May 2011

MINUTES OF RUAN LANIHORNE PARISH COUNCIL AGM and MEETING
Thursday, 19th May 2011, at The Reading Rooms, Ruan Lanihorne.

PRESENT
Councillors Carol Hughes(CCH), Paull(CSP), Giles(CDG), Wasley(CPW) , Conbeer(CJC), David Hughes (CDH), Watson (CHW ; Cornwall Councillor J German(CCJG) and 1 Parishioner
OPEN FORUM FOR PARISHIONERS
Mr Larter raised the following:
Position of ‘Open Forum’ on the agenda
Plans for the Jubilee celebration, pond restoration, Parish/Neighbourhood plan
CDG stated that the 1st step in preparing a Parish /Neighbourhood plan is to set up a steering group.
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND SUB COMMITTEES
CSP was proposed by CDH and seconded by CHW as Chairman and CSP accepted the position. CDG proposed that there should not be a vice chairman, but was not supported by the council. CCH was proposed by CPW and seconded by CJC as Vice Chairman and CCH accepted the position. Councillors CSP, CDG and CPW were proposed by CHW and seconded by CCH to be members of the finance sub committee and all accepted. The Reading Room sub committee was formed at the AGM held on 3rd May with CSP being the parish council representative.
APOLOGIESNone
DECLARATION OF INTEREST
1. Declaration of Interest in accordance with the agenda – none
Declaration of gifts over £25.00 – none.
MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, 28th April 2011 had previously been received by each Councillor. It was unanimously agreed they were a true record of the meeting. They were signed.
MATTERS ARISING
There were none.
CORRESPONDENCE
All correspondence is listed on the agenda.
PLANNING.
Cornwall Council list of planning applications
ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE.
Balances in the Council’s accounts at the beginning of May were Current £2178.57; Reading Room £1705.37. A cheque for £58.37 has been received from the Reading Room Committee to cover electricity and water charges.
Cheques for signing:
Cheque no. 100579 (Aon – £697.66 – Insurance )
CCH proposed and CPW seconded payment of the above cheque and it was duly signed by CSP, CCH and CPW
3. The Finance sub committee will meet at 7.00pm prior to the June meeting to draft an expenditure forecast for 2011/12.
HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS
Highway Repairs – The clerk has advised Cornwall Council of the list of repairs highlighted last month and it was noted that some have been completed. The clerk will ask Highways to provide a status report for the Open Meeting and CCJG will follow this up. CDG highlighted the required road repairs at the recent Truro & Roseland Network meeting.
Wooden footpath signs will be discussed at the Open Meeting. CCJG will investigate the liabilities and maintenance issues associated with the council providing wooden signs and also investigate funding.
HEALTH, SAFETY &ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Ruan High Lanes and Treworga notice boards require painting. CHW/CSP are progressing
Quay front face grass to be removed – CDH is progressing
The Treworga telephone box needs to be added to the checklists – CDH
REPORTS FROM MEETINGS ATTENDED BY COUNCILLORS
CDG attended the Truro and Roseland Network meeting where RCHT foundation trust, Waste, Police cuts and Parish plan were discussed. CDG stated that the Feock parish clerk would be prepared to help with the development of a parish plan.
REPORT re: THE READING ROOM
A village fete is planned for July 31st and a planning meeting is to be held on 24th May
The council confirmed that the Reading Room sub committee is a sub committee of the parish council.
OPEN MEETING
The council finalised the agenda for this year’s meeting on 26th May.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
1) Feedback from the Open Meeting

There being no other business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.56pm.

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