BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting of the Full Brandon Town Council
Held at 7.00pm on Monday 6th June 2005
At the (New) Forest School, Bury Road, Brandon
 
Present: Cllr. Mrs E Milner (in the Chair), Cllr. R Silvester, Cllr. Mrs C Silvester, Cllr. Mrs S Jureko, Cllr. N Vant, Cllr. P Ridgewell, Cllr. S Newbon, Cllr. E. Ashley,Cllr. Mrs C Arnold, Cllr. Mrs M Young, Cllr. S Edwards
 
Also present: Mrs C Mason (Acting Town Clerk) 1 member of the press, Cllr. Mrs S Vincent, Squadron Leader Jo Daniels, 4 members of the public
 
The meeting commenced at 7.00pm
 
1.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr. P MacLoughlin due to holiday
 
2.  DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS AND ADDITIONS TO REGISTER OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
(per Parish Councils code of conduct 2001/Local Government Act 2000)
Cllr. S Edwards declared an interest in Item 9.1: Planning Application F/2005/0303/FUL, and duly signed the Members Book of Interests. Cllr. N Vant declared an interest in Item 14: Brandon Town Council Hanging Baskets and duly signed the Members Book of Interests
 
3.  TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN MINUTES
of the Brandon Town Council Full Meeting of Monday 9th May 2005 (Public Items) [LGA 1972 Sch.12]
Resolution Record No: BTC/027/06/June/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko and seconded by Cllr. Mrs C Silvester
CARRIED: 8 for 0 against 1 abstention
THAT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL OF MONDAY 9TH MAY 2005 BE ACCEPTED AND SIGNED AS A TRUE RECORD
4.  MATTERS ARISING for information exchange only
Of the Brandon Town Council Full Meeting of Monday 9th May 2005
Due to the unstable condition of the Cemetery wall Cllr. S Newbon requested this matter be given priority status. A surveyor / builder to be instructed forthwith.
Planning Application F/2005/0227/TPO Felling of 1 English Oak tree and 1 Scots Pine 27 Bracken Road, Brandon: Cllr. P Ridgewell informed the meeting all works to the trees have been undertaken.
 
5.  PUBLIC FORUM
Resolution Record No: BTC/028/06/Jun/05
Proposed by the Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM AND REPORTS
No issues were raised
 
6.  TO RECEIVE A REPORT FROM RAF LAKENHEATH
Squadron Leader Jo Daniels focused on the issue of Lords Walk. A local enquiry is to be held into the proposal of the Secretary of State for Transport to make an Order to authorise the stopping up of a length of all purpose highway at Lords Walk, Lakenheath. The inquiry will be held at Lakenheath Peace Memorial Hall, High Street, Lakenheath at 10.00am on Tuesday 5th July 2005. Squadron Leader Jo Daniels urged Brandon Town Council to submit their objections to the Order in writing as soon as possible.
 
7.  TO RECEIVE REPORTS (if any) from County and / or District Councillors
FHDC Cllr. Mr S Edwards informed the meeting that Cllr. B Rutterford is the newly elected Chairman of Forest Heath District Council with Cllr. S Edwards as Vice Chairman
 
Resolution Record No: BTC/029/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr R Silvester and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL RECONVENES
8.  URGENT BUSINESS – any items the Chairman considers a matter of urgent business [pursuant to Section 100B (4) (16) LGA 1972]
The Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner said she had received a letter of resignation from Cllr. Mrs J Ahern ( circulated at the meeting ). FHDC to be informed directly.
For information only : Brandon & Mildenhall Citizens Advice Bureau AGM to be held on Wednesday 15th June 2005. Cllr Mrs E Milner to attend on behalf of Brandon Town Council.
The Annual Nine Stiles Walk   will take place on Friday 1st July 2005. Start time is at 7.00pm. Meeting place is the Kissing Gate off Coulson Lane. A flyer to be sent to local schools inviting parents and children to participate in this enjoyable walk. Everyone welcome. Apologies for his unavailability were given in advance by Cllr. N Vant.
Lords Walk: A letter from Brandon Town Council objecting to the closure of Lords Walk to be sent to the appropriate authority as a matter of urgency.
 
9.  PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
Notifications circulated: plans at meeting
Cllr. S Edwards declared and interest in the following item and left the meeting.
9.1 F/2005/0306/FUL Erection of a 1.8 metre high wall/railings and gates. The Flintnkappers Public House, 1-3 Market Hill, Brandon (deferred from last meeting)
Resolution Record No: BTC/030/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko and seconded by Cllr. S Newbon: That Brandon Town Council has no objections to Planning Application F/2005/0306/FUL
 
With concerns raised on the proposed height of the wall Cllr. P Ridgewell suggested an amendment to the proposal, duly seconded by Cllr. N Vant: That Brandon Town Council recommends refusal of Planning Application F/2005/0306/FUL on the grounds of the proposed height of the wall
 
The amendment was CARRIED 6 for 2 against 2 abstentions
 
Resolution Record No: BTC/031/06/Jun/05
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL OBJECTS TO PLANNING APPLICATION F/2005/0306/FUL ON THE GROUNDS OF THE PROPOSED HEIGHT OF THE WALL
Resolution Record No: BTC/032/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. S Newbon and seconded by Cllr. R Silvester
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL RESOLVES NO OBJECTION TO THE PLANNING APPLICATIONS HEREUNDER DESCRIBED
F/2005/0386/OUT  Outline application: erection of 3 dwellings
Land at 25 Church Road, Brandon
NO OBJECTIONS
 
F/2005/0387/COU  Change of use to a tanning salon & nail bar
45a High Street, Brandon
NO OBJECTIONS
 
F/2005/0357/FUL  Resubmission:  erection of front and side extension of detached double garage
20 Linnet Crescent, Brandon
NO OBJECTIONS
 
F/2005/0383/FUL  Erection of single storey side and rear extensions (demolition of existing side extension), erection of detached double garage and formation of new vehicular access
193 Thetford Road, Brandon
NO OBJECTIONS
                            
F/2005/0412/FUL  Erection of rear conservatory
2 The Paddocks, Brandon
NO OBJECTIONS
 
F/2005/0415/FUL  Installation of a radio base station comprising a 17.5 metre high telecommunications tower, three antennas, one 300mmdiameter dish antenna, radio equipment housing ancillary development including perimeter fencing at 2.1 metre high
BMR Car & Van Truck Hire, 31 Putney Close, Brandon
NO OBJECTIONS
 
9.2    DECISIONS and other information from FHDC since 3rd may 2005
9.2.1        Planning Applications GRANTED
F/2005/0100/FUL  Erection of a single storey rear extension
10      Crown Street, Brandon
Approved with conditions
 
F/2005/0259/FUL  Extension of a rear conservatory
5 St Francis Close, Brandon
Approved with conditions
 
F/2005/0259/FUL  Erection of rear conservatory (demolition of existing)
106A London Road, Brandon
Approved with conditions
 
F/2005/0231/COU  Change of use from domestic store to micro-brewery
46 High Street, Brandon
Approve with conditions
 
F/2005/0227/TPO  felling of 1 English Oak and 1 Scots Pine
27 Bracken Rise, Brandon
Approve
 
F/2005/0318/OUT  County Application – new single storey extension together with alterations to existing visitor centre to provide improved facilities including new coffee shop
Visitor Centre, Brandon Country Park, Brandon
No objections
 
F/2005/0327/FUL  Erection of a single storey side extension, front porch (demolition of existing side porch) and extension to garage
27 Kestral Drive, Brandon
Approve with conditions
                            
Planning Applications REFUSED
F/2005/0236/COU  Change of use from residential to function room (to be used in conjunction with new bowling complex) (Departure from the Development Plan)
Flat 21st Floor, 1 London Road, Brandon
 
9.2.2   Planning Applications WITHDRAWN
None
 
9.24    Planning DELEGATION PANEL
F/2005/0067/OUT  Amended Plans: Outline application: Erection of one dwelling. (Affecting a Public Right of Way)
Land at Coulson Cottage, Coulson Lane, Brandon
RECOMMENDATION: Approve
 
F/2005/0169/FUL  Erection of bungalow on land adjacent to 4 The Hill.
(Development Affecting a Right of Way)
4 the Hill, Brandon
RECOMMENDATION: REFUSE (to be referred to next committee)
 
F/2005/0318/OUT  Resubmission: outline application – erection of two single storey dwellings and one detached garage and alterations to vehicular access (demolition of existing bungalow)
26 Mile End, Brandon
RECOMMENDATION: REFUSE
 
9.3 TREE PRESERVATION ORDERS/ TREE REDUCTION / REMOVAL
None to date
 
9.4  STREET NAMING AND NUMBERING
None to date
 
9.5 DELEGATION PLANNING MEETING Case Officer Recommendations
None to date
 
9.6  NOTICES OF PLANNING APPEALS SINCE 9TH MAY 2005
None to date
 
9.7 AGENDAS / MINUTES FROM FHDC since 9th May
None to date
                                
10.  ACCOUNTS
To receive and approve payments
10.1 Public items – May 2005
Cllr. P Ridgewell queried the payment of £40 to Kester Cunningham John for the registration of the Lode. No further issues were raised.
Resolution Record No: BTC/033/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs C Silvester and seconded by Cllr. N Vant
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT THE PAYMENTS ON THE LIST SUBMITTED FOR MAY 2005 (PUBLIC ITEMS) AND REPRODUCED HEREUNDER ARE APPROVED

Date

May-05

May-05
May-05
May-05
May-05
May-05
May-05
May-05
May-05
May-05
May-05

Totals














Totals
Amount

107.67

109.94
6.00
293.28
357.43
357.43
357.43
30.00
40.00
13854.26
750.00

15,513.44

quarterly
quarterly
538.54
quarterly
quarterly
quarterly
29.50
97.70
75.26
22.96
24.00
223.00

1,010.51
Supplier

Border Builders

Finevale Service Station
J & Green
Recroot
Recroot
Recroot
Recroot
Anglia Plumbing
Kester Cunningham John
Eon Energy (14months)
C. Mason (hrs worked)



British Gas
Anglian Water
AM Government Services
Powergen 20/2 OSH box
Powergen no27 Street lights
Powergen no OSH
Powergen Xmas lights
Powergen no 51 Cemetery
Unicom
FHDC garage rent
FHDC Rates Cemetery
FHDC Rates OSH


Net Total

107.67

96.54
6.00
249.60
304.20
304.20
304.20
30.00
40.00
13,854.26
750.00

16,046.67

DD
DD
458.33


DD
27.67
93.05
75.26
19.11
24.00
223.00

920.42
VAT


13.40


43.68
53.23
53.23
53.23





216.77

quarterly
quarterly
80.21


quarterly
1.38
4.65
11.21
3.85



101.30

10.2    Confidential items (Staff salaries/Local Gov. Pension):
10.3    To review the end of year accounts
The Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner asked these items be moved to the Confidential Agenda
                       
11.  APPOINTMENT OF COUNCLLORS TO COMMUNITY GROUPS 2005/2006
11.1    Citizens Advice Bureau : Cllr. R Silvester
11.2    Suffolk Property Review for Brandon Steering Group : Cllr. P Ridgewell
11.3    Forest Heath Crime Reduction Partnership : Cllr. Mrs C Silvester
 
12.  ACCOUNTS FROM CHARITIES AND TRUSTS IN BRANDON
The Clerk reported these had now been received and were available for viewing at the Town Council office
 
13.  TO DISCUSS STANDARDS BOARD FOR ENGLAND CONSULTATION PAPER
(previously circulated)
Resolution Record No: BTC/034/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. Vant and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT DUE TO THE IMMINENT DEADLINE FOR THE RETURN OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MEMBERS CONSULTATION PAPER, BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE AT THE MEETING ENBLOC.
14.  BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL HANGING BASKETS
Cllr. N Vant declared an interest in this Item and left the room
Resolution Record No. BTC/035/06/Jun/05
Proposed by the Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr. R Silvester
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL ACCEPTS THE QUOTATION FROM DIDLINGTON NURSERIES TO SUPPLY 12 FILLED 14 INCH DIAMETER HANGING BASKETS AND TO SUPPLY AND PLANT THE MARKET SQUARE PLANTERS AT A COST OF £396 EXCLUDING VAT
Additionally, Didlington Nurseries have been asked to provide an estimate to supply and plant the Thetford Road, Bury Road and London Road planters.
 
15.  BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL GROUNDWORK SERVICES – Recommendations from the working party, Cllr. R Silvester and Cllr. S Newbon, for new machinery
Equipment required: Ride on Mower : Trailer : Power pruner / hedge attachment : Towbar
With only one quotation received for the Ride on Mower the following prerequisite Resolution was passed
Resolution Record No. BTC/036/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. S Newbon and seconded by Cllr. R Silvester
CARRIED: 10 for 1 abstention
THAT PROVIDING IT IS LAWFUL TO SET ASIDE STANDING ORDERS AS RECOMMENDED BY SALC, BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL AGREE TO GO AHEAD WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE EQUIPMENT LISTED
16.  OUTCOME OF REQUESTS FROM PARISHONERS at the Annual Town Council meeting held on 23rd May 2005
The Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner said issues raised by parishioners at the Annual Town meeting and subsequently highlighted by Cllr. Bill Bishop in the Brandon Life are presently being addressed.
Cllr. Mrs C Arnold advised the meeting that the Royal Engineers based at Waterbeach have expressed an interest in assisting with the serious erosion problem presently developing at the Lode. Detailed plans and further information, however, needs to be submitted before the offer can be progressed.
 
17.  TO REVIEW PROGRESS ON THE CONCIL’S MAJOR PROJECTS – No update available
 
18.  RESOLUTION from Councillor Mr N Vant.  Resolution No 121
 
That this Council resolves to instruct the Clerk to produce a monthly log of the Council’s instructions issued and action taken, to include items currently outstanding
 
Resolution Record No. BTC/037/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. N Vant and seconded by Cllr. Mrs E Milner
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL INSTRUCTS THE CLERK TO   PRODUCE A MONTHLY LOG OF THE COUNCIL’S INSTRUCTIONSISSUED AND ACTION TAKEN, TO INCLUDE ITEMS CURRENTLY   OUTSTANDING
19. ORCHARD, COULSON LANE, BRANDON – to discuss the wall separating Victoria Avenue from the Bingo Hall car park
It was unanimously agreed ownership of the damaged flint wall needs to be ascertained before any decisions can be made.
 
CONTINUATION MEETING
Resolution Record No.BTC/038/06/Jun/05
Proposed by The Chairman Cllr. Mrs E Milner and seconded by Cllr. R Silvester
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT THIS MEETING OF THE BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL DEFERS DISCUSSION ON AGENDA ITEMS 20 & 21 AND CONFIDENTIAL AGENDA ITEMS 10.2, 10.3, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 UNTIL WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE 2005 AT 7.00PM AT THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, MARKET HILL, BRANDON
22.  RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC AND PRESS:
Resolution Record No. BTC/039/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. R Silvester and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko
CARRIED : Unanimous
THAT IN VIEW OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE BUSINESSABOUT 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 THEFOLLOWING REASONS ; CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES : STAFFING ISSUESQUOTATIONS (Section 100(A)(4) LGA 1972)

BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Confidential Minutes
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting
Held on Monday 6th June 2005
At the Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon
 
 
THIS PAGE IS CONFIDENTIAL
ONLY THE RESOLUTIONS MAY BE DISPLAYED
AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD
 
 
23. TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES –
Of the Full Brandon Town Council meeting of Monday 9th May 2005
Resolution Record No. BTC/040/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko and seconded by Cllr. R Silvester
CARRIED: 9 for 1 against 0 abstentions
 
24. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES
     Confidential
 
29. EMPLOYMENT MATTERS
TOWN CLERK
Resolution Record No. BTC/041/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. S Newbon and seconded by Cllr. N Vant
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL ALLOW THE TOWN CLERK MR J P SCOTT AN ADDITIONAL THREE MONTHS LEAVE BEFORE MAKING THE DECISION TO PROCEED WITH EARLY RETIREMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF ILL HEALTH
TOWN KEEPER
Resolution Record No. BTC/042/06/Jun/05
Proposed by Cllr. R Silvester and seconded by Cllr. S Jureko
CARRIED: Unanimous
THAT BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL AGREE TO THE APPOPINTMENT OF A TEMPORARY FULL TIME WORKER FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR MONTHS
The Meeting terminated at 10.15pm



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