEATH DISTRICT COUNCIL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUPPORT SERVICES ON THE PLANNED BLUE BIN SCHEME AND CHANGES TO THE REFUSE COLLECTION TIMES IN BRANDON.

Mr Mark Christie, Service Manager, FHDC Environmental and Support Services was unable to attend through illness. Marie Grant, Blue Bin Project Coordinator, and Rachael Pooley, Recycling Officer, were present to take questions instead.
Cllr Mr A P Saxby: praised the principle of recycling and environmental friendliness, describing these activities as superb. However, he objected to the reduction in grey bin collections to once every two weeks and claimed Council Taxes were increasing while services decreased. He also questioned the potential health hazards connected to reduced grey bin collections and gave the example of dirty nappies remaining in a bin for 13 days during the height of summer. Cllr Mr A P Saxby informed the Meeting that resident petitions had been raised against this grey bin issue in other blue bin schemes. He agreed with introducing blue bins but not reducing grey bin collections.
Ms Marie Grant: responded by stating that everybody will still receive a weekly collection except it is divided into two bins. There had been lots of complaints in the past from people fearing smelly bins but if rubbish is wrapped up properly there should not be a problem. Ms Grant could not comment on petitions in other areas. She promised large families would receive bigger grey bins. There would also be the option of reusable bags for people with no space to store another wheelie bin.
Cllr Mrs J A Ahern: disagreed with the reduction in grey bin collection times and emphasised the health issues. In addition to dirty nappies - feminine protection, incontinence pads and dog excreta must also be taken into consideration. Schemes were withdrawn from Milton Keynes and Cheltenham because of petitions protesting against the changes.
Ms Marie Grant: asserted that 62 other Authorities in England and Wales collect grey bins only once every two weeks and the arrangement works well in all of them.
Cllr Mr C M Silvester: described at length how recycling necessarily results in less landfill. This in turn will create a larger percentage of excreta with associated problems.
Cllr N A Vant: highlighted the health risks faced by a family with baby twins.
Cllr P R Ridgwell: drew attention to terraced houses in Brandon with small gardens where young families live. When grey bins are not emptied he believed people would simply fill blue or brown bins with grey bin rubbish. Nor will everyone conform to a strict recycling practice.
Ms Marie Grant: said some people will always defy the system. Some need extra support but most will do it properly.
Cllr Mr P S Baldwin: likened the blue bin situation to old cars being abandoned to highlight how people do not always conform. He suggested the introduction of a trial period whereby people could revert to the old system should residents complain.
Cllr Mr R Silvester: referred to the FHDC blue bin advice booklet ‘Out and About’. It states the scheme will cost nothing, yet £40,000 went into last years budget to cater for it. A response was requested regarding what the scheme will cost. He also asked how some people would find additional space for 3 bins.
Ms Marie Grant: promised to enquire into the costs and report back. Bins are already being delivered across Mildenhall. FHDC will discuss providing larger bins and additional collections on an individual basis.
Cllr Mr R Silvester: queried the 10 year contract with the recycling company and wanted to know where the rubbish would be deposited – in landfill or above land? He asked if there was
an escape clause and whether FHDC would have to continue paying for the contract should they break it.
Cllr Mrs E Milner: made the observation that people in Germany have 5 different bins. Should she refuse to have blue bin, she wondered how FHDC could justify making make her wait two weeks before having her grey bin emptied when still paying her Council tax.
Cllr Mr S A Newbon: required confirmation that some items of rubbish have to be washed.
Ms Marie Grant: stated this was correct. Tins etc. need to be washed and bins would not be collected if this was not done.
Cllr Mr V E Ashley: complained about bags containing dirty nappies already being dumped in forest picnic spots and felt the reduction in grey bin collections would exasperate this problem.
Cllr Mr P R Ridgwell: FHDC allegedly told a certain trader in Market Hill was to put surplus brochures into the household rubbish grey bins because of being a business.
Ms Marie Grant: replied that because blue bins are being introduced into domestic homes, they will also be given to commercial premises.
Mrs Elliot, Resident in The Maltings, Brandon: highlighted how 43 residents in the block of flats forming The Maltings, have access to only 4 grey bins and 1 brown bin due to restricted bin cupboard space. Blue bins would have to stand outside in landscaped gardens and this would be unsightly. The residents there do not want blue bins.
Ms Marie Grant: promised to treat The Maltings as an individual case and requested contact details for the Residents Association. Ms Grant also offered to return in 3 Months and take more questions at a Brandon Town Council Meeting after the scheme has been up and running.

Proposed by Cllr Mr A P Saxby and seconded by Cllr Mrs S Jureko.
THAT THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL RECONVENE.

10.    TO RECEIVE REPORTS FROM COUNTY COUNCILLORS AND/OR DISTRICT
   COUNCILLORS

 Nothing to report.

11.     URGENT BUSINESS
 None.

12.    WARD REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS
Various verbal reports were given regarding driver visibility concerns at different locations in Brandon. These problems were due to badly placed telegraph poles and overhanging trees/bushes etc. - Deferred until the next Full Meeting as an agenda Item.

13.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS: Notifications Circulated: Plans at Meeting.
The Chairman, Cllr Ms J S Bourton declared an interest and left the meeting.

PLANNING OBJECTION: APPLICATION F/2002/0768: Amended Plans: Major Development: High Beeches, Mount Pit, Thetford Road, Brandon. Erection of 19 dwellings, garages, parking spaces and construction of vehicular access. Applicant: Achillion.
Resolution Record No. BTC/150/03/Nov/03
Proposed by Cllr Mr A P Saxby and seconded by Cllr Mrs C M Silvester.
CARRIED: Unanimous
OBJECTION MADE ON THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS: (1) THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT SURVEY WILL BE UNDERTAKEN BEFOREHAND – THIS SURVEY MUST BE CARRIED OUT. (2) BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL HAS NOT BEEN INFORMED ABOUT HOW WILDLIFE WILL BE PROTECTED – THE COUNCIL REQUIRES A FULL REPORT. (3) THERE IS NO PEDESTRIAN SEGREGATION ALONG THE ACCESS/INTERNAL ACCESS ROADS. (4) ALL ROADS MUST BE OF A STANDARD WHEREBY THEY CAN, AND WILL, BE ADOPTED BY SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL. (5) AN ASSURANCE MUST BE GIVEN THAT SUUFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL WILL ALSO LIGHT THESE ROADS AND MAINTAIN THOSE STREETLIGHTS.
Resolution Record No. BTC/151/03/Nov/03
Proposed by Cllr Mr S Jureko and seconded by Cllr Mr P S Baldwin.
CARRIED: 11 for, 1 against.
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL RESOLVES NO OBJECTION TO THE PLANNING APPLICATIONS HEREUNDER DESCRIBED EXCEPT FOR APPLICATION F/2002/0768.
F/2003/0783/TPO: 70, Rattlers Road, Brandon. Works to 1 Beech tree. Applicant: Ms Monique Spiers.           
RESOLVED: NO OBJECTION

F/2003/0873/FUL: Resubmission. 6 St David’s Close, Brandon. Erection of rear extension and creation of new brick boundary wall to rear of garden. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Tilstone.
RESOLVED: NO OBJECTION

F/2003/0865/FUL: 31 The Paddocks, Brandon. Erection of side conservatory. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Pitts.        
RESOLVED: NO OBJECTION

F/2003/0812/FUL: 15 Coronation Place, Brandon. Erection of front porch. Applicant: Mr G J Conway.        
RESOLVED: NO OBJECTION

F/2003/0892/FUL: 17 Queens Road, Brandon. Erection of two-storey side extension and erection of front porch. Applicant: Mr & Mrs G Ellerby.
RESOLVED: NO OBJECTION

Amended Plans: Major Development
F/2002/768: High Beeches, Mount Pit, Thetford Road, Brandon. Erection of 19 dwellings, garages, parking spaces and construction of vehicular access. Applicant: Achillion.
RESOLVED: OBJECTION

F/2003/0759/FUL: 161, London Road, Brandon. Creation of a new vehicular access. Applicant: Mr N Glasgow.
RESOLVED: NO OBJECTION

14.         APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 2003 ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
(I)    PUBLIC ITEMS
Resolution Record No. BTC/152/03/Nov//03
Proposed by the Vice Chairman Cllr Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr Mr S Jureko.
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT THE PAYMENTS ON THE LIST SUBMITTED FOR OCTOBER 2003 (PUBLIC ITEMS) AND REPRODUCED HEREUNDER ARE APPROVED
Month End

Oct-31

Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31

TOTALS

Amount

1,059.38

50.00
165.00
93.58
63.33
37.58
192.58
6.00
41.94
30.55
69.33
726.15
319.49
85.18
164.00
177.43
25.00
40.00

3,346.52

Supplier

H Stebbing

P/Cash Imprest
Post Office Ltd
Finevale S.S.
Pearsons Ltd
Viking Direct
Glasdon UK
J&D Green
First Copy
Border Bld Sup
Playground Mgt
Lansford Access
J Powell & Son
M T Panks&Son
A Cox
Pearsons Ltd
Royal Bri Lgn
SALC Training

Net Total

901.60

50.00
165.00
88.57
53.90
31.98
163.90
6.00
35.69
26.00
59.00
618.00
271.91
72.50
164.00
151.00
25.00
40.00

2,924.05

VAT

157.78


0.00
5.01
9.43
5.60
28.68
0.00
6.25
4.55
10.33
108.15
47.58
12.68
0.00
26.43



422.47



DIRECT DEBITS PUBLIC ITEMS 03 NOVEMBER 2003 MEETING  

Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31
Oct-31

Sub-totals

33.50
537.33
864.87
21.40
22.00
228.00
538.54

2,245.64

British Gas month
A M Asset Light
TXU Energi-no 20
FHDC garage rent
FHDC Rates Cem
FHDC Rates OSH
A M Asset Light

DD
DD
DD
DD
DD
DD
DD

33.50
457.30
736.06
18.20
22.00
228.00
458.33

 1,953.39

(II)    CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS
Resolution Record No. BTC/153/03/Nov//03
Proposed by the Cllr Mr A P Saxby and seconded by Cllr Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT PAYMENT ON THE LIST SUBMITTED FOR OCTOBER 2003 (CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS – STAFF SALARIES) AS CIRCULATED TO COUNCILLORS IS APPROVED.
(III)    BANK MANDATE SIGNATURES
Members were reminded of the need to sign and update Bank records.

(IV)    TO APPROVE ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE ON REPLACING STREET LIGHTS No. 371 in Market Hill and No.337 in Stuart Close, Brandon.
Resolution Record No. BTC/154/03/Nov//03
Proposed by Cllr Mr P S Baldwin and seconded by Cllr Mrs S Jureko.
CARRIED: Unanimous
BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES FULL PAYMENT OF ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE REQUIRED TO REPLACE STREET LIGHTS No.371 MARKET HILL AND No.337 IN STUART CLOSE, BRANDON.
Resolution Record No. BTC/155/03/Nov//03
Proposed by Cllr Mr R Silvester and seconded by Cllr Mr P S Baldwin.
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT ENQUIRIES BE MADE INTO THE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR REPAIRING AND REPLACING ALL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL STREET LIGHTS.
15.    RESOLUTION FROM Cllr Mrs J A AHERN No.97. - Appears between
Items 4 and 5.

16.    RESOLUTION FROM Cllr. Mrs Ahern No.98 “That this Council reviews its current Standing Orders”
Resolution Record No. BTC/156/03/Nov//03
Proposed by Cllr Mrs J A Ahern and seconded by Cllr Mrs C M Silvester.
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL REVIEWS IT’S CURRENT STANDING ORDERS
MEETING ADJOURNED
Resolution Record No. BTC/157/03/Nov//03
Proposed by Cllr Mr R Silvester and seconded by Cllr Mrs S Jureko.
CARRIED: 11 for, 2 against

THAT THIS MEETING OF THE BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL ADJOURNS AND RESUMES AT 7pm MONDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2003, AT THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, MARKET HILL, BRANDON.

THE MEETING TERMINATED AT 9. 37pm.




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