10th March 2020 Parish Council Agenda

Councillors are summoned and the public and press are invited to attend a Meeting of  New Buckenham Parish Council at the Village Hall, Moat Lane, New Buckenham on Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 7.30pm
Trevor Wenman,
Clerk to the Council
5th March 2020

1. Apologies: To consider apologies for absence  
2. Minutes: To approve the minutes of the Council Meeting held on 11th February 2020 as a correct record. 
3. Matters Arising: To receive reports on matters arising from those minutes (for update and information only) 
4. Declarations of Interest: To record declarations of interests not already recorded in the current Members’ Register of Interests and to consider requests for dispensation. 

5. Public participation: To suspend the meeting to enable public participation, including:  
(a) District Councillor/County Councillor Report 

(b) Parish Councillor Reports

(c) Parishioners’ Comments & Questions 

6. VE day 75th Anniversary Celebrations

7. Financial Matters: 
(a) To receive a financial report from the Clerk up to 29th February 2020 (attached)

(b) To approve payments for March (attached)

8. Planning 

(a) To consider planning applications received since the last meeting (none received at agenda despatch)

(b) To note planning decisions notified since the last meeting (none received at agenda despatch)

9. Play Area

To discuss options for new equipment to spend the outstanding S 106 monies on.


10. Closed Churchyard 

(a) To discuss the wildlife management plan

(b) To discuss a policy on planting of memorial trees etc in the Churchyard (report attached)

11. Neighbourhood Plan

(a) To receive an update from the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. 

(b) To note the receipt of a letter to the Parish Council from Mr Charles Stimpson concerning the draft Neighbourhood Plan, which will be actioned at the appropriate time. 


12 . Amenities 

To receive updates where available on the following:
(a) Cemetery

(b) Allotments

(c) Cricket Pitch ​

13. Items for next meeting

14. Annual Parish Meeting 

The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting of electors in the Parish, and not a Parish Council meeting. Traditionally this has been held on the evening of, and straight after the April Parish Council Meeting. This year there is some difficulty with the date of the April meeting, as we have been asked by the Village Hall Trust to move to the small meeting room for that evening. Whilst this has happened in the past with little difficulty for Parish Council meetings, this may cause practical problems for the Annual Parish Meeting if a number of parishioners wish to attend. One solution would be to hold the Annual Parish Meeting in after the May meeting May instead. By law the Annual Parish meeting has to be held between 1st March and 1st June.  

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th April 2020 

The May meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th May 2020

Circulation: Parish Councillors Andrew Bingham, Don Crossman, Mary Dowson, Steve Highton, Karen Hobley, Mary Manning, Paul Martin. District and County Councillor Stephen Askew