14th May 2019 Parish Council Agenda

Annual Parish Council Meeting

Councillors are summoned and the public and press are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of  New Buckenham Parish Council at the Village Hall, Moat Lane, New Buckenham on Tuesday 14th May 2018 at 7.30pm
Trevor Wenman, Clerk to the Council
8th May 2019

(Before the meeting commences, all councillors will be required to sign their declarations of acceptance of office) 


1. Chairman: To elect a Chairman of the Council for 2019/20 and to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office 
2. Apologies: To consider apologies for absence  
3. Vice Chairman: To elect a Vice Chairman of the Council for 2019/20
4. Minutes: To approve the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 9th April 2019 as a correct record. 
5. Matters Arising: To receive reports on matters arising from those Minutes: (for update and information only) 
6. Declarations of Interest: To record declarations of interests not already recorded in the current Members’ Register of Interests and to consider requests for dispensation. 
7. Public participation: To suspend the meeting to enable public participation, including:  
(a) District Councillor/County Councillor Reports (County Councillor Askew is now also Breckland District Councillor for the Buckenhams and Banham)

(b) Parish Councillor Reports

(c) Parishioners’ Comments & Questions 
8. Financial Matters:
(a) To receive a financial report from the Clerk (attached)

(b) To approve payments for May  2019 (attached)

9. Planning 

(a) To consider planning applications received since the last meeting (list attached)

(b) To note any planning decisions notified since the last meeting 

(c)  To discuss any other planning related issues raised by Councillors

10. Neighbourhood Plan

To receive an update from the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

11. Community Project Fund Grant Applications

(a) To reappoint members of the Project Fund Group for 2019/20 (Currently Cllrs Hobley, Bingham, and Dowson, plus Juliet Fulford and Violet Highton)

(b) To note that a grant application has been received from the New Buckenham Junior Football Club, which will be considered by the Project Fund Group in due course. 

12.  Amenities 
To receive updates (where available) on the following:

(a) Cemetery 

(b) Allotments 

​(c) Closed Churchyard  

(d) Play area​

​(e) Cricket Pitch ​

13. Projects - to receive updates where appropriate on:

(a) Parish Council Noticeboard

(b) Community Car Scheme

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be which will take place on Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 7.30pm

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