BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting of the Full Brandon Town Council
Held on Monday 4th April 2005
At the (New) Forest Primary School, Bury Road, Brandon
 
Present: The Chairman Ms J S Bourton, The Vice Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner,
Cllr. N Vant, Cllr. S Newbon, Cllr. Mrs S Jureko, Cllr. Mrs J Ahern,
Cllr. P MacLoughlin, Cllr. P Ridgewell, Cllr. Mrs C Arnold

Also present: The Acting Clerk Mrs C Mason, 1 member of the press, 5 members
of the public, Mr P Baldwin.

Before the meeting commenced former Brandon Town Councillor Mr Pat Baldwin
was presented with a painting of Brandon Bridge by local artist Rosemary Jacob in recognition of his 24 years dedicated service to the Council.

The meeting commenced at 7.15pm

1.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr. R Silvester, Cllr. Mrs C Silvester due to hospitalisation, Cllr. V E Ashley due to business commitments, Squadron Leader Jo Daniels due to holiday

2.  DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS AND ADDITIONS TO REGISTER OF MEMBERS INTEREST (PCC OF C2001/LGA 2000)
Cllr. Mrs C Arnold declared an interest in three items on the agenda and duly signed the Members Book of Interests

3.  TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN MINUTES
Of the Brandon Town Council Full Meeting on Monday 7th March 2005
(Public Items) (LGA 1972 Sch12)
Resolution Record No. BTC/230/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr. S Newbon
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT THE MINUTES OF THE BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF THE 7th MARCH 2005 BE ACCEPTED AND SIGNED AS A TRUE RECORD
4.  MATTERS ARISING
From the Brandon Town Council Full Meeting of Monday 7th March 2005.
Cllr. P MacLoughlin asked if the deficit of £786.04 still owed to the Brandon Remembrance Playing Fields Committee from precepted funds had been paid. 

5.  PUBLIC FORUM
Resolution Record No BTC/231/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Chairman Cllr. Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM AND REPORTS

Mr Townsend of the Crown Public House, Brandon asked whether the Town Council would consider giving a reduced donation of £50 towards the cost of the proposed Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration VE Day children’s party.
It was pointed out to Mr Townsend that the Town Council are prohibited from
rediscussing the matter at this meeting. It was agreed, however, this request will be considered at the next Town Council meeting.

Cllr. Mrs C Arnold declared an interest in this item and left the room
Planning Application F/2005/0231/COU. The applicant gave a brief outline of his intended plans for the proposed micro-brewery to be located within the Riverside Hotel, Brandon.

6.  TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM RAF LAKENHEATH
No report was received.

7.  TO RECEIVE REPORTS (if any) from County and/or District Councillors
None

Resolution Record No. BTC/232/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Chairman Cllr. Ms J s Bourton and seconded by Cllr. S Newbon
CARRIED: Unanimous
   
THAT THE MEETING RECONVENES

8.  URGENT BUSINESS
- any items the Chairman considers a matter of urgent business (pursuant to Section 100B (4) LGA 1972)
Cllr. Mrs C Arnold declared an interest in this item and left the room
Leisure Grant awarded to the Brandon Remembrance Playing Field - Forest Heath District Council’s Community Services Committee have agreed in principle to allocate up to £100,000 in funding for the provision of tennis and wider sports facilities in Brandon. 

9.  PLANNING APPLICATIONS: Notifications circulated: plans at meeting
Resolution Record No. BTC/233/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs J Ahern and seconded by Cllr. Mrs E Milner
CARRIED: 7 for 2 against 0 abstentions
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL OBJECTS TO PLANNING APPLICATION F/2005/0227/TPO: FELLING OF 1 ENGLISH OAK TREE AND 1 SCOTS PINE ON THE GROUNDS THAT REDEMIAL WORK SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN PREFERENCE TO FELLING
Resolution Record No. BTC/234/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs J Ahern and seconded by Cllr. S Newbon
CARRIED: 8 for 1 against 0 abstentions
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL RESOLVES NO OBJECTIONSTO THE PLANNING APPLICATIONS HEREUNDER DESCRIBED
F/2005/0100/FUL  Erection of single storey rear extension
11Crown Street, Brandon  NO OBJECTIONS
F/2005/0169/FUL  Erection of a bungalow attached to No. 4 ( Development Affecting a Right of Way)
4 The Hill, The Drove, Brandon  NO OBJECTIONS
F/2005/0236/COU  change of use from residential to function room(to be used in conjunction with new bowling complex)
Flat 2, 1st Floor, 1 London Road, Brandon  NO OBJECTIONS

Cllr. Mrs Christine Arnold and Cllr. Mrs E Milner declared an interest in Planning Application F/20050231/COU and left the room.

Resolution Record No. BTC/235/04/APR/05
Proposed by Mrs S Jureko and seconded by Cllr. N Vant
CARRIED : Unanimous

THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL HAS NO OBJECTIONS TOTHE REMAINING PLANNING APPLICATION HEREUNDER DESCRIBED

F/2005/0231/COU Change of use from domestic store to micro-brewery
76 High Street, Brandon

9.2   DECISIONS and other information from FHDC since 6th January 2005.
9.2.1    Planning Applications
GRANTED

F/2005/0029/FUL  Resubmission: Erection of side conservatory and front porch
35 The Rookery, Brandon
Approve with conditions

F/2005/0062/FUL  Erection of a car port
Heathcote House day Centre Warren Road, Brandon
Approve with conditions

F/2005/0066/TPO  Felling of 2 Beech trees and pollarding of 8 Beech trees
23 Bracken Rise, Brandon
Approve with conditions

F/20050049/FUL  Erection of an attached replacement garage (demolition of existing garage). (Development affecting a Public Right of Way)
1 Lingheath Road, Brandon
Approve with conditions

F/2004/1071/FUL  Cross Boundary application: Erection of concrete block manufacturing plant (Major Development) Departure from the Development Plan)
Lignacite Ltd. Norfolk House High Street Brandon
Approve with conditions

F/2005/0039/FUL  Erection of a two storey dwelling
Land adjacent to 122 Seymour Avenue, Brandon
Approve with conditions

F/2005/0084/TPO  Remove major limb, deadwood and desucker 1 Oak tree and remove suckers and epicormic growth and deadwood 1 Oak Tree
Adjacent to 78 Riverside Way, Brandon
Approve with conditions

F/2005/0045/FUL  Replacement of shop front and new disabled access ramp
55B High Street, Brandon
Approve with conditions

F/2005/0130/OUT  Outline application: site for residential development following demolition of existing dwelling
242 London Road, Brandon
Approve with conditions

9.2.2.    Planning Applications REFUSED
F/2004/1044/FUL  Creation of two new vehicular accesses
101 London Road, Brandon

F/2004/0947/FUL  Resubmission: erection of a two storey dwelling with integrated garage. Erection of a single storey garage and new vehicular access as amended by plans received 07/01/05 and 11/01/05
86-88 London Road, Brandon

F/2005/0005/TPO  Felling of 6 Birch Trees
2 & 4 Walton Way, Brandon

9.2.2    Planning applications WITHDRAWN
None

9.3    TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS/ TREE REDUCTION AND REMOVAL
None to date

9.4    STREET NAMING AND NUMBERING
None to date

9.5 DELEGATION PLANNING MEETING and Case Officer Recommendations
None to date

9.6 NOTICES OF PLANNING APPEALS SINCE 4th March 2005
None to date

9.7  AGENDA / MINUTES FROM FHDC SINCE 4th March 2005
None to date

10.   JUSTICES LICENCE APPLICATION
10.1 Lakenheath Road & Gun Club
Resolution Record No. BTC/236/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Chairman Cllr. Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr. Mrs E Milner
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL HAS NO OBJECTIONS TO THE GRANTING OF A JUSTICES LICENCE APPERTAINING TO THE PREMISES CURRENTLY KNOWN AS THE LAKENHEATH ROD & GUN CLUB
11.  ACCOUNTS
 To receive and approve payments
11.1 Public Items – March 2005
Resolution Record No. BTC/237/04/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs E Milner and seconded by Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous

THAT THE PAYMENTS ON THE LIST FOR MARCH 2005 (PUBLIC ITEMS) AND PRODUCED HEREUNDER ARE APPROVED


Date

Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05
Mar-05

TOTALS
















TOTALS


Amount

6.00
40.00
169.25
277.59
77.07
55.19
2,989.58
78.00
25.00
193.90
25.00
11.93
504.07
714.00

5,188.57



95.95
111.91
538.54
quarterly
quarterly
quarterly
42.95
55.30
79.59
22.00
24.00
223.00

1,193.24


Supplier

J & D Green
Finevale
Mcalpine
SP Landscapes
Tindalls
Neat Ideas
Allianz Cornhill
Abba
Neat Ideas
Anglo Financial
Neat Ideas
Neat Ideas
Recroot
Computer Scene





British Gas
Anglian Water
AM Gov.Ser.
Powergen 20/2 Box
Powergen no. 27 SL
Powergen no. 49 OSH
Powergen Xmas lights
Pwrgn no. 51 Cemetery
Unicom tel/fax/internet
FHDC garage rent
FHDC rates Cem
FHDC rates OSH


Net Total

6.00
37.02
140.24
236.25
77.07
46.97
2,989.58
78.00
21.71
172.47
39.99
8.99
429.00
607.66

3,805.31



95.00
111.91
458.33
quarterly
quarterly
quarterly
40.90
52.67
67.74
18.15
24.00
223.00

1,091.70
VAT


2.98
29.11
41.34

8.22


3.80
21.43
7.00
2.50
75.07
106.34

85.45





80.21



2.05
2.63
1,185.00
3.85



100.59

11.2 Confidential – March 2005 (Staff Salaries/Loc Gov Pension)
Resolution Record No. BTC/238/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. S Newbon and seconded by Cllr. Mrs E Milner
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT PAYMENT ON THE LIST SUBMITTED FOR MARCH 2005(CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS – STAFF SALARIES) AS CIRCULATEDTO COUNCILLORS IS APPROVED
11.3 Request for Grant
A letter has been received from Breckland  Forest Gym Club 2004 requesting financial support for the club.
Resolution Record No. BTC/239/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. S Newbon and seconded by Cllr. Mrs E Milner
CARRIED: 8 for 1 against 0 abstention
THAT IN THE EVENT OF BRECKLAND GYM CLUB OBTAININGCHARITY STATUS BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL WOULD BE IN A POSITION TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FOR FUNDING
12.  REPORTS FROM WEST AND EAST WARD LIGHTING COMMITTEES
REFERENCE REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL STREET LIGHTING

Report from West Ward
Lamp 515 not working
Hillside very dark
Poor lighting in Church Road. Old style of lighting needs upgrading
Queen’s Road very dark
Report from East Ward
Downham Way – one cul-de-sac illuminated by old style light but not essential for replacement
Footpath from St Dominics Drive to Downham Way. Need for better lighting but not the responsibility of the Town Council

Resolution Record No. BTC/240/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko and seconded by Cllr. Mrs E Milner
CARRIED: 8 for 1 against
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL AGREE TO THE INSTALLATION OF AN ADDITIONAL STREET LIGHT IN ST. NICHOLAS WALK AND AN ADDITIONAL STREET LIGHT OUTSIDE THE FIRE STATION
Resolution Record No. BTC/241/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Chairman Cllr. Ms J S Boughton and seconded by Cllr. Mrs J Ahern
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPOINT CLLR. MRS E MILNER TO SERVE ON THE WEST WARD LIGHTING COMMITTEE
12.1  Quotations for street lighting repairs
The Chairman declared an interest in the quotation for a street light repair in Coronation Place, Brandon
Resolution Record No. BTC/242/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT THE QUOTATIONS RECEIVED FROM ALFRED McALPINEINFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES DATED THE 8TH MARCH 2005 FOR STREET LIGHTING REPAIRS BE ACCEPTED
13.  STANDARDS BOARD FOR ENGLAND CONSULTATION PAPER
Resolution record No. BTC/243/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs J Ahern and seconded by Cllr. N Vant
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL BE CONVENED ON THE 18TH APRIL 2005 AT 7PM IN THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, BRANDON TO DEBATE THE STANDARDS BOARD FOR ENGLAND CONSULTATION DOCUMENT
Apologies were received in advance from Cllr. Mrs E Milner, Cllr. P MacLoughin,
Cllr. Mrs C Arnold

14.  FOREST HEATH COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT FORUM
14.1 To appoint a Town Council representative
Resolution Record No. BTC/244/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Chairman Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPOINT COUNCILLOR MRS E MILNER TO SERVE ON THE FOREST HEATH COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT FORUM
15.  NOMINATIVE TRUSTEES FOR LING HEATH TRUST AND BRANDON
POORS ESTATE

Ling Heath Trust – One nominative Trustee
Cllr. Mrs J Ahern declared an interest in this item and left the room.
Resolution Reord No. BTC/245/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. N Vant and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPOINT COUNCILLOR MRS C ARNOLD TO SERVE ON THE LING HEATH TRUST CHARITY AS THE COUNCILS’ NOMINATIVE TRUSTEE
The Brandon Poors Estate – Two nominative Trustees
Resolution Record No. BTC/246/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. S Newbon and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: 8 for 1 against 0 abstentions
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPOINTS COUNCILLOR MRS J AHERN TO SERVE ON THE BRANDON POORS ESTATE CHARITY AS THE COUNCILS’ NOMINATIVE TRUSTEE
Resolution Record No. BTC/247/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs J Ahern and seconded by Cllr. N Vant
CARRIED: 8 for 1 against 0 abstentions
THAT MRS SONIA JONES-WEETMAN CONTINUES TO SERVE ON THE BRANDON POORS ESTATE CHARITY AS THE BRANDON TOWN COUNCILS’ NOMINATIVE TRUSTEE
16.  PROPOSED H3G BASE STATION AT BMR CAR VAN& TRUCK HIRE
Resolution Record No. BTC/248/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. S Newbon and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: 8 for 0 against 1 abstention
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL AGREE CANDIDATE B BE THE PREFERRED SITE OPTION FOR THE PROPOSED H3B BASE STATION
17.  BLOOMING BRANDON
Resolution Record No.BTC/249/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Chairman Cllr. Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr. S Newbon
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL FULLY SUPPORTS PLANS BY THE BRANDON COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS TO SPONSOR INDIVIDUAL PLANTERS WITHIN THE TOWN
18.  BRECK BUS
Request for a donation towards a bookable bus service within the town
Resolution Record No. BTC/250/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
NOT CARRIED: 4 for 5 against 0 abstention
THAT A DONATION OF £250 BE GIVEN TO THE BRANDONCOMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TOWARDS THE COST OF FUNDINGTHE BRECKS BUS
19.  RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC AND PRESS:
Resolution Record No. BTC/251/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Chairman Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT IN VIEW OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THEBUSINESS ABOUT TO BE TRANSACTED IT IS ADVISABLE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST THAT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS BE TEMPORARILY EXCLUDED AND THEY ARE INSTRUCTED TO WITHDRAW FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS : CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES; STAFFING ISSUES; QUOTATIONS.(Section 100(A)(4) LGA 1972)

THIS PAGE IS CONFIDENTIAL
ONLY THE RESOLUTIONS MAY BE DISPLAYED
AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD 20.

TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 7th March 2005
Resolution Record No. BTC/252/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Vice Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr. S Newbon
CARRIED: 8 for 0 against 1 abstention
THAT THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES OF THE BRANDON TOWNCOUNCIL MEETING ON MONDAY 7TH MARCH 2005 BE APPROVED
21.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES

CONFIDENTIAL

22.  CEMETERY – LETTER FROM PLOT OWNER CONFIDENTIAL

23.  EMPLOYMENT MATTERTOWN KEEPER  CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANT TOWN KEEPER

Resolution Record No. BTC/253/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs J Ahern and seconded by Cllr. P MacLoughlin.
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPOINTS THE CHAIRMANCLLR.MS J S BOURTON, CLLR.MRS J AHERN CLLR.MRS E MILNER, CLLR. S NEWBON  TO PREPARE A SHORTLIST OF SUITABLE CANDIDATES FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT TOWN KEEPER
Date of meeting arranged for Friday 10th April 2005 at 10.30pm in the Old SchoolHouse, Brandon.

TOWN CLERK
Resolution Record No. BTC/254/04/APR/05
Proposed by the Chairman Cllr. Ms J S Bourton and seconded by Cllr. Mrs E Milner.
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT THE TOWN CLERK MR J P SCOTT BE ASKED TO ATTEND AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION BY THE SCC OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PHYSICIAN CLOCK KEEPER
Resolution Record No. BTC/255/04/APR/05
Proposed by Cllr. N Vant and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES THE ANNUAL PAYMENT OF £xx.xx TO THE TOWN CLOCK KEEPER


The Meeting terminated at 9.12pm



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