Ruan Lanihorne Parish Council

August 2011

MINUTES OF RUAN LANIHORNE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, 18th August 2011, at The Reading Rooms, Ruan Lanihorne.

PRESENT
Councillors Paull(CSP), Giles(CDG), Wasley(CPW) , Conbeer(CJC), Watson(CHW), Cornwall Councillor J German (CCJG) and 5 Parishioners
OPEN FORUM FOR PARISHIONERS
Mr D Hughes read out a statement complaining about the behaviour of several councillors and expressing concern that Mrs C Hughes had been excluded from the Parish Plan working group and that CDG was now the council’s representative on this group.
Mr R Larter noted that he had requested a representative from the parish council on the Parish Plan working group and that CDG had volunteered.
APOLOGIES
None
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, 21st July 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.
COUNCILLOR VACANCIES
The clerk reported that the Electoral Office had not received any requests for an election.
The council therefore resolved to advertise the vacancies on the Parish notice boards to enable co option at the September meeting. Letters of application will be requested to be sent to the clerk by 15th September. Applicants will be invited to the next meeting and co option will take place at the end of the meeting when each applicant will be invited to speak followed by a ballot by the councillors.
CORRESPONDENCE
All correspondence is listed on the agenda. CCJG highlighted the following:
· A review is underway to retain bus services
· Volunteers are required to upgrade the parish finger posts
· CCJG will be accompanying the surveyor during October and CCJG requested the council to highlight concerns to him before October.
PLANNING.
Cornwall Council list of planning applications
The council resolved not to comment on the proposed application for Trethella
ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE.
Balances in the Council’s accounts at the beginning of August were Current £1068.31 and Reading Room £2617.57.
Cheques for signing:
Cheque no. 100585 (EDF – Electricity – £50)
CHW proposed and CJC seconded payment of the above cheque and it was duly signed by CHW,CJC and CSP.
HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS
Highway Repairs – A letter has been received from Mr V Bidgood confirming that surface treatment works on Ruan Hill has been approved to take place this financial year.
HEALTH, SAFETY &ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Ruan High Lanes notice board requires painting. CSP is progressing
Pond Restoration – A meeting with Lisa Rennick, the parish council and interested parishioners was held on 9th August ánd a meeting of interested parishioners was held on 17th August. The council resolved to allow the logistics group to steer the restoration of the pond within appropriate terms of reference, including risk assessments.
2nd Quarter checklists CSP volunteered to complete the 2nd Qtr checklists.
Diamond Jubilee – The council resolved to accept the Reading Room Fete organising committee’s offer to organise the parish celebrations.
REPORTS FROM MEETINGS ATTENDED BY COUNCILLORS
CSP and Patrick Rigley attended a meeting which provided advice on the management of village halls
REPORT re: THE READING ROOM
A very successful fete was held on 30th July with £754 raised and an excellent atmosphere created. A new secretary has been appointed to the committee. A harvest supper is planned for 8th October and details will be advertised by flyer in the parish magazine.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
1) Parish Plan
RESOLUTION FOR CLOSED SESSION
The council resolved to go into closed session to discuss a complaint received from a former councillor
CLOSED SESSION
The council resolved to write to Mrs C Hughes.

There being no other business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 9.06 p.m.

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