Stanton on the Wolds Parish Council
Minutes of the Stanton on the Wolds Annual Parish Meeting held at 7.00pm
Wednesday May 2nd at the parish church, Stanton on the Wolds
There were 10 parishioners present. Coun. John Cottee (Nottinghamshire County Council) gave his apologies.
1] Introduction by the chairman
The chairman, Coun. Jim Goodman, opened the meeting and welcomed those attending.
2] Minutes of the meeting held on May 11, 2011
The minutes were accepted and signed by the chairman as presented.
3] Report of the Chairman
Coun. Goodman presented a written report he had produced and which is appended to these minutes.
4] Correspondence There was no correspondence to report.
5] Report on the Finances of the Parish Council
The clerk presented a written report saying the council had started the 2011/2012 financial year with a figure in hand of £13,265 compared to £12,371 in the previous financial year.
During the year the main items of expenditure had been £314 for insurance, £165 for audit fees, subscriptions with £133, £297 for grass cutting and maintenance and £118 for the publication of the parish council newsletter and other PR activity. £100 had been spent on meeting room hire. The total expenditure for the year had been £4,019.
The income during the year totalled £5,266 comprising of £4,632 from precept, £30 from sales of the village history book and £406 recovered from VAT spent on items and services during the 2010/2011 year. Very little had been received in the form of bank interest during the year due to the low interest rates, the amount received being £22.
The council had ended the year with a balance in hand of £14,513 and after carefully considering the expected expenditure and income during the 2012/2013 had precepted on the Borough Council the amount of £4,632, same as in the previous three financial years.
6] The Rev Thomas Ousley Charity Trust
The meeting was given a report on the Trust which dated back to the year 1721, by its chairman Mr John Stockbridge. It had been established by the Rev Thomas Ousley, who had been the minister of All Saints Church at Stanton on the Wolds and who had left a property in Gedling which was eventually sold and the money invested.
Mr Stockbridge said it had been agreed during the past year that the trust could be wound up, its funds being minimal and because of the difficulty in meeting its aims. The chairman said the Charities Commission had said it would like to wind up all trusts under £5,000 in value and the Stanton one was under £1,000.
The meeting was told that the money had been donated to the parish church and two new silver candlesticks had been purchased as a memorial to the charity’s original donor.
7] Report on the village website
The meeting was told there was still good use of the website with visitors from overseas as well as the UK.
8] Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Coun. Mrs Angela Benney said plans were almost complete and a picnic party was being held on June 3. All invites to it for residents had been distributed. Commemorative mugs had been purchased and were available for purchase at £5.
9] Any other items of business
Possible housing development within the Green Belt was discussed and concerns expressed over reported plans by Bloor Home to seek permission for 30 new homes.
Concerns were expressed on the amount of grit that was on the pavements on Browns Lane leading to the A606 Melton Road. Notts County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council needed to be asked to carry out a clean up.
Speeding traffic on the A606 was discussed. The removal by Notts County Council of the central refuge marker was commented on.
The meeting closed at 7.50pm.
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