Agenda for Parish Council meeting 28 May 2019

 

Holme Parish Council

 NOTICE OF MEETING:  Meeting of the Parish Council

TIME: 7.00pm

DATE: Tuesday 28 May 2019

VENUE: Holme Village Hall

 

All members of the Council are hereby summonsed to attend for the purposes of considering and resolving the business to be transacted at the meeting as set out below.

 The meeting is open to the public including press

 Agenda

  1. Election of Chairman
  2. Election of Vice Chairman
  3. Declarations of acceptance of office
  4. Registration of disclosable pecuniary interests
  5. Apologies for absence.
  6. To receive declarations of interest.

Councillors to declare any personal interest in any items on the agenda.

Councillors to declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests in any items on the agenda and to inform the Chairman if they wish to speak on the matter during public participation.

7. Public participation.

8. Adoption of Standing Orders (NALC Model 2018) (Circulated)

9. Adoption of Financial Regulations (Circulated)

10. To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on  19 March 2019.

 11.  Matters arising from the minutes:

  1. Footpath to the Nature Reserve – update.
  2. Speed reduction
    1. SID data
  3. Matter arising from Annual Parish Meeting – Foot/cycle path along B660 to the B1043

12. Planning (Status below as at 21 May)

  1. 17/00101/OUT Pingle Bank – approved but reserved matters in hand
  2. 18/01819/OUT Short Drove (10 dwellings) refused
  3. 18/01817/ Barns, Tower Farm, New Long Drove – approved
  4. 18/01150/FUL Caravans – in progress
  5. 19/00189/OUT – Land near 43 Holmewood- in progress
  6. 19/00479/HHFUL 21 Church St Extension- in progress
  7. 19/00400819/PIP Agricultural Buildings, Short Drove- in progress
  8. Local Plan update
  9. Holmewood Hall Licensing application

13. Financial report.

  1. Adoption of Accounts
  2. Completion and signature of Annual Return (AGAR)
  3. Auditor’s report
  4. Current position
  5. Payment of outstanding debts (retrospective) (* to authorise)       £
29.3.19 BACS Mrs J Y Osborn, wages/exps March 284.68
29.3.19 BACS HMRC PAYE 6.00
29.3.19 BACS Cambs CC – Posts for Speed Indicator 876.67
3.4.19 101232 D P Stafford Landscaping 1213.77
6.4.19 DD 1 & 1 Internet Ltd 4.79
1.5.19 BACS Mrs J Y Osborn wages /exps April 275.30
1.5.19 BACS Huntingdonshire D C Empty bins 303.17
1.5.19 101233 T Snitch – materials to install post for bin 20.00
1.5.19 101234 R Wright – Auditor 65.00
6.5.19 DD 1 & 1 Internet Ltd 4.79
21.5.19 BACS Huntingdonshire DC – Empty new bin 303.17
21.5.19 BACS Holme Primary School- printing flyers 10.44
21.5.19 BACS Holme Primary School – Parish News x3 66.12
21.5.19 BACS MAM Garden Maintenance (Post spurs, cemetery fence) 1395.00

Receipts: Vat Reclaimed £914.30, Grass Cutting Grant £726.60,

CIL £1770.07 (30 & 32a Church St).       Precept issue.

CAPALC renewal letter        LCR renewal letter

 14. Health & Safety

  1. Report from Clerk: Drain in Church St (fixed), Cemetery Fence, Grey bin at cemetery
  2. Reports from Councillors

15. Correspondence and other matters.

  1. Suggestion from Parishioner – Play area
  2. One Leisure
  3. Disability Huntingdonshire
  4. Share the Vision, Shape the Future Annual Conference 28 June
  5. Merchant Navy day
  6. Operation London Bridge
  7. Increasing the number of Parish Councillors

16. Date of the next Parish Council meeting –   July meeting TBC

Janice Osborn      Parish Clerk           Tel 01487 831559

21 May 2019

Annual Parish Meeting 9 May 2019 – draft minutes

                                       Minutes of Holme Annual Parish Meeting

                      Held on Thursday 9 May 2019 at Holme Village Hall.

 

The meeting was chaired by Mr. John Griffin, Chairman of Holme Parish Council. The minutes were taken by Mrs. Janice Osborn, Parish Clerk.

Present: 36 people attended the meeting including Parish Councillors, District Councillor and parishioners.Apologies for absence:  Mr and Mrs R Knight, Cllr D Neal, Mr and Mrs T Mitcham, County Cllr S Bywater, Mrs V Fendley, Mrs A McGuiness, Mrs T Allen, Mr R Gilbert

Minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting held on 19 April 2018: The minutes of the last meeting were approved and signed by the Chairman.

Annual report of the Parish Council: See appendix 1

Annual Report by District Cllr. Tim Alban – See appendix 2

Annual Report by County Councillor Simon Bywater read by Clerk – see appendix 3

Reports from Village Organisations:

  1. Holme CE Primary School – Mr A Lawes – appendix 4
  2. 1st Short Drove Rangers – Miss J Roan and Miss K Paternoster –appendix 5
  3. 1st Holme St Giles Guides – Mrs L Browning – appendix 6
  4. Holme WI –Mrs J Lane – appendix 7
  5. Holme Short Mat Bowls Club – Mrs V Hempsell – appendix 8
  6. Holme Pre- School – Mrs V Lunan – appendix 9
  7. Life on the Holme Front – Mr K Gipson –The 2019 event is not going ahead.St Giles Church – Mrs J Osborne- appendix 10
  8. Speedwatch – Mrs R Mitcham (read by Clerk) – appendix 11
  9. Holme Youth Club – Mrs S Hunt- appendix 12
  10. Holme Village Hall – Mrs V Lunan – appendix 13
  11. Holme Reading Room Trust- Mr J Griffin- appendix 14
  12. Holme Parish News – Mrs B Lawes – appendix 15
  13. Sir John Cotton Educational Foundation – Mrs K Gipson appendix 16
  14. Admiral Wells Golf Society – Mr A Butten – appendix 17

Planning – Consultation on 19/00819/PIP – Agricultural Buildings, Short Drove

Comments were made as follows:

Dangerous corner and road is very narrow near the triangle junction. Additional traffic would exacerbate the danger.

8 houses too many, the development would be far more dense than surrounding dwellings or with the village as a whole. Would 3 or 4 be more appropriate?

Sensitive site – is the view protected? Ecology? Tree has TPO on it and must be protected.

Sewerage.   Since Hardwick Court has been occupied Anglian Water has attended many blockage incidents around St Giles Close, on average once a month, Clerk will be provided with records. Also the sewerage treatment facility has had to be pumped out regularly.  Manholes overflow. Anglian Water to be consulted. The sewerage system is not coping with the existing population and must be upgraded to cope with all the new homes.

It was pointed out that the site on the plan was larger than the site of the existing buildings and that it would be desirable to restrict the development to the actual built area.

The map does not include the new house at 42a Church St.

 

Pingle Bank Update: Meetings have been held with the Highways officer,County, District and Parish Councillors and the Planning Officer and everyone fully understands the issues around the proposed footpath and pedestrian crossing over the B660 which is fundamental to the development. A design will be sent for consultation.

AOB

Mr Dickinson suggested that a footpath/cycleway would be desirable along the B660 from the village of Holme to join up with the path along the B1043 at Ratcliffe’s garage.

The village is isolated as you cannot walk/cycle to a local centre safely.  County has recently put in a footpath from Yaxley to Farcet so it can be done (that was done with S106 funds).

This to be considered at the next Parish Council meeting.

Speaker

Dr Alison Graham and Stewart Howe spoke about the new Annabelle Davis Centre in Yaxley which will cover Holme and the other villages. The centre will provide early intervention for individuals and families in crisis, whether they need counselling, play therapy, medical needs, financial advice or signposting to another organisation. It should function as a “one stop shop” and will be staffed only by good quality, qualified staff. There has been a big fundraising effort and it is partnered with Persimmon homes. They are converting the old caretaker’s bungalow at the William de Yaxley School near the shopping centre which makes it accessible. Further centres are planned in Wisbech, Peterborough and possibly Huntingdon.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm.

Signed…………………………………

 

Date……………………………………

Holme Parish News – May 2019

Holme WI         ‘VIP’ Buster         

At our April meeting we enjoyed hearing the exploits of Buster during his career as a VIP driver in the RAF during the 1950’s.  After joining the RAF at 17 years old he was posted straight out to Singapore, but after falling ill returned to the UK and became the driver of an Air Vice Marshall (AVM) from Bomber Command.  Although he enjoyed his time as a driver, the AVM kept him busy, and on his toes as he had an identical twin brother and they used to impersonate on each other, sometimes causing Buster problems, in a good hearted way.  He was later encouraged to become an engineer, after his AVM decided this would be a better career path for him.  During his career as a driver he spent a lot of time driving in and out of London, learning all the short cuts, and avoiding the ‘ladies of the night’, and even drove his commander to the Queen’s Coronation.  Buster will be celebrating his 90th birthday in April, and Holme WI presented him with a card and wine to help his celebrations, he did say the wine wouldn’t last long!  He now represents the Tender Loving Care Charity, or TLC.  This charity provides teddy bears for small children going into hospital for the first time, giving a little comfort for the scary experience.  Buster is a lovely speaker, and we will await Part 2 of his adventures in the RAF, he assured me it gets even better.

We also welcomed our new member Jilly, and our guest Claire.  A request was made from our Knit and Natter group for double knitting wool in any colour except white.  This is for the woolly hats for the Sailors Society, and white isn’t a good colour when fishing out at sea.  Our May meeting will include our Resolutions, which this year are the decline of our bus services, and don’t fear the smear, fairly self explanatory, I hope.  Our guest speaker is ‘Chin, Chin Pass the Gin’.

Anyone interested in joining, please do come along and see what we are all about and what we get up to.  We meet on the first Thursday of every month at Holme Village Hall, Short Drove, Holme PE7 3PA at 7.30pm.  Please contact holmewi2015@gmail.com for further details.

All ladies will receive a warm and friendly welcome.

Alison McGuinness

President

  Holme Youth Club

After a two week break for Easter members were welcomed back with an Easter Egg Hunt around the village.  Great fun was had by all as the Easter Bunny had stayed around to make a special appearance.

Membership numbers are continuing to rise and we are now experiencing capacity attendance for four volunteer helpers so the time will soon arrive when we have to start turning people away unless we can get more helpers.

I would like to emphasise to everyone that the supervisors who make Youth Club possible are all VOLUNTEERS and appreciation of their efforts and the time they dedicate would be welcomed and hopefully this will encourage others to be willing to give their time.  We now have three young Duke of Edinburgh candidates who come in to help on our tuck shop as well as the parent helpers.  If anyone would like to come along and lend a hand please email reneeross@btinternet.com for further details – you dont have to be a parent.  No helper is left alone with the members and its usually only once per half term that a duty will come around.

Membership is open to members of school years 5-10 who live in Holme, or attend or have attended Holme School so if you meet this criteria and wuld like to find out more please pop along on term time Friday evening between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm to check us out.

 

Holme Reading Room Trust

The Holme Reading Room Trust is a charity which has been established to manage the proceed of the sale of the Old Reading Room in Church Street. The Reading Room was left to the village by John Fielden, the last squire, and the funds of up to £5,000 per annum, are to be used exclusively for the benefit of the village. The trustees wish to maximise the benefit from the fund and welcome applications from those with ideas for new ventures as well as from existing organisations.  The trustees will encourage applicants to make a contribution towards funding ideally on a £ for £ basis according to their individual circumstances. If you are interesting in submitting an application for funding, please  email me  so I can     send you an application form   holmereadingroomtrust@gmail.com.

Jenny Whittaker       Secretary to Holme Reading Room Trust

 

I have been asked to write a piece about the activities of 1st Holme St Giles Guides Unit. Firstly I would like to introduce myself to you, I am Linda Browning and I am Unit Leader alongside Janice Osborn.  I have been with the unit for nearly 5 years as unit helper, leader in training and qualified leader.

Our Spring term started with the RSPB Birdwatch which is an annual activity for us.  The girls all made bird feeders, completed the survey over the designated weekend, and we sent our results to the RSPB to be included in their national register. With the girls being in different locations at the time this provided quite a different level of success in what was seen.

We have been fortunate to have a visitor for Thinking Day activities.  Shabnam Hussain came and talked to us about her background, faith, and the origins of the Henna Art and the different styles adopted by regions, cultures and faiths.  We all had a go at creating our own designs with some truly artistic and original ideas.

As always the Guides have been cooking up some delights.  Chinese food for Chinese New Year, Pancakes, Shortbread cookies for an information evening designed to introduce parents to our new and exciting programme and we had a wonderful evening of songs at a visit to Sawtry Guides.  This was an amazing evening of campfire songs and of course s’mores cooked over candles.

We have embraced the new programme and are working well within in the new framework and as you can see we are having a lot of fun on the way.  We are fortunate to have 2 qualified Young Leaders who are undertaking their Adult Leadership qualifications.  Both Emily Browning and Kathryn Paternoster have delivered some amazing evenings under the Unit Meeting Activities and Skills Builder sections of the programme.  Happily for Emily and Kathryn they are both going to University in September. This leaves us with some opportunities for anyone interested in undertaking the Young Leader role within a unit, or for unit helpers.  If you are interested in joining us please let me know.

Next term we will be undertaking more exciting activities both within the unit setting and in the wider community.  If you are aged 10 to 14 and would like to come and join us please contact me;

ljbing.girlguiding@gmail.com or 14 – 18 year olds contact moira.girlguiding@outlook.com

 Holme Community Speedwatch

Despite having a fixed unit as well as our occasional sessions to educate drivers and deter speeding we are still experiencing 20-25% of through traffic on the B660 exceeding the 30 mph limit.  It is most disconcerting to be standing at the side of the road or just walking along the footpath to have an enormous HGV thundering towards you at 50 miles an hour.   Despite the bends throughout the village this does happen fairly regularly I am sad to say.  What is even worse is that some residents of the village also ignore the speed limit regardless of the efforts of their neighbours.

Our band of volunteers, despite having a life to live and job to do, dedicate their time to trying to change this situation forever hoping that drivers will take the hint and slow down.

If all these speeding vehicles irritate you and you have an hour or so to spare now then you too could become a volunteer and help out.  If your interested please email csw.holme@gmail.com and I will arrange your training with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and get you involved.

Holme Parish Council News

 Annual Parish Meeting!

All residents of Holme are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting at the village hall on Thursday 9 May at 7.00pm.

We will hear from the Chairman of the Council who will report upon Council activities for the year, the Parish Council financial accounts will be available for inspection and all the village organisations will tell us what they have been up to.

Stewart Howe is going to come along and speak to us about the Annabelle Davis centre in Yaxley. All welcome, youngsters too, there is plenty of room at the hall to play quietly.

Planning – so far no news regarding the Pingle Bank development. It can only go ahead if a satisfactory footpath and pedestrian crossing across Station Rd can be achieved. The Councillors have already met with the Highway Engineer from Cambs County Council and County and District Councillors to make sure all the issues along Pingle Bank are completely understood and we now await further developments.  At the time of writing I have no news on the other planning applications.  If I hear anything I’ll let you know via Facebook.

Next full Council meeting: Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 7.00pm at the Village Hall – the annual meeting of the Council when the Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected and the accounts and policies reviewed. All welcome to listen, please let me know ahead if you wish to address the Council.

Mrs J Osborn – Parish Clerk.  01487 831559      holmeparishclerk@gmail.com

Notre Dame de Paris.

The horrendous fire that took the roof of this beautiful Cathedral and, but for the bravery of firemen and women who climbed inside the bell towers at great personal risk to quench the flames, would have consumed it all, is a reminder to us all of how much we treasure these holy and historic places.

Eight centuries of the prayers of faithful Christians have surely impregnated to walls along with the incense (it is a catholic cathedral) that carried those prayers up to heaven.

Yet, although the original building begun in 1163, over the years it has been altered and additions made. Sometimes because history has not always been kind to such symbolic buildings, during the French revolution in the 1790’s it was badly damaged by the mob and others have targeted it too.

Over the centuries it has been somewhat neglected and was in a poor state of repair when Victor Hugo wrote his famous novel about Quasimodo, the hunchback who lived in the towers of Notre Dame.  The publicity this attracted persuaded France to make repairs and in 1844 the slender spire, that we saw fall in flames was erected.

Notre Dame stood proud, largely undamaged, during two world wars. Now this wounded lady needs her own resurrection. The President of France has promised that this will happen.

This is a stark reminder of all who care for historic churches, large and small, of how vulnerable these stone structures can be and please can we all in Holme keep a watchful eye on St Giles, which has been vandalised recently. Newer and smaller than Notre Dame, it is still much loved in the village of Holme.

 

ST. GILES PARISH CHURCH

HOLME with CONINGTON

MAY 2019 CALENDAR

 

May 5th Third Sunday of Easter  
9.00am Holy Communion
Reader: Mrs L Papworth
Flowers: Mrs B Fleming
Prayers for: Brookside Peterborough Business Airport
     
May 11th Fourth Sunday of Easter  
4.30pm (Saturday) Family Service  
Reader: Mrs L Papworth  
Flowers: Mrs J Brown  
Prayers for: Isolated Homes The lonely and the afraid  
May 12th      
3.00pm Evensong at Conington Church
Reader: Mrs J Osborne  
     
May 19th Fifth Sunday of Easter
9.00am Holy Communion  
Reader: Mrs J Osborne
Flowers: Mrs A Lomas  
Prayers for: St Giles Close Mums & Toddlers Group
     
May 26th Sixth Sunday of Easter  
NO SERVICE    
Prayers for: Spinney Fields Our welcome to visitors  

 

READINGS FOR MAY 2019

 

Date Reading 1 Reading 2 Reading 3
05

May

Acts

9:1-6

Revelation

5:11-14

John

21:1-19

12

May

Acts

9:36-43

Revelation

7:9-17

John

10:22-30

19

May

Acts

11:1-18

Revelation

21:1-6

John

13:31-35

26

May

Acts

16:9-15

Revelation

21:10,22-22:5

John

14:23-29